The Jacobi Carbons Group's Nattandiya, Sri Lanka production facility received certification from the Water Quality Association (WQA) under WQA/ASPE/ANSI Standard S-802: Product Sustainability for Activated Carbon.
WQA offers a voluntary sustainability certification program for water filtration products. Certification of activated carbon products to the WQA sustainability standard is achieved with three steps:
1. As a prerequisite, the activated carbon products must first be certified to the appropriate safety/performance standard (ANSI/NSF Standard 61 or ANSI/NSF Standard 42).
2. The manufacturer is certified to WQA S-801, a Sustainable Management standard that examines corporate governance factors such as social responsibility, environmental policies, goals and communications.
3. The carbon products are then certified to WQA/ASPE/ANSI S-802, designed for the certification of virgin activated carbon. This standard covers the cradle-to-grave attributes of a product, including raw material sourcing, manufacturing and assembly, packaging and end-of-life management.
More than 25 activated carbon products produced at Jacobi’s Sri Lanka facility will carry a WQA Certification Symbol on their packaging.
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