27th Jun 2022
Duo obtain ISO14021:2016 certification to evidence recycled content in products
In March 2022 Duo UK obtained a new international certification in the field of environmental sustainability policies: ISO 14021:2016, which allows the issuing of self-declared environmental product claims.
As part of Duo’s ISO 14001:2018 Environmental Management Certification, in line with ISO14021:2016 Environmental labels and declarations — Self-declared environmental claims (Type II environmental labelling) and within the documented scope;
The manufacture (to customer specification) of polyethylene packaging solutions including polyethylene envelopes, mailing bags, polyethylene carrier bags or sacks, as well as bespoke solutions to meet customer requirements.
Duo can evidence through independent audit the internal chain of custody and traceability of recycled content through the production process, for each customer order.
Recycling and re-use of materials is a crucial resource for safeguarding the environment and forms an integral part of the circular economy. The use of virgin raw materials is reduced and compensated for by waste and scrap material which are recycled, re-used to manufacture new products, and thus reducing the environmental impact.
Duo can issue a statement for each single batch produced, thanks to the 14021 certification and to the Quality Management System (UNI EN ISO 9001 certification).
The ISO14001:2016 standard contributes to Sustainable Development Goal 13 Climate Action.