Green tests, to improve the environmental impact of products

There is increasing demand for product sustainability, which is one of the cornerstones of the circular economy: the economic model towards which all industrialised countries are moving. Knowing the extent of a product’s impact across its life cycle, how much it consumes and the size of its environmental footprint is an important aid for assessing new production strategies. IMQ offers the following testing and measurement services to businesses interested in improving the environmental impact of their products.

  • Measurement of product environmental footprint (PEF)
  • Carbon and water footprint: assessment and quantification of greenhouse gas emissions (ISO 14067) and measurement of the impacts of a product/service/organisation on water resources (ISO 14046)
  • Life Cycle Assessment: analysis of environmental impacts that goods/services have throughout their life cycle (in the case of a product, from extraction of raw materials to final disposal). The assessment is applicable to both products and services. Reference standard: ISO series 14040 and 14044.
  • Tests of performance and energy efficiency of products: measurement of energy absorption on domestic and professional products, including for the purposes of energy labelling (Directive 2010/30/EU).
Management system certification is the endorsement enjoyed by organisations that have chosen to equip themselves with efficient management systems and suitable skills and structures, aimed at continuous improvement. And the higher the prestige of the awarding body, the higher the value of the guarantee. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, our laboratories have full capability to put products through all the checks required by the major European directives and international standards. The certifications issued by IMQ are synonymous with trust. They guarantee safety, performance, efficiency and quality standards. More than 10,000 companies have turned to IMQ to certify their products and stand out on the market. Notified body for the main EU directives, IMQ offers tests and CE certifications to assess the conformity of the products to the requirements required to be marketed on the European market. Inspections and audits validate the conformity of electrical installations, equipment, supplies and services with the applicable technical and legislative specifications. IMQ is leader in Europe in the conformity assessment activity, technical partner chosen by Ministries and Authorities for market control purposes. IMQ is a brand recognized by the market as a synonym of safety and quality, and an internationally recognized partner, a valued member of the main international regulatory work groups. All IMQ personnel are required to strictly observe professional secrecy. IMQ has been working for 70 years trying to anticipate the future, to make the present safer.