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Environmental Warrant of Fitness

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EWOF Site Standard

The EWOF Site Standard is the first standard to be launched. This standard was developed to:

•Provide recognition for small, single-site businesses •Increase the uptake of formal environmental management participation •Provide consumers and the community with some reassurance about the site based activities of businesses

The EWOF Site Standard provides recognition over a 12-month period with the expiry date clearly displayed at the bottom of the logo. (see example to the right)

The EWOF Site Standard comprises of the following sections:

•Section 1.0 Management Commitment •Section 2.0 Waste Management •Section 3.0 Water Consumption •Section 4.0 Energy Consumption •Section 5.0 Stormwater Management •Section 6.0 Product Origin •Section 7.0 End-of-life •Section 8.0 Communication with Suppliers •Section 9.0 Consumer Information •Section 10.0 Housekeeping

Verification to the Site Standard is through:

•Desktop assessment •Independent referee check

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Conformity assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

Conformity with Environmental Warrant of Fitness's standard is verified by our own organization (second party) following ISO 17021 Management system certification, ISO 19011 QMS and EMS auditing (and auditor qualifications)

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Applicants are certified against the ecolabels’s criteria before using the label

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

EWOF Limited

Member of

Unknown

Type

For-profit

Also manages

None.


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Ecolabel details | What are the characteristics of the standard(s) related to this ecolabel?

  • Applicable life cycle and supply chain phases
  • Social and environmental attributes
  • Mutual recognition with other ecolabels
  • Standard details, including standard document, review frequency

Ecolabel development | How were the standards for this ecolabel developed?

  • Standard development and management process
  • Standard-setting norms followed for development of the ecolabel's standard
  • Type of standard-setting process, external stakeholders, and funding sources

Conformity Assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

  • Requirements to achieve certification (i.e. chain of custody, site visits, metrics)
  • Audit / surveillance requirements
  • Duration of certification, time to achieve certification

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

  • Contact details, primary contact
  • Organizational details including year established, funding, and governance

Additional information | Including:

  • Compliance type (pass / fail / tiered)
  • Target audience (consumers / retailers / manufacturers / etc)

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Key data

Year ecolabel est. 2009

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Other

Other categories: For any business / organisation premises


Where this ecolabel is found
New Zealand



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Last updated: 20 January 2012