GoodChips® is the first international certification scheme to guarantee the quality of wood chips and hog fuel on the market. GoodChips® quality requirements for wood chips and hog fuel result from an extensive consultation within the industry. Maximal transparency and a continuous surveillance of the wood chips and hog fuel quality are guaranteed using regular internal inspections, a system of retain samples and documentation obligations
GoodChips® operates as a third-party certification scheme, a guarantee of absolute impartiality every step of the way. Concretely, this means that the conformity assessment is conducted by external, accredited, and listed certification bodies who perform their duties in complete independence. These bodies are not only independent from GoodChips® International Management, but also from each other. Ultimately, the International Management issues the licence for the use of the trademark at the end of the process.
Independent organisations known as Certification Bodies assess whether a company complies with the scheme’s requirements, or if a valid certificate must be suspended/terminated. All listed Certification Bodies are accredited and approved by the GoodChips® International Management. Listed certification bodies
Inspection and Testing Bodies
Inspection Bodies perform announced and unannounced audits of certified companies or companies willing to enter the scheme. Testing Bodies conduct analyses on the samples taken during the audits, in accordance with the GoodChips® Standards. The results are then communicated to the Certification Body, which evaluates whether to deliver the GoodChips® certificate. Listed testing bodies
LITBK is testing body in GoodChips® certification process and can assist you in selecting certification and inspection bodies.
LITBK provides the wood pellet testing service as required by GoodChips® ST 1001:2018, Requirements for GoodChips® certified entities, November 2018) and beyond the certification process. Manufacturers or distributors that are certified or willing to check their product can contact LITBK for testing. Contact us for more information.