In supporting the vision of the country and sector to embrace organic fertilizers to improve and achieve better standards of healthy living, Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services Lanka, part of the global leader for testing, inspection and certification services, recently stepped up to expand its laboratory services to now offer organic fertilizer testing.
The organic fertilizer product categories that can be tested are liquid, solid and compost, and its main test parameters include chemical requirements, toxic elements, microbiological analysis, and physical requirements.
Rasanga U. Hewage, Vice President, Central Asia Region at Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services, said ‘We take great pride in supporting the government and country in its decision to ban chemical fertilizers and pesticides and adopt an organic approach to agriculture. Our organic fertilizer analysis will help farmers, planters, and businesses to get a head start in this process. Trust is the foremost core value we cherish at Bureau Veritas and this is well reflected in every relationship fostered by our Sri Lankan arm.’
The benefits of using organic fertilizers as opposed to inorganic fertilizers and pesticides is plenty, such as improved soil structure including its water retention abilities, season-long supply of nutrients, increased water holding capacity. They help microbes thrive which aids crop growth and even keep off pests naturally.
‘With years of knowledge-sharing and collaboration with both the public and private sector in essential imports as well as exports we are fully equipped to fulfil the nation’s needs and requirements for organic fertilizer testing backed by our widely regarded scientific technicians and professionals who work tirelessly to ensure timely delivery of high-quality technical expertise and speed to market,’ said Harsha Wanasinghe, General Manager- Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services Lanka.
Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services Lanka, as the apex testing and quality assurance body, has been at the forefront in maintaining and sustaining quality, robust standards of products and services. It is a key strategic partner for nearly 500 exporters, manufacturers and importers in the country, going beyond just compliance to improve their performance and sustainable development.
Its quest for uncompromising quality assurance standards, innovation for market trends and the mindset to capture futuristic demands are the key pillars of strength. It is the only laboratory in Sri Lanka to be awarded the LEED Platinum status by Green Building Council USA, and the first to be accredited by Sri Lanka Accreditation Board (SLAB) for cosmetics testing and surgical face mask.
Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services Lanka today has over 235 employees with a strong coverage of sample collection across the country and continues to be the market leader for apparel testing in addition to other core service sectors such as food and environmental services.
Established in 1828, Bureau Veritas is a world leader in laboratory testing, inspection and certification services with over 78,000 employees located in more than 1,600 offices and laboratories globally. As a ‘Business to Business to Society’ services company, its mission is to shape trust between businesses, public authorities and consumers.
Bureau Veritas is also a long-term industry player providing third-party verification and certification against standards that lay out requirements for quantifying carbon footprints, enabling companies to prove claims in their efforts to achieve carbon neutrality and support for decarbonization, a key watchword for many committing towards reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.