The client is a non-profit organization based in Slovakia, with presence in Spain and Hungary and with reach to several more European countries via partners and networks.
The organization certifies products that are designed and produced for simple and affordable repair with the aim to announce the repairability and prolonging the life cycle of the product, meaning not only the disassembly and reassembly process, but to make repair as feasible in terms of time, cost and comfortability as possible, so that it becomes the consumers' first choice.
The organization has an ambition to become a global standard and an integrated ecosystem for product repair. The whole process and philosophy is defined by their own manifesto consisting of 10 rules. A product which complies with all the rules is entitled to be assigned by the product label, which announces the repairability of the product. Any product designed, produced and supported by the producer according to the organization principles is guaranteed to be practically repairable by its users.
The organization certifies durable consumer goods with potential to have their components replaced and to prolong their life cycle.
Durables is a category of consumer goods that do not have to be purchased frequently. Also known as "durable goods," they tend to last for at least three years.
The organization team is composed of professionals with different backgrounds, most of whom have had a long-term dedication to sustainability, the cradle to cradle concept or to the circular economy with the focus on effective sustainability solutions and projects with environmental or social impact.
The organization is looking for subcontracting agreement with producers of potentially repairable products that follow the circularity principles and therefore are interested in such certification of product or group of products. The client wants to spread the information about repairable products via labeling and support responsible producers by presenting the confirmation of quality of their products in this field. The client aims to be a relevant, independent third party support for producers in transition to circular economy.
There is an intention that the cooperation would lead to successful certification and a strong long term partnership.