Reliable independent verification of environmental performance claims of innovative technologies, processes and products.
Environment Canada established the Canadian Environmental Technology Verification Program (ETV) in 1997 to support the implementation of innovative environmental technologies in Canada in areas that help Environment Canada meet its environmental and regulatory priorities.
The principle objectives of the Canadian ETV Program are:
To provide a reliable assessment process for verifying the environmental performance claims associated with technologies and technological processes.
To provide a mechanism for third-party verification of environmental performance claims of technology to facilitate successful technology commercialization.
To build vendor credibility and buyer confidence by providing the marketplace with the assurance that environmental performance claims are valid, credible and supported by high quality, independent test data and information.
The Canadian ETV Program is being delivered by GLOBE Performance Solutions under a license agreement with Environment Canada.
In today’s competitive business environment there has never been a better time to highlight the environmental benefits of a technology. One of the best ways to do this is through independent assessment and verification of the environmental performance of the technology.
Differentiates a technology from the competition, providing a company with a distinct market advantage.
Provides a specific and precise performance claim of the technology, presented in an easily understood format.
Generates credibility with prospective buyers and reduces their perceived procurement risk.
Can expedite permitting and approvals for the use of the technology.
Can support the patenting process, by providing verified claims.
Has increasing national and international market recognition.