Plastic Free Certification has tested, validated and adopted Knowtary‘s blockchain-based solution in the scope of BlockStart:
Why has the company decided to implement the solution: The certification process requires sensitive information about the production processes of our clients, and we thought it was very important for them to be sure that their data are completely safe and reliable. Furthermore, with regard to the data of the certification process, which continues over several years, the consistency and immutability of some of them is essential for the core business of Plastic Free Certification. During the covid emergency we worked remotely, and also the auditors. So it is important for us to ensure also to the auditors safety, authenticity and accuracy of the customers’ monitoring files, documents and pictures necessary for auditing. We were also looking for an easy way to allow our customers to sign the necessary documents for certification.
Added value of the solution to the company: The Certification Plastic Free is implemented on a well-defined sequence of phases and continues over several years. Each phase is in fact a particular photograph of the customer’s status with regard to plastic materials and the reduction work. This complex process requires a system that ensures the consistency of the data to guarantee reliability towards the customer. The customer must be sure that his data are kept securely and that they are not manipulated improperly with respect to the Plastic Free Standard that is the basis of the certification process. Knowtary’s solution responds to our needs through an interface that is easy to access and easy to use. In addition, the assessment files are subjected to constant changes. A system is therefore required that keeps track of changes and versions to these files.
What has been done during BlockStart’s pilot stage: During the Pilot stage first of all we analized with Knowtary the whole process of the Plastic Free Certification. So, we had several discussions about the requirements of the solution we could need for the Certification. After, we focused on the KPIs and the objectives of the prototype and Knowtary went on on the development. We thought it was necessary for the flow of the Certification to create multiple profiles for the solution, because in the certification process are involved not only the customer but also the auditor and the Certification Committee. For sure, each user has different needs and specific authorization to access to the documentation. Next step was to test the webapp proposed by Knowtary, so we had the opportunity to access to the customized webapp and to see how it work the document creation. Finally, we defined what kind of documents will be notarized and which documents could be signed as smart contract.