Saneck is continually striving to improve our products and our operations. As part of this ongoing effort, our partner factories are achieving certifications in several areas: ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management; ISO 22000:2005 Food Safety Management and ISO 26000 Social Responsibility. Please see below for more details of each of these programs.
What is ISO?
International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is committed to developing international standards. These standards are voluntarily adopted by interested companies for the purpose of achieving consistent specifications on many products and services thereby becoming a more efficient and effective operation.
Both producers and consumers benefit from the adoption of ISO International Standards. These standards help to provide products and services that are consistently safe, reliable and of high quality. Business may provide products more efficiently and at a lower cost and consumers benefit from safe, consistent reliable products.
ISO 9001:2008 encourages Quality Management processes and has been adopted by almost 1 million companies – large and small – in nearly 200 countries. These companies are involved in everything from manufacturing to distributing to service activities and more. ISO 9001:2008 establishes a set of criteria for Quality Management and may be certifies (the only portion of the 9001 section that may be certified). These criteria are rooted in motivating top management to focus on customer issues and continual process improvement. Conducting regular audits of the system is important and the certificate holed must conduct internal audits and may invite third-party auditors and even the clients themselves to conduct independent audits.
ISO 22000:2005 certifies that processes are established and maintained to meet requirements to ensure that food or products used in contact with food are safe for human consumption. This certification is available to organizations of any size and involved in any aspect of the food supply chain.
ISO 26000:2010 is a concept for which certification is not available. Rather, it is a suggested set of guidelines that define ‘social responsibility’ and assist companies in translating these principles into actions aimed at supporting social responsibility. Again, any company of any size or business activity may participate. This standard was activated in 2010 after development by a group of individuals from business, government, labor and consumer groups from around the globe and therefore represents global standards consensus.