Insisting on Quality

Insisting on Quality

7 Aug 2018

Koskinidis Packaging is very serious about quality, whether it’s the quality of its equipment and facilities or the overall quality of the services it provides. To this end, the company has regular audits carried out by TÜV HELLAS.

Furthermore, both the management and staff of Koskinidis Packaging undergo special training and do everything in their power to ensure that the company is in line with the relevant standards and current legislation.

TÜV HELLAS is one of the largest and most respected inspection and certification bodies operating in Greece, offering internationally recognized accreditations, well trained personnel, and a wide range of expertise and experience. The objectivity, reliability and confidentiality with which it carries out food safety systems certification inspections adds value to the products and services of its clients.

ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System
Box production – Lithography (design, printing, cutting, laminating, finishing and sales of paper packaging, P.O.P materials and promotional packaging)

ISO 9001 describes a management model that, when applied, ensures the expected quality in the products and services provided by an organization, with its main goal being customer satisfaction. It is an internationally recognized standard for quality management that concerns companies of all sorts, regardless of type, size, product or service.

Using ISO 9001, Koskinidis Packaging can prove to its customers that it consistently and reliably provides products and services whose quality meets all specifications.

Requirements for ISO 9001:2015 include determination of relevant internal and external issues that could affect the achievement of the desired results of the quality management system, determination of interest parties and their demands, incorporation of quality performance in strategic planning, compatibility of quality policy and goals with the organization’s strategies, tracking and monitoring of organizational threats and opportunities, and review of the above mentioned requirements by the organization’s leadership.

ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System
Box production – Lithography (design, printing, cutting, laminating, finishing and sales of paper packaging, P.O.P materials and promotional packaging)

By implementing the international recognized ISO 14001 standard, Koskinidis Packaging set into motion an operational and managerial model that focuses on preventing pollution, continuously improving environmental performance, and complying with applicable environmental legislation.

Requirements for ISO 14001:2015 include determination of relevant internal and external issues that could affect the achievement of the desired results of the environmental management system, determination of the interested parties and their demands, incorporation of the environmental management system’s goals in operational processes, compatibility of environmental policy and goals with the organization’s strategy, incorporation of environmental performance in strategic planning, tracking and monitoring of organizational threats and opportunities, a suitable policy for dealing with the organizational threats and opportunities, defining life cycle perspectives, professional proficiency of human resources affecting environmental performance, usage of performance indicators’ criteria, and review of the above mentioned requirements by the organization’s leadership.

ELOT EN ISO 22000: 2005 Food Safety Management System
Production of paper and laminated paper packaging for use by the food industry as primary and secondary packaging

ISO 22000:2005 is an international standard that defines the requirements of a food safety management system. It was issues by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in 2005 and includes the HACCP principles, the requirements or current applicable legislation, and the general requirement of management systems, forming a comprehensive, internationally recognized food safety standard.

The standard concerns all organizations involved in the supply chain including organizations in the primary sector (animal husbandry, crop production) and the secondary sector (processing for the production of food and animal feed); organizations and companies that work in storage, distribution, wholesale and retail; and, as is the case for Koskinidis Packaging, organizations and companies that provide supporting services (e.g. suppliers of packaging materials, equipment, cleaning and sanitation products and pest control).

The most important benefits of ISO 22000:2005 for an organization are the documented compliance with the relevant national and European legislation, harmonization with commonly accepted food production practices, reduction of deviations and the detection of faulty practices, readiness for food crisis management, continuous quality improvement and a competitive advantage in the market.

FSC-STD-40-004 V3-0 Forest Management Certification – Chain of Custody
Purchase of corrugated board and cardboard (FSC Mix, FSC Recycled), production and sale of paper packaging, corrugated board packaging, P.O.P materials (displays), corrugated board (FSC Mix, FSC Recycled), and Clippings (FSC Recycled) – Transfer System

The Forest Stewardship Council FSC® Chain of Custody standard describes a management system that aims at effective monitoring of the raw materials used to produce a company’s products. In bringing its entire production cycle in line with the standard’s requirements, Koskinidis Packaging makes sure that this monitoring applies to all stages of raw material processing all the way to delivery of the finished, certified product to its customers, ensuring that the raw materials used and the procedures followed are all in accordance with the standard’s requirements and with responsible forest management practices.

Using TÜV HELLAS auditors, TÜV NORD certified Koskinidis Packaging according to the FSC-STD-40-004 V3-0 and FSC-STD-50-001 V1-2 standards, which certify the supply, printing, processing and sale of paper products for responsible and sustainable forest management practices. Koskinidis Packaging accreditation and its inclusion into the membership of the FSC® Chain of Custody highlight the company’s environmental awareness and respect for the natural environment, as well as its commitment to participate in responsible forest management, while it also constitutes another step towards its expansion into new markets.

Source: www.tuv-nord.com