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5 Most Common Document Management Mistakes

by Anna Dunn on 13/09/2018

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Topics: supplier documentation, product documentation, Document Management, supplier relationship management, manufacturing documentation, Certifications, Manufacturing Certifications, Manufacturing Audit

ISO 10002 - What you need to know

by Bertrand Duteil on 30/08/2018

Companies always try to create the best product for their customers, in order to keep them satisfied and regulars of your brand. Nevertheless, complaints will always be a part of any product selling, possibly damaging your customer base. But a complaint is actually gold for your business! As expressed by Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” Use that complaint and turn it into an opportunity to improve your product.

To help you manage your complaints and keep up your customer satisfaction, ISO developed the ISO 10002,  a quality management process specially tailored for complaints handling. We will today learn more about the ISO 10002 and how to implement it in your company.

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Topics: Certifications, ISO standard, tips

SA8000 Standard: What you need to know

by Bertrand Duteil on 26/07/2018

As a company, you know that your employees are as valuable as your products themselves - if not more valuable. Nevertheless, it can be hard sometimes to know the workers conditions in your supply chain. One way to bring transparency in your supply chain is to ask for a social compliance certification such as the BSCI or the SA8000 standard.

We will today learn more about the SA8000 certification and how to implement it in your company.

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REACH Regulation: What you need to know

by Bertrand Duteil on 28/06/2018


Chemicals and hazardous substances are among the most controlled and regulated goods on the market, but they are also the most used in our daily products such as cleaning products or clothes. In the European Union, every chemical has to be registered by the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) and to follow the REACH procedure.

We will today learn more about the REACH regulation and how to apply it to your company.

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Topics: tips, risk management, Certifications

DIN EN 15593 - What you need to know

by Bertrand Duteil on 24/05/2018

Hygiene and safety are key aspects of the food industry. While most of the focus is made on the food production, it is important not to forget packaging safety in order to avoid any hazard and contamination. An easy way to be sure of your packaging safety is to get them from a certified manufacturer. Several options exist such as the BRC/IoP or the FEFCO GMP for the cardboard packagings.

We will today learn more about one of the most popular packaging certification: the DIN EN 15593 certification.

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Sustainability in the food industry: Which certificate for what?

by Bertrand Duteil on 22/02/2018

Sustainability, from the latin “sustinere” meaning “to hold up”, is traditionally made of three pillars: environmental sustainability, social sustainability and economic sustainability. To achieve “sustainable development”, as defined by the Brundtland commission in 1987 - the “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”, the environmental sustainability must become a primary focus. The food industry is no exception, and must also do its best to limit its impact on nature to become more sustainable.

Today, we will review five sustainability certificates which can help you make your products more sustainable.

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Energy Management and ISO 50001 - What you need to know

by Bertrand Duteil on 29/06/2017

Energy has a double cost: a financial cost and an environmental cost. While the energy production is increasingly coming from sustainable sources such as solar or wind installations, another important aspect of energy management is the optimization and the reduction of energy waste.

Implementing an Energy Management System helps companies to reduce their energy bill and to make a gesture for the planet. One of the most popular standard to achieve this is the ISO 50001 certification.

We will today learn more about Energy Management and how the ISO 50001 can help you achieve your energy policy.

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Topics: Certifications, ISO standard, Tipps

FAMI-QS Certification - What you need to know

by Bertrand Duteil on 22/06/2017

Food safety is a daily concern for consumers but also for every stakeholder of the food industry. For animal products, feed safety is equally important especially in the light of different food scandals in the past years. To minimize health risks due to feed safety, the EU has implemented several regulations ruling a large part of the feed activities. To support companies with their feed quality and safety system, the FAMI-QS developed a certification specifically aiming the specialty feed ingredients and mixtures present in animal feed.

Today, we will learn more about the FAMI-QS certification and how to implement it in your manufacture.

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Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) - What you need to know

by Bertrand Duteil on 15/06/2017

Limited resources, climate change, social responsibility: those are topics regularly brought up by newspapers, media but also companies stakeholders and employees. While more and more organizations act on their environmental impact and implement eco-management plans, some don’t know where to start or in the contrary would like to go further on this track. The Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) is an instrument developed by the EU to help organizations deal with this topic.

We will today learn more about the EMAS and how to improve your environmental footprint.

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ASC Certificate - What you need to know

by Bertrand Duteil on 08/06/2017

With the environment and the future of the planet at the heart of headlines and the news, sustainable products are being more and more appreciated and looked for by consumers. With the growing sea pollution going over the world, sustainable fishery is getting increasingly important for the planet and for the consumers. While the MSC is tailored for the wildlife fishery, sustainable fish farms can get another certification for their products: the ASC Certificate.

Today we will learn more about this certificate and how to get it for your fish farm.

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