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On 20-21 January 2015 SGS auditors conducted the surveillance audit of the food safety management system of ECOPET against ISO 22000:2005. Once again, as a result of the audit ECOPET proved validity of the SGS certificate of compliance with ISO 22000.

The food safety management system (FSMS) was developed and implemented in the company six years ago, in 2009, and in January 2010 ECOPET successfully passed the first certification audit against ISO 22000 under UKAS accreditation. Since then, the company has been constantly improving and maintaining the management system, which has been audited by SGS on an annual basis.

The certification scope includes R&D, production, storage and shipment of polymeric film and rigid plastic food packaging.

Mikhail Gorodetsky, Deputy Director at ECOPET: "Through FSMS implementation and operation our company achieved a new level of performance. This includes both external achievements such as market share, positioning, number and quality of customers and internal achievements such as new way to organize business processes, self-appraisal, discipline, corporate culture. The latest audit proved once again that we had selected the right certification partner. We are grateful to the SGS team for confidential and efficient operation."

Dmitry Nikitin, Central Russia Branch Manager at SGS Vostok Limited, the Russian subsidiary of the SGS Group: “In the course of our long-term cooperation with ECOPET we see their commitment to safety and quality at all levels in the organization. This enables ECOPET to achieve their objectives."

Today, ECOPET is employs 200 people and is a medium-sized enterprise manufacturing PET film and rigid plastic packaging for food and non-food products.

Irina Bogomolova
Systems and Services Certification
Regional Sales Manager for Central Russia
SGS Vostok Limited
Tel./fax: +7 846 379 09 90 

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