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As a result of the audit conducted by SGS the Quality Management System of Promens Yekaterinburg, manufacturer of packaging for leading cosmetic brands, has been recognized compliant with ISO 15378:2011. SGS certificate of Promens Yekaterinburg’s QMS conformity with ISO 15378 was issued on 2 April 2015 with 3-year validity under the condition of successful surveillance audits.

ISO 15378:2011 specifies requirements for a quality management system for organizations involved into design, manufacture and supply of primary packaging materials for medicinal products. The standard sets particular requirements for the application of ISO 9001:2008, with reference to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). According to ISO 15378 the quality management system shall provide customer satisfaction, including compliance with regulatory requirements and international standards applicable to primary packaging materials.

Oleg Mikhaylov, First Deputy Plant Manager of Promens Yekaterinburg: "Implementation of the standard demanded active involvement of every employee, accurate goals setting and control of their achievement. As a result, our team spirit has strengthened, efficiency and culture of production has increased. SGS audit helped us to reveal bottlenecks in processes, learn best practices and methods and also define ways to develop further."

Anton Guzeev, Urals Regional Manager of SGS Vostok Limited: "Quality of primary packaging directly impacts personal care product quality. This makes ISO 15378 vitally important for cosmetic industry. In particular, the standard helps to mitigate risks related to contamination. Eventually, consumer’s health is at stake. The ISO 15378 certificate provides Promens Yekaterinburg with a competitive advantages, in particular when working with international cosmetic brands."

Promens is one of the largest plastic packaging manufacturer in Europe headquartered in Iceland. Promens plant in Yekaterinburg produces plastic packing and means of sealing for cosmetic industry and employs over 150 people.

Evgenia Chupriyanova
Systems and Services Certification, Urals Region
SGS Vostok Limited
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