ISO9001 is the international benchmark standard for Quality Management Systems (QMS) published by ISO (International Organization for Standardization).
It applies to organizations that intend to satisfy their customers regarding the products and services is provides. It also requires companies to work towards continuously improving performance, guaranteeing the increasing improvement of the quality standard of their goods and services.
The BRC is the British Retail Consortium global standard for food safety. Established in 1998, it guarantees that branded products have been made according to well-defined quality standards and in compliance with minimum requirements.
It is one of the food safety standards recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI): an international initiative whose main aim is to consolidate and promote food safety throughout the entire supply chain.
Besides being a necessary prerequisite for exporting products to Europe, application of this certificate is a recognized guarantee of corporate reliability.
The IFS (International Food Standard) aims to promote an effective selection of food product suppliers by large-scale retailers, based on their ability to supply safe products that comply with contractual specifications and legal requirements.
This model is recognized both in Europe and in the rest of the world. This certification too is part of the food safety standards recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI): an international initiative whose main aim is to strengthen and promote food safety throughout the entire supply chain.
Application of this standard is a necessary prerequisite to exporting products and is a recognized guarantee of corporate reliability.
The word “kosher” means “suitable” in Hebrew.
This certification guarantees that food production is suitable for consumption and complies with kosher dietary standards, meaning it follows the set of religious regulations governing the nutrition of observant Jews.
These are very precise dietary rules which concern both the permitted ingredients and the processing methods and in particular, how animals intended for consumption must be slaughtered. The result is a “suitable” food (or kosher) not only for the body but also for the soul.
It is the internationally-recognized benchmark standard for the quality management of any organization that wants to satisfy its customers with regard to the products supplied and services provided, as well as the continuous improvement of company performance. It also means the certified company can guarantee customers that the quality of its goods and services will be maintained and improved over time.
Please note: Only Galvanina products bearing the OK Kosher symbol are kosher certified.
HACCP certification is an international standard based on Codex Alimentarius principles and defines the requirements for effective food safety control.
This methodology is currently the most widespread for assessing – using a preventive approach – the risks and dangers related to the hygiene safety of products and production processes and for establishing appropriate control measures.
Bio is a merchandise certificate and guarantees that the finished product has been made using organic raw materials.
It therefore certifies that the raw materials used have been obtained using the best environmental practices, a high level of biodiversity, the protection of natural resources, the application of strict animal welfare criteria and production adapted to the preferences of consumers who favor products made using natural substances and processes.
Organic products already certified under EC Regulation 834/2007 can be sold in Canada thanks to the equivalence agreement between the EU and Canada.
In the United States, organic products are regulated by a specific Federal Law, in effect since 21 February, 2001, known as NOP (National Organic Program) and managed by the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture).
Italian and European operators who intend to sell organic products in the USA are required to be certified in compliance with this law, by bodies recognized for this purpose directly by the USDA.
Organic products already certified according to EC Regulation 834/2007 can be sold in the USA thanks to the equivalence agreement between the EU and the USA.
Safety & Environment
The SA8000 Ethical Certification finds its raison d’etre in the acronym of Social Accountability 8000, it represents a globally recognized reference standard created with the aim of ensuring optimal working conditions and aims to enhance and protect all staff.
The SA 8000 Ethical Certification is an accredited standard that responds to the needs of organizations that intend to stand out for their commitment to sustainable development, with particular attention to social issues.
A management system that possesses the SA 8000 Ethical Certification, therefore, turns out to be an effective tool that allows the organization that implemented it to correctly manage and constantly monitor all the activities and processes related to them that impact on the issues related to the conditions of workers (human rights, development, enhancement, training and professional growth of people, health and safety of workers, non-discrimination, work of minors and young people) and its requirements also extend to suppliers and sub-suppliers.
It is a standard that allows you to:
– improve the conditions of the staff
– promote ethical and fair treatment of personnel
– include international human rights conventions
To this end, Galvanina SpA undertakes to offer advantages to all our stakeholders:
• Majority and minority shareholders
• Customers • Social Creditors
• Local Communities
And it is our primary will:
• Exclude child labor and forced labor
• Recognize working hours that are not against the law
• Pay decent wages for the worker
• Guarantee the freedom of trade union association
• Guarantee the right of workers to be protected by collective bargaining
• Ensure safety in the workplace • Guarantee the reduction of the environmental impacts associated with its business
• Ensure compliance with mandatory legislation on the environment, health and safety and social responsibility
• Prevent any discrimination based on sex, race, political, sexual or religious orientation
We also undertake:
• To be open and available interlocutors, ready to provide answers and solutions;
• To consider people as part of a stable social relationship that attributes dignity, encouraging and supporting listening
• To promote a culture that protects the existence and well-being of individuals, families and businesses
• To recognize mutual support and collaboration as key elements to ensure the company efficiency and development
• To take responsibility, individually and collectively, for the consequences of our actions with seriousness, transparency and rectitude, without betraying the relationship of trust accorded.
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