We are pleased to share that Snell has passed the stringent ISO 14001, ISO 9001 and HACCP audits for another year. These independently audited and internationally recognised certifications acknowledge the commitment of our team and supply partners to upholding the required standards.
As sustainability becomes a prerequisite for partnering with many of our customers, we are receiving more and more queries every day regarding our certifications. This reality is captured in a recent NZ Herald article which states:
"It's not enough anymore just to say you are doing it; you have to show it and prove how you will lower emissions. Sustainability has moved from a nice-to-have to a must-have".
As businesses face increasing pressure from their customers, suppliers and government to not only meet their environmental, social and governance (ESG) requirements but to go a step further and imbed these realities into their decision making processes, businesses are exposing themselves to a significant degree of risk if they source product from non-HACCP accredited suppliers.
For food processors and packers, the risk is a reality. With potentially negative impacts from a consumer health standpoint and possible brand damage caused by product recalls, food processors and packers must protect their business by sourcing from compliant suppliers.
Looking ahead, we are working towards achieving FSSC 22000, a Global Food Safety Initiative certification which has been developed by some of the world’s leading consumer goods companies. The FSSC 22000 certification focuses on food safety, environmental, ethical trading and other key indicators of ESG compliance.
We will be working towards achieving this certification over the next 18 months to ensure we remain ahead of the curve as the sustainable packaging partner our customers trust and choose to do business with.