On December 3rd, Aarts Plastics was conferred two certificates for the ISO 9001 and 14001 standards. Exceptional was the fact that the company was the first in the Netherlands to obtain the brand new 2015 version of the standard, only in place since October, 2015.
With the new standard, Aarts Plastics is taking a leading position in quality management for the production of fragrance caps, compacts, and injection moulded food packaging. One of the new aspects of the 2015 standard is risk-oriented thinking. Aarts Plastics has been implementing a new risk-oriented system, enabling the company to secure processes at all levels of the organisation.
Other striking differences between the new version (ISO 9001: 2015 ) and the current version:
- Emphasizing leadership and commitment of top management
- Strong focus on targets as the drivers of improvement
- Broad perspective on risk management and dealing with odds
- Enhanced attention to the orchestration of processes, products and services delivered by external service
In the same period, the company also applied for re-certification of its sustainability certifications and passed.