CBH certification another step ahead

23 Jan, 2001 03:01 PM
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COOPERATIVE Bulk Handling's position as a grain handling leader is set to continue following the official quality certification of all CBH operations. At a presentation, held in Wongan Hills earlier this month, CBH's country districts received the internationally acclaimed ISO 9002 (1994) and ISO 9001 (1994) for metropolitan-based operations. This accomplishment is based on CBH's continuous improvement and follows the ISO certification of the company's port facilities in 1996. At the presentation, CBH board of directors chairman Allan Watson commended CBH management and staff for being the catalyst in the company's pursuit for quality assurance. "Quality assurance could not have been achieved just by the board or management. It is something that could have only be achieved by maintaining quality right throughout the company, right down to individual bins," Mr Watson said. With the new system in place, CBH will set its own standards, which will be continuously improved. Speaking on behalf of the country districts, grain operations manager Graham McLevie declared the official presentation as the "end of the beginning". He said it was now time to work as a team to maintain accreditation, as quality assurance was not stagnant and needed continued improvement. Mr McLevie's told the staff that the company, including management and the directors, relied on them to maintain standards and to take heed of requirements. Not only would grain marketers and buyers reap the benefits of certification, growers also would be better off, he said. Although not in attendance at the function, CBH chief executive officer Imre Mencshelyi believes growers will see direct benefits in terms of the marketability of their grain. CBH's accreditation will put the co-operative in a position to supply the international markets that are now demanding more knowledge about the grain they are buying. "Very importantly for WA grain growers, certification can provide a competitive edge for marketers of CBH grain," Mr Mencshelyi said. "Consumers want detailed information about the source and handling of their food." This is particularly true of Western European markets, which have stringent quality requirements following recent disease scares and the influx of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) "Gaining ISO certification tells consumers that the product they have purchased has been stored and handled to specified standards and means they can be more confident about the overall quality of grain produce," Mr Mencshelyi said. Already some markets will only accept produce from quality endorsed companies, he said. ÿ

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