12 Oct 2016 BRC CERTIFICATION RETENTION
Benders Paper Cups are pleased and proud to announce that they have once again retained the prestigious BRC certification for packaging and packaging materials and PEFC and FSC® Chain Of Custody Certification. For the fourth consecutive year, Benders have demonstrated their commitment to producing the highest quality products that are both responsibly sourced and manufactured.
Benders’ Quality and Technical Manager Allan Paterson said, “I am very pleased to say that Benders have successfully completed both the BRC/IOP packaging and packaging materials audit and the PEFC and FSC® Certification annual assessments with no issues raised.” He continued, “Benders have achieved the new higher classification of AA grade status for BRC packaging, a tremendous result for the company.”
Retaining globally recognised certification from PEFC and BRC demonstrates Benders’ on going understanding and management of environmental factors to both customers and consumers. By firmly establishing the company’s ethical credentials, Benders support the wider economic and ecological impacts of responsible material sourcing.
PEFC certified forests are managed to the highest environmental standards to protect important animal habitats, ensure biodiversity, and support fair employment for forestry workers worldwide. By endorsing the ranges of cups with the PEFC logo, Benders are demonstrating their commitment to consumers who wish to make an ethical choice and support PEFC’s objectives.
Benders’ commitment to their corporate social responsibilities extends to all aspects of the supply chain, which makes the retention of the BRC Packaging and Packaging Materials Standard equally important. By achieving the new higher AA standard, Benders have once more established their commitment to delivering consistently high standards resulting in the availability of a comprehensive and quality range.
This commitment to high quality standards was showcased earlier in the year when Benders retained the coveted Vendies award for Best Vending Cup. The ethical considerations central to the company wide culture at Benders are supported further a by zero waste to landfill initiative implemented and managed since January 2013 as well as the use of water based inks for all printing requirements.
Allan Paterson concluded. “To once again achieve recognition from BRC/IOP and PEFC and FSC® for our commitment to providing the highest quality products using the most ethical and sustainable materials is hugely rewarding, proving that Benders Paper Cups will continue to lead the market with our ethical choices.”
FSC® is a global, not for profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of responsible forest management. License No: FSC-C118163
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Allan Patterson BSc
Technical Manager- Benders Paper Cups
BSc Product Design- Edinburgh Napier University
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