Our two production sites at the above-mentioned locations and warehouses are subject to an annual audit in which the quality standard and food safety are assessed. In the course of this audit, which is conducted in accordance with the BRC Packaging standard, all internal quality processes were reviewed, and we are delighted to announce we have had another successful outcome this year.
On another note, we have opted not to extend the trial of the FSSC 22000 quality standard this year, since we have reached the conclusion that this standard has failed to gain the popularity expected for it in the packaging industry. Similarly, a recent change in the FSSC 22000 also makes the standard less compatible with our business operations, and with BRC Packaging and FSSC 22000 largely overlapping, it simply doesn’t make sense to maintain both quality systems.
We see the maintenance of AA status for the GFSI-approved BRC Packaging standard at both our locations as the most significant achievement of a dedicated team. All year round, this team has been working with everybody on the shop floor to standardise the hygiene and monitoring of every bucket that leaves our factory.
Sustainable Alfix packaging
Since the year 2000, Alfix, producer of tile adhesives and more, has been proactively minimizing its impact on the environment for both production and their products. But the packaging in which the products are packed must also be sustainable, according to the company in Kolding.
New: More energy efficient injection moulding machine
Last week we welcomed our new BMB injection moulding machine to our machinery. After assembling and preparing in Italy, everything is now being prepared to reinforce and modernise our current machinery in Haaksbergen.
BRC AA status again awarded to Dijkstra Plastics
Subsequent to our recent audit, which was carried out in line with the BRC Packaging Standard, we have once again been awarded the highest attainable AA status for both our locations, at Almelo and Haaksbergen. We’re extremely proud to announce this news, and are very much looking forward to when circumstances in relation to the coronavirus once again permit us to welcome visitors to our wonderful factories.
Day 5: The future of packaging
We all know a dramatic shift must take place in the world due to the climate issue. In 30 years’ time we will no longer be using crude oil as the basis for plastic packaging. Remy is telling us more about the future of packaging industries.
Day 4: Endless possibilities In Mould Labelling Technology
Today Joram is telling us more about In-Mould Labeling Technology (IML). What does IML stand for, how is it made and what are the solutions within IML?
Day 3: Technology for a 100% recycled packaging
Dijkstra Plastics has a very innovative solution for sustainable packaging in non-food industries. Buckets made of 100% recycled plastic waste! Very interesting for companies who want to lower their footprint and be part of a sustainable mission.
Day 2:How customization works
Marcel is Area Sales Manager at Dijkstra Plastics and shares how customization works within our company. The collaboration with our customer is key within this process.
Day 1: At Dijkstra Plastics
Lisa grew up with Dijkstra Plastics and will tell us more about the beginning of the company, the culture, and how it has grown through the years. She will kick off this event. Let’s see what she has to say.
Local circular economy
Veolia Polymers, Dijkstra Plastics and Koninklijke Van Wijhe Verf tail the circular economy a little closer with she paint bucket of 100% recycled plastic. With this paint bucket they show that circularity works: as long as you give it a chance and keep working on it together.
The British Retail Consortium (BRC)introduced this certification programme in 1998. The programme focuses on food safety and quality within an organisation. A company is tested on more than 300 aspects to check to what extent it meets the standard that is set. A rating indicates to what degree a company complies with the GSFI-recognised standard of the BRC.
Aspects such as traceability, cleanliness, operational control, training and management of suppliers are included, which together form the basis of the BRC. Thanks to the name that the BRC has built up, it has been a reputable name in the world of certification programmes for years and we are proud to be able to show our results within this programme.
The FSSC 22000 Standard has been created through Stichting Certificatie Voedselveiligheid (SCV). As a food-oriented version of the ISO 22000 Standard, this certification programme has been set up as a global guideline in food safety and quality within various industries. This standard is aimed at the entire production chain and as such, it is ideally suited for international harmonisation, partly thanks to the recognition by the GFSI. In addition to its connection with ISO 22000, the FSSC 22000 has many comparisons with the HACCP criteria, making it an attractive variant with the best of both worlds from these programmes. Thanks to the internationally accepted nature of the FSSC and the chain-wide approach within this certification programme, we recognise a strong food safety management system in this standard.