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Sumol-Compal Mozambique, SA, which produces the Compal juice brand, has earned two of the most important international quality certifications, reinforcing the company’s commitment to the quality of its products and placing the company’s Boane industrial unit among the most advanced in the world.
The certifications – ISO 9001: 2015 and BRC – were obtained after an external audit by accredited independent entities confirmed the standards that the group already has in the other industrial units.
ISO 9001 certification is an international standard for Quality Management Systems which ensures a company’s products and services are created in a standardised and consistent manner, in compliance with the approved specifications. The adoption of these standards brings several advantages to the company, certifying the organisation, productivity and credibility, elements easily identifiable by customers and consumers, increasing their competitiveness in the national and international markets.
The BRC standard, published by the British Retail Consortium (BRC), is binding on all retailers in the United Kingdom, but has been adopted on the various continents by the largest retailers with the highest quality requirements in the world. This certification guarantees that Sumol-Compal Mozambique fulfils quality, safety and operational standardisation criteria, and complies with its legal obligations, rules of relationship with stakeholders and protection of the final consumer.
The BRC standard is focused on: ensuring the commitment and of top management; food safety programs with critical point analysis (HACCP); quality management system; audits of the manufacturing process; auditing of complaints and traceability; anti-fraud guarantee systems; assurance of audit consistency and independence; promoting transparency and security in relation to all stakeholders; and guaranteeing the existence of processes of continuous improvement and innovation that ensure the continuity and success of the company.
Managing Director of Sumol-Compal Mozambique Fernando Oliveira says: “This double certification is a huge source of pride for the company and its 103 employees. We took up the challenge of meeting the world’s most demanding quality standards only four years after the start of our Boane plant. This result was only achieved with the commitment of all employees and because quality is, in fact, Sumol-Compal’s first priority.”
“Because we believe in our people and in continuous improvement, we decided to set the bar high, and independent entities confirm that we are a company that meets the most demanding international standards. It is a source of pride that we share with customers and consumers, who give us their confidence and who choose Compal on a daily basis,” he concluded.
As early as 2016, Sumol-Compal Mozambique had passed a food safety audit with distinction, allowing its products to be sold in the main South African retail chains.
The Compal brand is produced in Boane, Mozambique, and sold nationwide. It is exported throughout the SADC region (South Africa, Botswana, Malawi, Madagascar, Zambia and Zimbabwe), contributing to the country’s objectives of increasing production and exports.
Sumol-Compal Mozambique directly employs 103 people and is proudly one of the leading industrial units in the Boane District, Maputo Province.Source: Press Release