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Quality Policy

Altair Chimica S.p.A. considers as main management aspects of its business to be responsible for environmental protection, the safety and prevention of major accidents and the compliance with the quality requirements of its services and products; in addition to these aspects, one of the strategic tools for achieving its corporate goal is the energy consumption and management, (in all type of energy used)

Altair pursues the integration of the management systems implemented over time (Quality Management System, Environmental Management System, Management System for food products and animal feed products, Energy Management System, Safety Management System ), in order to enhance its effectiveness and optimize the use of resources.

Altair promotes among its employees and those who work on its behalf a sense of responsibility towards the environment, understood as awareness of the “damages” or “benefits” in environmental terms that can derive from the work processes and the products made.

Download the complete Policy document on the prevention of major accidents, safety, the environment, quality, food, animal feed and energy.

All information regarding the Environmental Management System and EMAS registration can be requested to:

Altair Chimica S.p.A.
Via Moie Vecchie 13
56048 – Saline di Volterra (PI)
Italy

Or by e-mail to the address: biondi@altairchimica.com

Quality, safety and worker health certifications

The ISO stands for “International Organization for Standardization”. ISO 9001, in particular, is the standard reference for those who want to subject their production process to quality control in a cyclical way, starting from the customers’ definition of the requirements, expressed and not, and going as far as monitoring the entire productive process. (*)

It certifies our goal to improve quality and to meet customer needs by creating a Quality Management System.

The acronym OH SAS stands for “Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series”. The OH SAS certification attests to the voluntary application, within an organization, of a system that allows to ensure adequate control regarding the safety and health of workers, in addition to compliance with mandatory standards. (*)

It certifies our commitment to implement all occupational health and safety management systems.

The acronym REACH stands for “Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and restriction of Chemicals”. The main purpose of this regulation is to improve knowledge of the dangers and risks arising from chemicals, at the same time maintain and strengthen the competitiveness and innovative capabilities of the European chemical industry. (*)

It guarantees the protection of human health and environment.

Environmental and energy certifications

The abbreviation ISO 14001 identifies a standard that establishes the requirements of an “Environmental Management System” (EMS) of any organization and has among its purposes to establish, implement and improve this management system. The ISO 14001 certification shows that the certified organization has an adequate management system to keep the environmental impacts of its activities under control and systematically seeks improvement in a consistent, effective and above all sustainable way. (*)

It certifies our attention to environmental management systems and our daily work to minimize the impact that the company has on the surrounding environment.

ISO 50001 specifies the requirements for creating, starting, maintaining and improving an energy management system. The objective of this system is to allow an organization to pursue, with a systematic approach, the continuous improvement of its energy performance by including energy efficiency as well as the consumption and use of energy. (*)

It certifies our commitment to an appropriate and efficient use of energy resources, whether conventional or from renewable sources.

The EMAS acronym stands for “Eco-Management and Audit Scheme”. It is a voluntary tool created by the European Union which organizations (companies, public bodies, etc.) can voluntarily join to evaluate and improve their environmental performance and provide the public and other interested parties with information on their environmental management. (*)

It certifies our commitment to the ecosystem through continuous improvements of our processes to decrease the environmental impact of the plant.

Food & Feed certifications

Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) are a set of rules, procedures and guidelines concerning the ways in which drugs, foods and all pharmacologically active substances are produced, controlled in the laboratory and distributed, aiming to ensure that they are suitable for the intended use.

In particular, the “GMP + Feed Certification scheme” sets standards aimed at guaranteeing feed safety in all components of the feed chain, standards among which various components have been integrated such as the requirements for a food safety management system, for the application of the HACCP principles, up to the traceability and monitoring programs, the supply chain approach and the early warning system. (*)

It certifies our commitment not only in the production of food additives for the feed sector according to precise procedures, but also with regard to their storage, transport, documentation and the working environment and workers involved.

The FSSC 22000 standard (“Food Safety System Certification scheme” 22000) is a voluntary food safety certification system based on the ISO 22000 standard: it is aimed in particular at the food, feed and packaging production sector with the aim of obtaining systems integrated hygiene and food safety at the supply chain level. The standard is based on the principles of risk analysis and critical point control (HACCP). (*)

It certifies that the company has a solid food safety management system that controls and reduces the danger in this sector.

The Food and Drug Administration (“Agency for Food and Medicines”) is the US government agency that deals with the regulation of a large number of products intended for human and animal use and consumption. FDA registration is mandatory for all companies that manufacture, transform, package or store drugs, foods, supplements and food additives, feed and veterinary drugs, cosmetics and many other types of products. Control tools include both assessments before being put on the market and post-marketing monitoring. (*)

It certifies the company’s compliance with the American Agency’s strict approval criteria.

The Hebrew word “kasher” or “kosher” means “compliant with the law”, “allowed”: Kosher products are mainly used by observant Jews but also by Muslims and people suffering from lactose intolerance. Kosher certification allows companies – which produce raw materials or finished products for human consumption – to guarantee that their products are suitable for consumption and comply with Kosher feeding standards. Kosher certification is also considered a guarantee of absence of cross-contamination risks. (*)

It certifies how our production, process and food premises satisfy the Jewish food regime.

“Halal” is an Arabic term meaning “lawful”, “allowed”. The “Halal” certification serves to certify that the products of the agri-food chains, cosmetics, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, products for body and health care, industrial processes, processing, including packaging certification, are compliant the ethical and hygienic sanitary norms of the law and doctrine of Islam. (*)

Certify how our products comply with the norms of Muslim legislation.

(*) Source: Wikipedia.

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