13th April 2010

Limagrain uk awarded iso 9001

Limagrain UK Limited, a division of Limagrain Europe, one of the leading plant breeding companies in the European Union, has been awarded the coveted ISO 9001 standard, which applies to its head office complex at Rothwell in Lincolnshire and seed processing facility at Holton-le-Clay. 

ISO 9001 specifies requirements for a quality management system whereby an organisation must demonstrate its ability to consistently provide product that meets customer and applicable statutory/regulatory requirements. It aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for continual improvement and the assurance of conformity to applicable statutory/regulatory requirements.

Commenting on the Award, George Phillips, Regulatory Manager for Limagrain UK Limited, stated:

“We are delighted to have been awarded this internationally-recognised symbol of quality, which applies to operations at both of our sites The ISO 9001 quality management system is the world’s largest quality framework and used by over three-quarters of a million organisations in 161 countries to monitor and continually improve their operation and management. It has been our goal since Limagrain UK Limited completed the merger of the Nickerson and Advanta businesses in 2006.

“ISO 9001 provides existing and potential customers with the reassurance that they are dealing with a company which has placed itself under independent scrutiny, been eternally audited and confirmed by BSI British Standards as having in place robust policies and procedures which enable the delivery of consistently high standards of service and product. Our customers will benefit from the fact that we constantly evaluate our processes and systems to ensure that those standards are maintained and further improved.”

For more information on ISO 9001, visit www.iso.org

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