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Quality Policy

In December 31th, 2011, CARMIM obtained the joint certification for their Quality Management, Environmental Management and Food Safety Management Systems for the NP EN ISO 9001:2008, NP EN ISO 14001:2004 and NP EN ISO 22000:2005 standards, and was the first company in Portugal within the industry to receive this type of integrated management certification. This triple certification recognizes the effort of the company to ensure the compliance of its products, the satisfaction of its customers, the voluntary commitment to the continuous improvement of its environmental performance and also an absolute commitment to food safety. In 2013, it achieved another important goal in the field of certification, through the IFS Food version 6 certification. With the implementation of the IFS Food 6, the company was equipped with a more solid Quality Management and Food Safety System, which facilitates its integration in the international markets, ensuring a practical response to the high quality and safety of the products and expectations of the customers, allowing to address the great competitiveness of the markets that has been witnessed in recent years.

In a world in constant and rapid change, the challenges for sustainable development are priorities for any organization, with the environmental performance being inseparable of the organizational management. Thus, the environmental protection and the prevention of pollution are ongoing concerns of CARMIM, requiring the implementation of practices and tools to improve its environmental performance, to achieve a greater confidence by stakeholders. The environmental management systems certification supported by the reference standard NP EN ISO 14001:2004 is an essential tool to achieve a greater confidence among customers, employees, community and society. The implementation of this environmental management system has enabled CARMIM to:

  • Reduce costs: improving the efficiency of processes and, consequently, reducing consumption (raw materials, water, energy); minimizing waste and effluent treatment; reducing insurance premiums and minimizing penalties and fines; 
  • Reduce risks, such as emissions, spills and accidents; 
  • Have a competitive advantage: improving the company's image and its acceptance by society and by the market; minimizing risks for investors;
  • Have a credible evidence of the quality of the technological processes of the company, from a point of view of environmental protection and prevention of pollution;
  • A new dynamic of improvement, namely, through the independent evaluation of external auditors.