Policies, Accreditations & awards

The BRC Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials is a leading global brand and the first Standard in the world to be recognised by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GSFI) benchmarking committee. The Standard ensures our customers can have confidence in our food product safety and quality management programme and supply chain. Our ‘AA’ grading demonstrates Kingston Cartons commitment to producing safe, high quality packaging for the consumer. See our News page for the latest information.

As well as a commitment to safe packaging, accreditation to FSC and PEFC standards shows our commitment to the environment and responsible forest management. The FSC / PEFC label provides a link between responsible production and responsible consumption and helps the consumer to make socially and environmentally responsible buying decisions. Using the FSC / PEFC logo signifies that the product comes from responsible sources — environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable.
An integral aspect of ISO 9001 is customer satisfaction. It focuses on the customer instead of purely business goals by gaining feedback and then analysing it. This standard helps improve the quality of product and service, adopting a ‘right first time’ attitude. Our continued accreditation to this standard demonstrates our commitment to quality, customer service and continuous improvement. We place great importance in on-going staff training so that every person at Kingston Carton is fully aware of the expected high standards in every area of their work. Internal and external audits are a regular occurrence, and we welcome customer visits at any time. Kingston Carton has often been awarded 'Top Supplier' by many of our major customers. We pride ourselves on achieving these accolades whether from global Food or healthcare giants or from medium and smaller size customers. The company always aims to achieve the highest standard it can from its customers as can be seen when gaining ‘A’ Vendor Rating from Warburton Bakeries year on year.
Kingston Carton is a member of SEDEX, the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange and we are committed to continuous improvement of the ethical performance of our supply chains.
Sedex will enable us to manage efficiently the ethical and responsible practices of our global supply chains, generating transparency through the provision of a secure, robust, and user-friendly data exchange. Sedex focuses on four pillars: Labour Standards, Health & Safety, Environment and Business Integrity. More information can be found at http://www.sedex.org.uk.

 

If you would like a copy of any of the following certificates please contact the QA Manager

Mr Gary Tebbutt

garyt@kingstoncarton.co.uk

BRC, FSC, PEFC, ISO9001, SEDEX.

Policy documents available to download:

Product Safety Policy, Quality Policy.