Certifications & Memberships
Carbon Group operates under the ISO9001:2015 Quality Management System. With an onsite Analytical QC Laboratory facility, Carbon Group can ensure each batch complies with the specific production specification. Over the past 5 years, Carbon Group has invested significantly in expanding our QA & QC teams, to meet the demands of our customers’ requirements.
Quality Management Structure:
- Quality Manager
- Process Chemist
- Food Safety Officer
- QA Officers and QC Technicians
- EHS Manager
Our Quality & Food Safety Commitment:
We are committed to ensuring that our customers receive high quality and safe products provided through an excellent service. It is the policy of the group to consistently supply products that comply with the specifications required by our customers and to seek continuous improvement of our processes and procedures throughout our quality and food safety management systems. Carbon Group actively seeks customer feedback to help us achieve this goal. The company recognises that the maintenance of our quality and food safety standards is the responsibility of all employees. Carbon Group adopts the following principles to support our commitment to quality and food safety:
Communicating frequently with our customers to fully understand their needs and reduce customer complaints by ensuring safe, high quality products are delivered.
Upskilling our workforce to ensure job satisfaction and continuously providing the necessary training to ensure that all our people can competently fulfil their role in the organisation.
Look out for the best interest of the company, help it achieve a competitive position in the market and maintain a profitable operation for the economic benefit of our shareholders, always taking into account the principles of corporate governance.
Guarantee that our products are of the highest food safety standards and always safe for use.
Ensuring the highest quality and food safety standards are maintained throughout the supply chain, starting with our own suppliers; continuously monitoring supplier performance.
Ensure compliance with all applicable regulatory, legislative, corporate and other requirements to which the company subscribes.
Assess continuously the effectiveness of our management systems and set annual objectives to drive improvement as measured by our key performance indicators. Timely close out of any issues identified in our work processes by quickly identifying root causes and implementing the necessary corrective actions.
Carbon Group has kosher certified facilities for specific products.
ISO 9001:2015 – QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Carbon Group has achieved this accreditation by implementing a comprehensive QMS focused on meeting customer and regulatory requirements.
Carbon Group is proud to have ISO 9001:2015 accreditation which has been achieved through the implementation of a Quality Management System that focuses on efficiently providing products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.
Carbon Group have been assessed by NSAI and have been deemed to comply with the provisions of ISO 9001:2015 in respect of:
The manufacture, blending, dilution, packing, and storage of chemicals and food ingredients and the distribution and sale of chemicals and food ingredients.
In Order to continually improve processes and increase customer satisfaction, Carbon Group implement the PDCA cycle (Plan, Do, Check, Act) and abide to the Seven Quality Management Principles:
— Customer Focus
— Engagement of People
— Process Approach
— Evidence-based Decision Making
— Relationship Management.
FSSC22000 – Food Safety System Certification
Encompassing international and independent ISO standards, FSSC 22000 is the GFSI approved certification programme that is globally recognised.
FSSC 22000 is the Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) approved certification program that is globally recognized. FSSC 22000 encompasses international and independent ISO standards that are accepted for food safety and quality across the world:
— ISO 22000
— ISO 9001
— ISO/TS 22003
— Technical specifications for sector-specific Pre-Requisite Programs (PRPs), such as ISO/TS 22002-1
— FSSC Additional Requirements.
Carbon Group are delighted to announce that we successfully achieved this certification in Feb 2022. As a chemical and food ingredients company achieving FSSC 22000 certification is a milestone in our continuous improvement process and is a key strength for our customers and stakeholders .
This certificate is applicable for:
The manufacture, blending, dilution, packing, storage and supply of foodgrade chemicals and food ingredients.
Carbon Group is a proud member of IACI which represents Ireland’s chemical supply chain and promotes ongoing improvements in health, safety and sustainability.
Carbon Group is proud members of IACI, an organisation that represents Ireland’s chemical supply chain.
IACI play a key role in providing Carbon Group with key information that allows us to maintain our business with the evolving regulatory and legislative framework.
Through their partnerships with the European Association for Distributors (FECC) and the International Chemical Trade Association (ICTA), IACI provide their members with a voice that can be reached globally.
IACI support and promote the 8 guideline principles of Responsible Care for continuous improvement in Health, Safety and Environmental Performance, striving towards sustainability
We are proud members of Repak, “an environmental, not for profit organisation with a social mission” and the leading environmental organisation in Ireland.
Carbon Group is proud members of Repak, “an environmental, not for profit organisation with a social mission”.
Repak are the leading environmental organisation in Ireland, with a focus on transforming the Irish recycling landscape by reducing the environmental impact of packaging waste in order to protect the environment.
Carbon Group is a member of the NISO, a not-for-profit charity that provides information and training designed to promote workplace health and safety.
Carbon Group is members of the National Irish Safety Organisation (NISO), a not-for-profit charity with a mission “to create the conditions where Irish workplaces are among the safest and healthiest in Europe” NISO provide leading information and training services that promote a culture of excellence in workplace health and safety. NISO also collaborate with the Health and Safety Authority (HSA), the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) and IBEC.
AEO status certifies that an economic operator has met certain standards that indicate reliability, e.g. in relation to safety, security, customs rules etc.
AEO status is a certified standard authorisation issued by customs administrations in the EU. It certifies that an economic operator has met certain standards in relation to: safety and security, systems to manage commercial records, compliance with customs rules, financial solvency and practical standards of competence or professional qualifications.
Responsible Care is a global, voluntary initiative within the chemical industry to continuously improve health, safety and environmental performance.
Responsible Care is a global, voluntary initiative developed by the chemical industry to continuously improve its commitment in health, safety and environmental performance. Responsible Care programme is based on a set of eight common fundamental principles.
Carbon Group are committed to:
1. Legal Requirements
Conform with all legal regulations and requirements and should operate in accordance with both government and industry codes of practice and guidance associated with their chemical activities.
2. Management of Risk
Ensure that their activities do not present an unacceptable level of risk to employees, contractors, customers, the public or the environment.
3. Policies and Documentation
Have written documentation which covers their activities and ensure that their health, safety and environmental policies reflect their commitment to A Joint Responsible Distribution/Responsible Care Programme as an integral part of their business strategy.
4. Provision of Information
Provide relevant health safety and environmental information on company products and activities to employees, contractors, customers, statutory bodies and the public
Ensure that all employees are aware of their commitment and provide the training necessary to enable them to be involved in the achievement of health, safety and environmental objectives.
6. Emergency Response
Establish and maintain an appropriate emergency response system.
7. Ongoing Improvements
Support and participate in those activities which will improve the quality of their own operations and strengthen health, safety and environmental consciousness and awareness.
8. Community Interaction
Maintain an awareness of and respond to community concerns which relate to their activities.