Quality Espresso certifies its business processes through the Nestlé Responsible Sourcing Audit Program, opening the door to working with multinationals that promote similar practices

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The Company has been approved after an audit that the Swiss multinational carries out on its suppliers following the SMETA code promoted by Sedex, an organization dedicated to improving business ethics. It is also certified by AIM Progress, a business forum which brings together some thirty multinationals.

The audit certifies that Quality Espresso's business processes comply with prevailing legislation and verifies the application of the Nestlé Supplier Code by using the SMETA 4 Pillars audit covering: the fulfillment of labor laws; the commitment to health and safety; respect for the environment and ethical business practices.

“We are a company that not only ensures the quality and excellence of its products but also cares for the health and safety of all our employees", says Josep Casasayas,
Director of Human Resources, Planning and Control at Quality Espresso.

Barcelona, 3rd February 2014.- Quality Espresso has received Nestlé's recognition as to the quality and responsibility of its industrial processes and business management. The company has successfully completed the demanding audit which the Swiss multinational carries out on its suppliers according to the SMETA code –the Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit- promoted by Sedex, an organization dedicated to improving business ethics. It is also certified by AIM Progress, a business forum which brings together some thirty multinational companies.

The Nestlé Responsible Sourcing Audit Program certifies that Quality Espresso's business processes comply with prevailing legislation and verifies the application of the Nestlé Supplier Code by using the audit format which covers the SMETA 4 Pillars: the fulfillment of labor law; the commitment to health and safety; respect for the environment; and ethical business practice.

 

The certification “demonstrates that our production and business processes conform to the highest international standards”, says Josep Casasayas, Director of Human Resources, Planning and Control at Quality Espresso. “We are a company that not only ensures the quality and excellence of our products but which also cares for the health and safety of all our employees”, he adds. The audit was conducted by SGS Tecnos to ensure the credibility and neutrality of the process. In addition to the Nestlé Responsible Sourcing Audit Program, Quality Espresso has the ISO 9011 certification, renewed last year, which validates the quality of its management systems.

About Quality Espresso

Quality Espresso is the owner of the Futurmat, Mairali, Italcrem and Visacrem brands and the joint owner of the Gaggia brand along with Gaggia, SpA. It is the largest manufacturer of professional espresso machines in Spain and one of the industry leaders worldwide. Founded in 1952, the company has 120 employees and exports to 90 different countries from its 17000 sq. meter factory in Barcelona.

Quality Espresso Barcelona manufactures all its machines following a traditional method that produces a professional, adaptable, innovative and high-quality product.

 

 

 

 

 

 
More information:

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Quality Espresso offers products certified by independent laboratories and backed by an experience of over 60 years. Additionally, the activities and systems of Quality Espresso meet the requirements of ISO 9001:15