PORTAL - Tetra Pak's beverage carton packaging factory in Binh Duong has just been certified as the first and only factory in Vietnam to achieve international AA+ rating on quality and food safety standards for carton products.
BRCGS is a quality management standard system released by the British Retail Consortium in 1996 to protect consumers. This system of standards was developed with the main objective of clarifying food safety, quality and production requirements for food packaging manufacturers. To achieve an AA+ rating, a manufacturer needs to have less than 5 defects in non-compliance with the BRCGS standards. During a surprise inspection by an independent third party, the Tetra Pak Binh Duong factory had only 2 minor defects and was therefore rated AA+. This rating is valid until March 06, 2024.
"BRCGS certification with an AA+ rating in an unannounced inspection further confirms the strict compliance and consistent quality of Tetra Pak Binh Duong's sterilized carton production process. This helps us strengthen confidence in food quality and safety with consumers as well as food and beverage manufacturers" - said Mr. Eliseo Barcas, Managing Director of Tetra Pak Vietnam.
The Tetra Pak factory in Binh Duong came into operation in mid-2019, applying the most stringent standards to the production of sterilized cartons for the domestic market, ASEAN region, Australia and New Zealand. As a result, the factory has been certified for four consecutive years by BRCGS standards.
Previously, in 2020, Tetra Pak Binh Duong was also one of the few factories in Vietnam to receive the highest LEED Gold - Version 4 certification. With confidence in the recovery of the economy after the pandemic as well as the ambition to completely eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from the entire Company's operations by 2030, Tetra Pak has invested an additional 5 million euros in Binh Duong factory, with the goal of increasing annual output from the current 11.5 billion boxes to 16.5 billion boxes and installing 2,300 solar panels on the roof of the factory.
Reported by Phuong Chi-Translated by Thanh Tam