ISO 9001 Accreditation
ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the world’s largest developer and publisher of International Standards. ISO is a network of the national standards institutes of 163 countries, one member per country, with a Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland, that coordinates the system.
ISO is a non-governmental organization that forms a bridge between the public and private sectors. On the one hand, many of its member institutes are part of the governmental structure of their countries, or are mandated by their government. On the other hand, other members have their roots uniquely in the private sector, having been set up by national partnerships of industry associations. Therefore, ISO enables a consensus to be reached on solutions that meet both the requirements of business and the broader needs of society.
For more information on ISO please click this link: www.iso.org
National Dried Fruit Trade Association
The National Dried Fruit Trade Association is an internationally renowned organisation representing the interests of its members in the UK (the world’s largest importer of dried fruit) and many suppliers from producing countries.
The association also helps promote the benefits of dried fruit to consumers and manufacturers alike.
The UK is one of the largest consumers of dried fruit in the world, both in total terms and in the consumption per head of population. Chelmer Foods is a member of the association and our managing director Mr. Roger Weaire is a council member.
To learn more about the NDFTA please click this link: www.driedfruit-info.com
The Supplier Ethical Data Exchange
Sedex, the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange, is a membership organisation for businesses committed to continuous improvement of the ethical performance of their supply chains.
Chelmer Foods are an associate member of Sedex.
Sedex was started in 2001 by a group of UK retailers and their first tier suppliers. These businesses recognised a need to collaborate and drive convergence in social audit standards and ethical self-assessment questionnaires. The founding of Sedex would achieve two goals: to ease the burden on suppliers who were being audited multiple times and drive improvements in labour standards at sites of employment globally.
For more information on Sedex please click this link: www.sedex.org.uk
Essex Chambers of Commerce
Essex Chambers of Commerce is a fully independent body offering a comprehensive and continuously developing range of business services.
They play an important role in representing the views and needs of business at local, regional and national level by engaging with and influencing policy development forums. As a recognised and prominent voice for business, Essex Chambers is frequently invited to participate in the region’s planning and regeneration processes. On behalf of our members and associates we also provide informed and expert business support on a wide range of issues.
Essex Chambers is entirely self sufficient and not reliant on the public purse. They are of course regularly audited in line with common commercial practice and has achieved accreditation in both ‘Investors in People’ and ‘Customer First’.
For an in depth look at the Essex Chambers of Commerce: www.essexchambers.co.uk
INC (International Nut & Dried Fruit Council)
INC (International Nut & Dried Fruit Council) is the International source for information on nuts and dried fruits for Health, Nutrition, Food Safety, Statistics, Government Standards and Government regulations regarding trade barriers and trade quality standards. INC brings you the first word in the state of the industry worldwide.
For more information on INC, please click this link: www.nutfruit.org