Why ISO Standards Are Important in the Packaging Industry?

Why ISO Standards Are Important in the Packaging Industry?

ISO standards are internationally recognized specifications for products, services, and systems. They are put in place to ensure quality, safety, and efficiency, so they are clearly crucial to the packaging industry. In this article, we’ll look at which ISO standards are relevant for packaging companies, and what the benefits are of holding ISO accreditations

Which ISO Standards Are Important in the Packaging Industry?

There are several over-arching ISO standards that are important in the packaging industry, as well as specific standards related to packaging within particular sectors where regulations are more stringent.

ISO 9001

ISO 9001 is a necessary quality management standard for many businesses. For packaging manufacturers, it gives a clear signal to customers that you are able to make ISO-quality packaging. It means that your company runs a fully integrated quality management system, and your management team can use the ISO 9001 standard’s eight quality management principles to drive optimal performance across your business.

ISO 14001

ISO 14001 demonstrates a company’s commitment to the environment. Environmental impact is a key concern for many packaging companies, and the ISO 14001 accreditation supports environmental best practices. It means that companies are actively looking for ways to reduce waste through efficient working processes, designing packaging with minimal material usage, and using recycled and recyclable materials where possible.

Packaging Industry-Specific ISO Standards

There are also more specific ISO standards relating to packaging within particular industries. For example:

The ISO 15378 standard relates to primary packaging materials specifically for medicinal products. This standard provides particular requirements for the application of ISO 9001 with reference to good manufacturing practice (GMP). It helps medicinal packaging companies to reduce the risk of safety hazards and product contamination, and ensure product effectiveness and longevity.

ISO 13127 is relevant to companies that manufacture child-resistant packaging. It includes mechanical test methods for reclosable packaging systems.

ISO 13274 relates to transport packaging for dangerous goods. For example, it includes plastics compatibility testing for packaging and intermediate bulk containers (IBCs).

General Benefits of Holding ISO Accreditations

Holding ISO accreditations has general benefits for all companies, regardless of industry. These accreditations provide customers with the confidence that the products they are purchasing and using are safe, reliable, compliant, and good quality. ISO standards can also help to reduce costs in your business by increasing efficiency, opening access to new markets with international recognition, and improving environmental performance by reducing your ecological footprint.

Benefits to Packaging Companies of Holding ISO Accreditations

Quality is an important requirement for many packaging companies, and ISO accreditations support quality objectives. Adhering to ISO standards can:

  • Be the difference between your products arriving safely or getting damaged
  • Generate more sales
  • Positively affect the reputation and success of your packaging company
  • Help you exceed customer expectations
  • Reduce costs through lean and efficient production management
  • Provide a fully optimized solution to a packaging design brief
  • Help you meet packaging regulations and legislation
  • Solve problems in your workflows and boost productivity
  • Bring an independent perspective to production


 

What is COP27 and why is it important?

What is COP27 and why is it important?

What is COP27?

United Nations (UN) climate summits are held every year, for governments to agree on steps to limit global temperature rises.

They are referred to as COPs, which stands for “Conference of the Parties”. The parties are the attending countries that signed up to the original UN climate agreement in 1992.

COP27 is the 27th annual UN meeting on climate. It is taking place in Sharm el-Sheikh until 18 November.

World leaders are discussing action to tackle climate change at the COP27 climate summit in Egypt.

It follows a year of climate-related disasters and broken temperature records.

Why is COP27 important?

The world is warming because of emissions produced by humans, mostly from burning fossil fuels like oil, gas, and coal.

Global temperatures have risen 1.1C and are heading towards 1.5C, according to the UN’s climate scientists, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

If temperatures rise 1.7 to 1.8C above 1850s levels, the IPCC estimates that half the world’s population could be exposed to life-threatening heat and humidity.

To prevent this, 194 countries signed the Paris Agreement in 2015, pledging to “pursue efforts” to limit global temperature rises to 1.5C.

What will be discussed at COP27?

Ahead of the meeting, countries were asked to submit ambitious national climate plans. Only 25 have done so to date.

COP27 will focus on three main areas:

  • Reducing emissions
  • Helping countries to prepare for and deal with climate change
  • Securing technical support and funding for developing countries for the above

Some areas not fully resolved or covered at COP26 will be picked up:

  • Loss and damage finance – money to help countries recover from the effects of climate change, rather than just prepare for it

Sadko Plast is Landing in Sharm El Sheikh for COP 27 from the 6th till the 17th of November 2022.

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