Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 23rd March 2023 Issue no. 1057
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CHSA offers a warm welcome to Socius
The Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association tells us it is delighted to welcome the Socius Network into the Association. The Network was welcomed on board after each of its 18 members successfully passed the initial audit conducted by the CHSA's Independent Inspector.
The Socius Network is an association of well-respected and established independent distributors of non-food consumables to the foodservice industry. The Network was founded in April 2008. Between them, its members have over 25 locations covering the UK, Ireland and the Channel Islands.
Mike Revell, managing director of the Socius Network, says: "Our goal is always to provide the very best service and top quality products to our customers. Joining the CHSA and becoming an Accredited Distributor was a natural step forward. We are looking forward to being an active member, supporting the CHSA's key initiatives."
Mike Stubbs, chairman of the CHSA's Manufacturing Standards Accreditation Schemes, said: "We are pleased to welcome the Socius Network. Our manufacturing members include multinationals with a global footprint and major UK-based independent manufacturers. Our distributor members span national networks to privately owned independent businesses. Socius makes a valuable addition to our membership and will help us drive forward our agenda. This includes our commitment to standards and leadership in advocating ethical and environmental sustainable business practices. "
CHSA membership is a stamp of approval. It operates Accreditation Schemes for distributors and for manufacturers of plastic-based, of cotton-based, of cleaning and hygiene chemicals, and of paper-based and woven products. Every member of the CHSA has also signed the Association's rigorous Code of Practice. It requires them to ‘maintain a high standard in the conduct of its business’.
The combination of the Code of Practice and Accreditation Scheme membership means every member:
* Trades ethically and sustainably;
* Provides quality, fit for purpose products; and
* Makes sure what's on the box is what's in the box.
The CHSA's Code of Practice and Accreditation Schemes are underpinned by Independent Inspection. The Independent Inspector, an experienced quality assurance professional, visits every member to ensure compliance. The Inspector conducted 146 audits in 2020, equaling the number conducted in 2019. Members across all the Schemes achieved compliance of 93% or more.
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