Tetra Pak Binh Duong achieves BRCGS certification

Monday, Feb 27, 2023 19:19

A view of Tetra Pak factory in Binh Duong Province. — Photo courtesy of the company

Food processing and packaging solutions provider Tetra Pak has exceeded the stringent criteria for quality control to obtain a certification from BRCGS for its carton packaging material factory in Binh Duong Province.

The accolade represents the unwavering efforts that the factory has maintained to ensure food safety and the best quality for its packaging material.

Out of 82 factories in the packaging sector, Tetra Pak Binh Duong was the only plant to achieve the AA+ grade rating in Viet Nam. The certification is valid until March 6, 2024.

BRCGS is a quality management system standard created by the British Retail Consortium in 1996 to protect consumers. The standard has been developed to specify the food safety, quality and operational criteria required to be in place within a packaging manufacturer.

“Obtaining the BRCGS certification with an AA+ rating in an announced audit continues to demonstrate our strict adherence and consistent quality of the manufacturing process at Tetra Pak Binh Duong. This further strengthens our confidence in food safety and quality with consumers as well as food and beverage manufacturers,” said Eliseo Barcas, managing director of Tetra Pak Vietnam.

The Binh Duong site began operations in 2019 and has implemented many demanding requirements and standards for production. The factory specialises in producing aseptic carton packages for the domestic market, exporting to countries in ASEAN, Australia and New Zealand. Despite disruption from the global COVID-19 pandemic, Tetra Pak Binh Duong has won BRCGS certification with the AA rating for four consecutive years since 2019, maintaining a proud history of accomplishments.

In 2020, Tetra Pak Binh Duong was one of a few factories in Viet Nam to receive LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Version 4 Gold Certification, a globally recognised symbol of sustainability achievement in 2020. By applying LEED, the factory has made a significant impact in sustainability by saving two million litres of water per year, reusing or recycling 90 per cent of generated waste and offsetting 4,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year.

With confidence that the economy will rebound post-pandemic and efforts to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from the factory's operations by 2030 underway, Tetra Pak has invested an additional five million euros in the factory. The investment aims to increase annual output from the current 11.5 billion carton packages to 16.5 billion, along with installing 2,300 solar panels on the factory's roof. — VNS

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