Environmental Control Laboratory of Grindeks receives ISO 17025 certificate

Environmental Control Laboratory of Grindeks receives ISO 17025 certificate


Environmental Control Laboratory of JSC Grindeks has received the accreditation certificate ISO 17025 from the Latvian National Accreditation Bureau. The received accreditation certifies the proficiency of the Environmental Control Laboratory of Grindeks in work environment testing (lighting, microclimate, noise), as well as in selective analysis of volatile compounds and active substances` dust in the air of work environment.

Being a socially responsible company, Grindeks constantly improves its operations and production processes in order to increase production quality and to protect natural environment. Implementing the Environmental and Occupational Safety Policy, the company pays special attention to these areas. In order to receive a certificate of accreditation, in the beginning of 2012, the Quality Manual, the Policy of Environmental Control Laboratory, descriptions of processes and specific measurement methods were developed, a number of internal audits and accreditation pre-audit were made. In its turn, already in November, after the Latvian National Accreditation Bureau audits, Grindeks Environmental Control Laboratory was awarded with the accreditation certificate.

The received accreditation certificate is a proof that the work environment measurements and testing made by the Environmental Control Laboratory is carried out in accordance with ISO / IEC 17025:2005 standard and the requirements of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia.

Juris Bundulis, Chairman of the Board of JSC Grindeks: “There is an opinion that during the production processes the natural environment is essentially influenced. Grindeks operations prove the opposite – acting responsibly, significant results can be achieved. The nature and environment of Latvia, in which we live and work, are important to us; therefore the operation principles of Grindeks are based on observance of high quality and environmental requirements. Given that environmental protection measures are becoming more current and stronger in the entire world, including Latvia, Grindeks improves company`s systems and processes, in an environmentally and socially friendly way.”

The basic task of the Environmental Control Laboratory is to carry out measurements and analyses in order create favourable working conditions for the employees of Grindeks and reduce risks that may affect the natural environment. In the Laboratory`s work a unique equipment and methods are used, and a highly qualified personnel is employed.

About Grindeks

Grindeks is the leading pharmaceutical company in the Baltic States. Its main fields of action are: research, development, manufacturing and sale of original products, generics and active pharmaceutical ingredients. The Group of Grindeks consists of four subsidiary companies in Latvia, Estonia and Russia, as well representative offices in eleven countries.

Grindeks specializes in the heart and cardiovascular, CNS and anti-cancer medication therapeutic groups. A range of products covers a successful combination of original products and generics, with the original products Mildronate® and Ftorafur® and more than 100 forms of effective and safe generics included therein. Currently Grindeks produces 22 active pharmaceutical ingredients.

Products of the company are exported to 50 countries and its export comprises more than 95% of the total turnover. The main markets are: Russia and other CIS countries, the Baltic States, Germany, the Netherlands, Japan and the U.S. In 2010 the Ministry of Economics of Republic of Latvia and the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia awarded Grindeks as the most export potential company of Latvia.

During the last years the company realized many considerable investment projects in purpose to increase production capacity and develop infrastructure and invested 32.7 million lats within five years.

JSC Grindeks shares are listed on the Official List of “Nasdaq OMX Riga”. Major shareholders of JSC Grindeks are Kirovs Lipmans – 33.29%, Anna Lipmane – 16.69%, “AB.LV Private Equity fund 2010” – 11.38%, “Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken” (nominal holder) – 10.22%, “Swedbank” AS Clients Account (nominal holder) – 8.58%.

More information about the company – www.grindeks.lv/en/

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Further information: 

Laila Kļaviņa
Head of the Communications Department, JSC Grindeks

Phones: (+371) 67083370, (+371) 29256012
Fax: (+371) 67083505
E-mail: [email protected]

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