The management system of JSC Grindeks has received the Russian ГОСТ (GOST) certificate of quality ISO 9001-2011. This was reported by representatives of the company.
Audit of the company took place in two stages, and was conducted by the “Russian Research Institute of Certification.” At its first stage Russian auditors inspected 20 different regulatory documents of the company. After the recognition of their respective quality standards, the Commission inspectors conducted an on-site audit, visiting the enterprise. The inspection lasted for two days, assessing all processes related to quality assurance and control, as well as personnel management. Considerable attention was also paid to quality assurance in the production of active pharmaceutical ingredients, finished dosage forms, as well as in the laboratories of the research and development of new products. Also the audit assessed the organization and management of logistics processes of modernization projects.
Chairman of the Board of JSC Grindeks Juris Bundulis: “In the current market environment of a wide range of offered products, the highest competitiveness is achieved by providing the highest quality. This is especially relevant in the production of medications, since the manufacturer is responsible for the safety and health of the patient. Russia is the largest country of Grindeks export business, so the recognition of the high quality of management system in this country is particularly important for our company. “
According to the representatives of the company, the recognition of auditors and received ISO 9001-2011 Quality Standard certificate will speed up the process of customs declaration, as well as reduce the amount of customs duties paid importing JSC Grindeks products in Russia. According to company`s estimates, yearly savings on fees could exceed 50,000 euros.
According to 2012 data, the volume of exports of JSC Grindeks products to Russia amounted to 55.5% of the total turnover of the company, and was estimated at 65.3 million euros.