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  • Case Study
    Food & Retail

Enhancing Supply Chains for Food Safety Excellence

Certification to FSSC 22000 demonstrates commitment to food safety and contributes to efficient supply chains and organizational compliance.

“FSSC 22000 navigates new challenges and customers. With increasing customer expectations, it streamlines process and offers customer confidence.” 

Laura Marshalsea Director Brand Owners
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The People

Holmen Iggesund: A world leader in the manufacture of premium paperboard

Part of the Holmen Group, Holmen Iggesund's 3,300 staff operates in the UK and Sweden, producing premium folding boxboard with fossil-free bioenergy.

The Workington Mill, based in Cumbria, UK, produces Incada paperboard for the graphics, packaging, tobacco, and pharmaceutical industries. Its adherence to FSSC 22000 ensures some of the highest levels of food safety.

The Challenge

Strengthening the supply chain and accessing new markets

To further enhance customer confidence, we must meet the latest global standards in food safety and supply chain integrity.

Holmen Iggesund held certification to ISO 22000 but looked to align further by certifying to the 2018 FSSC 22000 update in 2019. Customers also expressed interest in Holmen Iggesund adopting and matching the same assurance and accreditation as their brand owners and end-users for their board selection and audits. Many customers expect GFSI-recognized certification and FSSC certification achieves this, encouraging industry best practice, particularly within segments relating to food and tobacco.

The Solution

The organization's commitment to certifications exceeds industry expectations and reinforces its sustainable, food-safe manufacturing leader position

FSSC 22000 takes a risk-based, systems approach to certification to build trust and new business.

With BSI's support, an internal audit program enhanced production quality and efficiency. Backed by staff training and tighter material controls, workforce buy-in boosted compliance, improving quality and reducing contamination risks. Enhanced vulnerability and fraud assessments fortified the organization's framework. FSSC's focus on product traceability has helped establish Holmen Iggesund as the preferred supplier for those prioritizing sustainability, safety, and quality.

Boosted customer confidence in the food sector

Holmen Iggesund’s cross-functional food safety team helped deliver several benefits to the organization through FSSC.

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  • Provides a systematic methodology to identify and manage food safety risks effectively.

  • Improved employee engagement, increased awareness of food risks and promotion of safety.

  • An ISO-based certification model usable across the food supply chain.

  • Recognized by the GFSI.

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