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Elkay Certifications

Elkay Plastics has more certifications and accreditations than any other company in the flexible packaging industry. We take pride in our certifications as a testament to our exceptional customer service, product quality, and supply chain management. Here is a list of our certifications, what they mean, and, most importantly, how they bring value to our customers and end-users.

 

ISO 9001:2008

Elkay has been registered to ISO 9001:2008* since 2004

What is it?

The ISO 9001:2008 standard is an internationally-recognized certification that provides a tried and tested framework for taking a systematic approach to managing the organization's processes. This certification helps ensure that we have robust processes to meet and exceed our customers' and end-users’ expectations.

How it Helps our Customers

ISO 9001:2008 registration benefits our customers by having an acclaimed third party recognize Elkay's ability to provide a consistent level of service with a continuous focus on customer satisfaction. Our ISO 9001:2008 audits continually help us find ways to improve our quality and service processes to provide even better customer service, and logistical solutions to our customers.

*Los Angeles, Atlanta and Chicago divisions

Canadian Food Inspection Agency, CFIA Approved Packaging Materials

Elkay’s packaging materials have been approved by the CFIA.

What is it?

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (or CFIA) is a regulatory agency that is dedicated to the safeguarding of food, animals, and plants, which enhance the health and well-being of Canada's people, environment and economy. Canada’s regulatory agency requires that all packaging materials used in federally registered food manufacturing and packing establishments.

How it Helps our Customers

CFIA approval showcases that our products are of the highest quality standards. Consequently, this accreditation helps our customers to expand their reach into the vast Canadian Foodservice, Healthcare, and Industrial markets and sell Elkay products with utmost confidence. 

 

Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism, C-TPAT

Elkay has held C-TPAT certification since 2007.

What is it?

The Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) is a voluntary supply chain security program led by U. S. Customs and Border Protection and focused on improving the security of private companies' supply chains with respect to terrorism.

How it Helps our Customers

C-TPAT certification aids Elkay in moving our containers expeditiously through U.S. Customs. It affords us preferential treatment because we have implemented best practices for supply chain security. Additionally, this certification meets the requirements of Foodservice customers wanting evidence of FDA bioterrorism registration. Companies that do not hold C-TPAT certification may have containers inspected at random by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a process that can take up to a month.

With C-TPAT certification, we provide our customers with the benefits of a seamless and uninterrupted supply chain. Our products are readily available to our customers when they need it and where they need it. 

 

3rd Party Food Safety Audit

Elkay undergoes third party safety audits annually and has consistently passed each of the audits.

What is it?

Food Safety audits provide a benchmark to ensure consistency between countries and products. The global food safety standards address food, packaging, consumer goods, storage, and distribution for primary producers, manufacturers, and distribution.

How it Helps our Customers

Our high marks during annual Food Safety Audits make a strong statement on the quality of our products and the clean and organized storage conditions of our warehouses. The Foodservice and Healthcare industries have the highest standards of quality and cleanliness for their products as they may have a direct impact on the health of their end users. We enlist a third party to perform these audits to show to our customers that when they buy Elkay products, they are buying the highest quality flexible packaging available anywhere.

 

CA SB 657 (California Transparency in Supply Chains Act)

The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (SB 657) requires many companies to disclose on their websites the efforts they take to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their direct supply chains.  SB 657 requires disclosures regarding verification, auditing, certification, internal accountability and training.

Verification

Elkay Plastics' core business philosophy is to conduct business with uncompromising integrity and professionalism.  Elkay Plastics addresses supply chain performance expectations for labor, health and safety, environmental practices, ethics and management systems.

Elkay Plastics provides each supplier with a questionnaire and requires their participation and answers. Elkay and/or agents visit the suppliers on a regular basis.

Elkay Plastics expects its suppliers to comply with SB 657 (California Transparency in Supply Chain Act) regardless of local business practices or social customs, and may be requested by Elkay Plastics to demonstrate adherence to those codes.

Auditing

Elkay Plastics and Agents reserve the right to audit its suppliers. 

Audits are typically announced prior to being conducted.

Certification

Elkay Plastics' standard terms and conditions require compliance with all applicable laws.

Internal Accountability

Elkay Plastics requires all team members and contractors to follow the standard Code of business Conduct and Ethics.  Team members who fail to comply are subject to disciplinary action and contractors who fail to comply may be dropped from Elkay Plastics supply chain.

Training

Elkay Plastics provides managers and its employees who have direct responsibility for supply chain management with knowledge and information regarding these requirements.