Focusing attention on its work to maintain standards in the industry, the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association’s (CHSA) new advert spotlights accreditation members. Proving the strength and depth in the membership, the names of members of the Accreditation Schemes for distributors and manufacturers of soft tissue, plastic refuse sacks and industrial cotton mops form the Scheme logo. The CHSA’s Accreditation Schemes ensure standards in the industry are maintained, guaranteeing that ‘what’s on the box is what’s in the box’.
Gaining accreditation is a challenging. Applicants must successfully pass an inspection carried out by the schemes’ independent auditor. He assesses the relevant products, confirming whether or not they conform to the standards set out for the relevant Accreditation Scheme. In the case of distributors, they must either supply CHSA accredited products or products proven to meet the same stipulated standards that apply to product from the relevant manufacturing scheme standard.
As of 1 January 2020, all distributor members of the CHSA are now Accredited Distributors. Any that did not apply to join and successfully pass the auditing process in 2019 are no longer members of the CHSA and cannot use the CHSA logo. All members of the CHSA must also conform to the association’s rigorous code of practice, which demands an ethical and responsible approach to business, and more importantly, that product labelling provides full and accurate dimensions and quantities.
“The CHSA stands up for standards,” said Lorcan Mekitarian, chairman of the CHSA. “Our Accreditation Schemes provide the guarantee buyers of cleaning and hygiene products need - you get what you pay for. Naming every scheme member in the advert is the perfect way to highlight the members and spotlight their contribution to maintaining standards.”