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Driving up standards for 20 years

Published 23rd March, 2017 by Neil Nixon

Driving up standards for 20 years

The Cleaning and Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA) is this year celebrating the 20th anniversary of its Manufacturing Standards Accreditation Scheme for Soft Tissue. For 20 years the association has been active in driving up standards, making sure that what’s in the box is on the box. Today the marque of the Soft Tissue, Plastic Refuse Sack and Industrial Cotton Mop Accreditation Schemes means buyers can be certain they get what they pay for.

“The schemes have been incredibly effective at driving up standards in the industry,” said Mike Stubbs, chairman of the CHSA’s Accreditation Schemes. “Although the schemes improved standards significantly, four years ago the scheme management panels decided to further enhance them. This has resulted in even greater compliance. The soft tissue manufacturers are now achieving near 100% compliance, with members of the Plastic Refuse Sack and Industrial Cotton Mop Schemes achieving similar conformance. As a result, we are now being called in by procurers to check the product before they buy. Now, more than ever, the only way for buyers to be certain what's on the box is in the box is to buy from an Accreditation Scheme member.”

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