The ISO 9001:2008 standard– Quality Management System, certified by ABNT/CB-25, establishes the requirements for a Quality Management System.
The ISO 9001 standard, revised in November 2008, aims to meet various objectives, some of which are very important: the clarification of some of the requirements of the 2000 version and improved compatibility with ISO 14001:2004 - Environmental Management System.
LASA Group's quality certificate is the real proof of its continuous effort in an improvement policy. This certificate helps boost the organisation to new levels such as in its relations with suppliers and its determined way of looking at innovation, such as monitoring the processes and respective activities and how it manages non-compliances.
The OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 is an independent testing and certification system for textile raw materials, intermediate and end products at all stages of production. Examples for items eligible for certification: Raw and dyed/finished yarns, raw and dyed/finished fabrics and knits, ready-made articles (all types of clothing, domestic and household textiles, bed linen, terry cloth items, textile toys and more).
Testing for harmful substances includes:
legally regulated substances
known harmful (but not legally regulated) chemicals
as well as parameters for health care
In their entirety the requirements clearly exceed existing national legislation.
GOTS is a On-site inspection and certification of processors, manufacturers and traders performed by independent specially accredited bodies is the basis of the GOTS monitoring system in order to provide a credible assurance for the integrity of GOTS certified textiles.
The LASA Group demonstrates its qualification and expertise in the field of organic textile quality assurance prior to their approval in an accreditation process specifically developed for GOTS. Accreditation is conducted by valid accreditation body such as the main partner for this process, International Organic Accreditation Services (IOAS).
GOTS approved certifiers must adhere to defined requirements related to qualification of staff, advanced training, content of their inspection protocol and other related quality aspects.
Day-to-day efforts in innovation & reseacrh promoted by LASA had the due recognition with the certification in NP 4457:2007. This portuguese standard defines the requirements of an effective Management of Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) . It major goal is to help organizations in the promotion of politics of R&I with visible impact in the levels of efficiency and effectivness of the innovation developed.
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