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SLBS encourages Local Companies to Own the Future

 

Press Release                                             May 27, 2014 

SLBS encourages Local Companies to Own the Future  

In what has become a routine yet important exercise of commitment to quality in Saint Lucia, two companies, Paradise Springs and Sunfresh Limited, both bottlers of purified drinking water are signing relicensing agreements for the use of the Saint Lucia Standard Mark. 

The seal of approval is a contract with consumers that the manufacturer puts its customers at the centre of its product development strategy.  It is more than making a product for the public it is ensuring that it far exceeds the customer expectations for quality and safety. 

Both companies have seen real benefits to subscribing to the requirements of the standard mark, their strict adherence to the requirements of the standard for packaged water has also meant the development of a culture across all levels of the organization about safety, hygiene and all other issues which may impact on the quality of the final product. 

This is the 12th year of relicensing for Paradise Springs, while Sunfresh Limited, bottlers of Winfresh H2O-Purified Drinking Water is into the fourth year of the licensing regime. 

More and more companies are coming around to the realization of the importance of product and process certification to ensuring their survival in the market place.  The SLBS in 2012 commissioned a study in conjunction with the International Organization of Standardization ISO looking at the benefits to companies of implementing standards.  

According to Director of the Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards Dr. Mkabi Walcott, the information is clear, and the SLBS has benefited from the wisdom of the competitive advantages standards afford to ensure its product and service offerings will help local manufactures and service providers own the future. 

The SLBS Director says export strategies will come to naught if those who have something to sell do not prioritize the implementation of standards in their business operations. 

The new licensing agreement between the SLBS and the two companies will take place at the SLBS facilities at Bisee on Friday 30th May, 2014 at 10am

For further information on this subject please contact Virnet St. Omer-Fontenelle at 453-0059 or 720-8756.