SON Grants Aquadana ISO Certification
The Standards Organisation of Nigeria, SON has granted Food and beverage company, Ashmina Limited, manufacturer of Aquadana bottled water, with the NIS ISO 9001:2015 certificate In recognition of its high quality managerial standard
According to the firm, it is the first food and beverage company to get certified with the highest level of the quality management system, adding that the Nigerian Industrial Standards certificate, NIS is usually presented to companies that have continuously maintained high quality management systems and processes to meet customer requirements and expectations.
The Deputy Managing Director of Dana Group, Mr. Gautam Hathiramani, while receiving the certificate said, the company was committed to providing quality products and services.
“We are proud of our dedicated team for making this milestone achievement. This affirms our commitment to internationally recognised quality management principles and encourages us to do better each day. The fact that we are the first in Nigeria to be certified also shows that we are living up to our vision, which is to become the best manufacturer of bottled water in Nigeria. We are honoured that Aquadana has achieved this,” he said.
He said that having passed numerous audits including the KFC Food Safety Audit and European Standards for packaged premium drinking water, Aquadana remained one of Nigeria’s most popular brands. Ashmina Limited is a subsidiary of Dana Group of Companies Plc.
SON is the regulatory body Nigeria whose mandate includes preparation of Standards relating products, measurements, materials, processes and services amongst others and their promotion at National, Regional and International levels; certification of products, assistance in the production of quality goods and services; improvement of measurement accuracies and circulation of information relating to standards.