Research & DevelopmentQUALITY
Transparent and open quality systems in Kılıç Holding.
The main principles of our quality policy are to develop management systems in domestic and international markets not just to obtain system certifications, but to ensure efficiency and productivity, decrease costs and increase customer satisfaction, to ensure sustainability of these systems and to ensure a continuous communication between upper management and employees.
To this end, efforts to establish a Quality Management System were first initiated at the feed factory of Kılıç Deniz Ürünleri Üretimi İth. İhr. ve Tic. A.Ş., and the quality approach was documented by ISO 9001 and HACCP 13001 certifications obtained in June 2004. Then, ISO 9001 and HACCP process was also initiated at Bafa Su Ürünleri Yavru Üretim Merkezi San. Tic. A.Ş. and certification were obtained. Another unit of Kılıç Deniz Ürünleri Üretimi İth. İhr. ve Tic. A.Ş., the Packaging and Processing Facility, obtained its ISO 9001:2000 and HACCP 13001 Management System Certifications upon an inspection conducted in February 2005.
In the course of these certifications the system infrastructure was fully formed at the holding level, and full legal compliance with of human health, environment and customer satisfaction principles as well as legal requirements. Kılıç Holding aims continuous improvement of quality management systems and other management systems (Environment, Food, Work Safety, Safety Management) and continues putting intense effort into this goal. Best example of this the fact that EN ISO 22000:2005 Food Safety Management System Certification, a much more widely recognized system and standard which includes a more comprehensive quality management system, was preferred and obtained instead of HACCP certification.
All Kılıç Holding companies have ISO 9001 Quality Management System, ISO 22000 Food Safety Management system and ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System certifications. In addition to this, the widely required and internationally distinguished IFS (International Food Standard) Certificate is obtained on the top level. BRC (British Retailers Council) Food Standard certification process is underway. The fact that 7 of the approximately 250 ISO 14001 Environmental Quality System Certifications granted by TSE in all sectors in Turkey to date were awarded to our facilities is one of the greatest indicators of our respect for environment and society.