CuanTec achieves ISO accreditation 9001, 14001, 45001

Image – Laura McCusker, CuanTec’s Quality Manager, receives the ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001 combined Accreditation

CuanTec, the Scotland-based Chitosan-manufacturer, is delighted to announce that it has achieved accreditation for ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) standards for Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001); Environmental Management (14001) and Occupational Health and Safety (45001).

The International Organisation of Standardisation (ISO) sets global standards for trusted goods and services. These standards define what good looks like and sets a series of consistent benchmarks for businesses. These standards ensure reliability, they build trust and they simplify choices. Achieving these standards is a “must” for CuanTec to meet its objective to delight our customers by producing trusted, high quality, highly traceable, high specification Chitosan powders. These products require high level production and management standards, together with industry leading levels of traceability and positive environmental impact as they designed for use in advanced biomedical, dental and veterinary products, where its unique therapeutic properties can improve, or ultimately, save lives.

Each of these standards sets internationally-recognised benchmarks in a number of discreet areas:

ISO 9001:

Globally recognized standard for quality management. It helps organizations to improve their performance, meet customer expectations and demonstrate their commitment to quality. It means our organization has put in place effective processes and trained staff to deliver flawless products or services.

ISO 14001:

Globally recognized standard for environmental management systems. It provides a framework to continually improve environmental performance. It shows that CuanTec is acting to minimize their environmental footprint, comply with legal requirements, and achieve their environmental objectives.

ISO 45001:

International standard that sets requirements for an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system. It provides a framework to manage risks and improve OH&S performance. Key elements include leadership commitment, worker participation, hazard identification and risk assessment, legal and regulatory compliance, emergency planning, incident investigation and continual improvement.

Rupert Maitland-Titterton, CEO, commented, “I am delighted that we have received the external recognition for our commitment to professional standards and processes. It demonstrates to our partners that we are committed to internationally-recognised levels of business practice, which will build their trust in our products and the processes.”

Laura McCusker, CuanTec Quality Manager leading the project said, “I’m thrilled to celebrate our team’s hard work! This ISO certification is a major milestone for quality at CuanTec, demonstrating our dedication to our customers, our environment and our team.” Economic Development (InvestFife) understands CuanTec’s long-term goals and is dedicated to providing continued support to help them achieve their ongoing objectives. ISO accreditation is excellent news for the CuanTec team, reflecting their vision and commitment to internationally recognised business practices.

CuanTec Ltd is a Scotland-based marine-science business. At its Glenrothes site, one hour north of Edinburgh in Scotland, it has developed a proprietary process to extract chitin from shellfish byproduct, which it further processes into high-specification Chitosan. CuanTec is currently funded by Hive Energy, Scottish Enterprise, Founders Factory (previously Planet Sub Ocean) and a number of smaller investors and robustly supported by Scottish Enterprise and Highlands & Islands Enterprise. CuanTec looks forward to working with partners, who demand high-quality Chitosan from traceable sources with a commitment to a high standard of management and scientific endeavour. CuanTec is ambitious to grow and looks forward to expanding its manufacturing footprint in the next few years.