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GMP-ISO 22716

Koster Keunen certified ISO 22716 for Netherlands site

Koster Keunen, a world leader in natural and specialty waxes, has certified for ISO 22716 : 2007 / Cosmetics Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification for its brand new site in the Netherlands. The certification covers production of natural and synthetic waxes for the cosmetic,pharmaceutical, food, feed, ink and candle industries.

The Netherlands site is the first Koster Keunen location to obtain the cosmetics industry reference standard. The achievement confirms the company’s commitment to support the personal care sector with guaranteed consistent products and processes.

The certification was awarded by SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. Koster Keunen demonstrated to SGS that its products, processes and systems are compliant with the international ISO 22716 : 2007 standards and regulations. Additionally the certification emphasizes the quality of Koster Keunens waxes for the cosmetic industry.

“We are very pleased to have achieved this goal,” comments Gerben Jan Boersma, managing director of Koster Keunen Holland. “The ISO 22716 accreditation proves that we have made the internal adaptations and cultural adjustments that are necessary to work according to the meaningful GMP standards. It also makes our production processes more transparent to our customers. ”

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Koster Keunen West-Africa

Koster Keunen has officially opened the doors of its own subsidiary in Togo, West-Africa.

With our presence in the West-African region we can further outroll our Global Sustainability Program.

In early 2019, Koster Keunen opened a new West African facility in Lomé, Togo, which is dedicated to our sustainable beeswax initiative.  Our Sustainable Beeswax supply chain in West Africa is a long-term commitment with cooperative and beekeeper groups. We are structuring, training and improving the good practices of beekeepers in multiple nations. The results of this work can be seen in the quality of wax produced, the recurrent income at the local level and professionalization of the local beekeeping society.

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FSSC22000

Koster Keunen certified FSSC22000 for Netherlands site

Koster Keunen, a world leader in natural and specialty waxes, has certified for FSSC22000 for its brand new site in the Netherlands. The certification proofs that Koster Keunen’s food safety system is in compliance with the Scheme requirements. FSSC22000 is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) program.