D&L boosts export capability with ISO certification renewal

By James A. Loyola

D&L Industries, the country’s largest specialty foods ingredients, plastics and oleochemicals firm, has boosted its export capability with the renewal of its ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation from the Philippine Accreditation Bureau.


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This accreditation refers to the international standard for competence in laboratory testing and demonstrates that the company’s laboratory testing capabilities and management system follow global best practices.

“With the accreditation, analyses performed by D&L’s analytical laboratory comply with international standards. This supports the facilitation of trade and entry of Philippine products into foreign markets,” the firm said.

In addition, this allows D&L to offer its laboratory testing services and to serve as third party laboratory to a wider range of customers from the following industries: Industrial oils, edible fats and oils, plastics, packaging, pipes, paints and coatings.

Some of the tests that D&L’s analytical laboratory is capable of include material identification and profiling, detection of impurities and contaminants, and reverse engineering.

Other companies with the ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation include 3M, BASF Corporation, ExxonMobil and Givaudan Flavors.

ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation is a rigorous process that involves extensive documentation and audits on processes, equipment, and personnel technical proficiency. The certification is valid for 5 years.

In addition to ISO/IEC 17025, the D&L group has the following certifications in select business units: ISO 9001 (Quality MS), ISO 14001 (Environmental MS), OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health & Safety MS), Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), FSSC 22001 (Food Safety Standard Certification), Kosher, Halal, and Organic Trader for refined, bleached, and deodorized CNO and VCO.

These international certifications represent D&L’s steadfast commitment to both R&D and process innovation, allowing the company to achieve sustainable growth in new and existing businesses and increase its relevance to customers.