Quality, Environmental, Health and Safety Policy

Health and Safety Policy

Le-sel Research has embarked on integrating the Quality; Health; Safety and Environmental Management Systems. We have recently completed an Integrated Management System audit with SGS which covers ISO 9001 / ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.

Le-Sel Research is committed to producing superior quality products under safe, healthy and environmentally responsible conditions through the effective management of our quality, safety, health and environmental risks throughout the supply chain.

We embrace a vision to “do no harm”. In keeping with this vision, all levels of our management are committed to managing and mitigating any potential impact of our operations on quality, safety, health and environment, providing a working environment which ensures that each day is a safe and healthy day of producing a superior quality product that complies with all applicable standards.

We subscribe to:

  • Exceed industry and client standards in Quality, Environmental, Health and Safety Principles in order to remain the benchmark of the South African cosmetic, toiletry and household industry,
  • Offer our consumers and clients total reliability and confidence in the quality of our products by continually producing quality and safe to use products,
  • Provide adequate control of the Quality, Environmental, Health and Safety risks arising from our work activities,
  • Consult with our employees on matters affecting their health and safety to prevent accidents and cases of work-related ill health,
  • Provide and maintain a safe plant and equipment in order to maintain safe and healthy working conditions,
  • Provide information, instruction, training and supervision for employees to ensure all employees are competent to do their tasks,
  • Ensure safe handling, use and disposal of substances,
  • Minimize waste by continuously improving opportunities for re-cycling and re-use and investigate systems to minimize or prevent pollution,
  • Continually monitoring, reviewing and improving company systems and departmental objectives in line with client requirements and industry trends,
  • Continually improve the effectiveness and performance of the system against the requirements of ISO 9001, ISO 22716, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, SANS 1841 and other relevant legislation, and to
  • Review, revise and communicate this policy internally and, if requested, externally to clients and suppliers.

Structure:

  • Quality Assurance
  • Regulatory
  • Quality Control
  • Validation
  • Client Technical Interface
  • QUEHS Department

Quality Ethos

Quality Ethos

At Le-sel Research, we regard our quality system as the key to our success. No effort is spared to ensure that our systems meet and exceed the highest standards. Le-sel Research sets the highest standards in the cosmetic industry to suppliers and ensures that every item entering the facility is subjected to a stringent quality assessment before it enters production.

In addition, the focus is on quality throughout the production cycle. It’s a continuous quality assessment all the way from concepts to inception to the final product being shipped out.

The Le-sel Research quality policy states: “Quality at Le-sel Research is paramount to our success and is targeted throughout the entire supply chain with an objective of 100% compliance, 100% of the time”.

Accreditations

Accreditations

At Le-sel Research, we are frequently audited by all our clients; including multi-national clients like Johnson and Johnson, Proctor and Gamble, Avon Justine and Unilever.

In addition, we are audited annually by various institutions including SGS and Intertek and the department of trade metrology every six months.

We hold the following accreditations:

  • ISO 9001 (Quality Management Systems)
  • ISO14001 (Environmental System))
  • OHSAS18001 (Health and safety )
  • ISO 22716 (GMP)
  • E-mark (Department of Trade Metrology)

More interestingly: For all recent audits conducted by clients, Le-sel Research exceeded client requirements to such an extent that clients are keen to adopt Le-sel Research standards!

“Quality at Le-sel Research is paramount to our success and is targeted throughout the entire supply chain with an objective of 100% compliance, 100% of the time.”

Standard Operating Procedures

Standard Operating Procedures

Operating Procedures

Standard Operating Procedures

Standard Operating Procedures that incorporate quality and safety requirements govern all processes within the company.

There are total of 341 procedures which cover operational and non-operational departments.

Le-sel Research is completely systems-driven and accurate, continuously improved SOPs are essential to the success of the quality department.

Self improvement programme

Self improvement

Self-improvement audits are regularly conducted by trained internal auditors.

The types of audit conducted are:

  • SOP audits
  • Good Manufacturing Practice Audits (GMP)
  • Systems Audits
  • Hygiene Audits
  • Safety Audits
  • Quarterly Internal Audits