Serendib Flour Mills awarded “COVID-19 Safety Management Systems” certification

Posted On 30 Jul 2020
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Serendib Flour Mills receives the SLS 1672:2020 "COVID-19 Safety Management Systems" certification from the Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI) for its mill facility in line with the company’s unhesitant commitment to uphold the highest standard of quality and safety

Serendib Flour Mills receives the SLS 1672:2020 “COVID-19 Safety Management Systems” certification from the Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI) for its mill facility in line with the company’s unhesitant commitment to uphold the highest standard of quality and safety

Serendib Flour Mills, one of the most trusted wheat flour product suppliers in Sri Lanka, has been awarded the SLS 1672:2020 “COVID-19 Safety Management Systems” certification from the Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI) for its mill facility further confirming the company’s commitment towards maintaining the highest standard of quality and safety.

The independent third party certification reiterates Serendib Flour Mills’ position as a socially responsible organisation and enables the company to demonstrate its ability and commitment towards providing safety from COVID-19 through its operations, including products and services as well as outsourced activities and ensures the safety of all staff and visitors. The risk management process provides adequate controls against the spreading of COVID-19 to employees their families, community and the country helping to enhance the staff confidence and morale which invariably leads to minimum labour turnover. The company has been able to integrate the COVID-19 safety management system seamlessly with its business processes, overall management structure and existing management systems. The certification also ensures stakeholder confidence to support scaling up of the business operations. While ensuring to maintain the required high safety standards, the company also intends to improve the COVID-19 Safety Management System continually by implementing new modifications to the current system in order to meet future demand.

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded in the country back in March, Serendib Flour Mills ensured that the adverse situation in the country did not negatively impact the operations of the mills which have been running around the clock and manned by the customary workforce while also maintaining a COVID-19 risk-free environment for all employees. As a result, the company was able to continue to offer a wide range of 7 Star branded wheat flour products, throughout the lockdown period, all of which cater to diverse dietary preferences and helps in nourishing the nation.

Sharing her opinion about the certification, Hemani Gunatilake – Head of Quality Assurance of Serendib Flour Mills stated, “We have been in operations for the past 12 years and as always our primary concern is the wellbeing of our customers and consumers. Our Mission is to provide a high quality product and thereby improve the nourishment of all Sri Lankans, which is how our promise of ‘nourishing the nation’ came into being. Our team worked tirelessly to lay the groundwork to obtain this certification and we were able to successfully get it within a very short period of just 3 weeks. We have worked closely with SLSI in the past and in fact, our 7 Star Flour was the 1st Wheat four in the country to get the prestigious SLS certification.”

Operating from a state-of-the-art milling facility at the Colombo Port, Serendib Flour Mills provides a wide variety of wheat flour products to bakers, eateries, hotels, households, industries and consumers across Sri Lanka. The company uses only premium wheat grains from the best wheat producing countries in the world. The world-class team at Serendib Flour Mills utilizes the latest advancements in Buhler technology to deliver products that are fresh, wholesome and rich in nutritional goodness.

Serendib Flour Mills (Pvt) Ltd. is a BOI approved Flagship project funded by a renowned UAE investor, the Al Ghurair. The company provides high quality, nutritious and a wide variety of wheat flour products to bakers, eateries, hotels, households, industries and consumers across Sri Lanka. Operating from a state-of-the-art milling facility at the Colombo Port, Serendib Flour Mills adheres to the highest standards of quality and safety. The company has received ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, ISO 22000:2005, FSSC 22000, BS OSHAS 18001:2007 certifications and also makes continuous efforts to minimize its impact on the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and waste whilst championing energy and water conservation throughout its operations.

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