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CHSA puts spotlight on accredited members

15 January 2020

Focusing attention on its work to maintain standards in the industry, the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association’s (CHSA) new advert spotlights accreditation members.

In a bid to prove the strength and depth in the membership, the names of members of the accreditation schemes for distributors and manufacturers of soft tissue, plastic refuse sacks and industrial cotton mop form the scheme logo.  

According to the CHSA, its accreditation schemes ensure standards in the industry are maintained, guaranteeing “what’s on the box is what’s in the box.”

Gaining accreditation is a challenge as applicants must successfully pass an inspection carried out by the schemes' independent auditor. He assesses the relevant products, confirming whether or not they conform to the Standards set out for the relevant accreditation scheme. In the case of distributors, they must either supply CHSA accredited product or product proven to meet the same stipulated standards that apply to product from the relevant manufacturing scheme standard.  

As of 1 January 2020, all distributor members of the CHSA are now accredited distributors. Any that did not apply to join and successfully pass the auditing process in 2019 are no longer members of the CHSA and cannot use the CHSA logo.

All members of the CHSA must also conform to the association’s rigorous code of practice, which demands an ethical and responsible approach to business, and that product labelling provides full and accurate dimensions and quantities.  

“The CHSA stands up for standards,” said Lorcan Mekitarian, chairman of the CHSA. “Our accreditation schemes provide the guarantee buyers of cleaning and hygiene products need – you get what you pay for. Naming every scheme member in the advert is the perfect way to highlight the members and spotlight their contribution to maintaining standards.”