Certification & safety
Respecting the most recent legislations, exceeding our customers’ requirements, meeting the highest quality standards… Those are the goals we reach every day to provide society with safe, healthy and natural products.
For many years, Alland & Robert has been committed to an ambitious quality policy in order to be as transparent as possible towards our clients, and ensure the safety of the consumers who eat our products. Alland & Robert holds several internationally recognized certifications. They help us meet and go beyond our clients expectations.
FOOD SAFETY: BRC CERTIFICATION
Alland & Robert is BRC certified (version 7) and is audited every year. The BRC is an international leading safety and quality certification program.
The BRC requirements guarantee the standardization of quality, safety and operational criteria, to ensure that manufacturers fulfill their legal obligations and provide protection to the end users. Alland & Robert’s BRC certification means that we have established good manufacturing practices to produce safe, legal products that meet the quality levels expected by our customers. It is also a way for us to give our customers confidence in our food safety program and supply chain management.
BRC Global Standards are nowadays often a fundamental requirement of leading retailers, with a focus on four areas:
SOCIAL & SOCIETAL COMMITMENTS
Alland & Robert is a member of the SEDEX since 2009. SEDEX (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange) is a non profit membership organization dedicated to driving improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains.
Alland & Robert is receiving the SEDEX certification through a high standard referential called SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit). SMETA is a Best Practice Guidance helping us carry out social and societal audits, with 4 main pillars that represent the most complete measurement: labor standards, environment, health & safety, business ethics.
Alland & Robert has been awarded a silver medal by Ecovadis rating platform. This score places us among the top 25% of over 100,000 companies rated by the platform. The EcoVadis rating platform was created to assess CSR performance. It is based on 21 criteria and 4 main themes which are: Environment, Social and Human Rights, Ethics and Responsible Purchasing via an examination of the integration of the principles of sustainable development within the activity of each company.
Alland & Robert is part of the Carbon Disclosure Project, a not-for-profit charity that runs a global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to measure and manage their environmental impacts.
This system has resulted in unparalleled engagement on environmental issues worldwide in order to create a thriving economy that works for people and planet in the long term.
Since 2023, Alland & Robert has obtained the FAIR FOR LIFE certification, which promotes an approach of Fair Trade that allows producers and harvesters to take charge of their destinies through the recognition of their work. It is a collective and meaningful construction of life and society. The Fair For Life certification is also a guarantee of strict economic, social and environmental standards, set by the Ecocert group.
For customers who need organic gum acacia with perfect traceability, Alland & Robert has developed a range of certified organic grades. Our African suppliers who deliver us organic raw materials are organic certified as well by accredited organisms. This allows Alland & Robert to ensure the full traceability of the gum.
Alland & Robert‘s acacia and karaya gums are both Halal and Kosher certified. As an international company selling products in more than 70 countries, we believe it is our responsibility to adapt to the specifics of our markets, and to meet our customers’ expectations, including religious ones.
Alland & Robert is non-GMO verified thanks to the non-GMO project verification program. 13 acacia gum references, our karaya gum reference and Syndeo are verified.
Alland & Robert has received FAIR FOR LIFE certification for qualities of both seyal and senegal gum acacia. Products displaying the Fair For Life label are guaranteed to come from environmentally friendly processes practiced by fairly paid farmers, from a transparent and traceable supply chain
In order to meet the standards of the cosmetics and personal care industry, acacia and sterculia (karaya) gums are COSMOS-certified. The COSMOS certification guarantees production and processing methods that respect the environment and human health, the promotion of the concept of green chemistry, the responsible use of natural resources, the respect for biodiversity, the absence of petrochemical ingredients & GMOs and the promotion of recyclable packaging.
QUALITY SYSTEM CERTIFICATION
Alland & Robert is ISO 9001 (V2015) certified. ISO 9001, V2015, is a quality management systems standards designed to help organizations ensure that they meet the needs of customers and other stakeholders while meeting statutory and regulatory requirements related to a product.
In compliance with the law, Alland & Robert applies the HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) method. This is a systematic preventive approach to food safety: it goes from biological, chemical and physical hazards in production processes that can cause the finished product to be unsafe, to designs measurements to reduce these risks to a safe level.
This method helps us ensure that we are manufacturing safe products with:
Alland & Robert is working with the ANSM (‘‘Agence Nationale de Sécurité du Médicament’’ or National Agency for Medicine Safety) and has regularly been inspected by this authority for many years.
Compliance with the ANSM is mandatory for companies supplying ingredients in the pharmaceutical industry, and Alland & Robert is supplying both excipients and active ingredients to pharmaceutical companies.