PAGE 028 / 029 TIPCO FOODS PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED POLICIES AND OVERVIEW OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS Established in 1976 with initial registered capital of Baht 10 million, TIPCO Foods PLC now records Baht 482.6 million of paid-up capital. Core business of the company and its subsidiaries is production and distribution of canned pineapple, pineapple juice concentrate, mixed fruit juice, ready-to-drink bev-erages and natural mineral water, and herbal/agricultural produce extracts, for domestic and overseas markets. Besides being the world’s first pineap-ple producer to be certified in accordance with ISO 9002 (updated ISO 9000 Version 2000), TIPCO has also been approved by SGS (Thailand) for compli-ance with HAACCP (HAZARD ANALYTICAL CRITICAL CONTROL POINT), and SGF TRMAV (Sure–Global– Fair), signifying that the company’s product quality meets international quality standard. In December 2006, the com-pany was also certified in accordance with ISO 22000 (Food Safety Manage-ment system), thereby becoming the country’s first pineapple producer to win this approval as well as the world’s first company to undergo integrated assessment of 4 quality systems, namely, ISO 9001:2000, GMP, HACCP and ISO 22000. July 5, 2007 marks another milestone for TIPCO’s achievements, namely, Thai-land’s first company to win the “Single Food Audit Pack” approval which entails integrated assessment of various quality systems, namely, ISO 22000, HACCP, GMP and IFS into one single system, i.e., ISO 9001. In 2008, the company was certified by FAI (Food Audit International) for compliance with Food Safety and Food Security, with excellent rating. The same year, TIP-CO’s Organic Aloe Vera Certified was approved by the Agricultural Re-search Department, along with the Organic Agriculture Certification Thai-land for Aloe Vera cultivation. In 2011, the canned pineapple factory was approved under Mor Ror Tor 8001- 2553 standard (Initial Final Stage) and in 2014 the factory in Prachuab Kiri Khan Province also won the Welfare and Labor Protection Department’s Award for Outstanding Operational Plant in the area of labor relations & wel-fare for the 4th year running, along with the National Award for Workplace Safety, Sanitation and Environment, and the Department of Skilled Labor De-velopment’s honorary trophy for the project to cut production line waste and improve productivity. To mark the advent of ASEAN Economic Community, TIPCO received the Social Development and Welfare Department’s Award for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and the Ministry of Social Development and Human Se-curity 2014 Award for CSR-DIW Continuous Award for the 5th consecutive year, signifying that the company practiced sustainable Corporate Social Re-sponsibility and well prepared to attain ISO 26000, which was subsequently approved by the Department of Industrial Factories, Ministry of Industry, dur-ing the 2014 Good Governance assessment which placed TIPCO in the “Very Good” category with 81% total grade. Thanks to expertise in fruit juice industry and continuous product inno-vation, TIPCO won Chulalongkorn University 2014 award for “Thailand’s strongest and most powerful brand” in the category of fruit juice for the 2nd year running. This contest was organized by the Marketing Department, Faculty of Commerce and Accounting, with a view to evaluating values and ranking brand names based on consumer data collected from 12,000 samples nationwide. This is one of the most comprehensive and largest proj-ect ever undertaken in Thailand to collect data pertaining to local consumers and brand awareness.
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