Quality and Environment
FOR SAFE FOOD AND A HEALTHIER PLANET
HIGH QUALITY THROUGH VALIDATED MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS
Probi's modern, well-equipped laboratory is accredited for microbiological analysis in accordance with SS-EN ISO/IEC 17025. Our comprehensive quality system and policy ensures that analysis methods, precision levels and quality assurance comply with applicable requirements in accordance with the ISO standard and with the governments and clients in the markets where our products are found.
As all internationally accredited laboratories in the industry have adopted the EN ISO/IEC 17025 standard, the reports and calibration certificates from Probi’s laboratory are accepted in more than 40 countries.
Pilot production of bacteria is carried out in a designated area of the lab. Finished products, products in development, and products destined for and originating from clinical trials, are continuously analysed in the lab using validated and accredited microbiological analysis methods for CFU, hygiene and bacterial identity.
PROBI AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Probi's environmental management system has been certified according to ISO 14001:2004 since 2012, with the SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden as the external certification body. The environmental management system comprises all operations at Probi and includes an environmental manual, environmental policy and a list of environmental aspects.
The significant environmental aspects of Probi’s business are:
• Selection of suppliers for products and services.
• Selection of packaging materials for products.
• Management of risk waste from laboratory operations.
Environmental initiatives in 2014 included a continued survey of the environmental performance of major suppliers and inspections of the various packaging materials that are used for the products manufactured by Probi. As a feature of these efforts, information leaflets have been removed from packaging in a number of markets. Action has also been taken to reduce the use of disposable materials in laboratory operations.
Since Probi’s business is international, business travel by air is unavoidable. Probi climate compensates for the carbon emissions arising in connection with all business travel by air. For 2014, Probi’s climate compensation corresponded to 207 tonnes (160) of carbon equivalents in the Trees of Hope forestry project in Malawi, in partnership with the ZeroMission in accordance with the PlanVivo standard.
Probi’s operations do not require permits under the Swedish Environmental Code.