Criminal compliance consists of processes, controls and tools that ensure greater control and surveillance in preventing criminal risk within an organisation
(L to R) Teresa Rodon, Commercial Director & CSR and Environment Manager, Bureau Veritas Spain and Portugal, Luis Solera, CEO - Bioiberica
Global life science company Bioiberica has been awarded the UNE19601 certification for its criminal compliance management system, following an audit carried out by Bureau Veritas.
Criminal compliance consists of processes, controls and tools that ensure greater control and surveillance in preventing criminal risk within an organisation, thereby avoiding potential sanctions which might otherwise impact the supply chain. For manufacturers operating in the nutraceutical and pharmaceutical sectors, the company says this certification provides further assurance it’s a safe and trusted partner.
Issued by Spain’s National Accreditation Body (ENAC), the UNE19601 standard confirms a company’s criminal compliance management system meets the legal requirements to operate in international markets. This was particularly important for Bioiberica, which operates in more than 80 countries.
Jordi Vidal, CFO and Compliance Officer at Bioiberica, said: "This certification demonstrates Bioiberica's continued commitment to nurturing a culture of compliance, in line with the strictest ethical and regulatory standards that govern the pharmaceutical industry. We're proud of this recognition, which further enhances the company's position as a successful, sustainable organisation".
The company’s management system was previously certified in accordance with ISO 9000 and ISO14001, and it has received accreditation for its CSR management based on the SDGs, the EMAS III environmental certification, 45001 for occupational health & safety and 50001 for energy efficiency, among others.