At the beginning of each year, Hail & Cotton USA sets goals for achieving recertification of our Quality Management Systems (QMS) covering standard requirements for our factories, buying stations, and storage facilities.
We are pleased to announce that Hail & Cotton USA has, through audits by SAI Global, obtained recertification to the new ISO 9001:2015 standard, for all of our US facilities. The standard was completely revised in 2015, and our QMS team embraced the challenge to achieve this together. This will change the course of our QMS going forward, making our system more robust and demonstrating the commitment we all have to our company and our customers.
Linda McMurtry, Director of Quality Management Systems and Corporate Social Responsibilities at HCIG, commented: “These recertification programs are important to HCIG and its employees, and we take pride in not only achieving re-certification, but also improving year on year. The efforts made by our employees reflect HCIG’S commitment to compliance, safety and quality, not only with these programs, but also critically important industry programs such as Sustainable Tobacco Production and Good Agricultural Practices”.