APLIX Inc. Receives ISO 26000:2010 Management System Certificate

SRI Quality System Registrar is pleased to announce that it has recently awarded an ISO 26000:2010 Management System certificate to APLIX Inc., located in Charlotte, North Carolina for “The Social Responsibility practices related to the design and manufacture of hook and loop fasteners.”

"Operating our company under ISO 26000 principles reinforces our commitment to all our stakeholders. We are committed to excellence, live and work ethically, and recognize all our associates are important," stated Rick Little, President and CEO of APLIX Inc.

According to Edward L. Maschmeier, Associate Vice President, Certification: “We are pleased to acknowledge that APLIX Inc. has demonstrated effective implementation of a management system. ISO 26000:2010 certification provides evidence to customers, suppliers, employees, and their community of their commitment to operate in a socially responsible way contributing to sustainable development.”

ISO 26000:2010 is process-based; certification recognizes organizations that can link business objectives with operating effectiveness. Companies that achieve management system compliance to ISO 26000:2010 have demonstrated effective implementation of documentation and records management, top management’s commitment to their customers, establishment of clear policy, good planning and implementation, good resource management, efficient process control, measurement and analysis. Continual improvement has been institutionalized.

SRI Quality System Registrar is an internationally accredited registrar for management systems standards, such as ISO 9001, AS9100, IATF 16949, ISO 45001, ISO 13485, ISO 20000-1, ISO 27001, ISO/FSSC 22000 and environmental management systems standards such as ISO 14001, RC14001, and RCMS. SRI also provides public training for auditing, implementing, and maintaining these standards.

With over 60 years of experience, APLIX is one of the world’s leading hook and loop fastening system specialists. APLIX provides their clients with innovative products and solutions in numerous self-gripping fastening markets: Aircraft, Automotive, Cleaning, Personal care, Healthcare, Packaging and other specialized industries. The company is IATF 16949 and BRC certified and operates six plants in the U.S., France, Brazil and China as well as sales offices around the world.