BEIJING, August 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Confronted with the global challenge of food safety, enterprises focusing on quality should keep improving their quality management system. Recently, Yili Group, ranked among the Top 10 global dairy enterprises, announced that Yili has entered into strategic cooperative partnership with SGS, LRQA and Intertek and has invited them to “make excelsior” in its quality management, which further upgraded the global quality management system well-known for completeness.
The three quality certification authorities chosen by Yili Group are famous in the global quality consultancy field, with a thorough understanding on every aspect of the world food quality management. SGS is the world’s largest certification authority, recognized as the standard for quality and credibility; LRQA is an international certification authority with a history of 250 years; Intertek has cooperated with Yili for more than one decade, with superior strength in quality and safety service.
Yili CEO, Zhang Jianqiu, stated, “We satisfy the consumers’ demands for products with global resources, and provide nutrition and health for consumers with internationalized R&D. The cooperation with top partners in global quality field aims to better satisfy the consumers’ expectation on food safety by upgrading the global quality management system of Yili Group.”
All three collaborated authorities recognized the “Quality-oriented Strategy” policy of Yili, and admire the existing complete processes and strict inspection in compliance with the international advanced standard. Relevant principal of SGS further stated that Yili SANTINE Organic Milk, Shuahua Milk, HOWARU, QQ Star Milk for children, PRO-KIDO infants and young children formula and AMBROSIAL ordinary temperature yogurt are popular among consumers due to their good quality. Zhang hoped they could help Yili realize further development.
Just as what the collaborated authorities have seen, Yili has established the “All employee, all process and all-round” quality management system and three-level food safety risk monitoring, prevention and control system covering “plant, division and group”. In addition, Yili also carried out the technical layout of quality safety and upgrade in Europe. At the end of this March, Yili and Wageningen University jointly built the first Netherlands–China food safety guarantee system on the basis of European R&D Center, carrying out a series of cooperation in the improvement of quality of dairy products.
According to the analysis of experts in the industry, it is an important step of Yili in quality management internationalization following the internationalization of resources and R&D. Since 2013, Yili has completed the industrial layout in the global dairy highlands such as Oceania, North America and Europe, and realized the upgrade of product R&D by establishing European R&D Center. As one of the three key components of Yili’s internationalization strategy, the upgrade of global quality management system should be the stress in the following step.