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Exelco NV setting standards in Bangkok

Friday, 9th September 2005
Source: IDEX Online
H&A; Cutting Works Ltd., affiliate of Exelco NV a Diamond Trading Company Sightholder, today announced its successful Social Accountability SA8000 certification. H&A; Cutting Works is a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility located in the Gemopolis Industrial Estate in Bangkok. The news comes after 3 days of extensive internal auditing by SGS Thailand.

SA 8000, is a way for retailers, brand companies, suppliers and other organizations to maintain just and decent working conditions throughout the supply chain. It is based on international workplace norms in the International Labor Organization (ILO) conventions and the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Convention on Rights of the Child.

Commenting on the company's successful application, Jean Paul Tolkowsky, founding partner said "This is once again an important step in our goal for the Exelco Group to excel within our industry. Consumer confidence is key to our success". Hugh Van Es, H&A; Cutting Works Managing Director commented that "This certification follows closely on our ISO 9001:2000 which we obtained at the end of 2004. We now join a group of approximately 500 companies worldwide that have achieved the SA8000 standard".