Bauer‘s new headquarters have been awarded the LEED Italy NC 2009 certification with a Gold rating, thus confirming the environmental sustainability of our buildings at a level that had never been reached before by any project in any part of the world. The special green roof covering the facility – over 2500 m2 of natural waterproofing – provides multiple advantages from the energy and economic standpoints, such as improved thermal insulation in both summer and winter, fewer peaks in water outflow, taming of the local microclimate, and retention of fine dust. Also, a special rainwater storage system reduces the need to use drinking water for irrigation.
UNI EN ISO 9001: 2015
In 2002, the Bauer production system was certified by the CSQA certification agency as complying with the UNI EN ISO 9001: 2015 quality standard. The main purpose of this international standard is to improve the performance of companies and enhance the quality of goods and services on an ongoing basis.
In 1997, the ICEA – Istituto per la Certificazione Etica e Ambientale (Ethics and Environmental Certification Institute) – which monitors and certifies organic production, authorised Bauer to produce organic products. As a result, a special product line was launched, including vegetable broth preparations – in cube and granular forms – that are based on yeast extract and are certified organic. And in 2015, our Bio line was further expanded thanks to certifications received for granular chicken and beef organic broths.
The Global Standard for Food Safety issues international certifications of compliance with the highest standards of food safety and hygiene along the entire supply chain. Bauer was awarded this certification in 2012 as complying with stringent standards regarding:
• the establishment of an HACCP system (for the identification and self-monitoring of critical points in the production process)
• the documentation of a quality management system
• the standards for workplace environments, products, production processes and personnel
• all steps in production: from the packaging of basic ingredients to the disposal of waste, including the personnel’s sanitary standards.
The International Food Standard is the benchmark used to select only the finest suppliers that provide safe products which comply with applicable law. In addition to mandating a quality system, it includes 250 requirements, with particular emphasis on:
• basic ingredients
• finished products
• intermediate products
• waste collection and disposal
• sanitary standards for personnel
• building location
• production processes
We, at Bauer, are extremely proud to have obtained this quality certification in 2012.