UPL works closely with many of the key organisations that help to set and maintain the high standards of quality that are required within the contract manufacturing industry, as quality is a core value that runs through all areas of UPL’s business. As a result of our focus on quality we are pleased to have attained the following accreditations:
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency is an executive agency of the Department of Health. Their role is to enhance and safeguard the health of the public by ensuring that medicines and medical devices work and are acceptably safe. No product is risk free. Underpinning all their work lie robust and fact-based judgements to ensure that the benefits to patients and the public justify the risks.
UPL hold Manufacturing and Special licenses issued by the MHRA for Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
SGS provides inspection, verification, testing and certification services and they are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity.
UPL is accredited by SGS to Quality Standard ISO 9001:2008.
UPL has also been awarded the British Safety Council’s Safety Award for 6 consecutive years: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.
UPL’s commitment to health and safety is recognised by our accreditation to BS OHSAS 18001 by the British Safety Council.
UPL are also member of RoSPA – The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.
RoSPA is a registered charity that promotes safety and the prevention of accidents. They are committed to raising health and safety standards
The Soil Association health and beauty care standards provide the most comprehensive organic standards worldwide for this rapidly growing market sector. The Soil Association standards are technically robust, based on Nordic standards, EC cosmetics directive and EC regulation 2092/91 which governs organic food production and food processing. More consumers look for the Soil Association symbol than any other organic symbol. It is the organic symbol of trust.
Through their not-for-profit business Soil Association Certification Ltd they inspect and award organic certification to farms and businesses that meet their organic standards. The Soil Association symbol on pack is a customer’s guarantee that a product meets the highest standards of sustainability and quality.
UPL have been licensed by the Soil Association for the manufacture of Organic health and beauty care products. The licence was granted after an audit of UPL’s facilities and procedures and reflects the ongoing commitment by UPL towards maintaining standards and continuous improvement.
The CTPA (Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association) represents cosmetic and personal care companies of all sizes involved in sourcing of ingredients, manufacturing, packaging, labelling and distribution, the CTPA provides members with comprehensive scientific and technical advice. Further information on the work of the CTPA is available from their main website which also houses the full set of legislation under ‘Cosmetic regulations’.
UPL are Members of the CTPA