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Mainstream Canada Obtains Environmental Certification

by 5m Editor
28 January 2010, at 12:00am

CANADA - Mainstream Canada has announced that in December 2009 it achieved full certification in the ISO 9001 Quality Management System (OMS) and the OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Management System Standards (OHSAS).

The certification process started in 2008 with a full internal and external audit of all the Mainstream operations. Any operational gaps were identified, systems were developed, the operational manuals “Best Management Practices” (BMPs) and “Standard Operating Procedures” (SOPs) were updated and the resulting “Environmental Management System” (EMS) certification was obtained in the fall of 2008.

ISO (International Standards Organisation) is a 3rd party world renowned certification standard and these certifications make Mainstream Canada the first Aquaculture Company in Canada to be fully certified in ISO 9001 QMS, ISO14001 EMS and OHSAS 18001 for all their operations.

Mainstream Canada is committed to minimising the environmental impact of our activities during any stage of salmon production to ensure a sustainable aquaculture operation for our stakeholders - our customers, our suppliers, our employees and the communities in which we operate.

We are proud to assure our customers that our products are grown and processed under the most stringent environmental, health and safety standards.

Mainstream Canada is the Second largest aquaculture company in British Columbia. Our Head Office is located in Campbell River, BC. We operate 3 hatcheries, 24 Sea sites and two processing plants (1 contracted) in the Campbell River, Tofino and Broughton areas.

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