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Certification provides end-users, distributors and public representatives the benefit of knowing that an accredited third party has evaluated not only a product’s capability of passing rigorous testing according to industry standards or use requirements, but that the process in which certified products are made is reproducible.  This process allows users the peace of mind that a company is continuously monitored and can only maintain certification if their manufacturing process remains consistent.

As a manufacturer, Sotkon willingly accepts and acts on responsibility and obligation to have its own products undergo specific certification, equating its regard for the company’s integrity and value. 

Sotkon assures that all products passed quality and performance tests, complying with all designated requirements in accordance with the European Standards EN 13071-1:2008 (i.e. specifies requirements of stationary containers, top lifted and bottom emptied, used for collection of solid non-hazardous wastes, with capacity up to 5 000 l: Part 1 - the general characteristics of such containers and their accessories, the test methods and the safety requirements) and EN 13071-2:2008 (i.e. Part 2 - additional requirements for underground or partly underground systems) and the Machinery Directive 2006/42/CE (i.e. the harmonisation of essential health and safety requirements for machinery at the EU). This indicates product suitability to be distributed safely and traded fairly between all parts involved (i.e. producers, consumers and distributors). 

Sotkon willingly accepts and acts on responsibility and obligation to have its own facilities and internal processes undergo specific certification, equating its regard for the company’s environmental and social responsibility. 

The production facilities located in Portugal and Turkey are certified in accordance with the International Standards Organisation (ISO) 14001 (sets out the criteria for an environmental management system) and 9001 (sets out the criteria for a quality management system) standards.
The first standard helps organizations improve their environmental performance through more efficient use of resources and reduction of waste, gaining a competitive advantage and the trust of stakeholders. The second standard is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement.