Press ReleasesNippon Paper Papylia Obtains ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System CertificationISO Management Strengthened at the Kochi Mill, which Produces Specialty Paper for Food

Nippon Paper Papylia Co., Ltd.

Nippon Paper Papylia Co., Ltd. (President: Sumio Miyake; hereinafter "Nippon Paper Papylia") has obtained ISO 22000 certification, an international standard for food safety management systems, at the Kochi Mill (Agawa-gun, Kochi Prefecture), which produces high value-added specialty paper.

The Kochi Mill is a long-standing paper mill that commenced its operation in 1886 in Ino-cho, along the clear Niyodo River. This town is renowned for traditional Japanese paper. Even today, it produces high value-added paper products for special applications from a variety of fiber materials. In terms of quality management, the mill obtained ISO 9001 certification for its quality management system in 1997, and ISO 14001 certification for the environmental management system in 1999, based on its long-nurtured technical capabilities. The Kochi Mill has enhanced its systems and worked to achieve reduced environmental impact and high quality.

In recent years, there has been increasing social demand for food safety. The mainstay products of the Kochi Mill include many different food-related paper products, such as beverage filters, paper for food manufacturing processes and food wrapping paper. In order to better respond to customers' requests, the mill endeavored to achieve ISO 22000 certification for its food safety management system. As a result, the Kochi Mill and Kochi Kako Co., Ltd., one of Nippon Paper Papylia's group companies, completed the process on September 28, 2017.
In the future, Nippon Paper Papylia will pursue safety in production by maintaining its three ISO certifications with a view towards gaining greater trust from customers.

<Details about ISO 22000 certification for food safety management systems>

1. Applicable Standard

ISO 22000:2005

2. Registered Organization

The Kochi Mill of Nippon Paper Papylia Co., Ltd. (1 Utsunokitamachi, Ino-cho, Agawa-gun, Kochi Prefecture)
Kochi Kako Co., Ltd. (66 Saiwai-cho, Ino-cho, Agawa-gun, Kochi Prefecture)

3. Scope of Registration

Production of liquid filter paper and food wrapping paper which come into contact with food

4. Registration Date

September 28, 2017 (Registration Number: F083)

5. Audit Organization

JIC Quality Assurance Ltd.