WestRock has completed ISO 9001: 2008 certification of its Tacoma, Washington containerboard mill in the US. According to the company’s announcement, Tacoma is the last of the thirteen WestRock containerboard mills to earn this distinction. The mill’s registration is good for three years, the company committed to go through annual third party audits to maintain the ISO status.
Thomas Stigers, executive VP, containerboard mills, commented:
“It’s more than just a plaque on the wall. It’s a commitment, to ourselves and our customers. We want our mills to be top notch, from gate to gate. Like safety, quality is part of our company culture.”
ISO 9001: 2008 is an international set of guidelines that companies choose to meet to demonstrate they adhere to the highest standards of quality and excellence in such areas as management principles, customer relations, and the manufacturing process.
WestRock Company is one of the largest paper and packaging companies with USD15 billion in annual revenue and 42,000 employees in approximately 275 operating and business locations in 30 countries spanning North America, South America, Europe and Asia.