Already in its first year of participation, DKSH received the highest accolade of the acclaimed and recognized industry award scheme.
Hong Kong, September 2, 2022 – DKSH, the leading market expansion partner for companies seeking to grow their business in Asia, was crowned “Diamond Enterprise” at the Quality Food Scheme Plus 2022, organized by GS1 Hong Kong. Furthermore, Alex Wong, Vice President, Supply Chain Management, DKSH was invited to be the keynote speaker to deliver a speech on “The Importance of Food Safety for Sustainable Business Growth” at this year’s Food Safety Forum conducted prior to the ceremony.
The Quality Food Scheme Plus was introduced in September 2020 and has been positioned as the advanced version of GS1 HK’s Quality Food Scheme which was started in 2015. Through the scheme and based on a mission to drive global systems of standards, GS1 HK aims to improve the visibility of the food supply chain, enhance enterprises’ traceability practices, and strengthen consumers’ trust in food safety in the local food industry.
Participating companies are audited by GS1 Hong Kong and SGS Hong Kong in accordance with the GS1 Global Traceability Standard (GTS), ISO 22000, and HACCP. The evaluation covers six scopes: Supply chain management and efficiency, product traceability, incident response time and capability, compliance and regulations, staff and premise hygiene, and food safety management system.
Additionally. the Efficient Consumer Response Index (ECR Index) was introduced into the scheme to help companies review their speed and capability in dealing with incidents. Under this sub-section, DKSH has been awarded the highest ranking of three stars.
Anna Lin, JP, Chief Executive, GS1 HK said, “The Scheme aims to recognize the efforts and excellence of food companies in adhering to global food safety standards and traceability practices, which in turn ensures better and safer food products to customers. DKSH HK’s effective adoption of international standards and technology for food management systems not only sets a good example for the food sector, but also reinforces consumer trust and elevates the brands’ image. Congratulations to DKSH for receiving this esteemed award and thank you for being a solid supporter of global food safety and traceability practices!”
Alex Wong, Vice President, Supply Chain Management, Consumer Goods, DKSH said: “We are excited to receive this award. DKSH has stringent quality control standards for our operations. Apart from meeting and performing beyond the existing acquired certifications, we are exploring and setting new benchmarks in response to the changing market and logistics needs. Being awarded “Diamond Enterprise” indicates that we are on the right track. The Quality Food Scheme Plus is a well-structured frameworkand it guides participating companies on how they can enhance their operating procedures and further mitigate potential risks on food quality.”