IFS: The International Food Standard – IFS V6) certification, the policy that accredits the quality and harmlessness in all our processes and products, guaranteeing that we fabricate food products that fulfill client specifications and that we work for the continuous improvement of our processes.
By meeting the IFS standards, we can demonstrate to all our customers that we not only make safe products by following their specifications, but we also guarantee the uniformity and transparency throughout the entire supply chain and the efficient management of resources to the consumer.
We fulfilled 278 requirements contained in the norm regarding management responsibility, quality and food-safety processes, resource management, planning and production processes, measurements, analysis and improvements and Food Defense.
Good Manufacturing Practices – GMP: This are the minimum perational conditions for procuring Safe Foods, that will not cause any harm to the health of the consumers.
Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point – HACCAP: This standard identifies any food safety hazard, and establishes prevention-based control methods.
These programs and quality systems, not only improve the production of safe food, but also represent differentiating characteristics that enhance competitiveness in the market, to the point of becoming an indispensable factor to have access to the foreign market.
Scope of the certification: Preparation of Snacks using green and ripe plantains/green bananas. From the inspection of the raw ingredient to the shipping of the finished product.
The Sustainable Agriculture Standard ensures the production of fruit coming from farmlands where the workers and their families carry out their duties under decent working conditions; on the other hand, the protection of the natural resources and biodiversity is ensured.
This standard and its traceability system ensures the traceability of the certified fruit back to the certified farms or farm clusters where it was produced.
Compliance with the Sustainable Agriculture Standard grants the right to bear the Rainforest seal on export products.
The Urabá region has 168 farms independently certified. (Each producer has its own certification)
The Magdalena/La Guajira region is currently in process of certification.
Since the bananas coming from Fairtrade certified farms have been produced and packed in agreement with decent work requirements and have a fair trading price, they have an impact on the quality of life of small producers and plantation workers, and contributes to the sustainable development of the farms or cooperatives that take part in the production.
Fairtrade bananas are a high-quality product, socially responsible with the small-scale producers, the workers, the environment and the community.
C.I Unibán S.A was certified by this standard as fair trade banana exporter in aspects related to the trading of the product.
Urabá’s Fairtrade fruit comes from 25 certified farms and 2 small-scale producers’ cooperatives; while that coming from the Magdalena region has been produced by 5 small-scale Fairtrade banana producing cooperatives.
is a world-wide recognized agricultural product standard. Its focus is set mainly on Good Agricultural Practices and the encouragement the achievement of safe and sustainable production practices that benefit producers and consumers around the world.
The fruit certified by GOBALG.A.P. ensures product safety, environmental protection and health, safety and welfare for the workers.
The Urabá region has 173 farms independently certified. (Each producer has its own certification).
The Magdalena/La Guajira region has 23 farms certified under the Producer Cluster model (C.I. Unibán S.A. is the certificate holder).
It is an international business alliance that promotes secure trade practices in cooperation with governments and international organizations. The certification confirms control over each phase of the production, packing, shipping and transport of the export product, ensuring the absence of contamination (smuggling and drug trafficking) threats throughout each stage upon reaching its final destination. The Urabá and the Santa Marta Unibán offices have been certified by this alliance.
It is a joint initiative undertaken by the corporate sector and the US government to establish trading cooperation partnerships that have the capacity to improve and strengthen supply chain and border safety. The standard demands a thorough review of the providers’ security system —from the starting point of the process to the distribution in the United States—, to detect any illegal substance that may affect the sovereignty of that country.
In 2014, Unibán initiated the process to adopt the Good Agricultural Practices – GPA standard, granted by Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario – ICA, to prevent the risks associated with agricultural production and food safety assurance. This standard aims to recognize the work of the producers by giving them a certification that makes them more competitive in the international markets.
The forty-one plantain producers from Urabá who have already been certified, guarantee not only the supply of high-quality fruit, safe products that improve the diet the eating habits of the consumers and the protection of the environment, but also the provision of workplace security, optimal health conditions and control of the production.
C.I Unibán S.A is a member of Sedex, a platform where we can share responsible sourcing information for each one of our farms in Urabá and Santa Marta, which guarantees that our supply chain carries out commercial, responsible and ethical practices.
The International Ship and Port Facility Security ISPS code, came into force in July 2004, becoming a valuable mechanism for the Colombian maritime companies and port facilities. It has led the way to develop evaluations and protection plans for the ships and the terminals. The good use of the code ensures the security of the supply chain.
Scope of certification 1: Zungo y Nueva Colonia, Carepa and Turbo Port Facilities of, C.I. UNIBAN S.A.
Scope of certification 2: Zungo y Nueva Colonia, Carepa and Turbo Port Facilities of, C.I. UNIBAN S.A.
Through this procedure, ICONTEC certifies that any industrial (electricity, gas, transportation, etc.) installation or assembly operation, is in compliance with the provisions of the Colombian Technical Standards or the Technical Regulations that have been established by the regulatory authority for any specific industrial sector.
This service allows both industry and users, to have access to certified products or companies with certified management systems, and request a certificate of conformity from the firms in charge of the installation or assembly. This way, they can have a quality guarantee that supports the execution of the installation/assembly components and equipment at any given industrial plant or application.
Scope of certification 1: Liquid Fuel Service Station, C.I. UNIBÁN S.A., Km 37+800 via Carepa, Apartadó Antioquia. Certificate No. 2454-1
Scope of certification 2: Large Consumer with Fixed Installation, C.I. UNIBÁN S.A., Zungo Embarcadero, Carepa Antioquia. Certificate No. 056-1.
BRC looks after the interests of retail trade. In order to export their products to the United Kingdom, many companies are required to comply with the BRC Standard.
Ensure compliance with the legal provisions.
Protect consumers through the safety and quality of the product.
Provide a common basis for supplier assessment/auditing.
Reduction of production costs.
Reduction of food price and inflation.
The banana packaging material manufactured by Polyban Internacional meets the strict hygiene requirements of the European Union. That is why it was certified with this standard.