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JSC “Moscow Distillery “Cristall” has always given special attention to quality and has been working in accordance with ISO international standard requirements more than one decade. Beginning with seventies a complex system of quality management has been in successful operation at the Distillery. Conceptual issues of this system were regulated by the standards of the Distillery. These standards provided regulation and control of the distillery subdivisions activities in the sphere of quality management. So, in 1994 the Distillery became the first enterprise in the branch that have received certificate of quality management system correspondence to the requirements of ISO 9001:96 relating to the production category “vodka for export”.
The great event that took place in February 2002 was the receipt of the international certificate of quality management system correspondence to ISO 9001:2000 standards, issued by the Certification authorities of Gosstandart of Russia and «SGS Switzerland SA International Certification Services», Switzerland, Zurich. “Moscow Distillery “Cristall” became the first Russian enterprise that obtained such a certificate. Within the validity period of the conformity certificate our enterprise has successfully passed three annually obligatory supervisory control. In the course of those inspections experts of the certification authorities verified not only the certificate of quality management system correspondence to ISO 9001:2000, but also quality improvement and efficiency of the enterprise work. The international certificate of quality management system correspondence to ISO 9001 is evidence that the enterprise is able to ensure stable production of high-quality and secure products. Government of the Russian Federation recommended in its decree dated 02.02.1998 # 113 preferential placement of government orders with the enterprises owing certified quality management systems.
In July 2005 JSC “Moscow Distillery “Cristall” has successfully passed one more exam – recertification of quality management system and obtained the certificates of correspondence to the international standard ISO 9001:2000 from the certification authorities EVROCERT (Serbia and Montenegro) and OQS (Austria). Besides, the Distillery has obtained the certificate of the international net IQNet that comprises 38 accredited certification authorities – JQNet is one of the most prominent and reliable authorities in the member countries, that gives tangible advantage within activity not only on the international but also on the domestic market.
In 2006 and 2007 JSC “Moscow Distillery “Cristall” has successfully passed two supervisory audits of quality management system, which verified compliance with the requirements of ISO 9001:2000 international standards. After completion of the audits inspections confirmed the compliance of the enterprise quality management system and the validity of the certificates issued by EVROCERT, OQS and IQNet.
In June 2008 JSC “Moscow Distillery “Cristall” again successfully passed recertification of quality management system and received certificates of correspondence to the Russian and international standards: GOST R ISO 9001-2001 (Certification authority – “International Certification Service”, Russia) and ISO 9001:2000 (Certification authority - «AFNOR International», France, www.afaq.org). Our enterprise has also received certificate of the quality authorities international network IQNet (www.iqnet-certification.com).
Quality management system – it is, first of all, such method of the enterprise activity organization that enables to supply the consumer with production which meets his requirements.
For the consumer the enterprise certified system of quality is an argument to trust to this enterprise and a guarantee of receiving the very production that he really needs.
- ensuring of high stable quality of the production at all steps of its life cycle for meeting the consumers’ requirements and expectations;
- building of confidence to the production of the Distillery;
- strengthening of the enterprise image of leader and reliable partner on traditional and new markets.