Your excellent reputation alone is no longer enough.
Animal welfare and food industry issues are increasingly in the news these days. Being proactive reassures your customers and consumers that you are doing the right thing.
More and more customers are using their buying power to reward producers who offer third-party proof that they are socially responsible and environmentally friendly. Are you profiting from an expanding market that rewards environmentally and socially responsible producers?
Since 2001, Validus has worked in partnership with owners and operators to protect reputations and expand profits. We’ve conducted thousands of on-farm assessments and worked with our clients to create and implement socially responsible, scientifically based and economically viable long-term solutions that safeguard their operations while opening them to profit from new, expanding markets.
We offer three approaches in working with our clients:
- Using the Validus standards and tools
- Using industry standards and tools
- Auditing to our clients’ proprietary standards and tools
Validus – FCI
In January 2013 Validus acquired the Facility Certification Institute (FCI), an internationally respected and recognized third-party certification provider that serves the feed industry. This has allowed FCI to expand their capabilities under the Validus ISO 17065 SQF Accreditation and ISO 9001:2008 Certification. This also presents great opportunity for Validus. FCI auditors bring with them a wide range of experience within the feed industry on both the production and auditing side. A list of Validus-FCI audit programs can be found under Facility Certified Institute Audits.
Validus, a division of Where Food Comes From
As a wholly owned division of Where Food Comes From, Inc., Validus is in a unique position to offer our customers a full suite of certification, auditing and verification services across all types of programs and accreditations. Are you an existing SQF client that also has Organic or Non-GMO production lines? We can bundle those audits together in one visit. Are you an AWRD farm trying to diversify your operations to meet additional market needs for feed verification or natural claims? Our sister divisions can help with that, too. Contact us today to learn more about how our Where Food Comes From family can be the single solution for all your third-party needs.