Established by CELIÈGE (The European Cork Federation), the SYSTECODE is a quality assurance system for the cork industry.
CELIÈGE or The European Cork Federation represents all the associations of cork producers.
In 1992, CELIÈGE started the Quercus research project with the participation of 7 European countries, several public and private laboratories. The conclusions of this project, combined wiht concerns by the users of cork products regarding tracebility during manufacture, led CELIÈGE to draft the International Code of Cork Stopper Manufacturing Practice to be the international reference not only for companies involved in production and sale of cork stoppers but also for the users. To ensure that companies apply the recommendations of the Code in their production practice, a system of accreditation by independent experts has been set up to confirm that “good manufacturing methods for cork stoppers” are being employed. This is why the SYSTECODE was established.
It is a fact that suppliers who have been accredited under the SYSTECODE can offer their customers a guarantee that their products comply with the standards since their production processes have been checked ang analysed objectively.
The body appointed try CELIÈGE to grant certification under the SYSTECODE is the internationally respected organisation Bureau Veritas.
They are recognised by the SYSTECODE certificate which shows:
Every company or person involved in the production of cork who has made a request via one of the associate members of CELIÈGE –listed below: