Pokarna Engineered Stone Limited is the ‘First Indian Company’ to receive the NSF®-51 Certification for Quartz Surface. Pokarna Engineered Stone Limited’s Quantra® Natural Quartz Surface has received NSF®-51 Certification from NSF International.
The presence of the NSF Mark on Quantra® Natural Quartz Surface means that the Quantra® Natural Quartz Surface has been evaluated, tested and certified by NSF International as meeting to the commercial food equipment standards. Therefore, Quantra® Natural Quartz Surface is perfectly safe for food contact and do not support the growth of any kind of bacteria’s, mold or mildew thereby can be used for food service areas in restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, office buildings and other spaces.
Commenting on receiving NSF®-51 Certification, Mr. Gautam Chand Jain, Director stated, “We are very proud and honoured to receive the NSF certification as it’s a testament to show that Quantra® Natural Quartz Surface meet the highest industry standards and also highlights our sincere efforts to produce Quartz Surface that meet the utmost standards in safety and quality”.
Pokarna Engineered Stone Limited (PESL) is an ISO 9001: 2008 certified company. ISO 9001: 2008 is an international standard related to quality management systems.
ISO 9001:2008 is based on eight quality management principles (all fundamental to good business practices):
Adoption and implementation of all these international standards of Quality Management Systems shall go a long way in bringing further improvement within Pokarna Engineered stone Ltd.
‘Pokarna Engineered Stone Limited’ (PESL) products have received GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD Gold certification from UL Environment, a division of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), the global safety science leader.
GREENGUARD certification demonstrates that PESL’s products meet stringent standards for low-chemical emissions into the indoor environment and GREENGUARD GOLD certification reflects that PESL’s Products are acceptable for use in sensitive environments such as schools and health care facilities. Before being awarded these certifications, PESL’s products were tested to meet UL’s rigorous emissions standards, screening for more than 10,000 chemicals and limiting more than 360 volatile organic compounds, also known as VOCs, which pollute indoor air and can contribute to health issues.
Products carrying GREENGUARD certification can also contributes to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council) points attainment.
PESL is the first Indian Quartz surfaces manufacturer to have GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD GOLD certification.
UL Environment is the exclusive provider of GREENGUARD Certification for products that meet stringent chemical emissions requirements. UL’s GREENGUARD and ECOLOGO® marks are now recognized and referenced in more than 900 sustainable product specifications and purchasing guidelines.
Commenting on receiving GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD GOLD Certification, Mr. Gautam Chand Jain, Director stated that “We are delighted and honored to have received this accreditation, these certification demonstrate PESL’s commitment to continually provide sustainable and healthy products, which also meet the highest levels of performance and reliability.”
Company received Kosher certification from OU (Orthodox Union) – New York for its Quartz Surfaces brand Quantra under Pareve designation. It is also acceptable to be used on Passover without special certification as it contains no raw materials that would affect food prepared on it during Passover.
Kosher in English means proper or acceptable by the Jewish Traditions. Hence different forms of food which conform to the Jewish dietary Laws (Kashrut) are Kosher certified. As countertop is a very important part of the kitchen, PESL has obtained the Kosher Certification for its products. This confirms that the product adheres to the highest quality of Kashrut supervision and allows the Kosher consumers to use Quantra in their kitchens.
As part of the review process, the OU‘s ingredient approval registry staff carefully reviews and researches all ingredient issues, utilizing the database registry of over 200,000 ingredients that have already been approved. OU works with a team of distinguished Rabbis and consultants (Rabbinic Field Representatives) who are highly trained and knowledgeable in every aspect of Kashrut and food sciences and modern food technology. Post ingredient verification, an assigned Rabbi visits the manufacturing facility to verify the adherence to the guidelines and Kashrut laws.