We consistently aim for excellence to ensure the quality of our products and services. By passing our ISO and FDA inspections again this year, we prove that hard work pays off,
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is the world's largest developer of voluntary international standards for companies, acknowledging compliance with certifications that are highly respected all over the world. After a rigorous auditing process in April 2015, we became one of the first companies in the Antilles to earn two certifications from the International Organization for Standardization: the ISO 9001 certification for the high quality of our management system, and the ISO 13485 certification for demonstrating that we meet the requirements to produce high-quality medical products, namely the Alhydran creams.
In order to hold on to our certifications, we must undergo an annual inspection by ISO auditors, which we passed this year with flying colors, thereby holding on firmly to both of these prestigious certifications. In order to sell our products in the United States, especially the products like sunscreens that are considered drugs in the USA, we are under constant scrutiny of the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) and in April this year the FDA spent a full week in Aruba to do an on-site inspection of our company. We successfully passed this inspection as well giving us the green light to continue distributing and promoting our products in the U.S. This is significant given that we hope to gain a stronger foothold in the American market.
Both inspections have shown that we are operating with the highest standards to deliver our wide array of products of premium quality. We can't say enough about our wonderful colleagues, who day in and day out, diligently take the steps to ensure that standards are always met. A huge thank you to this awesome team.
Our goal for this year is to prove that a true Aruban company can indeed become a globally operating company. Passing both the FDA and ISO inspections this year will only serve to help us in achieving our goal of going global. Aruba Aloe products have become the pride of Aruba, and as we go increasingly global, we aim to spread the pride of our beautiful island to all corners of the world.