Terinex Flexibles sees the wood for the trees with successful FSC audit
Starting a new role is exciting, but it can be daunting when one of your first jobs is an important audit. That’s exactly what happened to our newest team member, Anna Szeleszczyk-Balicka, who joined us in January.
In her new role as Quality & Compliance Manager, Anna is responsible for internal and external audits, customer visits, creating procedures and policies, delivering training and continuing to improve the company’s standards. Anna also ensures all standards are being met to comply to BRC, FSC, company standard and current legislations.
In conforming with FSC standards, certificate holders ensure that their forest sector products are sustainably and responsibly sourced and managed. The FSC audit is particularly detailed as it looks at a company’s supply chain to ensure that it complies with the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certification requirements but Anna wasted no time getting to work. She worked closely with our different teams to ensure all of our suppliers were FSC compliant and that all documentation was up to date.
And we’re delighted to say that we passed! Anna says: “One of my first successes at Terinex Flexibles was passing our FSC audit with zero non-conformances, and I am proud to have achieved this within my first few months at the company.”
Anna came to the UK in 2007, when her passion to explore the world and learn about different cultures brought her here from Poland. Her first role was in production within the food manufacturing industry but within three years she was offered the role of Assistant within the Technical Department. Her hard work and dedication paid off and she was promoted to Technical Manager not long afterwards.
“As Technical Manager, I worked closely with major retailers and wholesalers meeting and exceeding their high standards and technical requirements. It was a challenging yet rewarding experience.” said Anna.
After 13 very successful and enjoyable years, Anna felt it was time to extend her knowledge and expertise by joining Terinex Flexibles. Anna said: “I’m passionate about what I do, and I believe that with hard work, dedication, and a positive attitude, anything is possible. I work closely with our production team to ensure that the best quality of the product is always achieved.”