Switzerland

The production plant in Switzerland is regarding the following standards certified. 

The quality management system ISO 9001 serves as a tool for the enhancement and continuous improvement of our performance and ultimately boosts the quality of the security seals we produce and supply, in turn leading to very high levels of customer satisfaction. 

Unisto meets all requirements with regard to ISO 45001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management System). We see it as our obligation to adhere to all the guidelines relating to health and safety now and in the future, and thus to ensure a safe working environment for our employees and the trust of our customers. 

ISO 14001 Enviromental Management System confirms the ongoing efforts that Unisto takes towards environment and fits to the high quality standards of the company.

Internally 
Our employees think and act with environmental awareness resulting in sustainable business practice and market services. We minimise waste of all kinds and recycle as much as possible both inside and outside our production plants.  

Externally  
We ensure compliance from all our suppliers demanding certificates detailing the properties of the materials supplied. 

When required to do so, we can also make these certificates and data sheets available to customers. 
Our environmental management system was introduced after first setting out our sustainability policy and goals from which we developed our environmental programme. We are committed to continous improvement by continual environmental management review.  

All this means that when you purchase Unisto security seals, you can be certain that all of the environmental aspects have been taken into account. 

ISO Certificates 9001, 14001, ISO 45001 (Switzerland)

ISO 17712 - Annex A

Seal Manufacturers' Security-Related practise defines more than two dozen required themes, such as maintenance of quality assurance programs, facility risk assessment, seven year data retention programs for seals, and access control to production and storage areas. Unisto complies to all these points.

Unisto places great emphasis on the continuous improvement of our quality management, environmental protection and occupational safety systems. 

Certificate ISO 17712 – Annex A (Switzerland)

REACH (1907/2006/EC)

The aim of the REACH regulation (1907/2006/EC) is the protection of human health and the environment through early and improved identification of the intrinsic properties of chemical substances. 

According to the EU Chemical Regulation REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals), since 2007 only chemical substances that have been registered may enter into circulation within Europe. 

As the “downstream user”, Unisto does not have an obligation to register the manufactured products. We identify fully with REACH and work exclusively with suppliers whose raw materials are appropriately registered.

The regulation came into force on 1 June 2007 and has the following primary objectives: 

  •  To better protect humans and the environment from possible risks in the handling of chemicals.     Here it is the responsibility of industry to undertake risk assessments 
  •  To enable the free circulation of chemical substances within the EU
  •  To boost competition and innovation 
  •  To promote alternative test methods for the evaluation of risks      

Moreover the raw materials employed to produce our security seals comply with the material and substances defined in the articles 33 and 57 of the Regulation 1907/2006/EC (ECHA Canditate-List of substances of very high concern), meaning that no materials and substances from this list are used.

REACH Confirmation (Switzerland) 

ISO 17712- Unisto Novus- High Security Seal

The certificate ISO 17712 for security seals and their application for freight containers, forming the basis of the U.S. Customs & Border Protection C-TPAT international supply chain security management system. 

The implementation of ISO 17712 for “Freight containers – Mechanical seals” achieves the following: 

  •    A uniform procedure for the classification of seals based on mechanical resilience 
  •    The guarantee of and adherence to high security and quality standards 
  •    Guarantee of traceability of the seals sold 

The Unisto Novus bolt seal was tested by MIRDC, Taiwan in accordance with ISO 17712 and fully complies with the high security requirements for level H (High Security Seal).  The high-security seal (H) is a seal aimed at discouraging unauthorised opening and closing of the seal without leaving evidence. Tools such as bolt croppers or side cutters are required to remove high-security seals. 

These certificates are awarded based on both external and internal tests carried out in accordance with ISO 17712. 

External testing: 

  • Pull-strength test
  • Shearing resistance test 
  • Bending strength test 
  • Impact strength tests 

Current Unisto ISO 17712 certificates: 

Internal testing:

Testing for Evidence of Tampering, section 6 

In accordance with ISO 17712, section 6, suitable tamper tests are set out in writing, executed and the test results documented. The aim of these manipulation tests is to ensure that the H seal cannot be opened and closed again without leaving visible traces of tampering. If evidence of tampering is visible the seal has passed the test. Our high-security seal has successfully passed all internal and external tests and has thus been proven to be a high-quality, tamper-evident, barrier security seal. 

You can find our High Security certificate – link to certificate in accordance with ISO 17712, clause 6 – here
You can find more detailed information about ISO 17712 at: www.iso.org 

For further information about the testing laboratories Dayton T. Brown in the US, or MIRDC in Taiwan, please go to: www.dtb.com or www.mirdc.org.tw/english/

If you require further information please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Food law provisions

Tests carried out at an independent testing institute have shown that many of our products and synthetic colours correspond to the requirements of EU Regulation 1935/2004 “Materials and articles intended to come into contact with food”, including EU Regulation 10/2011 “Plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food”. 

Known consignor

A known consignor is a company that sends goods via air freight or airmail in its name and on its own account. When dispatching it adheres to security standards and provisions that are applicable. 

Certification as a known consignor (for air freight only) saves time-consuming and costly checks at the airport. 
A known consignor carries out the checks itself and is responsible for the item’s safe passage. 
Thereafter the freight can be moved to the airport cargo handler using a certified carrier and loaded directly on to the aircraft.  
The following points are ensured: 

  • Protection of air freight from unauthorised access 
  • Deployment of verified, specially trained staff
  • Control and protection of cargo from access and tampering 
  • Consignment-based security declaration
  • Guaranteeing security requirements throughout the entire transport chain 

Since Unisto AG, Horn is a validated known consignor, our customers save both time and additional costs.

EcoVadis

As an internationally active company, Unisto is aware of its responsibility towards its customers, employees and the environment.  In order to create even more transparency with regard to sustainability, fair working conditions and human rights, we have had ourselves audited and certified by EcoVadis. EcoVadis is an internationally recognised and independent platform that audits companies in the area of "corporate social responsibility" (CSR).

The audit is carried out according to specific criteria from the following subject areas:

  • Environmental sustainability
  • labour and human rights
  • ethical principles
  • Sustainable procurement
  • This medal clearly underlines our Unisto Green Footprint philosophy. 

It symbolises our environmental commitment and our sustainable, efficient use of resources.   

Swiss Climate

The Swiss Climate “CO2 OPTIMISED” certificate confirms that the company Unisto AG in Horn has prepared its greenhouse gas inventory in accordance with the ISO 14064-1 standard for the year 2021 and follows the guidelines of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol.

Unisto has implemented an environmental management system according to ISO 14001 and is expanding its commitment to climate protection with a comprehensive CO2 management system. This includes calculating its carbon footprint, which serves as the basis for setting reduction targets and measures, as well as tracking progress toward achieving the targets in the coming years.

In line with these efforts, Unisto uses environmentally friendly and resource-saving technologies and materials wherever possible. Recycling and waste separation are actively promoted, with recyclable waste being processed off-site for reuse. Material consumption is reduced by actively redesigning the product range, including new applications with digital solutions, and by switching products from single-use to reuse applications. Employees are actively encouraged to be environmentally conscious at all times and are regularly informed about environmental activities. 

Compliance with the label's certification guidelines was verified by the independent auditing company true&fair.expert. The validity of the label is 5 years, a control audit takes place annually.

If you require further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

Germany

The production plant in Germany is regarding the following standards certified. 

The quality management system ISO 9001 serves as a tool for the enhancement and continuous improvement of our performance and ultimately boosts the quality of the security seals we produce and supply, in turn leading to very high levels of customer satisfaction. 

ISO 9001 Certificate (Germany)

ISO 17712- Unisto Hi Genius - High Security Seal

The certificate ISO 17712 for security seals and their application for freight containers, forming the basis of the U.S. Customs & Border Protection C-TPAT international supply chain security management system. 

The implementation of ISO 17712 for “Freight containers – Mechanical seals” achieves the following: 

  •    A uniform procedure for the classification of seals based on mechanical resilience 
  •    The guarantee of and adherence to high security and quality standards 
  •    Guarantee of traceability of the seals sold 

The Unisto Hi-Genius bolt seal was tested by MIRDC, Taiwan in accordance with ISO 17712 and fully complies with the high security requirements for level H (High Security Seal).  The high-security seal (H) is a seal aimed at discouraging unauthorised opening and closing of the seal without leaving evidence. Tools such as bolt croppers or side cutters are required to remove high-security seals. 

These certificates are awarded based on both external and internal tests carried out in accordance with ISO 17712. 

External testing: 

  • Pull-strength test
  • Shearing resistance test 
  • Bending strength test 
  • Impact strength tests 

Current Unisto ISO 17712 certificates: 

Internal testing: 

Testing for Evidence of Tampering, section 6 

In accordance with ISO 17712, section 6, suitable tamper tests are set out in writing, executed and the test results documented. The aim of these manipulation tests is to ensure that the H seal cannot be opened and closed again without leaving visible traces of tampering. If evidence of tampering is visible the seal has passed the test. Our high-security seal Hi-Genius has successfully passed all internal and external tests and has thus been proven to be a high-quality, tamper-evident, barrier security seal. 

You can find more detailed information about ISO 17712 at: www.iso.org 

For further information about the testing laboratories Dayton T. Brown in the US, or MIRDC in Taiwan, please go to: www.dtb.com or www.mirdc.org.tw/english/

If you require further information please do not hesitate to contact us. 

France

The production plant in France is regarding the following standards certified. 

The quality management system ISO 9001 serves as a tool for the enhancement and continuous improvement of our performance and ultimately boosts the quality of the security seals we produce and supply, in turn leading to very high levels of customer satisfaction. 

ISO 9001 Certificate (France)

ISO 14001 Enviromental Management System confirms the ongoing efforts that Unisto takes towards environment and fits to the high quality standards of the company.

Internally 

Our employees think and act with environmental awareness resulting in sustainable business practice and market services. We minimise waste of all kinds and recycle as much as possible both inside and outside our production plants.  

Externally  
We ensure compliance from all our suppliers demanding certificates detailing the properties of the materials supplied. 

When required to do so, we can also make these certificates and data sheets available to customers. 
Our environmental management system was introduced after first setting out our sustainability policy and goals from which we developed our environmental programme. We are committed to continous improvement by continual environmental management review.  

All this means that when you purchase Unisto security seals, you can be certain that all of the environmental aspects have been taken into account. 

ISO 14001 Certificate (France)

If you require further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

Malaysia

The production plant in Malaysia is regarding the following standards certified. 

The quality management system ISO 9001 serves as a tool for the enhancement and continuous improvement of our performance and ultimately boosts the quality of the security seals we produce and supply, in turn leading to very high levels of customer satisfaction. 

ISO 9001 (Malaysia)

ISO 14001 Enviromental Management System confirms the ongoing efforts that Unisto takes towards environment and fits to the high quality standards of the company.

Internally 
Our employees think and act with environmental awareness resulting in sustainable business practice and market services. We minimise waste of all kinds and recycle as much as possible both inside and outside our production plants.  

Externally  
We ensure compliance from all our suppliers demanding certificates detailing the properties of the materials supplied. 

When required to do so, we can also make these certificates and data sheets available to customers. 
Our environmental management system was introduced after first setting out our sustainability policy and goals from which we developed our environmental programme. We are committed to continous improvement by continual environmental management review.  

All this means that when you purchase Unisto security seals, you can be certain that all of the environmental aspects have been taken into account. 

ISO 14001 (Malaysia)

ISO 17712- Unisto Hi Genius - High Security Seal

The certificate ISO 17712 for security seals and their application for freight containers, forming the basis of the U.S. Customs & Border Protection C-TPAT international supply chain security management system. 

The implementation of ISO 17712 for “Freight containers – Mechanical seals” achieves the following: 

  •    A uniform procedure for the classification of seals based on mechanical resilience 
  •    The guarantee of and adherence to high security and quality standards 
  •    Guarantee of traceability of the seals sold 

The Unisto Hi-Genius bolt seal was tested by MIRDC, Taiwan in accordance with ISO 17712 and fully complies with the high security requirements for level H (High Security Seal).  The high-security seal (H) is a seal aimed at discouraging unauthorised opening and closing of the seal without leaving evidence. Tools such as bolt croppers or side cutters are required to remove high-security seals. 

These certificates are awarded based on both external and internal tests carried out in accordance with ISO 17712. 

External testing: 

  • Pull-strength test
  • Shearing resistance test 
  • Bending strength test 
  • Impact strength tests 

Current Unisto ISO 17712 certificates: 

Internal testing: 

Testing for Evidence of Tampering, section 6 

In accordance with ISO 17712, section 6, suitable tamper tests are set out in writing, executed and the test results documented. The aim of these manipulation tests is to ensure that the H seal cannot be opened and closed again without leaving visible traces of tampering. If evidence of tampering is visible the seal has passed the test. Our high-security seal Hi-Genius has successfully passed all internal and external tests and has thus been proven to be a high-quality, tamper-evident, barrier security seal. 

You can find more detailed information about ISO 17712 at: www.iso.org 

For further information about the testing laboratories Dayton T. Brown in the US, or MIRDC in Taiwan, please go to: www.dtb.com or www.mirdc.org.tw/english/

If you require further information please do not hesitate to contact us.