In the Serbian Chamber of Commerce on July 25th 2013 the press conference was held with the topic „Importance of standardization in the Serbian waste industry", in mutual organization by the company MITECO Kneževac and Serbian Chamber of Commerce (PKS). Conference on the importance of standardization in Serbian waste industry was distinguished with the issuance of ISO certificate 9001 and 14001 to the company MITECO Kneževac by their certification company SGS. Conference aimed to the attention of the publicity on the importance of implementation of the standards to the companies due to better and more efficient business.
Importance of standardization
On the conference, Siniša Mitrović, advisor of the president of PKS, Marinko Ukropina, general Manager SGS Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro and Nevena Čolić Mohora, General Manager of the company MITECO Kneževac addressed the attendants.
Representative of PKS, Siniša Mitrović stated his great honor because company MITECO Kneževac called PKS to be the part of this event, since it is one of the companies that suitably recognized importance of certification, and through implementation of ISO standard 9001 and 14001 improved its business and relation with the clients. PKS representative also reviewed the situation in Serbia saying that „in Serbia, only 4% of companies is standardized,
which is a small number for the country that travels in the direction of European integrations, and insufficient for competitiveness of Serbian economy on European market. It is very important that small and medium companies realize the importance of certification, because today it is prerequisite for the business. This conference is the real indicator of the fact that standardization becomes necessity in contemporary business in all spheres"- concluded Mr. Mitrović.
Marinko Ukropina, representative of SGS group noted the importance of standardization and certification because, owing to these processes, systematic approach is defined for successful management of organization, whereas achieving production that is always of the same quality, ad that can overcome it in relation to client's expectations. "I would particularly note the importance of implementation of the standard ISO 14001 that is implemented by the company MITECO Kneževac, having in mind that companies which imlement it contribute to permanent improvement of the protection of the environment, prevention of the pollution and automatically improve adjustment with all ecological regulations", noted Ukropina. Nevena Čolić Mohora addressed the attendants before the company MITECO Kneževac that just implemented standards ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 and pointed out to the importance of standardization. „For MITECO Kneževac Company, the most important result of standardization is the ability of continual provision of services to our clients, through compliance of the standards and prescribed laws.
Standardization of business contributes to the improvement of the efficiency and efficacy of processes, elevates quality of product and services, strengthens competition on the market and, the most important, contributes to the reduction of negative performance to the environment. Besides, standardized companies enjoy bigger reputation and trust by the users of services both in our country and abroad.", noted Čolić Mohora.
Participants in the conference agreed that standardization of companies is necessary to make them successful not only to appropriately provides services to their users in daily practice, and to repeatedly surprise them with innovations and even overcome business expectations.