QS ISO 14001 is an internationally recognized certification related to environmental management systems. The purpose of this certification is to ensure that the negative effects on the environment, caused by the production of a product, are minimal. This certification relates to the process used to create a product rather than the product itself. QS ISO 14001 gives companies a framework for creating an environmental management system that allows them to reduce waste, improve resource efficiency, and reduce costs.
Companies wishing to acquire a QS ISO 14001 must comply with the following requirements:
-Create a policy statement outlining its commitment to prevent pollution, improve overall environmental performance, and comply with all regulatory requirements
-Identify all products, activities and services that could impact the environment
-Set objectives and targets for the management system
-Implement the management system to reach these targets and objectives
-Periodically audit the environmental management system
-Taking corrective action when an error occurs in the management system
-Send Periodic reviews of the management system to top management and make adjustments as necessary
QS ISO 14001 can be granted by an external certification authority. Boon Natural Mineral Water’s bottling plant, where the product is extracted and produced holds this certification.
QS ISO 22000 is a complete international certification of food safety created by the International Organization for Standardization. It is the only internationally recognized certification for management systems in the food industry. It confirms that a product meets the high quality standard of the whole production chain from beginning to end. Companies that possess the QS ISO 22000 certification must demonstrate that they are able to control and manage all food safety hazards, so that the consumer receives a safe product.
The elements that are assessed for granting a QS ISO 22000 certification include:
The QS ISO 22000 certification ensures that there is communication between each step within the food chain, something that is very important for identifying hazards. All possible hazards that can be expected must be identified and assessed in order to assure they can be controlled if occurring. The food-chain consists of production, shipping, and everything between. Our bottling plant where Boon Natural Mineral Water is produced holds the certification of QS ISO 22000.
QS ISO 9001 is an international certification for quality management systems. This certification ensures that a product is of high quality because it comes from a well-designed management system. QS ISO 9001 is an international certification for quality management systems. This certification ensures that a product is of high quality because it comes from a well-designed management system. Each person working to create these high quality products has vast knowledge and experience with their position and work in a qualified manner. Each employee understands and implements the standards of QS ISO 9001, as well as working towards accomplishing measurable objectives.
The requirements for receiving the QS ISO 9001 certificate include:
-Control of Documents -Control of Records -Internal Audits -Control of nonconforming product -Corrective Action -Preventive Action
QS ISO 9001 can be granted through an external certification Authority. Every area of the production process is recorded in order to easily identify where a problem exists. The management system is audited frequently in order to ensure the highest quality of management is being used. The bottling plant where Boon Natural Mineral Water is completely produced is certified under QS ISO 9001.
A QS OHSAS 18001 health and safety management system is a systematic and process driven approach to controlling and monitoring risks that can arise from the company’s day to day activities.
This system is proven to enable the business to be pro-active rather then re-active, therefore more effectively protecting the health and welfare of your workforce on an on-going basis.
The Halal Certificate, accepted by the Organization of the Islamic Conference and the Standards and Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries, and granted by the Turkish Standardized Institute, ensures that a product is created according to the guidelines of halal standards.
The company receiving the halal certificate is audited by a team of technical and religious experts to ensure that legal rules, Islamic rules, and standard rules are being followed. In addition to these rules, the traceability of the food must be guaranteed. Boon Natural Mineral Water’s bottling plant holds this certification, guaranteeing that all products produced in the plant meet these standards.
Kosher Certification certifies that a food/beverage meets the kosher standards and that the facility and process in which it is produced is also in compliance.
Kosher refers to the biblical laws of Judaism stating what can and cannot be eaten. Not only are the ingredients in the food inspected, but the equipment and process in which it is made are also examined to ensure that the final product is completely kosher.
Companies that are kosher certified have had their facilities inspected by kosher experts, as well as each of their ingredients. The plant where Boon Natural Mineral Water is produced has been Kosher certified and all products made there follow the kosher standards.
The Emirates Quality Mark, given by the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA), is a certification for food safety and a qualified food safety management system. ESMA has formed partnerships with other internationally recognized standards organizations in order to ensure that food safety management systems are well-inspected and the products are of high quality. Companies that have obtained the Emirates Quality Mark have been assessed by a technical committee and have been approved by the Federal UAE Authority. Some of the most important criteria required for manufacturers are food safety management, environmental issues, and the use of safe electronic equipment. This certification ensures that consumers are receiving high quality and safe food/beverages.
The Emirates Quality Mark certification is required for selling bottled water within the UAE, and must be seen on the labels. Boon Natural Mineral Water’s bottling plant has been inspected and certified by ESMA, and has received the Emirates Quality Mark.
Many brands use the process of ozonation to clean their water. In the late 1800s, it was discovered ozone could be used as an alternative to chlorine for disinfecting water. Ozone is a gas, slightly blue in color, which is also an effective disinfecting agent against bacteria and molds. However, ozonation can leave harmful by products in the water. Bromine is an element often found in natural sources of water. When Bromine is mixed with ozone, it is transformed into Bromate, a supposed carcinogen. Boon Water does not add any chemicals or ozone to their water. Boon Water is taken straight from the source directly to the bottle, offering the freshest, most natural water possible.
Not only do many bottled water companies take their water from the same source as municipal tap water, but they also use disinfecting chemicals as well as filtration systems before the water actually gets into the bottle. Many common chemical treatment and filtration systems involve water chlorination, reverse osmosis, UV filtration, ozonation, and desalination. While removing bacteria and molds from the water, these treatments also cause demineralization and can change the pH of the water.
Many bottled water companies use water tanks to store their water before sending it to go through a harsh treatment process. Some companies even transport their water from the source to their factories using tank trucks. However, these tanks create an environment conducive to the growth of microorganisms which can contaminate the water. In order to prevent the growth of microorganisms and avoid sediment based contamination, no water tanks are used at Boon Natural Mineral Water’s bottling plant and it is located at the source.
Bromate contamination is a major concern for many bottled water companies. Because using ozone as a disinfectant is such a common practice, companies must ensure that there is not a level of bromate in their water that is above the limit given by the various food safety associations. Bromate is a Bromine-based chemical compound and is harmful to human health. When Bromine, an element naturally found in many water sources, is mixed with ozone, it changes to Bromate.
Because Boon Natural Mineral Water does not use ozone or any other treatment on their water, the risk of contamination is eliminated.
Boon Natural Mineral Water is 100% Natural. It is common for bottled water companies to use disinfectants, chemicals, ozone, and other treatments to clean their water. At Boon Water’s bottling plant, a high-tech pump system was put into place so that the water never comes into contact with the outside world and no foreign substances are put into it. Because we found a source that is naturally high in minerals, has the perfect pH, and is completely organic, we do not want to add anything that could change its composition. Adding chemicals and other foreign substances changes the level of minerals, reduces the pH level, and can leave harmful byproducts. Water is one of the most essential parts of human life. A person can only last a few days without it, and all biological systems in the human body require water to work properly. About 50-75% of the human body consists of water and the recommended daily intake of water is at least 2.5 L. Because water is so essential and something that is consumed so often, making healthy water available to all is very important.
The source of Boon Natural Mineral Water is at an altitude of 1,060 meters. Isolated in the mountains of Sakarya, Turkey, the source is located far above any residential areas, building complexes or pollution. The water comes from an underground source; naturally filtered from years of traveling through rocks and soil. The area has not been used before making it organic.
Minerals are very important to health. Every mineral has a different function for making different parts of the human body work properly. Without these minerals, the various systems in your body cannot do what they are supposed to, which is a main cause for many illnesses and health problems.
Water can be a good source of minerals as long as those minerals have not been removed through various chemical processes. Some of the minerals contained in water include slica, calcium, magnesium, bicarbonate, fluoride, sodium, and a few more. When disinfectants and chemicals are used on water, minerals are lost and the water is left in an unnatural state. When drinking Boon Water, you can rest assured knowing that you are drinking very pure water, straight from its source with all of its natural minerals.
Sodium is important for keeping fluids balanced and influences the contraction and relaxation of muscles. However, too much sodium can lead to high blood pressure, heart failure, kidney disease, and a buildup of fluids. In today’s world many foods contain high sodium content. Because of this, it is important to not be getting too much extra from the water you drink. Boon Natural Mineral Water has a very low sodium content of 2.6 mg/L and is good for a low sodium diet.
pH is a scale in which the acidity or alkalinity of a solution can be determined. The scale ranges from 0-14, with 7 being neutral. The lower on the scale you go, the more acidic a solution is, and the higher you go, the more alkaline it is.
The pH level in water is important when choosing your water because it keeps the acids in your body balanced, allowing your kidneys, metabolism, and digestive system to work properly. For various reasons, such as exercise, stress, and other immune responses, acid is built up in the body. In order to neutralize those acids, we must keep our internal body’s environment alkaline, which is done by keeping a balanced pH. Boon Water has an ideal pH level of 7.96. The closer to 8 that the pH level is, the better. Compared to other water brands, Boon’s is one of the most ideal.