BURN Manufacturing USA LLC, an international designer and manufacturer of high-efficiency biomass, LPG, and electrical cookstoves based in Nairobi, Kenya has been awarded the ISO 9001:2015 certification for its implementation of the internationally recognized quality management system.
Being the world’s most recognized quality management system certification, ISO:9001:2015 demonstrates BURN Manufacturing’s commitment to consistently providing high quality products and constantly improving its design, manufacturing, and distribution processes to enhance customer satisfaction with its products.
With this certification, awarded by the world’s leading certification company, SGS United Kingdom Ltd, after a 12-month assessment of its business processes across all its core departments, BURN Manufacturing joins over one million companies and organizations across 170 countries, who have been certified by the International Standards Organization (ISO).
Commenting on the achievement, BURN Manufacturing CEO Peter Scott expressed his delight concerning the certification, “As BURN moves to expand into 10 new markets across east and west Africa, this certification provides our consumers with another reason to believe that our cook stoves are designed and produced to the highest international quality standards.”
With more than 400 employees across Africa – 50 % of whom are women, BURN is the only vertically integrated modern solar-powered cookstove facility in sub-Saharan Africa, whose stoves have impacted the lives of more than 8 million and helped save more than 5.8 million tons of wood and significantly reduced carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions while helping users save over $400m in household fuel costs.
BURN has set up operations in seven countries in Africa and has plans to expand to three new markets this year. BURN stoves the Jikokoa – charcoal cooking stove and Eco a wood – firewood cooking stove are available in local retail outlets including general shops in Kenya and through different distribution partners and outlets across Africa.