Baurs laboratory services pioneers with ISO accreditation awarded for organic fertilisers

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Baurs Director of IT Anoja Basnayake with the team receiving the ISO 17025 accreditation for organic fertilisers from the officials

The laboratory services of A. Baur & Co. Ltd., was recently awarded the international standard accreditation for organic fertilisers. 

As the industry pioneers, Baurs stepped up to obtain this most sought-after accreditation, ISO/IEC 17025 in organic fertiliser testing in the country and having successfully completed all requirements and adherence to the standards including its management system, technical competency, and the validity of laboratory testing processes, it was awarded during early last month. 

This marks a significant milestone in the company’s journey in setting itself as a centre of excellence for the sustainable development of the Sri Lankan agriculture sector, actively engaging with numerous stakeholders in the industry. This will help Baurs further enable in promoting sustainable farming practices, improving crop yields and growth, ensuring healthy food for the community, and reducing environmental risks to both the farmers and the wider community.

Baurs has been on the forefront of the transition, pursuing various knowledge-sharing initiatives with globally renowned experts in the field of organic agriculture and actively engaging with various stakeholders in Sri Lanka, with the aim of sharing both sound scientific and technical expertise and insights. 

The accreditation also sets the stage for many others to follow suit, setting the benchmark for quality testing standards for organic fertilisers. Being an accredited laboratory, with ISO-17025-2017 being the globally recognised standard for testing and calibration laboratories, assures that organic fertiliser tests are conducted accurately, reliably, and with the highest level of precision, with results consistent with national and international standards acceptable to customers and regulators.

Baurs laboratory was firstly accredited for inorganic fertilisers in 2015, and since then have evolved and transformed to one of the most pioneering and modern laboratory services in the fertiliser industry covering a range of fertiliser test methods that are complying with some of the latest ISO standard versions. Since 1997, the laboratory continues to strictly adhere with SLS, ISO standards.