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our company policy for quality, health, safety and environment

According with the Company's Values, the Company Management has adopted its own Quality, Environmental and Health and Safety Policy and undertakes to implement and update it, continuously improving the performances and sharing this Policy to all levels of the Organization.

QUALITY: Customer satisfaction remains the primary scope of our work. Our company is willing to maintain its ability to offer the market the highest quality, maintaining competitive prices, through continuous improvement of efficiencies and productivity of our processes.For the coming year, the company is committed to maintaining the management model compliant with the new ISO 9001: 2015 standards, as well as the  preventive approach based on Risk Analysis applied to all relevant processes.This year, particular energy will be invested in training programs about Quality, in order to further consolidate the standards deemed effective in the prevention of non-compliance and complaints.

HYGIENE AND FOOD SAFETY: Karton S.p.A. maintain its commitment in supplying its customers with food contact approved articles that are compliant to European and Italian Food Contact Legislation and hygienically controlled and safe. The commitment shown through all these years by our Laboratory, Production Planning, Raw material and Recycling Department, Pallet management, Extrusion, Converting department, and all the supporting functions, allowed us to consolidate these goals and maintaining the ISO 22000:2018 certification scheme, implemented on Sacile's plants. Prompt communication about any problem or opportunity of improvement concerning hygiene, is a very good tool for preventing claims. Preventive and structured planning of cleaning and maintenance has become a consolidated approach for meeting this target.The Management welcomes any report of difficulties as well as  improvements’ opportunities at any level, in order to increase hygiene management and increase customer satisfaction.

HEALTH AND SAFETY: Karton S.p.A is committed to eliminating and minimizing any Health & Safety risk for staff and contractors working inside our premises. All the personnel, regardless of hierarchic position, shall apply by all possible means and best knowledge, any useful action that could prevent accidents and out coming of professional illnesses. Our working procedures, based on standard ISO 45001:2018, are useful tools aimed at achieving this target. Continuity of our certification is the result of good practices implemented at all levels.

ENVIRONMENT & SUSTAINABILITY: To reduce all the relevant environmental impacts caused by our activities and improve the economic and environmental sustainability of our articles, Karton is committed to designing recyclable products and to using recycled polypropylene as much as possible; at the end of their life cycle articles still have a value as recyclable: we promote at this scope the creation of closed loop systems to collect recyclable material. Karton is also committed into evaluating potential for development of new technologies and products which can guarantee a lower environmental impact.Karton undertakes, in particular, to contain the consumption of resources (water and raw materials) and to reduce the environmental impacts deriving from emissions into the atmosphere, in particular CO2 (among the main greenhouse gases) and deriving from the production of waste that cannot be recovered. The company is committed to guarantee its environmental management system according to the standard ISO 14001:2015.

It is a specific responsibility for all our staff, to act according to all internal procedures and applicable laws regarding Quality, Hygiene and Food Safety, Environmental Protection, Sustainability and Health & Safety, with the commitment to notify the Management of any potential opportunity of improvement.

Target of the above-mentioned items is not only respecting the applicable legislation, but also inspiring the continuous improvement principle, which is translated into a live and systematically updated Quality, Health& Safety, Environmental and Food Safety Management System.

ETHICAL PRINCIPLES: The Management of Karton S.p.A respects and ethically treats the stakeholders, in compliance with current legislation, but not only. We aim to establish long-term partnerships with suppliers, employees, and customers sharing the same value and ethical base.Relations with all the stakeholders must be based on fairness, compliance with applicable legislation, as well as mutual satisfaction. Corruption and unfair competition are banned practices.We trust in the ability of our resources to maintain our leadership position in the market thanks to expertise, knowledge, and efficiency. The Management welcomes any report and improvement opportunity as well in this sense, from any department it may come from.

Main actions aimed at ensuring application of this policy:

  • Open and proactive communication at all levels for information concerning Sustainability, Quality, Environmental, Health & Safety, Hygiene and Food Safety.
  • Training, awareness, and professional qualification of our staff.
  • Maintenance and implementation of our management system certified based on the international standards.
  • Respect of the REACH Regulation, of the European Directive 94/62/CE (concerning packaging and packaging waste) and of any applicable legislation requested by our clients, through systematic update of the Food Safety Hazard Analysis.
  • Respect of the laws D.Lgs. 81/2008 and subsequent amendments, (Italian Health & Safety law), D.Lgs. 152/2006 (Italian Environmental law) and systematic update of the Safety Hazard Analysis.
  • Planning and executing daily activities must happen in conformity to the Management System. Quality targets are annually reviewed and regularly monitored.

Karton policy provides a guideline for basing daily actions and decisions at all levels.  

Document approved by: Giovanni Bressan and Franco Bressan

Issued by: Piera Bressan, Manuel Sant and Mariapia Pessotto

June 2021

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