Certifications

QUALITY

ISO 9001

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ISO 9001 is the internationally recognised standard for the quality management of any organisation that intends to respond to the need to boost the efficacy and efficiency of internal processes, and at the same time, to the challenges posed by increasingly competitive markets, by improving customer satisfaction and retention.

The main purpose of ISO 9001 is to satisfy customers with regard to the products and services supplied, and to continually improve performance, allowing certified companies to maintain and improve the quality of their goods and services over time.

Cartiere Carrara has obtained ISO 9001:2015 certification for its core business and the coordination of its production facilities.

ENVIRONMENT

ISO 14001

Production sites: Pietrabuona, Pratovecchio and Ferrania
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ISO 14001 is a voluntary international standard applicable to any type of public or private organisation, which sets forth the requisites for an environmental management system.

It represents the company’s commitment to observance of the law, awareness of its environmental efforts and what can be done to reduce environmental impact and how to manage it to improve environmental performance.

ECOLABEL EU

Production sites: Pietrabuona, Ferrania, Tassignano, Pratovecchio, Carraia, Rogio, Pescia
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Ecolabel certifies the environmental quality of a product.

Environmental performance is evaluated with an LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) of the product or service.
For tissue paper, the aim of the criteria is to:

  • reduce the release into water systems of toxic or eutrophicating substances;
  • limit the damage or environmental risks connected with the use of energy (global warming, acidification, thinning of the ozone layer, running out of non-renewable resources);
  • lessen or prevent the risks posed to the environment or human health by the use of hazardous substances;
  • encourage the use of sustainable fibres;
  • apply sustainable management principles to safeguard forests.
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PRODUCT SAFETY

IFS (International Food Standard)

Production site: Pratovecchio, Carraia
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The aim of the IFS (International Food Standard) is to encourage the effective selection of branded food products suppliers to retail chains, based on their ability to provide safe products that are compliant with contractual specifications and legal requisites.

The IFS Food is the result of cooperation between representatives of Italian, German and Italian retailers.

it is a model recognised both in Europe and in the rest of the world.

BRC (Global Standard for Food Safety)

Production site: Pratovecchio, Carraia
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The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety was established in 1998 to ensure branded products are obtained in accordance with clearly defined quality standards and in compliance with the minimum requisites.

It can be compared to a list of technical specifications that links qualified suppliers to the distribution company.

The standard was developed by the British Retail Consortium (BRC), which represents the main British retailers. The application of the BRC is therefore a necessary condition for companies to export their products, and a guarantee of the company’s reliability.

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ISEGA

All production sites
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ISEGA is the German laboratory able to issue certificates of compliance with BfR requisites for paper products.

BfR (Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung) is the German institute for the analysis of risks to consumer health. BfR is one of the leading European institutes for the regulation of materials in contact with dry, wet and fatty foods, and for compliance for contact, for brief periods, with skin and mucosae.

Cartiere Carrara has obtained ISEGA certification for its paper products destined for contact with food and with the human body. This is the result of the use of selected raw materials, controlled at the point of origin, and of chemicals that are not harmful to the environment or human health.

SUSTAINABILITY OF RAW MATERIALS

FSC®

Production sites: Pietrabuona, Ferrania, Tassignano, Pratovecchio, Carraia, Rogio, Pescia
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The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®), founded in 1993 in Canada, is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation that includes members of environmental and social groups, indigenous communities, consumers’ associations, forest owners, technicians, certification bodies and companies that process and sell wood.

The standard is applicable only to materials of forest origin (wood and wood and paper derivatives) that can be used to produce various types of objects that can be certified (e.g. chairs, furniture, books, tissue products, etc.), wood-based products and non-wood forest products and/or recyclable materials.

PEFC™

Production sites: Pietrabuona, Ferrania, Tassignano, Pratovecchio, Carraia, Rogio, Pescia
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The Chain of Custody is a company-level traceability system used for all the wood processing and distribution phases. It certifies that the system for recording the flow of the wood applied by the company is compliant with the requisites established by the certification, and prevents timber from controversial sources (e.g.: felled illegally or in protected areas) from entering into the supply chain of certified products.

PEFC™ Italia is a non-profit organisation that acts as the national governing body of the PEFC™ (Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes) certification system.

In short, it guarantees that the company possesses and uses the necessary security mechanisms to trace the certified products within the company’s production process.

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energy

ISO 50001

Production sites: Pietrabuona, Ferrania, Tassignano, Pratovecchio, Carraia, Rogio
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ISO 50001 is the standard that specifies the requisites to create, implement, maintain and improve an Energy Management System.

Cartiere Carrara has taken on board the requisites of the standard, and today has an Energy Management System based on measuring the use of electrical and thermal energy and the collection and detailed analysis of data, in order to optimise the production process and constantly improve the company baseline in terms of energy consumption per kilo of paper produced.

Boosting the energy efficiency of the production process is combined with a constant eye on the rational use of energy and the use of renewable energy sources, as a contribution to cleaner, more eco-friendly technology. All this raises the awareness of Cartiere Carrara and its staff regarding the Energy issue, and ensures everyone contributes to achieving these objectives.

HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE

OHSAS 18001

Production sites: Pietrabuona, Ferrania, Pratovecchio, Carraia, Pescia
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OHSAS 18001 is an organisational tool that allows for the systematic management of workers’ safety, without upsetting the company’s organisational structure, by focusing on the following requisites:

  • implementation of means to control activities that pose significant, identified risks, including processes such as planning and maintenance;
  • preparation of measures designed to identify, prevent and control possible accidents, injuries and emergencies;
  • monitoring and measurement of the performance of the health and safety system, and for maintaining compliance with legislation;
  • definition and carrying out of systematic, regular checks on the adequacy of the system for dealing with injuries, accidents, non-conformities and corrective and preventive actions;
  • identification and assessment of the risks and hazards connected with activities carried out by third parties on the organisation’s premises.

SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY

SA 8000

Production sites: Pietrabuona, Ferrania, Tassignano, Pratovecchio, Carraia, Rogio, Pescia
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The international standard SA 8000 is an organisational model that aims to safeguard and develop the potential of all the individuals within the sphere of control and influence of the organisations that adopt it. It is a standard that makes it possible to:

  • improve staff conditions;
  • promote the ethical, fair treatment of staff;
  • include international human rights conventions.

The SA8000 standard represents the international certification standard that defines the voluntary requirements that employers must meet in the workplace, including workers’ rights, workplace conditions and management systems. This standard is an instrument available to the company to measure the degree of assumption of responsibilities towards its employees and the community in which the company is operating.