Highly Protected Risk Certification – HPR
December 14th, 2011: Papeteries des Vosges receives the HPR (Highly Protected risk) certification from FM Global*.
This distinction proves the site’s excellent level of protection against accidents. The HPR certification means that all of the recommendations from the underwriter in terms of construction materials, installation and fire protection come together so that the probability of the risk of financial and industrial loss are lower than market standards. This certification includes both natural (storms, earthquakes, floods) and industrial risks (fires….).
It shows PDL Cigarette Papers commitment to adhere to the best practices in terms of risk prevention. For clients, the HPR certification is a guarantee of continued activity in a situation of risk and, for the staff, a working environment which conforms to the highest safety norms.
PDV driven by a booming pharma market, switched from a yearly capacity of 23,000 tons in 2004 to 52,500 tons in 2012. In the meantime PDV has also installed brand-new converting and storage facilities.
*FM Global is an insurance company which is known worldwide in the industry and specialises in risk prevention services.
FSC® and PEFC™
With links to the forestry sector for their supplies, all the companies in the wood sector are directly affected by forest management. Their activities form the economic basis which enables them to support their environmental and social functions.
As evidence of this responsibility, PDL Cigarette Papers is now both FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) certified across its two production sites, Papeteries du Léman and Papeteries des Vosges.
FSC and PEFC are two non-profit, non-governmental, independent organisations, created to encourage responsible management of the world’s forests. They are based on a certification system which sets standards, an accreditation system and a logo, recognised by the companies and organisations which want to be involved in paving the way towards responsible forest management.
These certificates, obtained successively in 2005 for FSC, and in 2010 for PEFC, guarantee that the wood pulps used by PDL Cigarette Papers in the production of their thin papers come from responsibly managed forests. The company thus ensures the traceability of the end products sold under this label throughout the supply, production and invoicing chains.
ISO – International Standards Organization
ISO is the world’s largest developer and publisher of International Standards – technical agreements which provide the framework for compatible technology worldwide. ISO standards are designed to be globally relevant and useful worldwide.
The « ISO 14001:2004 » logo indicates that PDL Cigarette Papers’s comprehensive Environmental Management System is certified to meet the above standards and practices for environmental management in manufacturing on a company-wide basis. This logo is only available to companies holding certified ISO Environmental Management Systems.
PDL Cigarette Papers has identified all of the environmental aspects (operations that effect the environment) and impacts (changes to the environment resulting from those operations) associated with the papermaking process and is committed to continuous improvement to further reduce its environmental footprint.
“ISO 14040:2006” describes the principles and framework for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) including: definition of the goal and scope of the LCA, the Life Cycle Inventory Analysis (LCI) phase, the Life Cycle Impact Assessment (LCIA) phase, the life cycle interpretation phase, reporting and critical review of the LCA, limitations of the LCA, the relationship between the LCA phases, and conditions for use of value choices and optional elements.
More information: www.iso.org