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01.04.2010 – Our paper mill in Weener was one of the first paper mills in Germany to be awarded the environmental certificate ISO 14001 and the FSC Recycling Seal. This attests that it produces its paper using 100% waste paper. In addition, we now comply with the highest globally binding environmental protection standards and thus make an active contribution to preserving an intact environment. All areas of the company – from administration, development and production to waste disposal – are firmly committed to safeguarding the environment.
Environmental protection pays off – and safeguards jobs
Assuming responsibility for a healthy future with our products and our environmental management is one of the core principles of our corporate philosophy. All our German box plants are already certified to ISO 14001. The certification of our Weener paper mill proves that sustainability is the watchword here, too – and that all business activities are geared to conserving resources and protecting the environment. In addition to certification, Klingele makes a further significant contribution to environmental protection in the form of its RDF power plant Weener Energie, which supplies the paper mill with heat and some of its electricity.
“Responsibility for the environment is one of our core corporate values. Certification provides us with an effective tool with which we can successfully implement our defined environmental objectives,” says Thilo-Hubertus Kuhl, Managing Director of the Weener paper mill. “What’s more, our long-term environmental sustainability policy cements our customers’ confidence in us, boosts our international competitiveness and thereby safeguards jobs as well.”
Certificates are renewed by an external certification authority every 3 years or annually, as the case may be. There is also an internal audit every year. “Systematic detection and elimination of potential environmental hazards ensures the continuous improvement of the environmental situation,” says Ulrike Thoben, Environmental and Quality Management Officer who, along with Bernhard Tierel, was instrumental in implementing the requirements of the relevant standard.