Environmental Certifications and Declarations

Achieving ISO 14001 certification bears witness to the continuous improvement of our processes, namely in waste management, optimal energy use, pollution control and prevention, and implementing any measures necessary to ensure that Lecta's operations actively contribute to sustainable development.

In 2000, Condat's and Cartiere de Garda's mills completed ISO 14001 certification and since 2005, all of Torraspapel's pulp and paper production has been certified.

The European Community management and audit system known internationally as EMAS is a voluntary system that promotes the continuous improvement in the environmental performance of public and private organizations through:

  • Implementation of an environmental management system.
  • Systematic, regular and objective evaluation of this system.
  • Keeping the public and stakeholders informed.
  • Training and active employee involvement.

Based on the ISO 14001 environmental management standard, this system also requires a public environmental statement verified by an external auditor. EMAS is a symbol of modern environmental management, of transparency and of environmental commitment.

In 2009, the EMAS registry process was completed for all Lecta mills. For more information, please contact us at environment@lecta.com

Continuous improvement in energy performance contributes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions caused by energy consumption.

At this moment, all of the Lecta mills are ISO 50001 certified, thus achieving its commitment to obtain energy efficiency certification for all of its manufacturing sites in 2012.

The OHSAS 18001 specification is the most widely recognized occupational health and safety management system in the world.

All of Lecta's mills, headquarters, research and development centers and distribution centers in Spain obtained the OHSAS 18001 certification.

The Company thereby demonstrates its commitment to employee safety and confirms its pursuit of ongoing quality, environmental, and occupational health and safety improvement.

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PEFC™ (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) is the world's largest forest certification system, promoting sustainable forest management with the aim of achieving social, economic and environmental balance. PEFC™ certified forest products guarantee consumers that the products they purchase are sourced from sustainably managed forests.

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FSC® Certification (Forest Stewardship Council®) was created in the early 90s to promote environmentally responsible, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the world's forests. Supported by various non-governmental organizations, FSC® Chain of Custody certification verifies that products come from well-managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits.

The "Paper Profile" is an international, voluntary environmental product statement designed to aid the paper buyer in making more responsible choices.

Transparent communication as well as minimizing our environmental impact is crucial to Lecta's environmental policy. As proof of this, Lecta provides its customers with a "Paper Profile" statement for all its papers containing essential environmental information on our products: composition, key environmental parameters and environmental management and wood procurement certifications.

Lecta complies with the EU Timber Regulation (Regulation 995/2010), which prohibits the sale on the European market of timber or timber products from illegal logging.

In Lecta's case, this Regulation requires us to register some intermediate substances used in pulp manufacturing at Zaragoza mill. Lecta has proceeded to register them with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) thus complying with the obligations derived from REACH Regulation.

Other chemical products used to manufacture coated, uncoated and specialty papers do not need to be registered by Lecta but rather by their individual suppliers.

Lecta uses no substances listed on the SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern) of the Annex XIV of REACH Regulation and has asked all its chemical products suppliers to provide written confirmation that they fulfill their obligations under REACH Regulation.