9/1/2014 12:00 AM
Lecta continues making progress in securing OHSAS 18001 certification for all its mills before the end of 2014.
OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series) is the most widely used specification worldwide for establishing, implementing and operating an occupational safety and health management system. It is an effective tool for managing an organization safely and efficiently, with the aim of protecting employees from the risk of occupational accidents and illnesses.
This standard promotes a proactive and responsible attitude toward safety at all levels, encouraging broad participation of employees in preventive tasks, on the basis of risk analysis, adoption of both preventive and corrective measures, contribution of ideas for enhanced safety in work facilities as well as the promotion of safe behavior, all within a process of ongoing improvement.
Lecta, which had already secured certification for its Riva del Garda (Italy) mill, voluntarily took on the commitment of extending OHSAS 18001 certification to all its manufacturing sites before the end of 2014 in its last Environmental Report. The company is firmly committed to the safety of its employees and continues its ongoing efforts regarding quality, the environment and occupational health and safety. All of this has resulted in Lecta’s becoming a point of reference within the paper industry in terms of sustainability.
For more information about Lecta’s commitment to a sustainable future, please visit http://www.lecta.com/en/sustainability/environment.
Lecta is one of the largest manufacturers of coated woodfree paper worldwide and a leader in the European specialty papers market. It is made up of three companies with a long tradition in their home markets: Cartiere del Garda in Italy, Condat in France and Torraspapel in Spain.
Currently, Lecta has eight mills with a total production capacity of approximately two million tons and is recognized worldwide as a reliable, flexible and customer-focused supplier.
Lecta is firmly committed to protecting the environment. All of our manufacturing sites have secured the strictest environmental certifications – ISO 14001 and EMAS – and PEFC™ and FSC® chain of custody certification, thereby guaranteeing the wood and pulp used as raw materials have been sustainably sourced. Lecta has also successfully completed audits for ISO 50001 energy efficiency and ISO 9001 quality certification.