A sustainable and responsible group
Grosfillex, more than mere words: sustainable products
Grosfillex has been fully aware of the ecological and environmental challenges for a long time, in particular within our industry. Today, the company is engaged in an effort to obtain Iso 50001 certification - a norm focusing on energy management.
Reducing our environmental impact plays out at every moment, so our sustainable development initiatives address the aspect of sustainability taking into account both products and individuals.
- Choice of materials and working method to ensure product quality and longevity
Grosfillex DNA has always been based on sturdy high-quality products that last as long as possible.
The life span of our products is often measured in decades! This is an important point when assessing their environmental cost.
The company is certified ISO 9001 for the design, production and sale of items made with plastic based materials, and has full control over compounding and all stages in the production process, both for extrusion and injection.
All the raw materials we use conform to the REACH European regulation that came into effect in 2007 to ensure safety in the production and use of chemical substances in the industry.
Cadmium was already removed from the formulations as early as in 1996 and lead was replaced by calcium zinc in 2003.
Our product warranties are among the most comprehensive in the industry to ensure that products are only renewed when really necessary.
100% of plastic offcuts and waste is recycled at our sites!
Production offcuts or scraps, everything is sorted, regenerated and reused.
The share of recycled material varies between 15 and 100% depending on the range.
There is no financial motivation to this approach, since the recycled material after reprocessing doesn’t get less expensive. This is rather an ethical choice that aims to limit our impact on the environment. The optimal ratio for recycled materials is determined internally for each product type to ensure identical technical features for the finished product. Performance is verified by our internal lab and controlled by independent external labs.
The other types of waste are systematically sorted, processed and recycled in each specialised sector.
-Use of recycled materials sourced externally
> Grosfillex has signed up to the UFME (Professional association of French Joinery Manufacturers) scheme: voluntary commitment charter for recycling end-of-life joinery. A pioneering initiative for the collection and processing of this type of waste and its possible reintroduction in the form of recycled material to manufacture new products. A first test is currently ongoing with harvested old non-Grosfillex joinery products.
We engage in regular exchanges with our different carriers concerning eco-responsibility, whilst ensuring respect of delivery dates and method.
2° Social commitment
-The safety of our employees comes first
To guarantee a work environment that ensures optimal health and safety conditions for its employees as well as industrial performance that is respectful of the environment, Grosfillex is committed and asks all its employees, temporary staff and service providers to join in these efforts.
Industrial performance is directly tied to safety and abiding by the rules put in place by the group.Engaged on a path to continuously improve health conditions in the work place, the Group Management has signed a Hygiene Environment Safety charter with 4 major focal points.
Develop basic simple rules that apply to all employees to create common education with respect to safety and the protection of our environment.
Build a road safety culture for all employees.
CREATE A SAFE WORKPLACE
Introduce an action plan to improve safety concerning our machines and industrial tools.
Integrate HSE best practices into the study, design, purchase and reception of our equipment.
DEVELOP HSE CULTURE THROUGHOUT THE GROUP
Develop common tools to bring new means for managers and project teams to integrate HSE requirements into their daily projects.
IMPROVE OUR ABILITY TO DEAL WITH EMERGENCIES
Formalise emergency procedures for the sites to improve our response in case of significant events.
Safety is our number one priority and concerns all employees. It is addressed by the top management via the commitment of the Steering Committee, but also through the leadership of our managers.
-Safety at our industrial sites
To prevent the main risk we face, i.e. fire, all of the group's industrial sites are fitted with automatic extinguishers (sprinklers) and water retention systems.
The safety of the sites is ensured via access control systems and security staff.
Emergency services based close to our sites regularly engage in fire drills within our premises to help determine the different potential situations.
- Local recruitment
We take part in fairs and events promoting employment.
We take care of the professional paths and training of our employees throughout their career.
Actions designed to facilitate internal mobility. We take on work placements.
We ensure that we comply with all legal requirements in terms of labour law, for instance regarding:
*employment of disabled people
*equal job opportunities
The company contributes to the environmental, social and economical development of its region with a win/win approach.