ISO 9001: 2015 - Quality Management System
Since the late 90s, the production plants of the company have adopted Quality Management Systems certified by accredited institutions and compliant with regulation UNI EN ISO 9001 in order to ensure customers maximum satisfaction with the quality of products and services offered. The certification of the Quality Management System also shows, in the context of the production process of the film factories in Muzzano and Vignola, compliance with good manufacturing practices aimed at respecting hygiene requirements necessary and applicable to plastic films. Since 2009, in view of homogenisation of the management of company processes and methods of addressing the market, the company has exceeded the boundaries of the factory by adopting a single transverse Quality Management System whose certification is reported below:
• Certificate UNI EN ISO 9001:2015 for Gruppo Fabbri Vignola S.p.A.
• Certificate UNI EN ISO 9001:2015 for Gruppo Fabbri Svizzera S.A.
• The Quality Policy for Gruppo Fabbri Vignola S.p.A. and Gruppo Fabbri Svizzera S.A.
In 2015 Gruppo Fabbri also completed the procedure toward obtaining the certification for our French subsidiary as well:
• Certificate UNI EN ISO 9001:2015 for Fabbri Group France S.A.S.
• The Quality Policy for Fabbri Group France S.A.S.
MPI - Product Certification (PVC plastic films produced at the plant in Vignola)
The MPI seal is issued by the Italian Institute of Plastics as proof of compliance with health regulations of the sector and good manufacturing practices (including hygienic aspects) for plastic films produced in Vignola.
• MPI KA6 X
• MPI KOEX 1
• MPI KOEX 8
BRC – Product certification (PVC plastic films produced at the plant in Muzzano)
The BRC standard (which stands for "British Retail Consortium") establishes the indispensable benchmark hygiene requirements for food processing factories and the related production chain, including producers in the food packaging sector. The BRC standard was created to strengthen and promote food safety throughout the supply chain and standardise and share the criteria according to which retail organisations and/or accredited certification bodies carry out verifications of compliance with hygiene issues related to production processes, the healthiness of products and the safety of the end consumer.
• Certificate BRC for Gruppo Fabbri Svizzera S.A.
ISO 14001: 2015 - Environmental Management System
In the context of the Group, the first certification of the Environmental Management System dates back to 2002 for the film factory in Vignola. This choice was based on the strong will to show how a chemical processing plant could check and limit its impact on the environment through sustainable management of its production processes. All the production facilities subsequently became part of the same certification scheme. In 2012 the company adopted an Environmental Management System common to all its production plants, aiming to generally improve their sustainability performances through comparisons with each other. In 2015, the companies Gruppo Fabbri Vignola S.p.A. and Gruppo Fabbri Svizzera S.A. have managed the transition to the 2015 edition of the ISO 14001 certification, including, moreover, a structured approach to risk management in relation to environmental issues. The commitment of the Company to environmental sustainability is formalised in the 'Environmental Policy' document which is the guide for the application and maintenance of the Environmental Management System aimed at continuous performance improvement. The following shows the certification of the Environmental Management System:
• Certificate UNI EN ISO 14001:2015 for Gruppo Fabbri Vignola S.p.A.
• Certificate UNI EN ISO 14001:2015 for Gruppo Fabbri Svizzera S.A.
• The Environmental Policy of Gruppo Fabbri Vignola S.p.A. and Gruppo Fabbri Svizzera S.A.
REGISTRATION EMAS – Regulation EC n° 1221/2009
The EC system for eco-management and the EMAS audit (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) constitute a system in which businesses and organisations can take part voluntarily, both public and private, established in the territory of the European Community or outside it, wishing to evaluate and improve their environmental efficiency. EMAS is primarily aimed at improving the environment and providing organisations, controlling authorities and citizens (and the public at large) with an instrument through which it is possible to obtain information on the environmental performance of organisations. The EMAS registration is issued directly by a technical committee of the Italian Ministry of Environment and certifies, in addition to commitment to sustainability, compliance with relevant laws and regulations applicable to the environment. The film factory in Vignola, registered in EMAS in 2002 with registration no. 136, is among the first at the national level and, in absolute terms, the first in the sector of film production for food packaging. In 2009 the EMAS scheme was extended to the registered office and the machine factory in Vignola. In 2012 the Milan office joined the EMAS scheme. In order to make all interested third parties aware of its environmental performance, Gruppo Fabbri Vignola S.p.A. annually produces the Environmental Statement which is available upon request in writing to the email address firstname.lastname@example.org. The EMAS registration certificate can be downloaded below and links are indicated through which it is possible to download the national and European lists of registered organisations:
• EMAS Registration Certificate of Gruppo Fabbri Vignola S.p.A.
• List of EMAS registered organisations
• EMAS Official WebSite
OHSAS 18001:2007 - Occupational Health and Safety Management System
OHSAS 18001: 2007 is the most recent certification acquired by Gruppo Fabbri Vignola S.p.A. The Company Management considers it an effective tool to optimize the management of risks to the health and safety of workers. Through the continuous monitoring and analysis of any non-conformities, accidents and near misses and the full respect of the relevant legislation in force, which is in continuous evolution, the Company, that considers prevention a key element for the protection of its Staff, aims to verify and adapt continuously its performances in health and safety at work.
• Certificate OHSAS 18001:2007 for Gruppo Fabbri Vignola S.p.A.
• Policy for Health and Safety of Gruppo Fabbri Vignola S.p.A.
For over 30 years Gruppo Fabbri Vignola S.p.A. has invested in quality improvement, the healthiness and safety of their products through: constant interaction with related authorities in the sector, acquisition and enhancement of skills and gradual introduction of technology more suited to achieving the necessary goals of customer satisfaction as well as providing a guarantee to the user and end consumer.
In recent years the company has also intensified efforts in research on the environmental sustainability of their products and processes. The formulations of plastic films are in line with the Reach Regulation and can therefore be considered safe and sustainable in terms of impact on the environment and human health, with complete traceability of individual components. The team dedicated to research and development is engaged in the study of sizes and materials that reduce the environmental impact of products to a minimum, both during use and at the end of use, in an effort to:
• reduce the amount of material used for packaging;
• reduce the machinable sizes by using the specific stretch characteristics of films;
• reduce the consumption of industrial gases for packaging in a protective atmosphere;
• use materials that facilitate proper recyclability, compatible with recycling systems.
Beyond this, the company has achieved excellent results with regard to reduction in water consumption associated with production processes as well as reduction in processing waste, most of which is destined to internal re-use or external recovery.