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21st February 2014, Gandino

RadiciGroup gets environmental certification

The company’s corporate management system, which has already been certified to ISO 9001 and BS OHSAS 18001, is aimed at ensuring that the products and services it supplies are of the highest quality. © RadiciGroup Radici Fil SpA, a leader in the manufacture of PA6 and PA6.6 BCF yarn for the contract, residential, automotive and upholstery sectors has been awarded UNI EN ISO 14001:2004 certification for its environmental management systems.

According to RadiciGroup, this is part of the company’s strategy to support sustainable economic growth. “ISO 14001 environmental certification, together with BS OHSAS 18001 certification, is an important step for us,” said Stefano Loro, Managing Director of Radici Fil.

“It represents the evolution and optimisation of a management system that had been in place for quite some time at our company,” he added. “Our next step is going to be certification to ISO 50001, an energy management system standard that we intend to adopt to improve and optimize our performance in terms of energy efficiency.”

Path to certification

Riccardo Guerini, Quality Manager of Radici Fil, explained that the environmental impact analysis and assessment needed for certification took about two years. The company began in 2012 with document and environmental analysis and the development of its action, implementation and monitoring plans.

The team then started to implement corrective action and conduct re-examinations to assess the results with the goal of improving management processes. “And, in December 2013, we obtained the formal certification,” said Guerini.

Improving quality

The company’s corporate management system, which has already been certified to ISO 9001 and BS OHSAS 18001, is aimed at ensuring that the products and services it supplies are of the highest quality. “During these years, we have constantly taken action targeted at the continuous improvement of our quality, safety and environmental management systems,” Guerini commented.

“The most significant aspects of our environmental strategy that we have been working on include the optimisation of natural resources and energy usage, and the careful and rigorous measurement of the environmental impact performance indicators for our products using the LCA method, so as to be able to develop Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for our products.”

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