What are RCX certifications of RCX in Villefranche-sur-Saône and Escaudœuvres?
RCX’s production sites in Villefranche-sur-Saône and Escaudœuvres have been ISO 14001 certified since 2008. This standard allows us to integrate our environmental management system in order to deliver continuous improvements, by controlling the impacts of our activity. Since last year, we have switched to the 2015 version of this standard. Another new change is that since this year both sites have been certified as multi-site and no longer as independent sites. This last development is very important because it allows us to better harmonize our management and production methods from an environmental perspective.
Why is it important for RCX to have this certification?
Environmental certification is essential for both Recylex and its business partners. It makes it possible to anchor the environmental protection approach within our activities in an indivisible way. This is a key element of our corporate vision. By definition, a recycling company helps to preserve natural resources by contributing to the circular economy. It must therefore actively commit itself to environmental protection, and ISO 14001 certification makes it possible to validate the consistency and effectiveness of this commitment. Finally, it is also an obligatory step for our commercial partners: today working with a certified company is a form of assurance that their waste is treated with this environmental requirement and that the materials we produce meet specifications that integrate this dimension.
How to obtain ISO certification? How to renew it?
ISO 14001:2015 certification is achieved through the implementation of a comprehensive environmental management system. This system must take into account in detail all the company’s activities and their impact on the environment. When this system is in place, it is audited once a year by an accredited external body. This is a guarantee of independence and credibility. The renewal of the certification takes place every three years with a thorough audit of the system.
The 2015 version of the 14001 standard is a major milestone for this certification. Indeed, this new version responds to changes in society that require even more transparency from companies. It calls for a more global approach to environmental protection. This means that it is no longer only necessary to study the environmental impacts of a product but also to evaluate the company’s performance in protecting the environment throughout the product’s life cycle.