ICT France: a new handkerchief production line
As part of the development of its activities and its product offer to its customers, ICT has decided to acquire a converting machine intended to produce folded handkerchiefs.
In order to best meet demand, ICT is investing in the fastest folder and wrapper in the world. It is a type 624 R machine, manufactured by the German company W+D (Winkler + Dünnebier), leader in its segment.
This latest generation line has an exceptional production speed of up to 10,000 tissues per minute.
It also has particularly advanced ergonomic and ease of operation characteristics, allowing for example easier changes, and is renowned for being highly reliable.
The installation will take place during the last quarter, to go into production early next year.
The Converting teams are already at work to make this future launch a success.
In addition, this project was selected as part of the support system for industrial investment in the territories and the National Recovery plan, with the State thus participating in part in its financing.
This is a new mark of confidence from the ICT Group in its French subsidiary, which we must once again be collectively proud and honored.
FSC® Core Labour Requirements: Europaper S.p.a. towards the new Versions of Chain of Custody Standard version too
As already announced in a previous news, the Forest Stewardship Council® has released in September 2021 new Core Labour Requirements in its chain of custody certification standard, to provide added protection for workers’ rights in FSC® certified operations.
The new standard focuses on ILO declaration and conventions, with special regards to:
- Child Labour abolition
- Prevention of any form of Forced Labour
- No Discriminations, to ensure equal access to occupation and professional growth
- Freedom of Association and effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining
In that contest, Europaper S.p.a in full compliance with ICT Group policy, will also adopt the new version of the standard FSC-STD-40-004 (V3-1) since of next re-certification audit planned in the next months.
A step ahead to confirm the protection of workers’ rights has always been part of our commitments and the base of our Policy and Mission.
This year from 24th to 30th September is the FSC forest week!
The theme of the campaign this year is “Choose Forests. Choose FSC.” By choosing FSC-certified products, we are helping to protect forests and all the life they sustain. Forests play a key role in combatting climate change and supporting biodiversity.
We are proud to be chain of custody certified since january 2002
The brochure of the Consolidated Financial Statements 2021 of ICT Group is now available
In the “Download Area” section of the website, you can now find the brochure relating to the Consolidated Financial Statements 2021.
“Juega tu papel” reforestation project
ICT Ibérica and its Foxy brand with the Alcoraz Foundation, which manages the Sociedad Deportiva Huesca football team, have launched a reforestation project in the Autonomous Community of Aragon under the motto “JUEGA TU PAPEL” (PLAY YOUR PART).
This is a reforestation project that aims at planting three hectares of land, with 500 trees per hectare, in the boroughs of the three provinces: Calamocha in the Teruel province, Alagón in the Zaragoza province, and Siétamo in the Huesca province.
The project was launched in November 2021, after the agreement was signed by the two parties, with the participation of various institutions and bodies such as the Government of Aragon, the Provincial Councils, Municipalities, Sports Clubs and inclusive Associations involved in this project.
The 3 main goals of the Project:
- Fighting global warming.
- Through environmental education, raising awareness in society on the importance of and need for these actions, as well as on the maintenance of geographic systems.
- Greater visibility of these actions.
To this end, in addition to the reforestation actions, environmental education classes were given in the schools of the various municipalities. The goal was to raise awareness among the younger population on the need for such environmental actions, developing intangible values, and conveying the importance of their involvement, for the environment as well as for society.
The environmental education classes consisted in one-hour lectures illustrating the various environmental and sustainability actions carried out by ICT Ibérica, how they are applied to our production process and their impact on improving the environment.
All that was complemented by a detailed explanation of the project and the reforestation carried out in the three municipalities to strengthen the intangible values mentioned above. The classes targeted children aged between 6 and 12, with an average attendance of about 30-40 children at each lecture. It is worthwhile to highlight the spontaneity and participation of the little ones, which turned these classes into an enriching and stimulating activity.
Award ceremony for young artists
Children’s Day has just been celebrated. On this occasion, we organised a contest especially for the little ones of all ICT Poland employees. The participants were asked to draw a picture of how they imagine their parents’ job is. Prizes were awarded for three categories based on age groups: nursery schools (SMYK shop gift cards worth 500, 300 and 200 zloty), primary school years 1 to 4 (SMYK shop gift cards worth 500, 300 and 200 zloty), and primary school years 5 to 8 (EMPIK shop gift cards worth 500, 300 and 200 zloty). Each participant also received a set of felt-tip pens and a bar of chocolate.
At the official award ceremony was invited the winners and their parents to ICT Poland’s headquarters to join us for the occasion. The prizes were awarded by Małgorzata Kaźmierczak-Dubaj on behalf of the Committee. Naturally, our mascot Foxy, the fox, was also there to give high fives to the winners during the event.
The 2021 Non-financial Report of ICT Ibérica is now available
The 2021 Non-financial Report is now available in the “Download Area” of the website.
Foxy Certified Origine France Garantie !
We are proud to announce that Foxy Toilet Paper and Paper Towels have been awarded the Origine France Garantie certification. More than 230 people work every day in our plant in Montargis, in the Loiret region, to offer you high quality products.
“Fabriqués en France”.
What is Origine France Garantie ? This is an independent certificate issued by an accredited body (AFNOR) which guarantees that the certified products are made in France. Raw Materials are previously processed in our Papermill, then our Converting workshop transforms them into rolls of toilet paper so soft or paper towels so absorbent and wraps them in packages so practical to transport them to your favourite shops where you can find them for your greatest comfort!
Origine France Garantie assures consumers that they are choosing a brand employing and producing in France.
“Foxy is in the Heart of France, and always at your side!”
Measures of ICT Ibérica’s 2021 Gender Equality Action Plan
Throughout 2021, we continued to implement the measures that are included in our 2020-2023 Gender equality action plan.
We drew up our Guide for Inclusive Communication. A handy manual in which we share, with all male and female workers, advice and useful tools to systematically render internal and external communication inclusive, thus contributing to the elimination of gender stereotypes, sexist prejudices, and various forms of discrimination that pave the way for inequalities. Aware of the value and transformative power of language, with this guide ICT Ibérica wishes to opt for inclusive language in drafting all its internal documents and disclosure materials.
Furthermore, we have made all personnel aware of our “Protocol for the Prevention of sexual harassment and harassment on grounds of sex at work”; we have provided training courses on inequality and awareness-raising; we have reviewed our remuneration policies, reinforcing the principle of equal remuneration of men and women in positions of equal value; and we have informed the employment agencies with which we collaborate of our Gender equality action plan, asking them to draft their own to prevent prior selection and guarantee equal opportunities also in recruitment processes.
At ICT Ibérica, through all these actions and those we are implementing, we work to prevent inequality based on gender and lack of equality among people. We integrate the principle of equal treatment and equal opportunities pervasively in all sectors and for all purposes, saying no to all types of discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, civil status, origin, disability, age, ethnicity, political convictions and religious belief, trade union membership or any other type of membership, guaranteeing a multi-faceted and inclusive workplace environment.
Further steps forward in the ICT UK Ltd. project
A few months after submitting the proposal to open the first ICT production facility in the United Kingdom, another essential milestone has been achieved, which will make it possible for the project to move forward.
Indeed, a few days ago, the members of the Flintshire planning committee unanimously approved the project concerning the Northern Gateway site in Deeside, North Wales.
As previously announced, many new jobs will be created and there will be an opportunity to boost the Flintshire economy.
ICT is proud of the results achieved so far and is ready to move forward with the investment with determination and strong team spirit, characteristics that have always distinguished the success of the group.