ICT Ibérica on the road to circular economy
Committed to environmental protection and sustainable growth, in 2019 we decided to go for a circular economy model implementing a cardboard core reuse project.
Following this path, we launch a new project that aims to make the best use of cellulose pulp.
The optimisation of our processes and the use of the best available technologies has allowed us to close the circle, achieving zero waste in the tissue manufacturing.
In addition, with this optimisation we have managed to reduce the overall non-hazardous waste fraction by 43%.
ICT Ibérica participates in the 8th ESIC Business Race
Once again this year, ICT Ibérica has supported all staff members who wanted to take part in the ESIC Business Race by taking care of their registration and providing each member with a Foxy team T-shirt.
An essentially team-based race where all team members must belong to the same company, start at the same time and cross the finish line together, thus promoting team values between colleagues and integrating sport and its health benefits into the company's culture.
The race included an 8km route through the centre of Zaragoza. Nearly 4,000 professionals from more than 400 companies and the public administration took part in the event.
This year, a total of 16 men and women participated, divided into 3 men’s teams and 2 mixed teams of men and women, together with 1 teammate who participated as an individual.
8 km where there was no lack of teamwork, fun, effort, companionship and the desire to excel. Congratulations to all our runners who, with enthusiasm and effort, have joined in, representing the company with their participation!
ICT Ibérica SAP roll-out: the ICT group's digital transformation process continues
After a period of stabilisation of the Model Company prepared for the ICT Group, the Kick-off of the “SAP roll-out” project of ICT Ibérica was held on 19 October in Saragozza.
Together with the project team and external partners, the focus was on the essential elements to ensure a successful journey, in terms of Model Company adoption and change management.
The solution was developed on SAP S/4 HANA and the evolution roadmap foresees its implementation in the other Group companies as well.
The digital transformation plan that ICT is pursuing is an opportunity for organisational innovation, process optimisation and people development, whose contribution will be the key lever to overcome this further challenge.
A medal-worthy race
This year, for the fourth time, ICT Poland’s representatives participated in the National Women’s and Men’s Road Race “Kostrzyńska Dziesiątka” [“The Ten of Kostrzyn”]. With great determination, for the third time now, the team won first place in the Team Championship for Corporate Employees, which means that ICT Poland is still undefeated in this category since 2019.
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.