Certifications provide transparency, product safety and underscore our reliability.

The certifications of Papier- u. Kartonfabrik Varel define the requirements to which we feel obligated. This means that our customers can rest easy knowing that they are supplied exclusively with paper and cardboard from sustainable raw materials.

Particularly the CoC certification guarantees quality and sustainability pursuant to the most recent standards. All production processes are subject to our quality-enhancing, integrated management system for environmental, energy, hygiene, occupational and health protection.

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  • Quality Management System DIN EN ISO 9001
    Papier- u. Kartonfabrik Varel has been ISO 9001 certified since 1994. The quality management system in accordance with ISO 9001 allows our customers and partners to objectively assess our services.

    Interconnected and transparent processes from order entry through to quality control build the foundation of a structured organisation and ensure the continuously high quality of our products. Beyond that, customer satisfaction is demonstrably increased through an uncompromising process of continuous improvement.


    Quality Management System DIN EN ISO 9001
  • Environmental Management Systems DIN EN ISO 14001
    Environmental protection plays an important role in our society these days. In addition to factors such as reliability, price and quality, a company's environmental performance is an even more important issue.

    We have been certified according to the Environmental Management System ISO 14001 since 2009. This underscores our environmentally- and resource friendly production, which has been based on waste paper since the 50s.

    Being environmentally responsible means more than just complying with legislation. Having an environmental management system that aims to continuously improve adverse environmental impacts, is of great support.

    Environmental Management Systems DIN EN ISO 14001
  • Energy Management Systems DIN EN ISO 50001
    We have been certified according to the Energy Management System ISO 50001 since 2013. The goal of this is to systematically improve energy-related performance, including energy efficiency, energy use and energy consumption.

    Already at the end of the 80s, investments were made into a gas and steam turbine (GUD) power plant based on the patented Hutter process of double-cogeneration, in order to produce clean quality.

    Energy Management Systems DIN EN ISO 50001
  • OSH Management Systems ISO 45001
    Occupational safety is very important to us. For this reason, we have implemented an OSH management system according to BS OHSAS 18001 in 2012. Since November 2019 we haven been certified by ISO 45001. 

    An OSH management system aims to prevent accidents at work, work-related injuries and illnesses and also to protect the health of employees in the workplace. Our employees are regularly made aware of the issues related to occupational safety, because nowadays improper conduct is one of the most common causes of accidents, unfortunately.

    We are also keen on maintaining and promoting the health of our employees. Some examples: a vast variety of company sports, seminars related to health and comprehensive care by a company doctor.

    OSH Management Systems 45001
  • Hygiene Management System according to the INREKA standard
    As a supplier for companies that cater to the food industry, we have introduced a certified hygiene management and product safety concept according to the INREKA standard (interest group recycled cardboard) in 2008.

    Since 2009, the INREKA standard also meets the requirements of EN 15593 (Packaging - Management of hygiene in the production of food packaging - requirements) specified for paper and board production.

    The hygiene and product safety concept includes the following areas:
    • Management and documentation
    • Risk analysis and risk assessment
    • Hygiene measures (personnel, production, company)
    • Personnel training
    • Checking of the production process
    • Rules for contractors



    Hygiene Management System according to the INREKA standard
  • FSC® Chain of Custody Certification
    We have been certified according to the FSC® standard since 2010. The basic idea of ​​this certificate is the conservation of forests as a major global habitat for countless animal and plant species as well as being a global carbon store. Environmentally and socially responsible paper production was confirmed for our products. We have been working with fibrous waste paper since our inception and have therefore met the demand for sustainable paper production for many years.

    The abbreviation "FSC®" stands for "Forest Stewardship Council®", a non-profit global organisation, which also operates a working group in Germany (headquarters: Freiburg). As an actual consequence of the UN environmental conference in Rio de Janeiro developed in 1992, the FSC® has developed social and economic standards to protect forests and at the same time serve the interests of the people living in them.

    * Quelle: https://ic.fsc.org/en

    FSC® Chain of Custody Certification

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