We have created an awareness of quality in all areas of our organisation, largely by implementing a number of different certified management systems. This ensures that we continue to improve in all areas. Our certification: Quality management system ISO 9001 (1995), Environmental management system ISO 14001 (1998), Working Conditions management system OHSAS 18001 (2005), CSR guidelines ISO 26000 (2010)* and Energy management system ISO 50001 (2012).
Certificates, quality labels and awards
In addition to these management systems, we are proud of the many other certifications, awards and quality labels.
Cradle to Cradle certified: Satino Black has been specifically developed for the biological and technical closed-loop system and has consequently been awarded Cradle to Cradle certification by MBDC, Michael Braungart and William McDonough's sustainability consulting and product certification firm.
Cradle to Cradle Organisatie: In 2010, Van Houtum received the ‘Cradle to Cradle Organisation’ certificate from Cradle to Cradle founder Michael Braungart. This certificate is awarded to organisations that successfully transform their products and organisation to meet Cradle to Cradle requirements. Only about ten organisations have been awarded this certificate worldwide.
Environmental labels: Satino Black is the world's first and only hygienic paper that is authorised to carry the following labels: FSC recycled (use of 100% recycled paper) and European Ecolabel (sustainable production process). Furthermore, as only green energy is used in production, Satino Black is also CO2 neutral.
Best Managed Company: In 2012, for the fifth consecutive year, Van Houtum was nominated by Deloitte as one of the best managed companies in the Netherlands. This outstanding performance also gives us the right to use the title Gold Member.
Red Dot Award and Pentaward for Satino Black: The juries of two of the most prestigious international design competitions have given the packaging used for Satino Black an award. The Satino Black packaging concept was designed by VanBerlo Communications in Eindhoven.
WWF Paper Award: In 2012 we won the international WWF Paper Award.
* This is a new standard for which no certification currently exists. We will apply for certification as soon as it becomes available.