QUALITY, ENVIRONMENT & SUSTAINABILITY
The Etimex quality and hygiene management is monitored and audited by independent certification bodies. Numerous client audits are a testimony to our high standards and ongoing improvement in the area of hygiene and quality.
The high requirements of the food industry are our minimum standard. For many years Etimex has not only been certified according to ISO 9001 but also to BRC/IoP-Standard.
In the Pharmaceuticals/Healthcare field we produce in a clean room of class D (100.000) and pursuant to GMP.
Etimex focuses on extensive quality control, as well as machine-operator self-control and through continuous inline testing of the processes as well as numerous inspections on the finished products in the laboratory. Different chemical-analytical examinations such as the measuring of the melt flow index (MFI), the DSC-measuring or the IR spectroscopy ensure the constant high quality of our products.
Functional measurements such as the seal strength, cold crack resistance, stability, dimensional stability are integral parts of quality control in our company. Independent institutes test and certify regularly the food regulatory health and safety aspects of our products, in particular by means of migration measurements. The health of the consumer and the smooth running in your processes are crucial to the quality of our products.
Environment / Sustainability - Report Environment & Sustainability 2019
Environment protection and sustainable energy policy are of utmost importance to us. Our aim is to improve the energetic performance with a reduced impact on the environment. This is due to the responsibility, which we understand as an obligation to our staff, our customers, society and the environment. At ETIMEX cost-effectiveness and sustainability are not two extremes but instead go hand in hand.
Etimex is certified according to ISO 14001 and operates an energy management system certified according to DIN EN ISO 50001, which is the basis for continuous improvement of energy efficiency and the systematic improvement of energy flows.
Etimex thus has a management process for the identification and evaluation of potential savings and has taken numerous measures to optimise energy performance.
Energy saving and energy recovery
Reusable returnable packaging
Utilisation of production-related plastic residues (punching scraps etc.)
Use of recycled plastics (if technically possible and physiologically safe).
The very active operational suggestion scheme is not only based on the conventional topic of process improvement but also on potentiality in the areas of environmental protection, hygiene, health and safety at work and energy management.
Since 2011 an energy team has been acting upon the implementation of all goals set by management for the next years, whereupon the staff is regularly updated about the status of the implementation.
For more than 20 years now groundwater has been used to cool the plants and the waste heat that is generated is used to heat the office and administration buildings. Relevant data on individual consumption such as compressed air, power etc. are monitored and stored using a special program.
Corporate social responsibility - CSR
Etimex is a member of the Non-Profit-Organisation “Sedex” (SupplierEthicalData Exchange), which is committed to sustainable and fair social and environmental conditions within the entire supplier and production chain. Also EcoVadis offers our customers information about our goals and successes in this area.
We take our staff very seriously and consider them to be important:
Occupational health and safety, certified according to ISO 45001:2018
Staff development (e.g. via girls’ day and operational training)
and in-house healthcare provisions document our commitment in the social area.
Etimex provides healthcare far beyond the statutory requirements, with our own in-house doctor and a bonus system for health check-ups.