Region USA & Colombia

Social Corporate Responsibility

Since January 1, 2017, Koen Pack has become a member of the BSCI program. BSCI is an initiative of the Foreign Trade Association (FTA) and stands for Business Social Compliance Initiative. The initiative was established to improve working conditions among others in the supply chain worldwide. We think equal and good working conditions for everyone are important in our supply chain. In consultation with our producers in e.g. Kenya, China, Vietnam and Myanmar, we ensure that the working condition requirements are met. Koen Pack has been following the Sedex program for several years, in this program good working conditions are also ensured. Sedex is a nonprofit organization, working to improve corporate ethics and responsibility. BSCI participants and vendors attend training on different themes as described in the 11 principles.

The 11 principles of the BSCI
BSCI is committed to global improvement of working conditions in the production chain of its members according to eleven principles. This includes ensuring equal opportunities for employees, risk assessments, corporate social responsibility policy, freedom of association, special protection of young workers, combating child and forced labor, paying fair compensation and facilities for a safe and healthy workplace. More information can be found in the Code of Conduct.

Certificates

Koen Pack works according to the regulations of the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI). The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) is a leading alliance of companies, trade unions and NGOs that promotes respect for workers' rights around the globe. Our vision is a world where all workers are free from exploitation and discrimination and enjoy conditions of freedom, security and equity, see www.ethicaltrade.org.

Sedex, the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange, empowers sustainable and ethical supply chains, is a not for profit membership Organization dedicated to driving improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains. The goal is a secure, online database that offers members the ability to store information, share and report on four key areas: Labour, Health & Safety, Environmental and Business Ethics. Koen Pack is connected with www.sedexglobal.com since 2013.

ISO 9001 is the standard for quality management systems. Koen Pack received the certification from DNV on 1st of November 2013 for design, purchase & sales, logistics of packaging and ancillary products for the benefit of flowers and plants. Download the ISO certificate here.

In Colombia Koen Pack has an ISO-14001 Certification, because using an environmental management system according to the ISO 14001 standard, the environmental risks of the operations are controlled and if possible reduced.

Here you will find a list of all certificates.


Plastic & The Environment

Koen Pack is a firm believer in lowering the carbon footprint of all our products, and with that, the impact on the environment. All our plastics are fully recyclable, and we are able to produce degradable plastics that are currently available in the market.

We strongly prefer recycling however, since it’s always better to prevent plastic from ending up in the landfills, key is to educate consumers to actually recycle all plastics. That’s why we show the recycle logo on our products wherever possible. We use water based inks where possible. Would you like more information about this? Please send an e-mail with your question to sales-usa@koenpack.com.

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Koen Pack prefers recyling!

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