BELOVO PAPER MILL is orientated towards minimizing its environmental footprint by controlling the impact of its activities, products and services. For this purpose, the company developed and has maintained since an Environmental Management System in line with the IS0 14001 standards.
This Environmental Management System is applied to the main activity relating to tissue paper production and conversion.
Our Environmental Policy follows the principles below:
Widely applicable commitment for continuous improvement of our practices towards the prevention or/and reduction of the factory’s environmental footprint;
Evaluation of significant aspects related to raw materials consumption and environmental pollution of its components, taking into account the legal requirements for their effective disposal management;
Strict adjustment to legal regulations concerning environmental protection ;
Consideration of interests of the interrelated parties – partners, suppliers, clients, central and local authorities, all NGO’s and citizens;
The policy provides the framework for setting and reviewing objectives and targets in the General Assembly.
Implementation of policy
This policy is applied by:
Identifying and assessing the company’s activity environmental impact;
Introducing advanced technology, updated manufacturing practices and environmentally friendly raw materials;
Further expanding the Environmental Management System to prevent and reduce environmental impact;
Efficiently using raw materials and energy;
Promoting environmental awareness within company’s staff.
Belana’s branded products were the first in Bulgaria to be granted, by the Ministry of Environment and Water, with the right to use the EU Ecolabel. Belana’s branded products fall under (belong in) the category “tissue paper” and the ecological criteria to be met are set out in Commission Decision № 2009/568 / EC of 9 July 2009 and applied to the entire production cycle – from reception of raw materials at the plant through to the winding of the paper rolls.
The particular criteria are aiming to:
Reduce the release of toxic or eutrophic substances into waters;
Reduce energy consumption and related emissions into the air;
Reduce environmental impact or health risks associated with the use of hazardous chemicals;
Promote the use of paper fibers produced in a sustainable way;
Apply the principles of Forest Sustainability Management.
The EU Ecolabel is a voluntary commitment and focuses on production and consumption of products and services with a reduced negative impact on the environment, health, climate and natural resources throughout their life cycle. EU Ecolabel logo signage on packaging assures consumers that the specific products and services have been produced achieving the highest environmental performance on the EU market, enabling them to recognize and choose “green products”.
Belana branded products, being awarded with the EU Ecolabel, are an environmentally friendly choice, always there for you to accommodate your everyday needs. Therefore, Belana products are giving the opportunity to consumers to contribute to environmental sustainability, even by following their daily routine and habits. Belana is empowering consumers not only to develop environmental awareness but practically participate in the efforts for a better environmental future.