Our Inteplast Group and affiliated companies are strongly committed to protecting the environment
in all aspects of our operations and to enhancing ecological awareness through our communications—reflecting
our social and moral sense of obligation to promote the wellbeing of the environment and the world in which
we live. These values represent an extension of our core belief that calls for all business activities to be
sustainable in order to be everlasting, for in our minds, both economic and environmental health go hand in
hand. It is thus our collective responsibility to adopt effective measures that help conserve all natural
Towards this end, our products have been designed to minimize feedstock consumption or to provide an
alternative to the use of precious natural resources. Moreover, every one of our processes is and will be
built with efficient recycling to fully utilize all feedstock and to allow us to aim for zero waste at all
times. In addition to fully complying with all applicable environmental laws as set forth by governmental
agencies, we have and will continue to minimize the consumption and waste of raw materials including feedstock,
packaging substrates, energy, and water. Appropriate actions will be taken to design and engineer processes
that require even fewer resources. All waste items are carefully scrutinized and programs are established for
the effective re-use or recycling of those items. For all our facilities, we have adopted and will continue
to promote the concept of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Recover”. The continuous process optimization promoted
throughout Inteplast must necessarily take into account tangible measures that can minimize waste in all
areas and that can emphasize sustainable packaging, energy and water management, and climate protection.
We encourage all our team members to embrace locally relevant as well as group wide improvement initiatives
that will make us a better manufacturing organization and at the same time enhance and attune our organization
to our mission of protecting the environment.
To further accomplish these objectives, we have established clear and well documented systems and procedures
that address each step in the manufacturing process. These standardized systems and procedures—enabling us to
achieve optimal manufacturing and environmental efficiencies—are provided to all employees by means of a robust
training system. They enable us to determine specific goals by person and by department that are then compared
with detailed data informing not only on past and current production performance but also material consumption
and waste. Appropriate actions are then taken to steer each unit towards accomplishing the agreed upon goals.
Accomplishing our environmental goals is the responsibility not only of management but of everyone in this
organization through the daily focus exerted on standard practices and environmental stewardship.