Sustainability

Quality

Valbopan – Fibras de Madeira, SA, a Viroc Portugal – Indústria de Madeira e Cimento, SA e a IFM, SA consider quality one of the priorities in defining its strategy, in the belief that it is an essential tool not only for increasing its organisational effectiveness but also for the enhancement of its products and services provided.

Mission

The main puropose is to contribute to customers, shareholders and suppliers satisfaction, by providing products and solutions with quality and in line with market trends, building a business-oriented team based on a culture of commitment, motivation and improvement to be continued.

Vision

To be recognized as a reference organizational group in the wood-based panels sector, seeking excellence and customer satisfaction through constant investment in better solutions and products.

Strategy

To be recognized as an excellence partner, promoting business growth in high potential markets.

Create added value and promote the sale of value added products.

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Being financially autonomous promoting the improvement of operational efficiency, the reduction of waste and the reduction of costs.

Enhance human capital, promoting the reinforcement of skills and motivation of employees and an ethical and responsible performance.

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Commitments

Valbopan seeks to constantly improve customer satisfaction by continuously enhancing its methods and processes.

It promotes the use of wood from forests managed using sustainable methods.

All legal requirements and regulations are complied with and customer needs satisfied.

Valbopan has a system in place to guarantee compliance with the chain of custody requirements, in accordance with the FSC STD-40-004, FSC STD-40-005 and PEFC ST 2002:2013 standards, Valbopan Portugal, and the company undertakes not to acquire wood coming from:

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– Forests where civil or traditional rights are violated

– Forests with high conservation value, threatened by forest management activities

– Genetically modified trees (GMOs)

– Illegally exploited forests

– Forests resulting from the conversion of natural forests into plantations or non-forest uses.

Environmental Responsibility

FSC® e PEFC™

Encouraging good forest management practices, Valbopan uses wood that comes from sustainable origins, making responsible use of the forest.

Valbopan – Fibras de Madeira S.A. holds Chain of Custody Certification, in accordance with the applicable FSC® and PEFCT™ (FSC® FSC-C101993 and PEFC™ PEFC/13-31-027).

It is pointed out that our products are an important source of carbon retention, contributing to the mitigation of climate change.

The wood that we use in our products capture tonnes of CO2 every year, helping diminish the greenhouse effect.

The supply and use of wood produced near the plant is prioritised to avoid long delivery routes, thus benefiting the environment.

Valchromat panels with FSC® or PEFC™ certification are available upon request.

Low Formaldehyde Emissions

In striving for the continuous improvement of Valchromat panels, we test solutions to increasingly lower formaldehyde emissions, which are harmful to people and the environment.

Today, all Valchromat panels are Formaldehyde Class E1, in accordance with the European regulations, EN 13986:2004+A1:2015 standard, where formaldehyde emissions are limited to 8 mg/100g (EN 120) equivalent to 0.1 ppm.

Valchromat CARB panels comply with the thresholds outlined in the CARB 2 Certification, in line with the provisions of the EPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency) TSCA Title VI which limits formaldehyde emissions to 0.11 ppm (ASTM E1333-14).

Valchromat E05 panels comply with the German ChemVerbotsV laws which limit formaldehyde emissions to 0.05 ppm, (EN 717-1).

Organic Dyes

Valchromat is produced only with organic dyes, which are neither toxic nor polluting.

Self-sufficiency on thermal energy

The plant generates enough biomass to sustain its thermal energy requirements, without burning any fossil fuels.

Manufacturing without waste

Valchromat’s production is aimed at reducing, or even eliminating, environmental impact. All waste and bark resulting from the process is re-used to fuel the steam boiler.

Recycling

Valbopan contributes to the circular economy in the wood sector, through the energy recovery of wood waste.

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Commitments

Valbopan seeks to constantly improve customer satisfaction by continuously enhancing its methods and processes.

It promotes the use of wood from forests managed using sustainable methods.

All legal requirements and regulations are complied with and customer needs satisfied.

Viroc and the company undertakes not to acquire wood coming from :

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– Forests where civil or traditional rights are violated

– Forests with high conservation value, threatened by forest management activities

– Genetically modified trees (GMOs)

– Illegally exploited forests

– Forests resulting from the conversion of natural forests into plantations or non-forest uses.

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