Sustainability

Quality

Valbopan – Fibras de Madeira, SA and Viroc Portugal – Indústria de Madeira e Cimento, 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.

VALBOPAN

Commitments

Valbopan strives to ensure customer satisfaction by constantly improving its methods and processes.

The company uses wood from forests managed in a sustainable manner.

Guaranteed compliance with the legal requirements, applicable standards and the customer requirements.

Implementation and maintenance of the chain of responsibility requirements, in compliance with the benchmark standards FSC® STD-40-004, FSC® STD-40-005 and PEFC ST 2002:2020.

Valbopan S.A. undertakes not to acquire wood from:

– Forests where civil or traditional rights are breached

– Forests with high conservation values, threatened by the forest management activities

– Genetically modified trees (GMO)

– Forests that are exploited illegally

– Forests resulting from the conversion of natural forests into plantations or for non-forest use

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Encourage respect for the Fundamental Conventions of the World Labour Organisation (WLO) in its organisation and throughout the supply chain, guaranteeing:

Freedom of association and effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.

Elimination of all forms of forced labour and child labour.

Elimination of discrimination in employment and occupation.

Strive to constantly improvement the working conditions.

To prove compliance with these principles, Viroc regularly carries out self-assessment of the basic FSC® requirements and discloses the results, upon request from the interested parties.

Environmental Responsibility

FSC® and PEFC

Placing a high emphasis on forest management practices, Valbopan uses wood that comes from a sustainable source, to use forests in a responsible manner.

Valbopan – Fibras de Madeira S.A. has Chain of Custody Certification (CoC), as per the applicable benchmark standards, within the scope of FSC® and PEFC (FSC® C101993 e PEFC/13-31-027).

It is pointed out that the products are an important source of carbon retention, thus helping mitigate climate change.

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

The supply and use of wood produced near the factory is a priority to avoid long transport routes, which is beneficial to 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.

Viroc

Commitments

Viroc stives to ensure customer satisfaction by constantly improving its methods and processes.

The company uses wood from forests managed in a sustainable manner.

Guaranteed compliance with the legal requirements, applicable standards and the customer requirements.

Implementation and maintenance of the chain of responsibility requirements, in compliance with the benchmark standards FSC® STD-40-004, FSC® STD-40-005 and PEFC ST 2002:2020.

Viroc – Fibras de Madeira S.A. has Chain of Custody Certification (CoC), as per the applicable benchmark standards, within the scope of FSC® and PEFC (FSC® C173361 and PEFC/13-31-251).

Viroc also undertakes not to acquire wood from:

– Forests where civil or traditional rights are breached;

– Forests with high conservation values, threatened by the forest management activities;

– Genetically modified trees (GMO);

– Forests that are exploited illegally;

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

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Encourage respect for the Fundamental Conventions of the World Labour Organisation (WLO) in its organisation and throughout the supply chain, guaranteeing:

Freedom of association and effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.

Elimination of all forms of forced labour and child labour.

Elimination of discrimination in employment and occupation.

Strive to constantly improvement the working conditions.

To prove compliance with these principles, Viroc regularly carries out self-assessment of the basic FSC® requirements and discloses the results, upon request from the interested parties.

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



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