Simple Acts, Big Impacts
Simple Acts, Big Impacts
Simple Acts, Big Impacts

Growing responsibly

While growing our business, we take responsibility towards our people, the environment and the society we operate in. We are globally compliant with regulations in all countries we operate in. We also take a proactive role in seeking solutions to be ready for further environmental evolution.

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United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

At Beaulieu Fibres International, we fully commit to integrate the UN Sustainable Development Goals into our business activities, by taking responsibility and bringing sustainable solutions into our core operations, creating value for our customers, and engaging employees and value chain partners.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainability impact areas

We mapped out our impact on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and defined action plans to make further progress in implementing these goals within our organisation. We continue along the path of corporate sustainability, define new challenging goals with specific actions, seek business opportunities with impact and encourage our network to continue and contribute to a better world.

The sustainability impact areas for our fibre business activities are defined as follows.

Beaulieu Fibres’ carbon footprint

To calculate our carbon footprint, Beaulieu Fibres International looked at its entire value chain, from cradle to gate, by means of an Organisational Life Cycle Assessment (O-LCA). This is an effective tool for any organisation that is working toward sustainability goals. The O-LCA incorporates the environmental impact associated with our activities, but also from all activities downstream and upstream.

The analysis was performed in line with EN 15804:2012+A2, ISO 14040/14044:2006 and the PEF guidelines by the European Commission, and is based on data from 2019.

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Increasing energy efficiency

Each Beaulieu Fibres plant commits to monitoring and analysing its energy in order to optimise processes and reduce energy consumption.

  • Energy-intensive branches of industrial companies can join the Flemish government's voluntary energy policy agreements (EBOs - Energiebeleidsovereenkomst), which aim at continuously improving energy efficiency.
  • Beaulieu Fibres’ Terni plant also performs periodic energy audits in order to detect new opportunities for energy reduction and to implement new programs. These audits have already led to successful actions.
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Beaulieu Fibres signs Operation Clean Sweep pledge

The Belgian plants of Beaulieu Fibres International have signed the pledge of Operation Clean Sweep (OCS), aimed at preventing plastic granulate pollution into our marine environments. 

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Global Goals Yearbook 2020

Beaulieu’s UltraBond fibre technology was included in the Global Goals Yearbook 2020. With more than 400,000 readers worldwide, the yearbook is one of the most widely distributed publications on sustainability.

Read here the article on Ultrabond

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Ocean-saving bottles

Beaulieu Fibres has implemented sustainable alternatives for single-use water bottles. We now use new drinking water tap systems and we stimulate our employees to use a reusable bottle. Refillable bottles aim to reduce plastic pollution and provide clean drinking water where people need it most.

Sustainability @ Home

In 2021, we will continue to focus on sustainability. Our business goals are linked to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With our dedicated action Sustainability @ Home we want to make all colleagues aware of their possible contribution to a better planet, because every small change in behaviour can mean a lot.
Join our warm call for our planet.
Let us motivate each other and take up this challenge with our Fibres team!

Sustainable container transport reduces CO2 emissions with 300 tonnes

Beaulieu International Group uses waterway transport to reduce its dependency on truck transport. The company reduced container transport-related CO2 emissions by 36% in 2017 and is scheduled to achieve a further 55% reduction in the coming years.

Our commitments

Policy on Quality, Environment and Energy

We consider all safety, health, quality, environmental and energy related matters as an integral part of our daily management and of our strategic business plan.

Read our Policy Statement Quality Environment Energy

Policy on Health and Safety

We aim to deliver innovative and qualitative products. 5,000 colleagues contribute to this mission. It’s our daily priority to assure they return home safely.

Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX® Certification

Beaulieu Fibres International is granted authorisation according to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® to use the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® mark for its PP staple fibres (based on specific high-performance ingredients). Achieved level: OEKO-TEX® Product Class, Appendix 6, product class I (Baby). Information on OEKO-TEX® compliancy available on simple request.

Certificates

Compliancy within Hygiene

For hygiene products, regulations that protect the consumer are very stringent. Beaulieu Fibres’ hygiene product portfolio complies with worldwide safety regulations for hygiene applications. Our products and solutions do not contain hazardous ingredients, according to the European directive 67/548/CEE; EC 1272/2008 (CLP); EC 1907/2006 (REACH). All mentioned fibres are not cytotoxic and do not irritate the skin, in compliance with OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 Normative, Class I and Class II.

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