Simple Acts, Big Impacts
BFI CORP SUSTAINABILITY (Envato G2FSF9B)
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 2021.

For 2021 Cradle to gate | Scope 1 - 2 - 3*. Part of scope 3 is taken account (raw materials & upstream transport)

The declared carbon footprint of our facilities are: 

  • Average of 1,88 kg CO2 eq/kg output fibres (Belgium)
  • Average of 2,53 kg CO2 eq/kg output fibres (Italy)

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Renewable energy and increasing efficiency

Belgian Beaulieu Fibres International production sites have transitioned from grey to 100 percent green electricity as of July 2021. This shift to renewable energy has a significant impact on our facility's carbon footprint.

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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EcoVadis Silver Medal 2022

In 2022, Beaulieu Fibres awarded with a Silver EcoVadis Medal. This internationally recognized sustainability rating places Beaulieu Fibres among the top 25% of companies assessed by EcoVadis.
Based on 21 criteria, the rating assesses a company’s performance in four categories: Environment, Labor and Human Rights, Ethics and Sustainable Procurement. Backed by a powerful technology platform and its actionable scorecards, EcoVadis provides benchmarks, insights and a guided improvement journey.

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International Sustainability and Carbon Certification Plus (ISCC Plus)

The ISCC Plus Certification Program enables traceable supply chains for mass-balanced solutions of sustainable raw materials. Our first certified production site is Terni, Italy, replacing fossil resources with bio-circular ones and the technology will be extended to the company’s other fibre division plants as a path forward to becoming carbon neutral by 2030.

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ISCCplus International Sustainability and Carbon Certification

Voka Charter Sustainable Entrepreneurship 2022

In 2020, Beaulieu Fibres International started the journey of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals within its core activities. Thanks to the whole team, who took the time and effort to grow in sustainability, who analysed data, highlighted opportunities, and implemented real changes.

In 2022, Beaulieu Fibres International has been granted the Voka Charter for Sustainable Entrepreneurship 2022 !

Voka Charter Sustainable Entrepreneurship 2022

Urban Re-Generation

in 2019, Beaulieu Fibres International Terni (Italy), joined Urban Re-Generation, driven by the Umbria Industry Association. Along with 8 multinational companies in the area, the goal is to create the 1st Sustainability District in Italy, sharing best practices on sustainability, circular economy, and energy savings. Discover the impact of our joint forces here:

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Global Goals Yearbook 2022

The Yearbook is a publication in support of the SDGs and the advancement of corporate sustainability globally. It offers proactive and in-depth information on key sustainability issues and promotes unique and comprehensive knowledge-exchange and learning in the spirit of the SDGs. 

Beaulieu’s Meralux fibre technology was included in the Global Goals Yearbook 2022. Read here the article on Meralux

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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

Global Goals Yearbook 2020
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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.
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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, Safety, 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. 5,000 colleagues contribute to this mission. It’s our daily priority to assure they return home safely.

Policy Statement Quality Safety Environment Energy 13122021 EN

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.

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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.