Innovation and quality
Innovation at WEPA Nederland
As a producer of hygienic paper, we see it as our mission to develop sustainable, innovative, and trendy solutions for the washroom, which is why our focus is not limited to toilet paper and hand towel paper alone but also includes complete solutions for every washroom.
We also take into account various aspects outside the washroom. After all, our innovative company is also involved in developing unique Cradle to Cradle concepts based on the use of sustainable raw materials. We are passionate about what we do and the world around us, and aim to make a positive contribution to our environment.
At WEPA Nederland, quality assurance is fully integrated into the organization, for example via systems that ensure compliance with various certified management systems and ongoing quality improvements in all relevant areas. Regular management reviews and reports of internal as well as external audits provide the entire organization with a transparent and very clear picture of the company’s targets and results with regard to People, Planet and Profit. The end result is that we are continually improving the quality of our efforts in the social, ecological, and economic realms.
The following management systems have been integrated into our organization:
- 1995: ISO 9001 – Quality
- 1998: ISO 14001 - Environment
- 2005: ISO 45001 – Working conditions
- 2010: ISO 26000 – CSR
- 2012: ISO 50001 - Energy
For us, sharing knowledge with and for all our stakeholders is no more than a self-evident part of our ongoing efforts at improvement. For example, the most recent CSR data is published every quarter on our website, and information bulletins are also published quite regularly on our website.
We attach a great deal of importance to innovation and are therefore constantly working to further develop our products. Whenever possible, we do this together with our clients and end-users. After all, they are the ones who can tell us the most about their needs and experiences. We do so by analysing the entire product chain and lifecycle and talking with the people involved. This starts from the moment that the product leaves the factory until the fitting out of a washroom, the restocking of dispensers, and the actual use of our products and ends only when they reach the end of their life cycle.
Satino Black – the world’s first Cradle to Cradle toilet paper
Satino Black is an excellent example of our efforts at innovation. Under this brand-name, we produce Cradle to Cradle certified hygienic paper, a soft, high-quality, white toilet paper and hand towel paper made from 100% recycled paper. Satino Black is the world’s first and only hygienic paper that is allowed to carry the FSC recycled, European Eco-label, and Cradle to Cradle quality marks. The entire production process is CO2 neutral.
Besides hygienic paper, the Satino Black product line also includes Cradle to Cradle certified hand soap and foam, toilet seat cleaner, and alcohol gel as well as the appropriate dispensers. Finally, the boxes used for packaging Satino Black paper carry the same quality mark.