EUROPUR is the European association of flexible polyurethane foam blocks manufacturers. Amongst other functions, EUROPUR promotes the unique benefits of flexible polyurethane foam in its multiple applications, speaks on behalf of its industry to regulators and other stakeholders and contributes to related standards and legislations.
REACH (EC 1907/2006) aims to improve the protection of human health and the environment through better and earlier identification of the intrinsic properties of chemical substances. This is done by the four processes of REACH, namely the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals. REACH also aims to enhance the innovation and competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry.
REACH is a regulation of the European Union, adopted to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals, while enhancing the competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry. It also promotes alternative methods for the hazard assessment of substances in order to reduce the number of tests on animals.
First launched in Canada in 1985, Responsible Care is today practiced in more than 65 countries around the globe. Responsible Care empowers companies to continue to pursuing innovative ways to contribute to the vision of the World Summit on Sustainable Development so that, by the year 2020, “All chemicals will be produced and used in ways that minimize risks for human health and the environment.”
For many years, the Institute of Registered Auditors (IBR-IRE) has taken an active role in sustainability reporting and corporate social responsibility (CSR). In particular, IBR-IRE organises the Awards for Best Belgian Sustainability Reports.;
During the 2015 Award ceremony for the Best Belgian Sustainability Reports, the jury praised Recticel’s first publication as a ‘Remarkable Report’. The jury explained its decision as follows: “Recticel, for its dynamic and easy to read report, with a well described context, including SDGs, and properly illustrated content. This report is also honest on positive and negative issues/facts.” The jury also appreciated the strong stakeholder engagement (notably via interviews) and Recticel’s good corporate governance and ethics.