Moonen Packaging’s highest CSR certification has been renewed
Thanks to years of investments in sustainability, Moonen Packaging is the European leader when it comes to certifications in the packaging industry. The second highest level of sustainability certification that Moonen can attain is the CSR performance ladder level 4 (level four on the Dutch certification scheme for Corporate Social Responsibility, MVO-Prestatieladder) Moonen was recently successfully audited by two independent institutions and re-certified with, amongst others, this prestigious certificate.
The CSR performance ladder makes Moonen's achievements in sustainable development concrete, objective, and indicative to the market. This performance ladder tests specifically for best practices and assesses the involvement of stakeholders in enhancing the sustainability of the packaging chain. This is consistent with Moonen's ambition to create a platform for CSR and to help clients and suppliers to develop sustainable business practices.
The staff at Moonen are the driving force behind this ambition. ‘In the last few months, we have been audited internally as well as externally,’ explains Roland van Bussel, Operations Manager at Moonen. ‘That's when you can clearly see that CSR is at the heart of the business. An internal multi-departmental audit brings out the best in people. It's an important process, and staff want to get the most out the audit. This results in valuable input which they can use to monitor and improve their own procedures. An audit also provides the unique opportunity to come up with solutions to complaints, and you can test the effectiveness of these solutions at the next audit. An internal audit makes your company work smarter.’
The CSR performance ladder level 4 re-certification gives the external audit an added dimension. ‘This standard makes you look at the entire chain with the environment in mind while also engaging with stakeholders about CSR,' says Ruben Nolles, Supervisor Quality. 'We listen to their wishes for CSR and incorporate them into our procedures. We also like to make them aware of the benefits of working with us in terms of sustainable business practices. The external audit gives concrete proof of these benefits: it shows that working with us significantly reduces their C02 emissions and that our efforts to improve quality positively impact their own organization.'