BRC / IOP (British Retail Consortium / Institute of Packaging)
In 2016 our A Grade Certificate has been awarded to us by BRC and issued by TÜV Nord according to the global BRC-Standard for quality and safety of packaging materials.
Our BRC-Certificate guarantees the standardization of quality, safety and operational criteria and ensures that we fulfill all legal obligations, thus providing protection for the end consumer.
BRC Global Standards (incl. i. a. HACCP) are now often a fundamental requirement for our customers in the food producing sector.
DIN EN ISO 9001 : 2008 - Quality Management
Our Quality Management is certified by TÜV Nord according to DIN EN ISO 9001 : 2008 and was audited in November 2015.
By the way, our first certification took already place in 1994 so we can prove 20 years of gapless QM Certification.
Sedex (Business Social Compliance Initiative)
With our Sedex membership since 2008 we committed ourselves to comply with the international BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative) standard determining ethical convention, social and environmental standards.
Evaluated are the four key areas of labour standards: health, safety, environment and business ethics. In 2015 we were successfully audited according 4-Pillar SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit) by TÜV Rheinland.
FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®)
The Forest Stewardship Council® promotes environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the world's forests.
Our FSC® Chain of Custody Certificate (Licence No. FSC-C125774) is only being issued to producers of paper products, who ascertain the validity of aspiration of a responsible forest management. This certificate, achieved in 2015, and our associated concentration on the fundamental issue of sustainability adds another unique characteristic – besides our excellent product quality and our reliable service - to our flexible packaging products.
Packaging Products made of Compostable Material (Keimling)
One of our special waxed twist paper packaging products was in 2015 certified by DIN CERTO as being compostable, confirming officially that this wax paper meets all the requirements as described in the European CEN standard DIN EN 13432:2000-12.
This European Standard contains strict requirements for packaging recoverable by composting and biodegradation.
The certificate includes for us the right to use the “Keimling” conformity mark “compostable” for these specific packaging products.
DPG Deutsche Pfandsystem GmbH
In compliance with the German certification directive of the DPG Deutsche Pfandsystem GmbH we reached Level 2 – Process Certification in 2015.
So we could successfully add the production of DPG banderoles for bottles to our portfolio. We count already well-known companies of the beverage-market among our regular customers.
Energy Efficiency and Environmental Protection
Quote from our Rafflenbeul CO2-expert report: “The production process at Heyne & Penke Verpackungen GmbH is assessed as being particularly energy efficient based upon the established results. In comparison with the competitors, Heyne & Penke Verpackungen GmbH is one of the most progressive enterprises of the industry, where sustainable energy policy is concerned. The Heyne & Penke Verpackungen GmbH products distinguish themselves by being utmost environmental friendly and by being manufactured with procedures that handle resources very considerately“.
A 2015 proof from TÜV Nord about our existing system to enhance energy efficiency confirms officially, that we meet all necessary requirements.