We pursue perfection to guarantee quality
We apply our high-quality standards to all process stages, from conceptualization and development to raw material transformation, extrusion, manufacturing and distribution of our products. Likewise, we carry out comprehensive quality controls in each of these stages and a close traceability of the product, ensuring maximum Health Safety within the company.
We offer coverage and guarantee quality in all product stages
Unlike other companies in this sector, this puts us in an advantageous position when it comes to offering a profesional and dynamic service to our customers. In addition, this line of action enables us to offer a stable and homogeneous product, as a result of the continuous analysis and homologations carried out by our quality department on all the raw materials used in the extrusion process.
We have an action plan aimed at controlling all the operations during our production processes
Supplier evaluation and monitoring
All our suppliers are approved before entering into contractual relations, some of which are audited on an annual basis.
Upstream / downstream traceability system
We have a complete upstream / downstream traceability system, which ensures rigorous production control for each production batch.
Migration testing to verify food safety and suitability
All products made to come into contact with food are manufactured according to protocols of “Good Manufacturing, Hygiene and Food Safety Practices”. These products undergo the corresponding migration testing, making it posible to verify their food safety and suitability.
Control of raw and auxiliary materials
Upon delivery to our facilities, we check compliance with technical and legal specifications before they go through the production process.
Semi-finished and finished product
We carry out tests and controls to verify compliance with normative, technical and legal specifications of all our products, in order to comply with the commitment made with customers and official bodies.
Certificates and management system
All Certificates and Management System implemented in Walki Plasbel are maintained.
Walki Plasbel Packaging Division has obtained BRC/IOP certification for Packaging and Packaging Materials
What is BRC Packaging?
BRC (British Retail Consortium) Packaging is a standard developed in the United Kingdom and is the leading food safety protocol in the international sector, especially for packaging companies. It requires compliance with the most demanding technical requirements for production, packaging, personnel, environmental conditions of the facilities and storage of products.
What are the advantages of the BRC Packaging Certification?
- Efficient and dynamic control of risks for food security.
- Guaranteed to comply with the regulations, regulations and requirements.
- Generates greater confidence among customers, consumers and the local and international markets.
- Increase security, quality and improve the corporate reputation of our brands.
- It guarantees the innocuousness of the packaging, packaging material and food packaging used.
- Provides an organized and effective communication with all interested parties.
Walki Plasbel's main objective with this certification is to ensure that all products contained will not cause any harm to the consumer. This guarantees the harmlessness of the packaging and establishes guidelines for the prevention and control of contamination.
Our specifications for raw materials, intermediate products and final (finished) products are properly established. Our traceability system is able to identify every single batch of products to track and trace all raw materials through the entire production process, from start to finish. Records of this traceability are accessible upon request.
We carry out comprehensive quality controls throughout the entire process to ensure top quality products. In addition, all Walki Plasbel employees are duly trained, skilled and supervised throughout the production process.
Finally, it is important to highlight the health and cleanliness of all the production lines of Walki Plasbel We ensure an optimal situation during the whole process, giving total guarantee in the manufactured products to the final customer.
Walki Plasbel also focus firmly on aspects related to product hygiene, condition of the facilities, traceability and safety of the production process. The non-compliance of any of the standards of the norm would result in a fundamental non-conformity, and consequently the loss of certification in the event of any audit.
Therefore, Walki Plasbel’s management seeks to continuously improve and provide sufficient resources to ensure that all quality standards are met. This continuous improvement over time is achieved through effective communication and management review systems.
We also carry out every required hazard and risk analyses, along with the appropriate controls and ongoing internal audits in order to ensure that all safety and product integrity hazards are identified.
Walki Plasbel Division Packaging is committed to food safety, after successfully going through an exhaustive process of independent verification by SAI GLOBAL.
The quality of our products is certified through continuous controls carried out in our own laboratory. In addition to this internal control, we have the AENOR ISO 9001 y 14001 certificates, Environmental and Quality management systems
Walki Plasbel products have been awarded the German eco-label
The Blauer Engel (Blue Angel) is the eco-label of the German federal government since 1978. It is the first and best known quality label in the world. It has been labelling products that are particularly environmentally and climate-friendly for 40 years: to date, the Blue Angel label has been awarded more than 12,000 times to products and services from 1,600 companies.
What requirements must a product meet in order to receive the Blue Angel eco-label?
The percentage of post-consumer recycled plastic in the products must be at least 80%.
The requirements of the REACH Regulation on the prohibition of cadmium compounds must be met.
They must not contain certain hazardous substances, such as carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic for reproduction, persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT), or others labelled with certain Hazard Statements (H 370, H 371, H 372, H 373 and H 410).
They must meet relevant usability and safety criteria.
We eco-innovate, manufacture, reuse and recycle
At Walki Plasbel we are raising social awareness and environmental responsibility through organised management of our manufacturing process and maximising the efficiency of our available resources. We reduce the generation of waste and the remnants of production are prepared to be reused and transformed into a new recycled material that will be exploited and re-introduced into the market. This establishes a continuous cycle of development in which the value of the materials and products obtained extends their lifespan. By processing recycled material at the Walki Plasbel recycling plant we manage waste properly. This helps us to save raw materials and ensures the sustainability of our product.
Plasbel has been one of the first companies in Spain to obtain the UNE 53930 (Part 01 and 02): 2019 AENOR certificate
At Walki Plasbel we create different types of reusable bags with recycled material in a sustainable way. This makes them one of the best alternatives and an optimal environmental solution, both for their composition and their use. Even the number of times they can be reused by the consumer stands out.
The plastics sector is constantly evolving and responding to the continuous demands of society. For this reason, AENOR provides support with a new certification scheme for the recyclability of plastic products. This scheme quantifies the percentage of recyclability of a product in accordance with the UNE-EN 13430.
Thus, the recycled material content and its origin are verified during the AENOR audits. In addition, the bags must meet a defined thickness and comply with a series of mechanical requirements that make them functional. These aspects are checked by carrying out tests in an accredited laboratory.
The UNE 53930 Standard has also been developed in order to carry this out as a result of the publication of RD 293/2018 on reducing the consumption of plastic bags. This publication requires that, in any case, plastic bags must include a minimum recycled content of 50% and a minimum thickness of 50 microns that provides consistency and facilitates their reuse.
Walki Plasbel is committed to meeting its standards in the countries where it operates, acting honestly and in accordance with fair trade standards. This commitment is paramount to our success.
We constantly audit our suppliers to ensure their compliance with our social norms.
Our process to select suppliers is rigorous. We follow an ethical business conduct.
Safe working environment
We are committed to job security and occupational health and we demand our suppliers to create a security atmosphere, being occupational health and job security our top priorities.
We minimise the environmental impact by making the most of our raw materials and reusing our own recycled material. Besides, we raise awareness among our suppliers to reduce their environmental print to the minimum.
Quality and safety of the product
From the point of origin, our food quality and safety control team guarantees that the final products firmly convey with our technical and quality specifications.
Human and labor rights
We demand our suppliers to keep an absolute commitment to their employees’ rights.
Our suppliers have been subjected to an in-depth inspection by the SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit): based on the Ethical Trading Initiative which includes the following 10 criteria:
- Free (non-forced) labour
- Freedom of association
- Safety and hygiene
- No child labour
- Liveable wage
- No excessive hours
- Legal work
- No inhuman work