ALTAVILLA, Italy, Jan. 9, 2013 (Press Release) -The Burgo Group plant in Verzuolo (Cuneo) has obtained its EMAS registration from the Ecolabel and Ecoaudit board of the Italian Department for the Environment. This is a very important result for this paper mill where the Group was founded more than a century ago.
On October 22nd, 2012, during renewal of the EMAS registration for the Company's plants in Toscolano Maderno (Brescia) and Mantova, it was decided to extend the same certification to the Verzuolo site; the ruling is valid for all the facilities until April 22nd, 2015.
EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) is a system that companies and organisations sign up to voluntarily, undertaking to monitor and improve their environmental efficiency, and providing the control authority and local population a tool to assess their environmental impact.
EMAS registration is further confirmation of the Burgo Group's continued commitment to environmental policies and sustainability. All the environmental data for the plants involved have been included in an official document, the Environmental Statement, which is assessed and endorsed by an authorised independent Inspector.
Managers from the Piemonte Office of ARPA, who are in charge of EMAS accreditation checks, after having checked that the company's actual environmental performance confirmed the data in the Environmental Statement, gave their approval for the Verzuolo plant to receive EMAS registration.
All the personnel at the plant and all the Function Managers took an active part in achieving this important objective.