Sustainability - a matter of course
Offering sustainable products is important to Polynova. We strive to work exclusively with goods with a low environmental impact. Most of our products are made from the material polyethylene, a completely organic material which is very energy efficient to produce. A polyethylene product can be recycled many times before its finally incinerated.
However, Polynovas sustainability work is about so much more than merely offering good products. We strive to contribute to a positive development actively and responsibly by progressing the business forward in a way that maintains our values, with respect for human, society, environment, and natural resources. Two examples of this are our ethical action based on the UN Global Compact´s 10 principles and that we have an ongoing work, bringing in even more certified suppliers. We work continuously and systematically with the environmental and quality certifications ISO 14001 and 9001.
Our main sustainability objective is to reduce our negative impact and increase the positive effects that Polynova has on society. Whether it is a local influence or a global one. We all have to contribute to make better decisions and our investments in sustainability makes it easier for you as a customer to make conscious choices. Together, we make a difference.
To be able to offer quality-assured and sustainable products, responsible purchasing is the main key. For Polynova this means having an attractive and updated product range which meets our code of conduct for suppliers. This code sets the requirements for compliance of human rights as well as internationally recognized conventions and national legislations. To keep track of compliance, we continuously visit our suppliers. If deviations from Polynovas requirements are detected, we require improvement and keep a strict monitoring of the supplier. Should this not improve the situation, the collaboration can be ended. This is an ongoing work so that we can offer our customers high quality products, elaborated within our code of conduct.
For Polynova, responsible purchasing also means that we have proficient employees working in close partnership with our suppliers. Our employees on site have a broad knowledge about our products, certifications, and our customers’ requirements. This means that we can keep our processes efficient and get access to market leading products. An important prerequisite for successful purchasing is having the right supplier base. Purchasing at Polynova is a teamwork with short decision paths keeping our product range always in balance with the market. The purchasing business is a central part to be able to offer our customers quality-assured and sustainable products.
Sustainable plastic products with top quality
A sustainable choice doesn’t equal to diminish quality. With our long experience, we have developed first class, sustainable products that meet strict quality requirements. As our products are widely used to protect other goods, often products of great economic or human value, we therefore place high demands on quality. We know the importance of products to be functional and easy to use. It’s an ongoing work to improve and simplify our products, often in collaboration with our customers. We strive to always stay on top in terms of quality, service, and environmental commitment.