Certifications and licenses
The certifications are the first guarantee for consumers, who find themselves having to choose between thousands of products. Behind these acronyms, there are often very complex processes, for environmental protection, staff safety and consumer health.
UNI EN ISO 9001:2015
This is the certification which guarantees attention to quality and efficiency in our processing phase, and ensures transparent consumer communications.
UNI EN ISO 14001:2015
This certification manages respect for the environment and all environmental issues in relation to manufacturing processes.
UNI ISO 45001:2018
This certification is a guarantee that our facility and all processing phases adhere to safety standards. Our staff are an incredible resource and we want them to feel reassured and safe in the workplace.
We received “OK compost” certification in February 2009 for production of biodegradable bags, manufactured in Mater-Bi for organic waste collection. This certification guarantees transformation of the product into compost in about 90 days, if disposed of correctly, in accordance with European standard EN 13432:2002.
This is why compostable does not mean the same thing as biodegradable. It means much more. Waste becomes a source of new life for plants.
Ok compost Home
In April 2017 we obtained “OK Compost Home” Certification for developing Mater-Bi bags that are also suitable for home composting.
We obtained our user license for the “Compostabile CIC” trademark in 2009. The trademark guarantees that a product is compostable and therefore suitable for transformation into compost if recuperated via an industrial composting process. Furthermore, it is awarded after closer examination, which assesses full-scale complete compostability in accordance with standard UNI EN 13432:2002.
Long before Italian laws imposed it, we believed in the potential of Mater-Bi, the Novamont corn starch product, whose quality has now made it an industry standard. That’s why at Virosac we were awarded Novamont’s license N° 001 (something we proudly exhibit!) for transformation of this material, and since 1991 we’ve been leading manufacturers of biodegradable organic waste collection bags.