Quality and Environment Policy

Integrated and sustainable management of our forest products

The VILLAPOL GROUP’s integrated Quality, Environmental, Health and Safety, Sustainable Forest Management and Chain of Custody Management Policy, according to PEFC and FSC systems, is committed to an integrated management and improvement system, with the intention that its goods and/or services satisfy the needs of the interested parties, comply with current legislation and take into account the demands of the market and society in terms of the origin of the raw material used in its processes and the final quality of the same.

The VILLAPOL GROUP is made up of two companies belonging to the primary wood processing sector, MADERAS VILLAPOL and LAMINADOS VILLAPOL, the former dedicated to the management, forest exploitation, forest conservation, transport, marketing of wood and the opening and maintenance of forest roads in power transmission lines, and the latter to forest exploitation and the manufacture of laminated wood.

It is the organisation’s quality policy to have the necessary resources to meet the expectations of the interested parties and to guarantee that the company’s services and goods comply with the requirements defined by the standards, specifications and other applicable requirements.

The environmental management policy commits the organisation to integrate respect for the environment in the management of its activity, complying at all times with the applicable legal regulations and the control and improvement of its negative environmental aspects by working to prevent pollution.

The occupational health and safety management policy also implies a commitment to protect the health and integrity of our workers, by controlling and preventing the risks associated with their jobs.

Commitment to the Principles and Criteria of the FSC and the promotion of sustainable forest management guarantees, among other things, that the VILLAPOL GROUP does not acquire, process or sell wood from: Illegal plantations; areas where civil or traditional rights are violated; places of special natural value; genetically modified trees; conflictive sources; illegal plantations or belonging to threatened or endangered species.

The fact of opting for and complying with recognised standards implies that the VILLAPOL GROUP will deploy multiple actions based on the following principles:

– Quality as a concept to be applied in every activity carried out, environmental protection, safety and health of our workers and the promotion of forestry activity based on sustainability criteria is the responsibility of ALL.

– A culture improvement programme based on a dynamic way of working with shared values and management style, through which the participation of all staff is encouraged towards continuous improvement, with a clear awareness of their responsibilities and competencies, for which all staff development processes will be deployed, focused on unleashing their full potential.

– A business plan consisting of targets, through the deployment of measures to achieve success through the relevant resources and techniques provided and at reduced cost.

– Control of the performance of the Integrated Management System indicators, maintaining a correct feedback of both internal and external information on the behaviour of the same in favour of continuous improvement.

– Knowledge of one’s own position in relation to competitors, with an understanding of strengths and weaknesses.

– Effective management of processes to produce results that satisfy all stakeholders by identifying and periodically reviewing the key activities, techniques, competencies and resources required to achieve them.

– The continuous improvement of environmental behaviour, prioritising actions of minimisation, recycling, reuse and prevention, as well as the conservation of natural resources, opting for proven, efficient technology that is appropriate to the organisation’s resources, and based on the correct interpretation of the applicable legislation.

– Considering that the VILLAPOL GROUP belongs to the timber sector, its contribution to the promotion of sustainable forest management will project to society a new image of wood as a renewable and ecological product.

Óscar Villapol Fernández

Managing Director

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