The Barbier Group obtained various certifications for its products.
NF and NF Environment Certifications for waste bags
NF label owner since 1984, the BARBIER Group meets the requirements of the NF 082 and NF 170 labels.
NF LABEL FOR WASTE BAGS
Granted by LNE (National Testing Laboratory), the NF label is a quality guarantee for buyers.
The NF label provides quality guarantees:
NF ENVIRONMENT LABEL FOR WASTE BAGS
This is an Eco-label certifying that at equal quality of use, the product is more environmentally friendly (imposed rate of recycled materials).
The NFE label requires to use a rate of recycled materials in the bags manufacture; this formula is validated and filed with the LNE.
These requirements are regularly verified by LNE through audits of manufacturing facilities (quality and compliance system audit of the correct tests implementation) and through product analysis taken from the manufacturer and from the user.
Certification “made in France”
The Barbier Group is the first extrusion company who received the “Made in France” certification in 2012 for its entire product range.
To obtain this label means that the product has to meet the following two criterias :
- the environment where the product is produced has to be located in France
- at least 50 % of the unit cost is spent in France
“OK compost”, “OK compost Home” and“OK Biobased” certifications
These certifications ensure that our products are compostable in industrial, household or soil compost. The biodegradable waste bags and films manufactured by the Barbier Group have received the “OK Compost” certification. This means they meet the requirements of the EU directive on packaging (94/62/EEC) and that they also meet the NF EN 13432 “Packaging – Requirements for packaging recoverable through compositing and biodegradation – Test scheme and evaluation criteria for the final acceptance of packaging – Emballage” standard.
IFS HPC Certification
IFS HPC is a quality and security audit reference matrix for the suppliers of Home and Personal Care Products, private label.
This reference matrix is universally recognized by large retailers.
Through this certification, the BARBIER Group, the only French company, certified IFS HPC, since September 4, 2014, for waste bags category in its business sector, is demonstrating its commitment to satisfy its customers.
Why get certified IFS HPC?
- To guarantee you optimal quality of the quality management and products safety
- To ensure transparency and process reliability
FSC certification aims to promote responsible forest management throughout the world. Products from FSC-certified forests are controlled from their origin, throughout the manufacturing process and up to their distribution. The FSC label guarantees that the products used come from controlled resources and collected in a responsible manner.
This certification applies to the paper tapes used in bag-making for this application.
For many years now, BARBIER Group is involved in a CSR approach, Corporate Social Responsibility, contributing to sustainable development.
The BARBIER Group integrates to its strategy and to its relationships with its stakeholders the social, society, environmental, economic and governance concerns.
Wishing to assess its CSR performance level via EcoVadis, Barbier Group was awarded the “Silver” level, placing it among the 7% of Top rated companies producing plastics items.