Ethics & Sustainability
GOOD REPUTATION IS EARNED AND MAINTAINED OVER TIME BY CONSTANTLY AND PRACTICALLY COMMITTING TO PEOPLE, LOCAL COMMUNITIES AND THE ENVIRONMENT
The DUNA Group and its DUNAPACK® Division have always been committed to operating in full respect of ethical values, people and the Environment. Responsibility and Reputation are key elements for a cutting-edge company, striving to gain and maintain the trust and collaboration of all stakeholders to continue to grow and innovate.
Success and product excellence are not sufficient alone to define a company's market position. It is Code of Ethics. The Code of Conduct is shared and issued by the Shareholders and the Board of Directors on a totally voluntary basis. It applies to all DUNA employees regardless of their position and hierarchical level.
The Code of Ethics governs all internal and external relations, among the members of the organisation and between the DUNA Team and the various external stakeholders, suppliers, customers and local communities. We chose to assert our Responsibility to ensure that all DUNA employees and processes convey and prove our Corporate values in practice.
ISO 45001 CERTIFICATION
The DUNA Group pays the utmost attention to protecting Human Capital, the Company’s most valuable resource. Taking care since its foundation of the workplace safety, the well-being of people and the valorisation of its Collaborators, the DUNA Group has adopted a Workers’ Health and Safety Management System. This organisational model has been ISO 45001 certified and aims at preventing accidents and injuries while protecting the psychophysical health of our People.
ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 CERTIFICATION
The DUNA Group has been committed to excellence and sustainability for many years and its business processes have gained many international certifications. The ISO 9001 certification, obtained in 1998 and renewed ever since, testifies the effectiveness of our Quality Control System.
The DUNA Group recently obtained also the ISO 14001, a completely voluntary Certification proving the quality of our Environmental Management System created to continuously monitor and optimise the environmental impact of all Company activities.
According to the “Plan Do Check Act” Deming model, the ISO 14001 certificate requires companies to identify the activities and processes that may impact the Environment, set clear and measurable objectives to reduce their environmental effects and implement all investments and actions necessary to achieve the set levels.
THE GREEN COMMITMENT OF THE DUNAPACK® DIVISION
Backed by the certifications earned by the DUNA Group and faithful to the same values of Ethics and Sustainability, DUNAPACK® strives every day to develop new packaging solutions with a low environmental impact and guide customers towards more responsible choices. This commitment covers all the three DUNAPACK® packaging lines: Air In Place cushions, Paper In Place packaging and Foam In Place protection systems.
The Air in Place cushions’ range has been enriched over the years with multiple eco-friendly packaging solutions. Back in 2018, DUNAPACK® introduced TEO, the fully compostable and biodegradable film. Made of vegetable starch, the TEO packaging are easily disposable in organic waste collection and entirely TÜV Industrial UNI EN 13432 certified. Again, in 2022, DUNAPACK® launched the new RIO film, regenerated cushions made up of 70% of recycled plastic. This new proposal is designed to reduce the consumption of virgin raw material and contribute to the recovery of industrial waste.
Our research projects aimed at sustainability are not limited to product development yet embrace all processes and elements of the Air in Place system. To reduce the environmental footprint of packaging transport and handling, for instance, DUNAPACK® switched from the traditional supply in coils to convenient, ready-to-inflate reams that double the number of bags for each pack. In 2022 DUNAPACK® also updated the printing of all Air In Place and Foam In Place films, anticipating the entry into force of the Italian Legislative Decree 116/2020 on environmental labelling: DUNAPACK® air and foam packaging now provides clear instructions for end consumers on proper disposal of the packaging at the end of its life.
The Paper in Place packaging line instead offers several Ranpak filling and protective solutions, available also in recycled versions. The packaging systems made of recovered paper (post-industrial or post-consumer) are all FSC® certified and represent a responsible packaging choice aimed at reducing the environmental impact of industrial packaging and slowing down the deforestation process.
The Green commitment of DUNAPACK® is also confirmed by the polyurethane Foam in Place range where we went for the introduction of MiniStorage, the new storage system that replaces traditional foam drums with IBC tanks with greater storage capacity, and the opening of a new facility for washing and recovering of IBC drums and tanks used by DUNA or customers. With these latest innovations, DUNA aims to reduce plastic consumption, transport emissions and spillage risks, to the benefit of environmental and workers’ safety.
The constant research and investment in product and process innovation allow DUNAPACK® to offer sustainable and safe on-demand packaging solutions that combine maximum product protection with full respect for the Environment.