Bericah S.p.A. is a company specialized in the production and distribution of disposable devices for crucial sectors such as the medical, professional, and organized retail (GDO) industries.
Our products play a fundamental role in society: they protect those who use them, contribute to saving lives, and facilitate people’s daily activities, lightening the burden of household chores. This is what we do with the utmost commitment for over 40 years.
However, we are aware that, like any other productive or commercial activity, our work has an impact on the planet. We asked ourselves: how can we make a difference? How can we protect the environment while doing our work?
The answer was clear: by adopting more responsible and sustainable choices in our company.
A series of concrete measures and strategies aimed at significantly reducing our impact on the environment and actively promoting sustainability in all phases of our business.
FSC®: A Responsible Choice for Forest Conservation
Bericah S.p.A. is committed to making responsible choices every day, especially when it comes to protecting the environment.
A tangible example of this philosophy is represented by the paper used for packaging and other paper materials. The FSC® logo, present on the paper boxes used by Bericah S.p.A., testifies that the raw material comes from a supply chain that promotes responsible forest management, in full compliance with strict environmental, social, and economic requirements.
Our boxes are FSC® certified, and this certification represents the most authoritative solution internationally to ensure forest management that has positive impacts on forests and local communities.
By choosing to use FSC® certified paper supplies, Bericah S.p.A. demonstrates its commitment to preserving forests, emphasizing our responsibility towards the environment, society, and the Forest Stewardship Council®.
Who is the Forest Stewardship Council FSC®?
The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) is a global nonprofit organization that promotes responsible forest management worldwide. Founded in 1993, to achieve its mission, FSC® has developed a voluntary and independent certification system specifically for the forest sector and wood products: thanks to FSC® certification, companies working with materials such as paper, wood, cork, etc. can demonstrate and monitor their commitment along the transformation chain, from the origin forest to the finished product that reaches the consumer.
Response to the Forest Crisis: The Birth of FSC®
FSC® was born as a response to growing concerns about deforestation, biodiversity loss, and the impoverishment of local communities dependent on forests. For over 25 years, its main goal has been to promote environmentally responsible, socially beneficial, and economically sustainable forest management. Through a system of certifications and the use of its guarantee mark, FSC® allows consumers to identify and purchase products from responsible and resource-respecting supply chains.
Global Standards for Responsible Forest Management.
FSC® develops and applies global standards for responsible forest management, which encompass a wide range of environmental, social, and economic criteria. These standards are the result of a consultation process involving various stakeholders, including governments, non-governmental organizations, forest companies, and local communities. FSC® promotes the active participation of local and indigenous communities in forest management, recognizing their rights and crucial role in conserving forest resources.
The FSC® Label: Assurance for Responsible Forest Products, Global Standards for Responsible Forest Management
La Label FSC® fornisce un’assicurazione ai consumatori che i prodotti acquistati sono stati prodotti in modo responsabile. Attraverso il processo di certificazione, le aziende devono dimostrare il rispetto degli standard FSC® per ottenere l’uso del marchio FSC®. Questo rende più facile per i consumatori fare scelte informate e supportare la gestione sostenibile delle foreste. Inoltre, l’FSC® incoraggia il commercio di legname proveniente da foreste certificate, creando un’incentivazione economica per la gestione responsabile delle risorse forestali.
FSC® - Guiding towards a Sustainable Future for Forests
FSC® has become an international benchmark for responsible forest management: its label has been recognized as the most credible globally for contributing to biodiversity conservation, protecting local communities, and promoting economic sustainability. By supporting the Forest Stewardship Council, consumers and businesses can actively contribute to forest conservation and the adoption of responsible practices in the forestry sector.
With WOWnature by Etifor for Reforestation
To reduce the environmental impact of our activities, we have also chosen several actions to implement in our company, such as energy savings, the use of renewable sources, and one in particular that we are very committed to: planting trees to support reforestation.
Our collaboration with WOWnature by Etifor, a spin-off of the University of Padua that helps companies become “Climate Positive” by enhancing nature through innovative policies and good governance, will allow us to reforest an area severely damaged by the Vaia storm in 2018.
With WOWnature, we have already planted over 200 trees (spruces, beeches, and larches) in Enego, a FSC® certified area devastated by the cyclone that felled millions of trees in just a few hours. Today, this plain in the Altopiano dei Sette Comuni of Asiago is devoid of those marvelous forests that used to frame it. Thanks to our support, another step forward can be taken towards the restoration of these wonderful forests, with a renewed awareness of the importance of safeguarding the environment.
Planting and protecting these trees helps us absorb CO2 emissions and mitigate the effects of climate change.
Who are Etifor and WOWnature?
Etifor and WOWnature are two entirely Italian entities committed to promoting environmental sustainability and the conservation of natural resources on an international level. Founded with the aim of contributing to a greener and more sustainable future, these companies offer innovative solutions and specialized consultancy to promote eco-friendly practices in various sectors.
WOWnature: Forest Growth and Protection Projects
WOWnature è l’iniziativa di Etifor che permette ai cittadini, enti ed aziende di crescere nuove foreste e proteggere quelle esistenti, in Italia e all’estero, nel pieno pieno rispetto dei più rigorosi standard di gestione forestale responsabile.
WOWnature consente di adottare e regalare nuovi alberi e di vivere l’emozione di piantarli con le proprie mani in occasione degli eventi di impianto organizzati. Questa iniziativa offre la possibilità di sostenere progetti di protezione forestale che aiutano a prevenire e a minimizzare i danni derivanti da diverse minacce, tra cui: incendio, taglio illegale, perdita di biodiversità, eventi climatici estremi.
Etifor: Specialized Consultancy for Sustainable Natural Resource Management
Etifor is a highly specialized consultancy company that provides solutions to major socio-economic challenges in the field of nature valorization and conservation.
As a spin-off of the University of Padua, Etifor works with a scientific approach, using participatory methodologies and innovative technologies to ensure good governance and the effectiveness of proposed solutions.
Etifor’s purpose is to enhance the economic, environmental, and social benefits of policies, projects, and investments, together with private companies, civil society organizations, and public administrations.
With over 10 years of experience, it operates in over 40 countries, all united by one common goal: restoring the balance between humans and nature.
Etifor è una società di consulenza altamente specializzata che fornisce soluzioni alle principali sfide socio-economiche nell’ambito di progetti di valorizzazione e conservazione della Natura.
Come spin-off dell’Università di Padova, Etifor lavora con un approccio scientifico utilizzando metodologie partecipative e tecnologiche innovative in grado di garantire la buona governance e l’efficacia delle soluzioni proposte.
Lo scopo di Etifor è migliorare i benefici economici, ambientali e sociali di politiche, progetti e investimenti insieme a imprese private, organizzazioni della Società Civile e Pubbliche Amministrazioni.
Grazie a più di 10 anni d’esperienza opera in oltre 40 paesi, tutti accomunati da un unico scopo: riportare l’equilibrio fra l’uomo e Natura.
Imprendigreen: Supporting the Environment Has Rewarded Us
Our contribution is also confirmed through Imprendigreen, an award for businesses to thank them for their voluntary commitment to sustainability and the implementation of practices and actions that benefit the environment. These include reducing resource consumption, minimizing environmental impact, combating climate change, promoting new technologies in the circular economy, and reusing materials, among others.
Bericah S.p.A.’s behaviors have received the highest score from the Confcommercio-imprese national commission in collaboration with the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa. They have met the national and international criteria established by the United Nations and outlined in the EU’s Agenda 2030, the “Sustainable Development Goals.”
What is Imprendigreen?
Imprendigreen by Confcommercio is a set of actions aimed at raising awareness, training, and guiding businesses in the transition from a linear economy to a circular economy. It also helps seize the opportunities that European and national programs and funds will introduce in the coming years to innovate production, distribution, and service offerings.
Why is it important?
The ecological transition represents a development opportunity and a strategic area to invest in, especially in a future where rethinking development, consumption, and production models in a “green” key is necessary.
The European Green Deal and the Italian Pnrr (National Recovery and Resilience Plan) have allocated substantial financial resources to modernize and innovate the entrepreneurial fabric and society as a whole in a sustainable manner. This is in line with implementing the Agenda 2030 and achieving the sustainable development goals indicated therein, considering all dimensions of sustainability: environmental, economic, and social.
Confcommercio aims to contribute to the UN‘s goals, recognizing the urgency of the current historical moment and the moral and social responsibility to actively participate in building a low-carbon and climate-safe future. This includes fostering a “Dynamic Green Economy“, a prosperous and inclusive society, and a healthy environment.
UNI ISO 14001 Certification: Certified Environmental Management for Sustainability
Bericah S.p.A. has been UNI ISO 14001:2015 certified since 2021.
This certification is an important tool for companies committed to environmental management and sustainability.
The international standard establishes requirements for an effective environmental management system that enables organizations to identify, control, and improve their environmental impact. In this article, we will explore the benefits and key elements of UNI ISO 14001:2015 certification, which plays a crucial role in promoting environmental responsibility and protecting natural resources.
Systematic Approach to Environmental Management
The certification is based on a systematic approach to environmental management that involves all phases of business activities. This standard provides a solid framework for identifying significant environmental impacts, establishing improvement objectives and programs, monitoring environmental performance, and assessing compliance with applicable environmental regulations. UNI ISO 14001:2015 certification is open to all organizations, regardless of size or sector, offering a flexible yet rigorous framework to achieve environmental excellence.
Benefits of UNI ISO 14001:2015 Certification
The benefits of certification are manifold. Firstly, it helps companies identify areas for improvement and take measures to reduce resource consumption, pollution, and negative environmental impacts. This can lead to cost savings, for example, through reduced energy consumption or waste production. Secondly, UNI ISO 14001:2015 certification enables companies to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility, thereby enhancing their reputation and corporate image in the eyes of customers, suppliers, and stakeholders.
Key Elements of UNI ISO 14001:2015
Certification The key elements of UNI ISO 14001:2015 certification include planning, implementation, control, and continuous improvement of the environmental management system. Organizations must establish a clear environmental policy and define specific objectives and obligations to reduce environmental impact. Furthermore, it is necessary to engage and raise awareness among staff through training and effective communication to promote a sustainability-oriented corporate culture. Monitoring environmental performance, conducting internal audits, and undergoing external assessments are other fundamental requirements for obtaining and maintaining certification.
UNI ISO 14001:2015 Certification for a Greener and Responsible Future
UNI ISO 14001:2015 certification is an important recognition for companies that wish to adopt a responsible approach to the environment. It provides a solid framework for implementing an effective environmental management system, allowing organizations to improve their environmental performance, reduce negative impacts, and demonstrate their commitment to sustainability. UNI ISO 14001:2015 certification not only offers economic and reputational benefits but also contributes to preserving and protecting natural resources for future generations. In an era where sustainability is crucial, this certification represents a significant step towards a greener and more responsible future for businesses.
La certificazione UNI ISO 14001:2015 è un importante riconoscimento per le aziende che desiderano adottare un approccio responsabile verso l’ambiente. Essa fornisce un quadro solido per l’implementazione di un sistema di gestione ambientale efficace, consentendo alle organizzazioni di migliorare le proprie prestazioni ambientali, ridurre gli impatti negativi e dimostrare l’impegno verso la sostenibilità. La certificazione UNI ISO 14001:2015 non solo offre vantaggi economici e reputazionali, ma contribuisce anche a preservare e proteggere le risorse naturali per le generazioni future. In un’epoca in cui la sostenibilità è diventata cruciale, questa certificazione rappresenta un passo importante per un futuro più verde e responsabile per le aziende.