Sapro, one of the leading wet wipe manufacturers of the world, has been awarded with Operational Clean Sweep (OCS) certificate for protecting natural life from possible effects in all levels of its production with its products and services. Sapro has acquired “Environment Award” from PAGEV, Turkey representative of OCS.
Sapro, one of the leading companies of wet wipe sector with its “Wet Wipe Specialist” motto which features human and environmental factors in its production, has been awarded with Operational Clean Sweep (OCS) certificate which is implemented by the partnership of American Chemical Council (ACC) and Syndicate of Plastic Industry (SPI). Certificate has been presented by Turkish Plastic Industrialists Research Development and Education Foundation (PAGEV) which is the representative of OCS in Turkey. Sapro is the first and only company having this certificate in Turkey.
Operational Clean Sweep (OCS), a management program based on volunteering for the plants using plastic materials, aims to prevent plastic substances emptied on the ground during transportation or production to reach to the sea. The main factor in the emergence of this program is the fact that small plastic parts have been found in the stomach and trachae of birds and fish as the cause of death in the autopsies of these animals. OCS is applied to prevent these plastic parts to be scattered in the environment uncontrollably.
“We are renovating ourselves constantly”
OCS certificate, acquired by Sapro for the first time in Turkey, presented in the evening ceremony organized by PAGEV. In the same evening, PAGEV has awarded Sapro with “Environment Award” because of its contributions to environment and its sensitivity. Barbaros Sert, Quality Director and Executive Committee Member, who accepted the award in the name of Sapro, has stated that: “As Sapro, we are aware of our liability to our environment and other lives and we are an organization that adopt protecting our environment and natural life from the possible effects of our operations, products, and services, and developing our environment performance constantly as principle”.
Sert has stated that they have customers and suppliers in 6 continents and more than 60 countries, including Turkey, and continued: “These companies have separate special operations and programs in market leaders of countries and environment and systems based on them. This is an excellent resource for Sapro. One of the biggest contributions of this situation is the fact that we getting benefited from established systems or each other in the direction of environmental awareness and learning new methods constantly and improving and renovating ourselves by blending these into our own systems. We operate systems based on many certification standards in this direction and acquire new certificate consistently.”
According to numbers of 2016, Sapro is the biggest 496th industrial corporation of Turkey and the first company which has BRC and IFC certificates in wet wipe sector in Turkey. Sapro is also in a special place in respect of both environmental sensitivity and sustainability with its FSC, PEFC and AISE quality certificates.