Values and vision
PLASTEX VISION 2023
Scandinavian area market leader in cicular economy product blow moulding
- Satisfied and happy customer
- Courage and openness
- Trust and cooperation
- Profitability and honesty
- Sustainability and responsibility (BIO- and ECO-products).
- Finnish work
- Comprehensive service of commerce
- Satisfied consumer customer
- Satisfied, learning and competent Plastex employee
- Continuous renewal and increase in value of Plastex
- BIO- ja ECO-products account for 40% of manufacturing in the year 2023
SUSTAINABILITY AND RESPONSIBILITY IN PLASTEX OPERATIONS
All our values support our profitable, responsible and long-term business. Plastex's goal is to be the leading manufacturer of circular economy products in Scandinavia. The goal is that 40% of our products are circular economy (ECO products) and made from bio-based material (BIO products) in the year 2023.
In terms of products, responsibility and sustainable development mean that they are designed and manufactured to last as long as possible, they are safe and best suited for their purpose, and the amount of energy and material used in their production and the environmental impact during their entire life cycle are minimized. The products are made from high-quality, BPA-free recyclable materials and, if possible, the entire product is made from recycled or bio-based raw materials. Regarding quality, we operate in accordance with the ISO 9001 quality standard and the principles of continuous improvement
The majority of our products are manufactured in Finland, which reduces the environmental burden and the products' carbon footprint.
All the raw materials we use are procured only from well-known and reliable suppliers who manufacture them in accordance with the principles of sustainable development and with the lowest possible environmental impact. We recycle and use practically all of the surplus plastic generated in the manufacturing process of our own products. All our raw materials are 100% BPA-free and meet the requirements of REACH and GMP and other EU directives and the regulations and recommendations of Finnish laws and authorities. The properties and safety of the materials used in the manufacture of food contact products and toys are tested and studied in order to guarantee their suitability for their purpose. We are constantly investigating the possibilities of using more recycled materials and bio-based natural fiber materials in our products. Regarding the packaging we use, we have made an agreement with Pakkauskierrätys Rinki Oy, which handles the recycling of our packaging, in accordance with our producer responsibility.
For employees, responsibility manifests itself in safe and functional working conditions and long working relationships at our location in Lohja, adequate training and a good working atmosphere. Plastex complies with all international and national norms, agreements, laws and recommendations regulating working conditions.
Regarding the use of energy, we invest in energy efficiency by renewing our machinery and utilize all possible energy and heat generated in the manufacturing process, for example, from condensers and compressors for heating buildings. In addition, we have switched to using low-power energy-saving lamps and LED lamps, motion detectors and thermal curtains for exterior doors, which have achieved significant energy adjustments.
Plastex participates in and complies with the recommendations related to energy saving and environmental responsibility of the RC program (Responsible care) for the sustainable development of the chemical industry and complies with its reporting obligations.
In terms of finances, we operate profitably and fulfill our social obligations by making our payments and fulfilling our other obligations as required by laws and agreements.
Plastex is a Finnish family company in Lohja that manufactures and markets consumer goods and technical products, founded in 1936.