Vicaima opens doors to Portal da Construção Sustentável
Vicaima opened doors to “Portal da Construção Sustentável” on 16th November for another edition of "Sustainable Fridays", a biweekly meeting that brings together companies and entities which supply products or services that conform with at least four of its ten principles.
Vicaima opened doors to “Portal da Construção Sustentável” on 16th November for another edition of "Sustainable Fridays", a biweekly meeting that brings together companies and entities which supply products or services that conform with at least four of its ten principles. The event took place in Vale de Cambra (Aveiro), at the company's premises, focusing on the sustainable characteristics of Vicaima solutions, certified in various scopes, namely by FSC® and as per the 14001 standard.
With regard to this standard, the company explained that it has an environmental management system implemented, which contributes to the improvement of its performance in all its activities, products and services. This way, it encourages the product life cycle analysis, where all requirements that can influence the environmental impact are considered, such as product design and development, procurement of raw materials or environmental requirements for suppliers.
As regards FSC® certification, - Vicaima was the first Portuguese company in the sector to receive it in 2005 – it is globally recognised for its environmental, economic and social benefits.
Indeed, it is a way of ensuring that the course of the raw materials from the forest to the consumer, is done responsibly and without conditioning the forests. Currently, the company has already produced about 4 million products with this certification.
Another highlight is the European Regulation - EUTR also discussed at the meeting. This regulation is complied with by Vicaima and sets out the requirements that EU companies must meet in order to minimize the risks from the sale of illegal timber.
The day had several moments of reflection, exhibition and a visit to the factory production units, as well as to its showroom, in a transversal analysis of several areas of sustainability, for which Vicaima is proud to be recognised for doing in a demanding and rigorous manner.