Environmental Policy
 

VITEX – YANNIDIS Bros S.A, one of the biggest producers of paints and varnishes in Greece, fully recognizes its responsibilities in relation to the protection of the environment and realizes the important benefits that can result by combining correct environmental management, entrepreneurship and economic growth.

It completely embraces the modern perception that economic growth can be achieved with the incorporation of an environmental dimension, not as a potentially restraining factor, but as a motive for the increase of efficiency and competitiveness with innovation and rational exploitation of natural resources as its fundamental axes.

Our company’s objective and commitment is the continuous improvement of its performance as far as the environment is concerned, always taking into consideration each available technology and the economic resources of the company. The environment-related target of YANNIDIS Bros S.A is the minimisation of environmental impact, throughout the spectrum of its activities. Within this framework, it applies the following practices:

Recognizes the environmental parameters that result, or can result, from the activities of the company and takes preventive measures for those which can have an impact on the environment.

Constantly monitors the environmental impact (direct and indirect) of each activity, so that complete conformity to the national and European legislation can be ensured.

Is committed to the continuous improvement of its environmental records, with minimisation of harmful emissions in liquid, solid, or aerial form as well as noise.

Is committed to the rational exploitation of energy and natural resources, and to the continuous effort towards maximisation of re-use and recycling of materials and products.

Designs new, friendlier to the environment products, and adopts new production methods in such a way that its environmental impact is reduced.

Cultivates a sense of responsibility towards the environment at all company levels.

Carries out environmental programs for the determination and the examination of environmental objectives and targets.
Establishes and implements processes for monitoring its consistency with the Environmental Policy.

Provides community with all the necessary information to be able to comprehend the environmental impact of its activities and publicises its Environmental Policy, through suitable channels, to its employees and stakeholders aiming at keeping them informed and up-to-date.

Provides community with all the necessary information to be able to comprehend the environmental impact of its activities and publicises its Environmental Policy, through suitable channels, to its employees and stakeholders aiming at keeping them informed and up-to-date.

Develops and applies an effective Environmental Management system, which is worthy of certification by an independent auditor.

VITEX – YANNIDIS Bros S.A.’s present environmental policy constitutes the highest principle of its Environmental Management System, is well understood throughout the various corporate levels - beginning from the Top Management - and its execution is a duty of all employees.

Responsible Care

Since 1995, VITEX – YANNIDIS Bros S.A. has signed and applies the principles of the Responsible Care programme.

Responsible Care is an innovative programme on environmental management which was set up by the Canadian Chemical Industry in 1984 and gradually spread in all the developed countries. In Europe, the implementation of the programme is coordinated by CEFIC (www.cefic.be)- the European Council of Chemical Industries in Brussels.

Responsible Care is the chemical industry’s initiative towards continuous improvement in health, safety and environmental protection. These issues have been declared as “top priority”. For a constant improvement of the above commitment, during the production line, cooperation with suppliers, clients, distributors and participation of the industrial personnel is required.(www.responsiblecare.com)

Eco-label: The Flower is your guide to greener products and services

European Union member states set up the European eco-label scheme as a part of a broader strategy aimed at promoting sustainable consumption and production. The scheme was designed to encourage businesses to market products and services that are friendlier to the environment.

The European eco-label, represented by the Flower, is a voluntary scheme and is awarded to products with reduced environmental impact throughout their life cycle.

When you, as a consumer, see products with the eco-label, you will know that these products have been carefully assessed and have been found to make less of an environmental impact than other similar competing products, or those products with sometimes misleading environmental claims on them.

Vitex, recognizing its responsibilities towards the environment fully adopts the modern perspective on environmentally sustainable economic development and has been awarded Eco-label for its main products.