Authorized Organization ENVI-PAK was founded in May 2003. It became the first authorized organization under Art. 8 Par. 2 of the Packaging Act. ENVI-PAK was registered in the Register of Obliged Personsindustry and Authorized Organizations of the Slovak Ministry for the Environment under the sequence number OO_0000001 in August 2004. This year ENVI-PAK is celebrating 10 years being on the market.
ENVI-PAK’s management comprises strong and unique companies (multinationals as Coca Cola, Unilever, Nestle, Modules, Pepsi, Tetrapak, Henkel, Procter & Gamble) with international experience and know-how also in the field of compliance with the EU Directive 94/62/EC. ENVI-PAK has developed a coordinated collection, recovery and recycling system of municipal and industrial packaging waste with cooperation of all stakeholders involved in the packaging waste material flow in Slovakia pursuant to Art. 7, Par. 1 of the Packaging Act No. 119/2010 Coll. ENVI-PAK market share is around 50 per cent.
The authorized organization ENVI-PAK helps obliged industry to meet duties in a convenient, transparent and efficient manner. Moreover, ENVI-PAK offers a broad range of additional practical services: electronic reporting, E-newsletters, monitoring of legislative amendments and Client advocacy, waste management audits conducted directly at the Client’s company, free-of-charge professional seminars and training, professional and legal consulting.
The quality of internal processes at ENVI-PAK has been certified by the integrated management quality system under the ISO 9001:2008 Standard (Quality Management System), ISO 14001:2004 Standard (Environmental Management System) and ISO/IEC 27001:2005 (Information Security Management System).
ENVI-PAK was honoured by award the Golden magnifier for efficiently maintained certified management system in the areas of quality management , environment and information security maintainedby ASTRAIA Certification, Ltd. The green award Via Bona Slovakia 2010 as a sign of public recognition was given to ENVI-PAK by Pontis Foundation for environmental project aimed at direct financial and managerial support regarding separate waste collection in Slovak municipalities.
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- Many years of professional track record – the oldest authorized organization (now a producer responsibility organization) in Slovakia.
- Repeatedly successfully audited by the Slovak Environmental Inspection Agency.
- Partly foreign-owned, giving direct access to international technical know-how and involved in a Europe-wide system PRO EUROPE.
- Granting the rights to use the GREEN DOT trademark in the Slovak Republic.
- The quality of the internal processes was certified by the integrated quality management system in accordance with ISO 9001:2008 (Quality Management System), ISO 14001:2004 (Environmental Management System) and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 (Information Security Management System) standards.
- Simple electronic collaboration – reports and applications are completed easily through our website.
- Consultancy in the field of waste management, regular technical seminars and assistance with the preparation of projects and handling of practical problems.
- In 2013, together with 17 organizations worldwide, founder of the EXPRA alliance, aimed at improving processes leading to the correct application of the extended producer responsibility principle.
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The European Society for Quality Research (ESQR) annually awards companies, organizations or public administration bodies and comprehensively deals with their initiatives and strategies. It appreciates the efforts of employers and employees and provides motivation for continuous progress. This year, ENVI – PAK also received this award in Barcelona, Spain.
Organizations, public administration bodies and companies from Europe, Asia, America, Africa and Australia were awarded the prestigious Quality Choice Prize 2022. Renowned businessmen, academic experts, professionals, civil servants and diplomats from various countries took part in the globally exceptional event. At the award ceremony, which took place at the beginning of July in Barcelona, the representatives of ENVI – PAK were honoured to personally meet inspiring people from all over the world and share their experiences with each other.
The award has once again confirmed that providing quality services to our customers is our highest goal. For us, quality clearly means compliance with the requirements of our customers, and all our internal processes are intertwined with this definition of quality. We are very happy that the quality work of PRO ENVI – PAK has been noticed abroad. We also see the award as a form of thanking all employees who work every day to improve the quality of the services provided to our customers.
The European Society for Quality Research (ESQR), based in Lausanne (Switzerland), addresses strategic issues in quality management and promotes a quality culture and continuous improvement through annual conventions that serve as a global forum for improving quality management techniques and provide an excellent opportunity to create networks for all participants.
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Producers of packaging and non-packaging products, who introduce their products to the market, are responsible for the final destination of their waste and thus also for the financing of sorted waste collection. They do this collectively through producer responsibility organizations (PRO), such as ENVI – PAK.
On behalf of producers in towns and municipalities we provide sorted collection systems so that the waste can be collected, post-sorted and the sorted waste can be recycled. As PRO we cover the costs of sorted collection directly to the appropriate waste collection company without the additional administrative burden for the municipality.
Hence, the producers cover the costs associated with collection, preparation for reuse, recycling, and purchase of colored containers, as well as wages, energy and the sorting line costs. This brings budget savings for municipalities and cities – the more waste will be sorted by municipality or town, the lower the costs for disposal of the remaining residual waste. Efficient set up of sorted collection system becomes free of charge for municipalities and citizens.
In cooperation with the municipality or city and a collection company, we define an effective system of collection, sorting and recovery of sorted waste. We know the cost of sorted collection, because we have many years of experience and we work together with many partners in waste management – associations, technical services and collection companies.
In addition to funding waste collection, we are also responsible for increasing awareness of waste sorting. Therefore we organize regular free training for our partner cities and municipalities, we teach children in schools to separate waste and to protect nature and we continuously support the education of adults in our cities and municipalities.