Corporate Social Responsibility
CSR is a core concern for WALCO®. Adhering to all regulatory requirements, WALCO® directs its very best efforts to enhancing customer satisfaction. WALCO® is committed to improving the safety of its customers' operators, as well as improving their productivity and the quality of their products. As a large international group, we also attach great importance to human resources and environmental protection. Find out below about the CSR priorities for which WALCO® works on a daily basis.
Safety at work
Every year, WALCO® endeavors to promote workplace safety by organizing a Safety Day. The safety day provides an opportunity to train, inform and prevent the various risks linked to the company’s activities. It prepares employees for the different safety problems and risks they might encounter during their daily work. But our actions are not limited to this event!
The Safety Day is in fact part of a long-term awareness strategy. The training, along with implementation of an awareness campaign, panels and other communication programs have paid off and today WALCO® can be proud of achieving its target: zero accidents in 2018 in all three WALCO® plants. Our goal is to maintain this result in the coming years, and we are well on our way to achieving just that!
Customer satisfaction is a priority for us. For our customers, this means:
- Productivity: our solutions are specifically designed to save operators time during lamination.
- Quality: the most perfect laying quality, and reliability in all testing. That is our "trademark".
- Operator safety & ergonomics: our solutions are specifically designed to enhance operator comfort and prevent risks of occupational illness.
In order to minimize its ecological footprint, WALCO® implements sustainable economic and environmental solutions by contributing to the circular economy. This includes better waste management and the use of recyclable materials:
- Almost 50% of WALCO® waste is recycled, thereby contributing to the circular economy,
- Over 90% of our WALCO® laminators are made of recyclable materials.
Talents & Human Resources
As an international company, WALCO® is part of NOVACEL®, which has 725 employees in over 60 countries on 5 continents. This cultural and ethnic diversity represents a real asset to be preserved. This is why the management of talent diversity is at the heart of our CSR approach. Through this diversity policy, WALCO® works on a daily basis to fight discrimination and promote equal treatment for all employees.
At WALCO®, the hiring process is key to supporting our growth. WALCO® plants choose their own HR policy in order to enhance human resource management and comply with all labor laws at the locations where WALCO® is based.
WALCO® also attaches great importance to training: we train our employees essentially on safety, technical skills, innovation and languages.