ISO 9001 : 2015 is a global recognized standard for quality management. This standard is focusing on providing a constant and good quality to the customer, both on products and services.
Each quality and process data is registered and can be linked to the roll of board that has been produced at a specific time of production.
At each step of the production process, La Rochette Cartonboard applies a continuous traceability in order to promptly identify stocks and remove defective lots if required.
In each step of the process, La Rochette Cartonboard applies a continious traceability in order to promptly identify stocks and withdraw any defective lots in case needed.
We are fully committed in supporting our customers in the reducation of single-use plastic packaging, by providing intelligent board products which replace plastic usage. In parallel we are regularly updating our production to further reduce the environmental impact. Using local barks, a waste product of the wood industry to generate electricity with our biomass boiler our products have a very low CO2 emission level.
To reduce the usage of chemical pulp, which is often transported over long distances with a high level of chemical adaptives, our production is using more than 65% of mechanical pulp, wood chips which are again a side product of the local wood production. Recently certified ISO 50001, an international standard on energy management, the mill works constantly to reduce raw material, energy and water consumption. By nature our board product is a sustainable and reyclable product, through additional measures (LED lights, sustainable energy, regional suppliers etc.), we regularly work on further reducing our CO2 footprint.
This is also why we recently installed an additional 1500 m³ waste water tank to ensure the best level of water treatment.
At La Rochette, we don’t cut trees to make our mechanical pulp: 65% of the virgin fibers used to make our board are the waste of local saw mills (max. 150 km from La Rochette).
Barks, our main fuel for our biomass boiler, come also from the local saw mills (max. 150 km from La Rochette). From woodchips to barks, La Rochette is an actor of circular economy, using wastes from the local wood industries.
The mill of La Rochette was one of the first French mills to be equipped with a biomass boiler. It allows us to produce steam needed for the process and produce electricity based on renewable energy.