Ethical Style Guide Certificate
At this year’s Ambiente International Fair, Steklarna Hrastnik was granted the Ethical Style Guide certificate. Recipients of the certificate are assessed in the following categories of sustainability: use of ecological materials, principles of production, recycling, care for employees, working environment, and innovations that support the principles of sustainable development.
The sustainable focus of Steklarna Hrastnik is evidenced further by the fact that in this year’s selection for the European Business Awards – EBA 2015/2016, the company has been included in the category of Environmental & Corporate Sustainability. The model for fulfilling sustainable principles in business operation and the company’s achievements in this field can be viewed at HERE. If the video has convinced you, don’t forget to vote for Steklarna Hrastnik. Read more
Certificate SMETA 4
In July 2015, Steklarna Hrastnik passed the fourth social system audit for Sainsbury’s, a chain of supermarkets, according to the principles of SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit or social audit). The successful audit further confirms that Steklarna Hrastnik is an excellent, reliable supplier of high-quality tableware, packaging and opal glass products.
As part of this year’s audit, Bureau Veritas, a leading global company in testing, inspection and certification services, examined employees’ social security, safety at work, fire safety, working conditions, salary payment, working hours and environmental care. What is more, conversations with 30 randomly selected production workers were carried out. The majority of these workers expressed their satisfaction with the management of Steklarna Hrastnik by Andrej Božič, General Manager. Read more
Certificate of credit rating Excellence Class AAA
Steklarna Hrastnik has recently been awarded the AAA rating gold certificate. The certificate is issued to companies who continue to achieve an excellent credit rating for three consecutive years, demonstrating an above-average rated value.
Andrej Božič, General Manager of Steklarna Hrastnik, said on this occasion: “The gold certificate serves as further evidence of our excellence for financial markets and our business partners. On top of that, the certificate tells potential future partners that we are a reliable company, which helps us to establish serious business partnerships.”
This year, the AAA certificate, which Steklarna Hrastnik has received previously, was issued to 4.2% of all companies registered in Slovenia. The gold certificate, a first for us, was awarded to 0.7% of all companies in Slovenia this year.
For its excellent results within the framework of the Supplier Qualification Program (SQP) assessment of industry standards, the international quality certification organization Intertek presented Steklarna Hrastnik glassworks with an award for outstanding achievement according to SQP standards. A meticulous assessment of Steklarna Hrastnik's facilities was contracted with Intertek by the UK retail chain Sainsbury's.
Assessment took place in the following fields: leadership commitment, steady improvement, risk management system, quality management system, product control, process control, and employee training and competencies.
In all the assessed fields, Steklarna Hrastnik glassworks placed in the highest or "High Performance" bracket. The total score achieved was 100%, which ranks Steklarna Hrastnik above the global average in all the assessed categories. An outstanding result gives Steklarna Hrastnik competitive advantage especially with highly demanding customers.
Results achieved prove that Steklarna Hrastink's dedicated focus on employee satisfaction and strategic human resource management, in addition to innovation and quality control, is the right course to follow in the future as well.
Family Friendly Company
In the context of an advisory - audit process it was estimated that the set measures introduced in the basic certificate were implemented and the goals were achieved, therefore Steklarna Hrastnik received the full certification. With respect to the basic certificate, the glassworks introduced 16 measures benefited by at least 80% of all employees. In the context of the full certificate, 3 new measures will be added to the existing 16 measures.
Upon completion of the audit procedure, the auditor wrote the following: "During the audit, the appropriate manner of implementing the selected measures was confirmed. Although the number of measures was relatively high (16), all measures will be preserved in the next period. We want to welcome the fact that some of the measures have already been extended, taking into consideration the proposals of employees. Above all, we want to emphasize the commitment of the top management. It recognizes employee satisfaction as an essential element of effective implementation of the production processes, but also as a building block in increasing customer satisfaction and strengthening Steklarna Hrastnik Glassworks in a challenging market. I therefore propose that the organization Steklarna Hrastnik Glassworks receives the full certificate as a "Family Friendly Company".
Our special glass packaging production has successfully passed the audit to meet HACCP system requirements. This attests to our good production practices, business hygiene and compliance with all the essential risk management and product safety principles.