Formica Taiwan is the first in the industry to obtain ISO45001 international certification

Formica Taiwan is the first in the industry to obtain ISO45001 international certification

Winning the German’s Red Dot Design Award and various international awards, Formica Group leads the new aesthetic of fashion space

The awareness of green energy and home security has risen! Architects and interior designers choose building materials brand holding five environmental sustainability certifications

[May 22nd, Taipei] Formica Group, a leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of innovative interior surfacing decorative materials, established its first manufacturing plant in Asia in Taiwan in 1981. It has been operating locally for 39 years, with the largest market share in the high pressure laminate market in Taiwan. Adhering to the two core values of "innovation" and "sustainability", Formica Group continues to obtain inspiration in global design trends and creates value for customers. At the end of 2019, Formica® became the first brand in the industry to obtain ISO45001 international certification. David Ren, Managing Director of Formica Taiwan, said: "It is important to keep pace with the needs of modern consumers. Whether it is from the aspects of aesthetic applications, quality upgrades, and environmental sustainability, Formica Group never stops making progress. However, we know that the good quality of the brand comes from the entire enterprise, which is why Formica Taiwan treats obtaining the ISO45001 international certification as a key project, because only by providing the best working environment to the partners can we continue to create the quality with the leading market share."

Formica Taiwan protects workplace safety and strives for upgrade, being the first in the industry to obtain ISO 45001 international certification

For manufacturing, there are three important international certification indicators: quality (ISO 9001), environment (ISO14001) and occupational safety and health (ISO45001); to keep up with international trends, these three certifications are the basic requirements. Among them, ISO45001 is the world's first "International Standard for occupational health and safety" jointly published in 2018, led by the United Kingdom together with experts from nearly 70 countries, suitable for organizations of all sizes; ISO 45001 certification is an upgraded version to replace the original OHSAS 18001 certification. The main purpose of the new version standard is to help companies create a better working environment for employees, and prevent job-related occupational injuries and health hazards, and at the same time, it is the best way for companies to reflect corporate social responsibility.

This initiative was led by Taiwan executives with the intention to not only continuously make progress, but also to keep leading this industry in Taiwan, and also in Asia.  The project involved the implementation of international technology to accelerate the upgrading of occupational safety, starting from multiple aspects such as equipment risk, production management, environmental protection equipment maintenance, indoor air quality improvement, etc. The entire project took nine months for Formica Taiwan to be the first to obtain ISO 45001 international certification in the industry at the end of 2019, injecting a new ecology into Formica Group’s 40-year-old Hsinfeng Plant. Production performance aside, one of the main priorities from the management team of Formica Asia was providing a safe, comfortable and healthy working environment for Formica Group’s employees, in order to grow together in a high-quality environment. This evidently shows Formica Group’s constant investment in its people and its products. 

Winning international awards and Red Dot Design Award! Formica Group insists on innovation and sustainability, becoming designers’ first choice

 In recent years, the awareness of safe living has risen, and the choice of building materials is a matter of great concern to the public. Formica Group, with five international environmental sustainability certifications, is a model of green building materials, including the international GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certification of the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI), the LEED green building certification of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the Carbon Reduction Label of the British Carbon Trust,  the Chain of Custody Certification of the Forest Stewardship Council, and the international environmental management system certification (ISO 14001), showing Formica emphasizes on environmental sustainability.

Formica Group’s products are the first choice by architects and interior designers. The products comply with national standards for safe, healthy, sustainable and environmentally friendly green building materials. In addition, Formica has developed various interior surface decoration materials to meet market demand, and many products have won the German Red Dot Design Award; it has also continuously introduced various innovative surface decoration materials from the world. For example, the FENIX® products made in Italy are the winners of major international design awards. Leading the latest trend of interior design with technology and aesthetics, they are innovative smart materials with extreme matt surface, anti-fingerprint and soft touch, and very popular with global designers. The application range of Formica Group’s products spreads all over Taiwan and into every homes and business spaces, and there must be traces of Formica’s products around you. Adhering to "innovation" and "sustainability", Formica Group creates a new aesthetic of fashion space with trend, safety and environmental protection for you.

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