Quality Environment Safety
Quality SystemICA Group operates in compliance with the ISO 9001:2008 Quality System
For ICA Group, the concept of Total Quality is all about engaging with and assisting our clients to the greatest possible extent, as well as incentivizing the continuous improvement of our internal processes.
Over the years, our focus on development has contributed to our reaching an extremely important milestone: the certification of compliance with the UNI EN ISO 9001 standard. This certificate was awarded to us in 1998 by the Certichim certifying body (now known as Certiquality) in relation to all of our business processes, from design to pre- and post-sales technical support, and now also applies to our branches throughout Italy.
Our UNI EN ISO 9001:2008-compliant management system has been designed to help us reach our objectives and enhance performance, with a view to meeting the ever-changing needs of all those with a stake in our business (the owners, employees, suppliers and the wider community) and to offering our clients appropriate, reliable solutions.
ICA was the first Italian company in the wood coatings sector to attain ISO 9001 certification.
Environmental Management SystemICA Group operates in compliance with the UNI EN ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System.
Compliance with the standard guarantees the proper management of all of the activities that may have a significant impact on the surrounding environment (atmospheric emissions, liquid waste, solid waste, noise pollution, etc.).
The certification was attained for the facilities in Industrial Zone A in Civitanova Marche and covers the following activities: research and development, manufacturing, packaging and distribution of water-based and solvent-based coatings for wood, produced through the phases of dosing, mixing, dispersion and grinding.
Integrated Health, Safety & Environment Policy
SafetyOn February 15, 2012, ICA SpA attained OHSAS 18001:2007 certification, covering both the headquarters in Civitanova Marche and the Italian branches. This certification confirms that the system for the management of health and safety in the workplace complies with the reference regulations and that the procedures of the Health & Safety Management System are being continuously applied by the company.
In particular, this application:
- allows for the streamlining of the checks on compliance with the regulations and laws on health and safety in the workplace, and the monitoring of system performance;
- reduces the probability of accidents occurring and the costs deriving from accidents and production downtime;
- provides effective exemption from administrative liability for legal entities, companies and associations (Italian Legislative Decree 231/2001).
Integrated Health & Safety Policy
Model 231The Decree introduced the regulatory framework for the administrative liability of companies (Regulatory framework on the administrative liability of legal entities, companies and associations, even without legal personality, pursuant to Article 11 of Law No. 300 of September 29, 2000).
According to this regulatory framework, companies can be held liable and consequently subject to asset sanctions in relation to any offenses committed or attempted in the interest or to the advantage of the company itself by the directors, partners or employees.
Following the introduction of the administrative liability of bodies by means of Legislative Decree No. 231/2001, companies, with their assets, are called to account in relation to certain criminal offenses committed by directors, partners or employees in the interest or to the advantage of the company.
The sanctions are financial in nature, but in the most serious cases may also include prohibitory sanctions such as, for example, the suspension or revocation of concessions or licenses, prohibition against operating as a business, and prohibition against entering into contracts with the public administration.
Furthermore, companies may implement organization, management and control models intended to prevent the offenses being committed ("Model"); the principles underpinning these models may be found in the code of conduct (guidelines) set out by the industry associations.
This is the road undertaken by ICA SpA: the company is exonerated from the administrative liability referred to above if it demonstrates that its organization, management and control model (Model 231), adopted on December 3, 2012 following a resolution passed by the Board of Directors, is deemed appropriate for preventing the commission of the criminal offenses in question.
Code of Ethics
Organization, Management and Control Model