Environmental Policy

Environmental Policy 2017-04-19T15:07:07+00:00

The Agfa-Gevaert Group develops, manufactures and distributes an extensive range of analogue and digital imaging systems and IT solutions, mainly for the printing industry and the healthcare sector, as well as for specific industrial applications. Through its product systems, Agfa strives to improve the quality of life.
Agfa products therefore are designed to be safe to produce, handle, transport, use and dispose of.
Agfa is committed to conserving as much as possible natural resources, to operating its facilities safely and to minimising the environmental impact of its activities and products.

Product stewardship is a corporate commitment.
Agfa accepts responsibility for its products and thereby critically examines the safety, health and environmental issues and the legal compliances throughout each stage of the product’s life cycle.
Therefore the principles of Agfa’s Safety, Health and Environment Policy are:

  1. Comprehensive environmental protection and occupational safety are given the same priority as customer orientation, high product quality and commercial efficiency.
  2. Agfa is committed to systematically developing safe and environmentally acceptable products and production processes.
    Products are designed, developed and manufactured so as to minimize the impact upon the environment and the occupational safety- and health risks of the production process, the transportation, the storage and the customer use, as well as the waste treatment at the end of the life cycle.
  3. Agfa will advise its customers, its employees and the authorities with an evaluation of its products and manufacturing processes, in all matters pertaining to health, safety and environment.
  4. Agfa informs its stakeholders on a yearly basis on its safety, health and environment performance through a Corporate Sustainability Report which is an integrated part of the Group’s Annual Report.