Romcarbon is a company known on Romanian and European market as a traditional plastic processor. Having 65 years of experience in the processing of polyethylene, polypropylene, PVC, polystyrene, Romcarbon has the reputation of the most important plastic packaging manufacturer in Romania and is one of the largest employers in the county of Buzau, counting approximately 900 employees.Over the last decade, Romcarbon is part of the green industry through the investments as shareholder in some of the largest treatment and recycling units in Central and Southeastern Europe.
In mid-2012, Romcarbon puts into operation the most modern plastic wastage recycling plant in Romania. Thus, Romcarbon is now able to close the recycling circle.
The workers stepped for the first time in “Chimica factory” in order to produce fabrics of amino plastics and Bakelite
The Activated Carbon and Breathing Protective Materials workshops started to function.
The factory changes its name into “Plastic Items Manufacture”.
The factory starts producing filter cells, PSE thermoformed items and PE foil/bags.
The production capacities for thermoformed and PE items are increased:
– new machines and equipments are put into function
– start using “agglomeration” method in PE processing
– start producing air filter cells
– start producing PVC granules
It starts the production of pipes, adapting pieces and PVC linking products.
It is commissioned the workshop in Beceni, where are produced weaved PP bags.
Another workshop is commissioned- PVC/PE insulated electrical wires.
The factory changes its name into “SC ROMCARBON SA”.
The PP weaved bags section is extended, starting a new workshop in Buzau.
A workshop producing multilayer bags for cement is commissioned.
The company starts to pass into private hands, through MEBO method.
PVC capsules/ PVC thermo-contractible foil equipment becomes functional.
The production of “Pocket” type auto filters is launched.
ROMCARBON S.A. becomes a 100% private capital company.
“Living Plastic Industry”, a Taiwanese investor, becomes the main shareholder.
A line producing EPS trays is commissioned , at that time, Romcarbon being the sole national producer. Starting 2010, this sector runs an investment program aimed at production hall modernization and at new equipment’s purchasing. The new investment involves increasing the thermoforming capacity by purchasing an automatic thermoforming machine for absorbent trays, as well as purchasing last generation moulds. Through the variety of models, our product range will cover most requirements coming from the market. This investment will increase the processing capacity up to 500 tons / month. The investment program also includes the purchase of a new machine for XPS panels, acquisition which has the same purpose: to increase the production capacity and improve the quality of these products. The entire investment program run in this sector casts up to approximate 5 million Eur.
An ERP is implemented in order to organize, in the most proper way, the company resources.
– ROMCARBON S.A.becomes shareholder in GREEENFIBER INTERNATIONAL S.A. – producer of recycled polyester staple fibers and PET strapping
– ROMCARBON S.A. ioutsources the IT department, and in this regard set-up INFO TECH SOLUTIONS S.R.L. – a company proving consultancy in IT field
– ROMCARBON S.A. becomes shareholder in ENERGO INSTALL S.R.L. – a company which provides sanitary-engineering installations
The production of PP bags starts; the bags woven out of polypropylene tapes, referred to as “raffia bags” are used for packing the granulated, powdery, alimentary and non-alimentary products, both in agriculture and industry, being the most economical and accessible type of package.
– ROMCARBON outsources the commercial and Purchasing / Logistics department and in this regard sets-up TOTAL COMMERCIAL MANAGEMENT S.R.L.- sole commercial agent for ROMCARBON S.A.
– The company is listed at BVB (Bucharest Stock Exchange) second tier
– Purchase of a part from TEROM Iasi Asset
– ROMCARBON S.A. becomes shareholder in YENKY SRL- the biggest sports base in Buzau
– ROMCARBON S.A. becomes shareholder in GREENTECH S.A. – the first plastic recycling company in Romania
– ROMCARBON S.A. becomes shareholder in GRINFILD Ukraine
– ROMCARBON S.A. becomes shareholder in SIGUREC International S.A.
– ROMCARBON S.A. becomes shareholder in GreenWEEEE International S.A. – the biggest integrated treatment plant for electric and electronic equipment waste (WEEE) in Romania
– ROMCARBON becomes shareholder in ASOCIATIA ECOLOGICA GREENLIFE – non-profit association
ROMCARBON S.A. becomes shareholder in RECYPLAT LTD CIPRU
ROMCARBON S.A. becomes shareholder in LIVINGJUMBO INDUSTY S.A. – manufacturer of “big bags”
Opening the “Plastic compounds and recycled granules” section.
– The sale of 75 % from the share portfolio held by ROMCARBON in Greenfiber International S.A., Greentech S.A., GreenWEEE International S.A. towards a “joint-venture” company owned by the investment fund SEEF and by EBRD
– ROMCARBON S.A. becomes shareholder in ROMCARBON DEUTSCHLAND GmBh
– ROMCARBON S.A. becomes shareholder in ECO PACK MANAGEMENT S.R.L. a company established for the purpose of taking over the responsibility from the companies in order to achieve the annual targets of recovery and recycling in the packaging wastage
– ROMCARBON S.A. becomes shareholder in TAIPEI CIMEO S.R.L. – Chinese traditional medicine center
New investment in “Plastic compounds and recycled granules” sector; a new line of sorting, cleaning and processing of waste plastics was aquired;
– Increasing the production capacity in “Polyethylene” sector through acquisition of latest technologies in the field of extrusion;
– Livingjumbo Industry SA invests in the production of multilayer films and PET trays for MAP packaging. The investment amounts to 9.5 million euros, is financed with European funds and the products manufactured are promoted in the market under the brand “LIVING fresh”.
– Since the 5th of January 2015, according to BVB new market segmentation, Romcarbon is listed under „Standard” category
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Huang Liang Neng – Chairman (1970)
Member of the Board of Directors since April 16 , 2018
04.02.2020 – 04.02.2024
Starting with February 17, 2020 holds also the position of General Manager
Wey Jiann-Shyang – vice chairman (1963)
Member of Board of Directors since 2021 – Non-executive director, independent
Current mandate: 29.11.2021 – 04.02.2024
President of the Committee of Audit
Toderita Stefan Alexandru – board member (1994)
Board of Directors member since 2020 – Non-executive director
Current mandate: 04.02.2020 – 04.02.2024
Member of the Commitee of Audit
Chairman – Wang Yi Hao
Member – Toderița Ștefan Alexandru
Carmen Manaila (1967)
Deputy General Manger for Administration
Cristinel Dobrotă (1967)
Manager for Development
Victor Cretu (1960)
Manager for the PP business unit
Ion Ungureanu (1980)
Manager for food packaging unit
Manager of PE business unit
Gabriel Constantinescu (1966)
Manager for filter and protective mask
business unit since 2019
Titi Mihai (1958)
Viorica Zăinescu (1964)
Mihaela Jurubiță (1979)
Oana Labeș (1984)
CORPORATE POLICIES AND DOCUMENTS
■ Organizational chart
■ Articles of Association – 2020
■ Audit Committee Regulation
■ Code of Professional Ethics
■ Conformity statement – new corporate governance code
■ Procedure regarding the corporate rights to attend General Meetings of shareholders
■ Conflicts of interest and related parties’ transactions
■ Corporate governance regulation updated on 11.2020
■ 2019 dividend policy
■ Remuneration policy
■ Environmental policy
■ Code of ethics and conduct of suppliers
– Adherence confirmation form to Romcarbon Code of ethics and conduct of suppliers
Romcarbon’s mission is to deliver eco-efficient plastic packaging products to serve different domains of industrial and agricultural activity and to close the loop by recycling the plastic wastage resulted, turning it into secondary raw material.
We will develop the business portfolio of ROMCARBON by investing into pioneering business units, which will position the company in sustainable development elite of green investments.
We will develop the business portfolio of ROMCARBON by investing into pioneering business units, which will position the company in sustainable development elite of green investments.
The accomplishments of an organization are the combined result of its members, working together towards achieving the common goals.
Thus, it is of outmost importance that each employee in ROMCARBON should acknowledge and undertake these goals, in order to be able to reach them and transcend them.
As an investment in ROMCARBON S.A., we need to provide attractive financial return. Profitability is at the essence, because this is the first measure of the company’s success, and also its prime source of growth and development.
In order to get profit sustainable in the long run, we need to secure loyalty of our esteemed clients, through top quality products and services at competitive prices.
So to constantly assure top quality services and products we need to make sure that all personnel in ROMCARBON S.A. is highly competent, responsable and innovator for good results.
Furthermore, we need to nurture a working environment allowing all employees to work at their best and grow both as a professional and a character, by sharing a common set of values and a well defined organizational culture.
In the long run, success of ROMCARBON is based on the following VALUES of its organization:
FORWARD THINKING INNOVATION
We will develop the business portfolio of ROMCARBON by investing into pioneering business units, which will position the company in sustainable development elite of green investments.
■ We believe that being the first to achieve excellence in a new field is paramount.
■ We develop our business not after the market of yesterday, but the as we envision the future of sustainable development.
■ We commit the right resources to the right vision and expect the right results of all our actions.
■ Our organizational culture supports the innovation and, for this reason, we sustain the visions in favor of traditional activity.
We will obtain enough profit to give a good return on investment for the stakeholders and to finance the growth and sustainable development of ROMCARBON S.A.’ business.
■ Profit is the reward not only for offering the right services and products, but also for the earnestness we show to our stakeholders.
■ Profit is the key measure of the company’s activity in the long run, basis to financial strength and safety of the business itself and of the employees of ROMCARBON S.A.
■ Without achieving the profit goal, we cannot possibly achieve any other goal of ROMCARBON S.A.
We will assure our esteemed clients good value for their money.
■ Our clients’ interests will always be our own interests, in a partnership spirit in the long run.
■ We are determined to obtain a preferential relationship with each of our clients, by nurturing interpersonal trust and by offering services and products of best quality at competitive prices.
■ Our services and products will bring our clients best value for their money.
■ Our best efforts will focus onto those market segments, services and products for which we can achieve leadership position.
We will provide a labor environment in which the employees can work at their best capacity and grow along with ROMCARBON. S.A.
■ Our employees are the most important resource of ROMCARBON S.A.
■ We want to attract, develop and retain people of value in our organization.
■ We want to assure training and development opportunities for willing and able employees.
■ We want our employees to work at their best capacity, have initiatives, wish to stay with us and grow along with ROMCARBON S.A.
■ We want that each employee in ROMCARBON S.A. get the recognition she/he deserves, and be proud of her/his achievements.
We will assure a framework to encourage and reward good results of management teams.
■ We prefer consultative and participative management to directive management.
■ We encourage delegation of authority, empowerment and decision-making at the lowest level possible.
■ We insist on collective effort and team working.
■ We believe in straightforward communication, that stimulates trust, pro-active attitude, learning and innovation within ROMCARBON S.A.
■ We back up and apply the concept of “superior rewards for superior achievements”.
We promote a set of values on which all policies within ROMCARBON S.A. are to be founded on:
■ We do believe that perfection should be the ultimate goal of any effort and that our dedication to ceaseless improvement and innovation should be a permanent challenge.
■ We do believe in integrity, objectivity and fair-play both in business and within ROMCARBON S.A. interpersonal relationships.
■ We do believe in mutual trust and respect.
■ We do believe that work can be pleasant.
■ We do believe in the future of ROMCARBON S.A.
ROMCARBON S.A. is developing voluntary activities, determined not by law or legal provisions, but by the desire to ensure the sustainable development of both our company and the community in which we operate, as well as to achieve the social and environmental objectives.
The company manifest civic spirit, promotes and sustains the public interest and the concept of social responsiveness.
In developing its activity, ROMCARBON S.A. takes into account not only its own interests, but also the impact of its actions over all third parties involved.
By the actions we promote, we want to implement “social responsibility” not only as a concept in our company, but as a form of modern, participative, perfectly adjustable for today’s business context way of management.
We, the ROMCARBON Group, respect and protect LIFE.
That is why we proactively supported vaccination among our employees and between May 18 and May 20, 2021, we organized a first stage of the vaccination campaign against Sars-Cov-2 virus at our headquarters, together with the County Directorate of Public Health and the Prefect Institution – Buzau County.
200 employees of Romcarbon Group were vaccinated in this first stage of the campaign, this being just a continuation of the voluntary vaccination process, already started, during which the management team and many other employees were vaccinated.
The vaccination campaign continued with the second stage, to proactively encourage all employees to be vaccinated against the Sars-Cov-2 virus, because we care about the health of our colleagues, their family members, but also the safe continuity of the activity of Romcarbon Group.
In the spirit of the same principles of respect and protection of Life, Romcarbon Group organizes since 2018, together with the BLOOD TRANSFUSION CENTER BUZAU, blood donation campaigns at Romcarbon headquarters. Thus, every 3 months Romcarbon provides the necessary conditions for the installation at its headquarters of a mobile blood donation center, where all the employees of the group who want to donate blood can do so safely.
We thought of these quarterly blood donation campaigns because we know that in ROMANIA over 500,000 units of blood are needed every year and yet only 2% of the eligible population donates blood, Romania having one of the lowest donation rates among EU countries.
Also through these blood donation campaigns we were guided by concrete facts knowing that each unit of blood can save up to 3 LIVES, that during summer the need for blood is greater than ever and that 60% of the population could have the need for blood transfusion at some point in their lives.
These were enough reasons to get involved in these campaigns and to encourage the group’s employees to donate blood by raising awareness among our colleagues in this regard.
So far, our colleagues have donated over 1,700 units of blood.
In June 2022 we organized the 11-th blood donation campaign at our headquarters.
The area of our actions in the field of community support was not limited in 2021 to the two large-scale projects
During the Christmas holidays of 2021, we supported and encouraged the volunteer action of Romcarbon employees, who organized a fundraiser, collected clothing and food to help an isolated community located in Valea Lupului, Buzău County, a small village in the mountain area of the county, where there are no means for a decent living and where the population, including children of all ages, faces numerous material shortages.
So we tried to make life a little easier for the locals from Valea Lupului during Christmas 2021 and to bring a smile on the faces of the children from this village.
ROMCARBON S.A. is actively involved in children’s education (older or younger) , through direct sponsorship towards local educational units, such as: “B.P. Hasdeu” High school , Elementary school “Captain Aviator Mircea T. Badulescu”, Vernesti “Trade School” – those being just some of the educational units ROMCARBON S.A. has chosen to interact with, inside its community.
ROMCARBON S.A. believes in the old saw “Mens sana in corpore sano” and invests in a social action that supports the community, respectively one of the most popular sports club in the city of Buzau, “Yenki Club” which offers its customers 4 tennis courts, as well as a “football-tennis” ground. Here, the young and the old alike can come either to learn the secrets of tennis or to improve their game tactics.
Known as the largest tennis club in Buzau, “Yenki Club” is regularly organizing tournaments, both for professionals and for amateurs.
The 2% Campaign
Since May 2007, ROMCARBON S.A. starts promoting Article 54 from Law no. 571/2003 of Fiscal Code, which allows to all taxpayers to direct 2% out of their individual income tax towards one of many NGOs, in order to support various social causes: education, health, environment or animals, as well as other areas.
The company’ s employees were informed about the specifics of some NGOs towards which they can choose to direct 2% of income tax, but at the same time, they were explained that they are free to decide if they want to redirect the 2% of income tax towards non-profit entities, towards others, or not at all. Each year, an average of 450 company’s employees opts to redirect 2 percent of income tax to various associations, foundations, mutual benefit society, etc.
The tradition says that whoever receives carol singers in his home, in the new year he will get health, richness and fulfilling desires.
Promoter of traditions and of the ancient Christian tradition, ROMCARBON S.A. received this year the folk ensemble “Ballad” from Buzau Technical College.
A group of 18 students came to the bring us Christmas carols. They gave the hosts a beautiful concert of carols and winter songs.
Because we were delighted with their voice, the students were rewarded with traditional sweets by the General Manager of the company – Ms Banucu Ileana.
This event is part of a program run and supported by ROMCARBON S.A. which supports activities of children and program that includes activities undertaken over the years, such as ” Asphalt Drawing Contest”, “2008 Environment Day”, “2011’s World Environment Day”, “2012 World Environment Day”, “Open Day ” the school program “Non-formal Education”.
The Management of ROMCARBON SA takes this opportunity and wishes all its employees “Merry Christmas, Health and Fulfillment” along with the traditional “Happy New Year”.
We are members of the Romanian Association of Sanitation
On 4th of september 2014 Romcarbon attended the General Assembly of the Romanian Association of Sanitation elections as a member of this patrolan and professional association, unique in Romania. ARS is a member of the International Solid Waste Association ISWA and affiliate member of the European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services (European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services – FEAD).
Romcarbon, as final waste recycler, along with other members of the Association: sanitation operators, local authorities, design and consulting firms, and other waste recyclers, provides full suport of this entity’s action directors:
■Promoting the interests of its members;
■permanent involvement in the drafting of legislation on waste management in Romania;
■dynamic involvement in waste management in Romania, through studies and market research;
■Initiate contracts with organizations in order to attract funds and grants, both for members and for the sustainable development of the association’s activities.
After 15 years of existence, the Association changes its name into Romanian Sanitation Association for Waste Management, wanting in this way to emphasize the role that it plays in waste management from collection until recovery.
We believe that Romcarbon’s attendace in this entity, as final recycler will lead to better implementation of plastic waste management in Romania during 2014-2020, and help to achieve the recycling targets imposed by European Union.
We have donated! You, guys?
Romcarbon team answered the call made by Health Minister last days, regaridng the crisis of blood reserves.
Thus, on 26th and 27th of August, over 30 employees of the company went to the Local Transfusion Centre to donate blood to those who need it.
Registration to this humanitarian action was voluntary, the belief of all who donated blood being it is going to save a life.
All who were present at the transfusion center have committed to donate blood regularly.
Do YOU know that donating blood can save up to three lives? From the amount of donated blood once, it can be extracted items that can save the lives of three patients.
■Red blood cells (RBCs) – can be kept up to 35 days and are used especially on patients in operating rooms and intensive care;
■Platelets – can be kept up to 5 days and are helpful for cancer and leukemia patients;
■Plasma – can be frozen and lasts up to a year, is mainly used in treatment of injured and patients with burns.
Donate blood and give someone a chance at life!
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSABILITY CAMPAIGNS
Campaign World Environment Day
On 5th of June 2007, on the World Environment Day, ROMCARBON has conducted the environmental campaign “For a cleaner world”, organized with Greentech, Greenfiber International and International GreenWEEE in Buzau.
Partners of the event were the Environmental Protection Agency Buzau, Buzau Prefecture and City Hall Buzau.
During the campaign were involved students from Buzau Children’s Palace, College BP Haşdeu Technical College Buzau, Buzau Sports High School, High School D. Filipescu, School No. 11 Buzau, School no. 1 Buzau, School and Kindergarten Policiori, wh distributed flyers in different areas of the town drawing the attention on both harmful wasatges and solutions for a healthier and cleaner environment.
ROMCARBON, together with partner companies, has sponsored the schools with green bins for selective collection wastege, as well as with books on environmental issues, useful in school activity of the students.
The event ended with a protest march on environmental pollution to attract attention on global warming. Children, teachers and employees of the organizing companies have walked around the town, carrying placards with environmental messages.
The campaign had a great impact on the city, with many representatives of local media.
The contest of children asphalt drawings was held on the International Day of the Environment
Another event that took place for celebrating the environment Day was organized at the Foreign Investors Council Buzau, Romcarbon SA being a member of this organization.
The event took place on 3rd of July 2007 on the Nicole Balcescu Boulevard and consisted in an asphalt drawings contest, the theme being “We have a single Earth. Let’s give it priority!”. The purpose of this action was to raise the awareness of the community on the environment protection, ecological reconstruction and sustainable development in Buzau county.
Partners on this action were the general schools nr. 1, 8 and 15 from Buzau. The main awards consisted in tents, sleeping bags, and thermos and flowerpots and several other promotional products were offered to passersby.
“Campaign – World Environment Day 2011”
Every year the day of 5th of June is an opportunity for countries worldwide to initiate and organize large-scale actions on environmental issues to celebrate the environment; from planting trees and greening of various areas- such as bank rivers, to extensive campaigns to collect different types of waste.
This year also Buzau celebrated the Environment Day.
Thus, at the initiative of the Environmental Guard, ROMCARBON SA, together with GreenTech, GreenWEEE and GreenFiber International, took part on the actions that took place on Piata Daciei, on 3rd of June 2011.
This year we chose to mark the World Environment Day by organizing an action that targeted 5 secondary schools in Buzau, namely: School of Arts “George Emil Palade” School No.7 High School sports program ‘Iolanda Balas Shroter “and Pedagogical School” Spiru Haret “.
Specifically, the activity consisted in two competitions – one of suits and one of drawings, both ecological theme; students from participating schools were organized in 5 teams of 10 students each. Through the drawing contest, children tried to express in a more personal way how each of them understands the concept of “Ecology”; on the other hand, the costume contest was a veritable parade, each school designating a representative who presented an unique outfit made of recyclable materials such as newspapers, bags, crepe paper etc.
The manifestation was held under the slogan “Generate me as little as you can”, thus trying to draw an alarm signal in order to make people aware that the planet’s resources are limited and it is our duty to manage them rationally.
In the Dacia Market we placed a PET monster that was observed by the passersby and also by the participants throughout the event; the “monster” was achieved by the joint efforts of partner companies, it is the symbol of protest against pollution in city parks and streets.
The action ended with the awards ceremony, the awards for “Most Original Costume” and “The most successful drawing”. ROMCARBON S.A. engages and supports not only the recycling activity, but also its complementary activities, environmental activities that have an educational purpose.
From the “lesson well learned in childhood turns into habit into adulthood”, and that is vital to teach children to nurturing and respect nature, ROMCARBON SA aligns to the ecological trend and continues to initiate and support activities designed to form children in our county in real environmentalists, and why not, even in models for adults.
ROMCARBON S.A. preserves Winter Holidays tradition
At the beginning of winter holidays, ROMCARBON S.A. received the carol singers from the folk ensemble “Ballad” Dance Club from Technical College Buzau. Children pleasantly surprised the company’s employees, who gathered in a large number to listen to the greetings. The voices of children singing traditional carols brought closer the holiday spirit and have animated the atmosphere of a typical day at the office.
Dressed in traditional costumes, the group of 10 students aged between 14 and 16 years, under the guidance of their teacher Ms Carmen Tanase played some of the most popular Romanian Christmas carols.
Because they brought the joy of Christmas for the one who listened, the carol singers were rewarded by the company’s management.
ROMCARBON S.A. keeps the tradition of the winter holidays and the specific customs, believes in their durability and sustains the initiative- of the little ones and also of the bigger ones- who proclaim the traditions and romanian ancient values.
ROMCARBON S.A. started an action to help the villages in Buzau affected by the snowdrifts
Extreme weather events and large amounts of snow that have swept across Romania in recent weeks have affected tens of thousands of people, many of them rural residents of Buzau County.
ROMCARBON S.A. did not remain indifferent to the drama that these people lived and organized a humanitarian action in order to help those that were hardly tested by the force of nature.
ROMCARBON S.A. joined the local authorities from the first line (firefighters, militaries) helping with the necessary materials in order to remove the snow from the isolated villages. Together with the directly involved institutions, the company helped to release from the snowdrifts the villages Robeasca and Sageata, villages that were severely damaged by the heavy snowfall from the last days; Intervening with shovels and snow machines, the authorities managed to release from under the snowdrifts hundreds of households.
ROMCARBON S.A. also contributed with packaging from their own production necessary to transport the collected food from one of the “Food collection” centers from Buzau for the affected villages.
Our company has distributed personal hygiene products for the street people who in this period were housed in a temporary shelter in the city.
Common sense, humanity, solidarity and civic responsibility are values that guide ROMCARBON SA in these times when our neighbors are put on test, for who, to the extent possible, we will continue to stand by, helping them with everything we can.
During “A different school week” ROMCARBON SA was visited by children from class VIII B of the School Nr. 1 “Capitan Aviator Mircea T Badulescu”
Friday, 6th of April, 2012, 18 children accompanied by their class teacher Mrs Bavulescu Ramona, crossed the factory to visit the production facility and learn more about the manufacturing process of “ROMCARBON” products. During the visit, some of the production specialists accompanied the children and explained the role of each machine in the production process. For their first time in a factory, children were very interested to understand the stages of production flow; “raffia” bags, solar foil or trays type “catering” are just some of the products which children learned how they are produced. Finally, children have received a product made in each of the sectors visited.
ROMCARBON S.A. considers that visiting a factory is highly constructive at this age, having a major impact on the kids, on the one hand because it creates a clearer picture of reality and enriches their knowledge, and on the other hand, because this way, children will know how to choose their jobs in the future, not just hearsay, but knowingly.
For our company, the visit of children in factory areas has meant a means of carrying out an activity with the purpose citizen; an interactive business networking and communication, especially an activity that we chose to get involved in social responsibility, like a “good corporate citizen” constantly concerned about the community in which they operate.
If it’s June 5th, it’ is World Environment Day, and if it’s World Environment Day, SC ROMCARBON SA is an active part in at least one action of environmental education
Applying the same estimate this year, ROMCARBON SA, with Greenfiber International SA, Greentech SA, Greenweee SA and GreenLamp Recycling Ltd, joined the action organized by the Environmental Guard Buzau to World Environment Day celebration.
This year’s activity consisted of a drawing contest – with ecological theme – competition in which were enrolled School Nr. 1 “Capitan Aviator Mircea T. Badulescu” School of Arts “Margareta Sterian” and School Nr. 11, the latter being the host of the event. The year 2012 is the “International Year of Sustainable Energy for All” and the theme of the entire manifestation was “Green economy. Does it include you?”. Children have sounded the alarm on the irresponsible use of natural resources and excessive pollution of the planet. Finally, the best drawings were awarded prizes in sports, thus trying to promote a healthy lifestyle, since an early age.
World Environment Day is celebrated each year on 5th of June, and this year they reached 40 years of celebration of this day (1972 – the year World Environment Day was celebrated for the first time at the initiative of the United Nations). On this occasion, our company joined the supporters of the environment, sustainable development and enhancement of quality of life.
By supporting these events – the message sent and extent of these activities – ROMCARBON SA draws attention to environmental issues and aims of the empowering members of the community in which they operate.
Romcarbon opened its doors in Week “A different school week”
About 100 students visited in week 1 to 5 April 2013 Romcarbon platform in the Week “Otherwise School” program organized by the Ministry of National Education and implemented this year under the slogan “Let’s know more, to be better.”
The students of class X F of the National College “B.P.Hasdeu” and students from STEP BY STEP from “Spiru Haret”, had the opportunity to see for themselves how raffia bags, foil agriculture, disposable trays or auto filters are produced. Both little ones and older ones have shown excited to know directly from production specialists, the manufacturing process of these goods, children having the opportunity to discover how much work involves the development of all objects that we use daily often without thinking how hard or easy it is their production.
The children’s joy was even bigger as many of their parents or grandparents worked at some point on this platform, so that these children had already learned some “stories” about our factory. At the end of the presentation tour, the students received a product made in each of the visited areas. We are glad that there is interest from both the teachers and the students to visit us and we promise that every year we open the doors to all those interested in the hope that we manage, with good will, with the resources we have available and especially with our good intentions to become a landmark not only for the economy but also for the local community.
We believed that at least a small part of our visitors will become employees of our company tomorrow.
A successful partnership between Romcarbon SA and Chamber of Commerce and Industry Buzau
Chamber of Commerce and Industry Buzau is an autonomous institution, from 28th of October 1928. Romcarbon enjoys the membership of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Buzau, which gives our company affiliation to an elite organization.
Through the nature of the activities it performs, Chamber of Commerce and Industry Buzau has a particularly important role in the development of local business environment.
Throughout the collaboration, the CCIA representatives sustained and supported the interests of Romcarbon, though the provided services, consultancy business activities, activities organized in professional training line, by organizing trade missions and business events, both in the country, and abroad, promoting inter-district and inter-state collaboration.
Through direct contact with businesses, Chamber of Commerce and Industry Buzau acts as a bridge between them and the market, which allows it to identify the problems of the economy and promotes actions and measures the formation and development of market economy.
We appreciate the involvement of the Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture Buzau as essential in defending and promoting the interests of traders and industrialists from Buzau and we are confident that together we will develop sustainable projects for the progress and economic stability of our city.
World Environment Day 2013
Also this year, “environmental volunteers” of Buzau County – Commissioners National Environmental Guard, along with the Environmental Protection Agency, with the support of Romcarbon, Petrom and local media, organized a program to celebrate World Environment Day, pursued by the increasing level of education, information and awareness of the small and great alike, in terms of protection and respect for the environment.
The activity took place at the Muddy Volcanoes and consisted of a drawing competition with ecological theme. Students of Classes from School No.11, school classes I-VIII “George Emil Palade” school with classes I-VIII “Ion Creanga” and secondary pupils from High School Teachers “Spiru Haret”, displayed originality and creativity in play with shapes and colors the way they understand the link between environmental issues and actions of man in this respect. The drawings were awarded and all children received diplomas.
We remind you that the slogan chosen this year by UNEP is “THINK.EAT.SAVE”; it is a food wasting campaign for awareness of the impact on the environment of our food choices and informed decisions on consumed food.
We continue to support and initiate such activities in the belief that in this way we manage to form an ecological responsible behavior and conduct.
Romcarbon joins public authorities and institutions and the national flag is flying at half-mast as a sign of respect for the victims of the tragic accident that took place on the evening of 23rd of June, 2013, the Montenegrin town Grlo.
May God make the missing ones rest in peace!
Romcarbon ranked second among companies registered in the first edition of the competition prize CSR
Romcarbon opened its doors again in “A different school week” 2014
Over 100 students, younger and older, visited Romcarbon’s factory in week 7th to 11th of April. This year the students from class ‘0’ from the school no. 15 “George Emil Palade” and the class VII from the School no. 12 “St. Andrew” Buzau to learn “how to make” raffia bags, polystyrene trays or auto filters.
Our production specialists have accompanied children during the presentation tour, explaining for all’s good understanding, throughout the manufacturing process and happily answering questions from the small visitors.
Children had first contact with industrial work environment. Impressed by the complexity of production processes, and the technology needed to achieve the seemingly mundane products, more children now appreciate the work done by their parents.
We welcome the initiative of the Ministry of Education this way and promise that also in the coming year we will continue to be a reliable partner in this educational program.
World Environment Day 2014
Romcarbon proudly sustained also this year’s World Environment Day Celebration held in Buzau.
This time, the event was organized in advance, on 31st of May, by the Buzau County School Inspectorate in partnership with the Environmental Guard Buzau, Bucharest University, Faculty of Biology and Prahova County School Inspectorate.
Under the slogan “students’ contributions to environmental protection” middle school and high school students from Buzau and Prahova conducted and presented projects in order to meet the environment by stimulating curiosity to investigate the surrounding reality.
The main objectives of the activity were:
■Capitalization of the experience of students in terms of environmental education and environmental protection;
■Developing students’ interest in documentary research application; stimulating their creativity in developing and supporting papers, essays, projects;
■Stimulating students to conduct theoretical and practical works by making scientific discoveries and experience in the field recommended;
This activity is part of a series of educational activities that are aimed to determine children since the early ages, to become more aware of the impact that our lifestyle has on the planet; thus, while the planet consumes resources for the 7 billion people, pollution has reached alarming levels. Romcabon will continue to support such activities, being aware that developing a positive attitude towards nature at an early age becomes a habit into adulthood.
A different School Week 2015
Week 6th-10th of April 2015 is dedicated to extracurricular and nonacademic educational activities within the national program “To know more, to be better!”, organized by the Ministry of Education.
During this week the courses are not carried on as usually, but after a particular timetable. Through this program is promoted participation in diverse activities, within non-formal contexts.
As we are accustomed in recent years, also this year we opened the factory’s gates, this time for the students of class XI A of the High School “Dimitrie Filipescu” Buzau.
The visit aims to familiarize young students with factory work; program helps young people to understand the various career options and to find the answer to the questions: “What do I get after I finish school? Where will I do? What is the best job for me?”.
Extremely interested in how that process polymers and manufacturing of bags of raffia or polyethylene film, at the end, the children said that the experience was similar to the show “How is made” only more concrete.
We wish them „good luck” at school, „Happy Easter”and we are looking forward to receiving other students.
Students’ visit in Romcarbon
On 8th of May 2015, 48 students from University Politehnica of Bucharest had the chance to attend a tematic visit within our factory.
The students had the opportunity to observe the plastic wasatge recycling flow, from sorting point up to stage they turn into finished product, meaning plastic recycled granules. Thus, the students have added up to the theoretical part they learn at collage the practical reality from production factory.
We are glad there is interest from both teachers and strudents to darken our factory’s door and at the same time, we hope that, one day, part of the students who have visited our plant to become engineers within our company.
Greening activity for children in Berca area
Saturday, May 9, around the Monastery of Ratesti, took place an eco activity where attended about 600 students from the counties of Buzau, Prahova, Ilfov and Galati.
The action was organized by the City Hall of Berca together with Touristic Association “Romanian Guides”and is part of the voluntary environmental programme “ECO TERRA. Green Dream – for a different world! “and was supported by Romcarbon.
Within this action, were conducted outdoor workshops, worksheets on environmental issues, but also a greening activity of the area; in order to collect all the wasatges in the area, Romcarbon has provided the children with bags required for selective waste collection.
Specific objectives of the activity aimed to educate students and their awareness of the importance of protecting the environment, involving the students in a greeningactivity and promote the volunteerism.
Considering the fact that “lesson well learned in childhood turns into habit in adulthood”, and that it is vital to teach children to protect and respect nature, ROMCARBON takes part in the ecological trend and continues to initiate and support activities designed to build children into true environmentalists, and why not, even in adult models.
World Environment Day 2015 marked at Buzau, in the Mud Volcanoes
Buzau celebrated this year’s World Environment Day “in advance”. Thus, on June the 4th, Environmental Guard in Buzau, with the support of County School Inspectorate, organized an ecological activity in the Mud Volcanoes. The location was not chosen by chance, Mud Volcanoes being a protected area of national interest.
Mud Volcanoes reffers to formations created by natural gases coming from over 3,000 meters depth, passing through a clay soil, in combination with water from groundwater. The gases push to the surface water mixed with clay. The mud formed comes out and, in those places, drys in contact with air, forming “cone-like” structures, similar to volcanoes. The mud that comes out is cold, as it comes from layers of clay.
The activity was held with participation of over 60 students from 5 schools in Buzau: School no. 1, School no. 11, School no. 15, School no. 16 and High School “Spiru Haret”; children made drawings with ecological and environmental themes which fit into this year’s overall theme, “The Forest”. The theme draws attention upon massive clearance of forests in our country and excessive air pollution, precisely as a result of clearance.
The slogan this year is “Seven billion dreams. One planet. Consume with Care” and expresses the challenge of creating opportunities for sustainable economic development and at the same time, stabilizing the use of natural resources and reducing environmental impact.
Children, organized in teams, each team representing a school, painted drawings of the most diverse, creating the image of protected forests antithetical to cut forests, evidence that they understood the importance of forests, of nature and of a clean environment. Finally, the best paintings were awarded.
Sponsors of the event were Romcarbon SA, Greentech SA, Greenfiber International SA and GreenWEEE SA.
World Environment Day, the main ecological event of public awareness and environmental action, is celebrated each year on June the 5th, in order to raise public awareness of environmental issues humanity faces today – depletion of natural resources, global warming, water crisis, poverty, waste, desertification, extinction of species of both plants and animals.
National Competition for Environmental Projects 2015
Wednesday, June 10th, at the school “N. I. JILINSCHI “in Vernesti, was held the county stage of the competition “National Environmental Projects�?.
At the competition attended four schools: School no. 10 from Buzau, Secondary School from Cochirleanca, Secondary School from Merei and the one that was also the host of the competition, the School from Vernesti.
Each school was represented by a crew consisting of one or two students who, under the guidance of a coordinator teacher, made a project concerning an environmental problem. Projects have included a part of research, so the children have presented the conclusions of practical studies conducted in forests, riverside or near national roads; soil, water, air or noise pollution are some of the issues raised by them.
Each project was held under a suggestive slogan “Future of the Earth -Stop the pollution,” “How to save the spiritual heart of the village?” “Arranging the eco-touristic resort Sarata Monteoru according to European Standards”, “Environmental pollution in the region of Rosioru Lake” or “Turn off the noise, turn on the silence.”
A significant score was given for proper solutions discovered by students regarding the environmental problem they identified; the winning team (first place) is from Vernesti School and will represent the county at Iasi national competition.
Romcarbon gladly supported this competition in posture of sponsor and member of the jury and explained to the children what “recycling” is and why is it important to recycle. We consider that environmental education is especially important at lower ages, when habits are formed, and for this reason we join such activities each time we are asked to.
We wish good luck to our little finalists in the next stage of the competition and… a nice holiday!
Romcarbon opened its doors again during the week “A different kind of school”
This year, during the week “a different kind of school” around 100 children from three schools in the county visited the factory Romcarbon.
Children are the future, a future that should be supported continuously in order to harmoniously develop over time. The little ones were led by our Production specialists in the sectors where we process polyethylene and polypropylene; thus, they learned how is made the raffia bags, greenhouse film or industrial bags.
The children were captivated by the way employees work the existing machinery in the factory and the role played by each equipement in every stage of the manufacturing.
We continue to support teachers’ initiative every year with the hope that these visits gives children practical experience that help them understand the importance of work.
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