What we do
Global world of paper
Pulp and paper is one of the largest industrial sectors in the world, the world paper production is around 400 million tons a year.
The industry is still growing, around 2020 it is forecasted that the total consumption will be 500 million tons a year.
Pulp and paper production, consumption and wasting have many negative environmental and social impacts. The pulp and paper industry is among the world’s largest generators of air and water pollutants, waste products, and the gases that cause climate change.
It is also one of the largest users of raw materials, including fresh water, energy, and forest fibers.
Producing recycled paper causes 74 percent less air pollution, 35 percent less water pollution, and creates 5 times the number of jobs than producing paper from trees. It saves old-growth trees, forest eco-systems, native habitat and biodiversity.
World recovered paper collection per year is around 240 million tons with an annual global trade of 36 million tons. World recovered paper demand has grown by around 70 million tonnes (45%) in the last ten years. Asian demand respresent the majority of this growth, increasing by about 60 million tonnes. China alone registered a 260% recovered paper demand growth, fuelled by its fast growing paper and board demand, especially on the recycled paper and board side.
Although 2013 is a sluggish year due to economic global downtrend, the coming years the industry will still grow further only at a lower pace. Recovered paper will play the years ahead a vital role in the global production of paper with different opportunities per region. Due to globalisation in particular of the financial sector, technological improvements, and deregulation, economic crises can become more normal than we all think. It could lead to total different business cycles in our industry.
For the one’s staying ahead of the mulitude it can lead to new business opportunities, Panda chooses to be one of them.
Panda is in the global business of recycled commodities and in particular of paper recycled products
providing opportunities and creating a sustainable competitive advantage for her suppliers and customers by focusing on quality
of the products, logistics and service (with a personal touch) creating long term partnerships whereby the company creates
value in economic (Profit), ecological (Planet) and social (People) fields.
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The start & overall goal
Panda Recycling B.V. is an international company based near Rotterdam estabished by Pieter Borsje. After having an extensive career
in the logistical- and paper world, it was his time to convert the business challenges into opportunities with his company, Panda
Experiences and abilities that have accumulated, by grace and blessing of God then by our well-studied strategic steps and future perspective of the markets needs and changes, have placed Panda Recycling B.V. in the position in terms of making and providing solutions and services that it presents in todays markets.
As we are constantly reminded, environments shift quickly and without warning. Panda’s goal is to be a stable overall quality performer in a continuously changing world, and thriving amidst volatility.
The business philosophy
One of constant care so no loss will hit the company, this seen on the long term not just the short term. The values and business principles are the ingredients for the mission and vision of the company being a well respected company where quality is constant at the core centre of the strategy to achieve the goal to be the industry’s obvious choice as a service provider.
Panda’s values are:
We act with respect, honesty and the highest ethical standards in our treatment of people and the environment, our duty to society and the law.
We do what we say, our word is our bond.
We love what we do.
To use with all we do thanks to God as it is given by his grace.
Business principles govern how Panda does business, compliance with national and international legislation “doing what we do the right way” and thinking different.
Environment is a question of constant care and therefore bearing in mind the effect of her activities on the environment (planet) and will have a strong eye for all human aspects within and outside her company, the proper balance between People, Planet and Profit will be the basis for making business decisions.
To provide opportunities in the global business of commodities for all wise and profitable companies in the processing industry, whereby Corporate Social Responsibility (People-Planet-Profit) is the management process.
Panda wants to provide the processing industry with the required quantity and quality of recycled products. Corporate Social Responsibility is as management process the future by what Panda does, in this way Panda contributes to furthering the sustainability of the chain, resulting in social and environmental responsible decisions in addition resulting in the desired reduction of the CO2 footprint. Panda wants to contribute to furthering the sustainability of the chain by entering long-term strategic partnerships whose include strategic initiatives to reduce the chain’s footprint. Deploying and making available Panda’s expertise is an important tool in this. With its contribution, Panda wants to achieve good returns from trading and processing recycled material. As quality provider, the aim is always to keep costs as low as possible by optimising staff complement and conducting operations efficiently. Panda always looks at her available resources but sacrifices the short term over the long term as creating a professional fundament will lead to efficiency and leads to the goal to be a stable quality performer.
Management systems and certificates
Quality products can not be produced when the organisation is not working with quality processes. Management systems and processes are fundamental to create quality products and services. We have created awareness of quality in all areas of the company, largely by implementing a certified management system. This ensures that Panda continues to improve in all areas.
Panda believes in qualtity management, transparency and environmental accountability and hence begun directly the path to ISO 9001:2008 accreditation and passed the test the month of June 2013. The underlying values of ISO 9001:2008 are ‘improvement’ and ‘customer orientation’. Panda expects the same effort of all its stakeholders without exception. The core concept of the norm is applied throughout all services, quality management, transparency and environmental accountability are pillars of Panda’s work.
Furthermore all obliged legal certifcates in the countries Panda purchases recycled products are in her possession. For example in the Netherlands the so called VIHB-number under the decree of the Ministery of Infrastructure and Environment, the same Panda has for the other countries she purchases.
Certifications are one of the ways in which Panda can guarantee that her recycled products are collected, recycled, transported and sold in a responsible way. The business principle “compliance with national and international legislation doing what we do the right way”, is a golden rule.
In addition to the ISO 9001:2008 as management system, Panda also uses ISO 26000 as guideline for Corporate Social Responsibility as management process to balance all activities based on the norm of ISO 26000, not just executing individual activities without cohesion.
Quality is imparitive in our todays market invironment, co-mingled products being out of date as not done, especially in the light of the companies of tomorrow taking care of the next generation.
Panda selects her suppliers and end-users on a global level carefully to fulfill the companies overall goal with the strategy of natural quality of traded recycled products, in addition looking at the overall management style of her suppliers and end-users fitting within the management approach of CSR. It puts the need of the client at the core centre of what we do, and beyond that in the context of the interest of all stakeholders.
The competition is all around present with high overhead costs due to too many staff, local offices which creates in todays dynamic market environment a competitive disadvantage as market participants can be focussed too long on the past instead of tomorrow’s opportunities.
Within the management systematic approach of CSR (corporate social responsibility) above mentioned facts, creates disadvantages which in the new environmental business model of the future will lack a CSR advantage on different indicators, like carbon footprint, investments in the society as in different charity programs. Helping people fulfilling their dreams doing so called little things creating big things.
Panda has no global network of people legally connected to the company, however by nature connecting people like a franchise company. It keeps the motivation high as all participants are obliged to earn their own respect and money. In that sense Panda is like the natural Panda beer, only the strongest survive.
Global eye for opportunities
Panda has the global eye for opportunities, therefore most of the time we can encompass competition while we are hardly noticed. The moment we will be noticed we took our position in the market. Therefore our mission is to provide opportunities in the global business of commodities, not only for us but both for our suppliers and end-users and all stakeholders balancing the 3 P’s (People, Planet and Profit).
Panda creates by nature almost unnoticed her own niche markets serving the tissue and packaging industry around the world directly or indirectly with better quality grades, bulk grades when it fits the mission of the company being an opportunity.
Suppliers and end-users, if your company wants to benefit from the natural flow of Panda’s success do not hesitate and fill in your contact details in the section of “contact” and we will immediately contact you.
What is CSR?
We want to be a reliable partner for our suppliers and customers. This goes beyond the perfect delivery of products, we are eager to help them achieve their own sustainability targets.
Customers, suppliers, and society are making increased demands on the way products and services are produced. In addition they desire a transparency about honest information regarding the products and how they were produced. Due to this, Corportate Social Responsibility (CSR) became one of the most important management themes.
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is about achieving a balance by all companies aspects, between the three P’s, People, Planet and Profit.
Many organisations wishes to comply on concerned demands of CSR, in many cases however, the internal management of businesses is not effective to meet the CSR (corporate social responsibility) requirements. What is lacking is a system which enables companies to handle the CSR seriously and profound.
Many attempts are focused on the short term although results can be achieved, it does not cover the subject in total. As organisations do not operate in a vacuum, they perform CSR as separate activities, the real cohesion is lacking.
How is Panda applying CSR?
Panda has been applying a CSR-tool with ISO 26000 as norm implementing the CSR as process and not as individual activity, this with the goal as stated in our vision to be the “Obvious choice” commodity trader.
ISO 26000 provides guidance on how businesses and organisations can operate in a socially responsible way. This means acting in an ethical and transparent way that contributes to the health and welfare of the society.
A management system like 9001:2008 provides structure and a systematic approach, Panda is using this as flatform for the overall approach of CSR instead of an individual activity. In other words Panda takes the overall social responsibility as norm.
CSR as management process
CSR is embedded in all business processes. With every business decision, the different stakeholder interests are weighed up, the interests of the persons, companies and organisations involved. CSR is tailor-made. The CSR activities are different for every company, it depends on company size, sector, culture and on company strategy.
CSR is a process, not a final destination. The objectives pursue change over time and with every business decision. Panda is looking for achievable steps to give shape to social responsibility.
Panda’s international vision on CSR
Panda’s primary objective is to be the “Obvious choice” commodity trader. In all we do we strive to provide professional services and added value, making it possible for our suppliers and customers to make their decisions effectively and to improve their productivity.
Panda has the goal to get our system certified according to the CSR Performance Ladder being an international recognized company with CSR as management process.
Panda Recycling B.V. is a formidable ally in the recycled fiber market, trading in a full array of recycled fiber products. We offer a variety of recycled fiber products but are focussed on the quality grades, ordinary grades only than when it contributes to our mission. Learn more about some Panda products underneath. These product examples show the range of our capabilities for trade throughout the world. For more information, please contact us today or fill in your inquiry on our website in the field of “contact”.
Panda buys according the 2013 US Paper Stock Standards published by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc, and the European list of Standard Grades of Recovered Paper EN 643. A significant number of the grades are described so as supplier and end-user you can contact us wishing to have a high valued price for your top quality recycle products or keen on buying these product from us.
2013 US Paper Stock Standards
Europeans Standard EN 643
KThe global industry of paper and board leaded by the USA and Europe has established Standard mpaper grade lists to generally decribe standard grades of Recovered Paper and board and defines what belonges to these specific grades and what not.
2013 US Paper Stock Standard
For Panda the most common grades are as under decribed so as supplier and end-user can contact us wishing to have a high valued price for your top quality reycle products or keen on buying these product from us.
• Kraft products
• BBK boxboard cutting
• De-inking grades
• SWL sorted white ledger
• Pulp substitutes
• SBS lighty printed
• SBS unprinted
• White virgin tissue
PANDA RECYCLING B.V.
2913 LJ Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel
Telephone +31 (0)180 – 756177
Registration and bank details
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|VAT number:||NL 852240302 B01|
|Bank:||ABN AMRO N.V., Rotterdam|
|Account number EUR:||41 58 28 910|
|IBAN:||NL 42ABNA 0415 82 89 10|
|Account number USD:||47 25 83 018|
|IBAN:||NL 21ABNA 0472 58 30 18|
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