Corporate social responsibility
in our enterprise's DNA

Elep is a front runner in terms of socially responsible entrepreneurship – in all of its facets. You can count on our loyal employees. We highly value diversity and employ as many women as men. And we do everything we can to respect the environment.

Corporate social responsibility <br/>in our enterprise's DNA


Environmental certification

Since 2007 Elep undergoes yearly audits by SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. Our processes and business management comply with all market regulations and norms. Even more, they often surpass them. Amongst others, Elep is PEFC- and FSC-certified. 47 types of our envelopes have the European Ecolabel, controlled by the Federal Public Service of Health, Food chain safety and Environment.

Elep publishes its environmental performance metrics on a yearly basis, in accordance with the regulations of the Flemish government. In 2016 Elep once again obtained the Ecological Charter, as we have many times since 1999.
We were one of the first companies to collaborate with Voka (Flanders' Chamber of Commerce and Industry) on sustainable entrepreneurship. We aspire the lowest possible ecological footprint, in our choice of raw materials as well as in our production processes. We follow a strict environmental programme that is reviewed every year. And we track, evaluate and review results on a recurring basis.

This is why Elep is a participant of the Voka Charter Sustainable Development and received the UN-charter of Unitar.

The BRC certification for the labels is pending.

PEFC-certification

PEFC-certification

FSC®-certification

FSC®-certification

Ecolabel

Ecolabel

Corporate social responsibility

Corporate social responsibility

Recognition UN

Recognition UN

Ecovadis 2022



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A bird’s eye view on our environmental efforts

Use of safe substances:

  • No volatile chemicals such as IPA (Isopropylalcohol)
  • Safe cleaning agents
  • Inks with allowed warning sentences and environmentally friendly alternatives where possible

Low energy consumption:

  • Energy-saving computer screens
  • Energy-saving lamps, high-yield light armatures and time switches
  • Consciousness about standby consumption
  • Green energy purchases

Environmentally friendly raw materials:

  • Ecolabel, PEFC, FSC
  • Recyclable and bio-degradable window foil
  • Water-based flexo-inks, vegetable offset printing inks
  • Water-soluble synthetic resin glues 
  • Packaging made out of recycled materials

Minimal waste volume

  • Limited use of wrapping film
  • Inventive packaging methods, lightbox, in collaboration with XIOS (Packaging University), with the support of the Flemish Agency IWT
  • Optimized production techniques and technical specifications of printed matter
  • Application of the cradle-to-cradle-principles



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Decades of experience

Thanks to over 55 years of experience ánd ultramodern machinery – among the most advanced in Europe – we can effortlessly meet your needs.



Own production

You can count on a flawless production process, we produce over 3 million envelopes a day. And digital labels



Fast delivery

As a registered user, you request quotes digitally, submit orders in no time, and consult your stock levels at any time of the day. We generally deliver your finished product within 24 hours after order!



Corporate social responsibility

Elep is a front runner in terms of socially responsible entrepreneurship – in all of its facets. You can count on our loyal employees. And we do everything we can to respect the environment.