3 | Our sustainability policy
Our sustainability track record 2007 Océ-Iberia and Océ-Slovenská republika receive
1999 Océ Printing Systems introduces an ISO 14001
ISO 14001 certification.
compliant environmental management system
Océ UK receives OHSAS 18001 certification for its
and receives ISO 14001 certification.
occupational health and safety management
1998 Arkwright receives ISO 14001 certification.
1997 Our manufacturing site in Venlo receives
Océ commits itself to five focal points that
ISO 14001 certification for its environmental
structure Océ’s activities in sustainability.
We implement a formal Fraud Risk Management
1996 The Océ 3165 printer receives Blue Angel
Océ Imaging Supplies supplies recycled paper for
1995 We launch the first Eco-copier [Océ 7050].
We sign a memorandum of understanding with
Our 2006 Sustainability Report is examined by
external assurance providers.
1994 Our manufacturing site in Venlo is granted
2006 Océ receives customer awards for ‘Most Valuable
BS 7750 certification.
Supplier’ and ‘Best in Sustainability and
1991 We join the Business Charter for Sustainable
Development [International Chamber of
Océ-Czeska republika receives ISO 14001
1990 We open an ‘asset recovery plant’ for returned
We launch the first printer with the unique Gemini
Instant Duplex technology [VarioPrint 6250],
1983 We install paper-coating machines for both new
bringing significant savings on energy
and renewed processes that enable up to 97% of
solvents used to be recovered.
2005 Our first corporate Sustainability Report covering
1975 In Germany, we establish Europe’s first award for
the Océ group and major aspects of sustainability
1958 We develop a production process for coating
research in the field of environmental protection.
2004 Océ is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability
paper in such a way that 80% of the solvents used
can be recovered.
Océ’s Supplier Declaration on UN Global Compact
1950 We install the Works Council in Venlo.
is distributed to a selected group of suppliers.
1927 We invent an ammonia-free, diazo-copying
Our first Sustainability Report is published.
2003 We install a Corporate Sustainability Forum.
Océ-España receives ISO 14001 certification.
2002 We sign up to the UN Global Compact.
Océ Schweiz receives ISO 14001 certification.
process for technical drawings.
1924 Frans van der Grinten, son of Lodewijk van der
Grinten, invents an industrial mask [v/d Grinten
Luchtkap] to protect the employees from inhaling
2001 Our Research and Development Division in Venlo
1877 We invent butter-coloring agents made from
[the Netherlands] receives ISO 14001 certification.
We introduce our first full-color printer, the
1870 Our founder, Lodewijk van der Grinten,
Océ CPS700, with zero ozone emissions.
2000 We launch a range of highly energy-efficient,
wide format printers.
Océ Printing Systems signs up to the Bavarian
vegetable raw materials rather than chemicals. investigates the quality of drinking water in Venlo.