At Siegwerk, we base compliance on three pillars: legal compliance, self-commitments at association level, and compliance with brand owner requirements. Besides legal requirements, we are committed to full compliance with self-commitments at association level, e.g. EuPIA. While these guidelines have a Europe-wide applicability, Siegwerk goes a step further by applying them on a global level. Finally, there are also specific brand owner’s guidelines for printed packaging that we are following.
Our understanding of compliance also includes being active in various associations on national as well as international level. Here, we bring in our broad expertise to jointly foster progress in inks for packaging applications. Across all areas that we are operating in, ink safety is our guiding principle. This is indispensable because not only food packaging can lead to an exposure of the consumer to chemicals used in the ink. There are several other sensitive areas that show potential for an uptake of such chemicals, for example pharma, hygiene or tobacco products.
At Siegwerk, we require all of our inks to be safe – whatever the application may be.
Compliance at Siegwerk
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Video statement of Dr. Jörg-Peter Langhammer
Learn more about how we understand compliance at Siegwerk by watching the video statement of Dr. Jörg-Peter Langhammer, Vice President at Siegwerk.
Halal is the requirement for the followers of the Islamic religion, which affects basically foods and beverages. A set of standards determine whether or not a food product meets Islamic dietary restrictions. The type of food as well as the preparation of food are in the scope of respective evaluations. Besides, with the transformation to modern technologies, food had undergone many processes. This has raised the awareness among Muslim consumers concerning potential forbidden ingredients in the processed food. An additional concern is the risk of cross-contamination in food-processing, packaging, storage and worldwide transportation. In the past consumers cared only about Halal food, but nowadays consumers realize, that Halal includes the entire supply chain from raw material sourcing to manufacturing, transportation, storage and handling.
In recent years the expectation on Halal standards for food products has been continuously widened. There are different standards of Halal due to various established understandings of the Islamic Law. In some countries even packaging for food, beverages, drugs and cosmetics are considered to be mandatory of being in the scope of Halal. Siegwerk as ink manufacturer principally applies this stricter requirement, which demands printing inks printed on packaging for consumer products to be Halal. This approach has even been extended to all Siegwerk inks. Indonesia has implemented a comparable strict Halal regulation which acts as a benchmark for quality, safety and hygiene. This is the reference for Siegwerk’s Halal Policy globally.
Global regulatory Know-How
At Siegwerk, we know the global regulatory requirements. More specifically, our expertise includes information about the status quo but also about projected changes in legislation. This is important since it helps us to adapt quickly – everywhere and at any time.
Furthermore, our know-how is based on an extensive external as well as internal network. Externally, our network consists of authorities and associations with which we collaborate closely. Our internal network, on the other hand, consists of our global product safety team. Due to our decentralized structure, we cover all regions with our local experts.
You can see in the map below that due to our decentralized structure we have local experts available all over the world with whom you can connect with.