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Forêt des Vosges

ARCHES® papers were originally manufactured in the Vosges in 1492 and continue to be made there to this day.

This production “Made in France” is an integral part of the Arches mill’s societal concerns, as it aims to boost local employment and contribute to the transmission of know-how and skills specific to the papermaking industry. This is also one of the factors that helped it to win the prestigious EPV label (Living Heritage Company).

Customer satisfaction is an essential concern for ARCHES®, which pays constant attention to the needs of its products’ users. The Arches paper mill meets its customers’ expectations by manufacturing safe products that comply with all the relevant regulations and meet the quality and performance requirements they expect of them.

In line with the principles of continuous improvement and in order to guarantee that its products and services are reliable and of high quality, to preserve the health, safety and well-being of its employees and protect the environment, the Arches paper mill is certified to the following ISO standards:

Les Vosges

ISO 45001 (Management of health and safety at work)

The Arches paper mill protects the health and safety of people and property by:
– Providing safe, healthy working conditions,
– Preventing injuries, occupational accidents and harm to health,
– By developing a culture of prevention.

All the materials used on the site meet the requirements of the European REACH regulation, which aims to protect human health and the environment.

ISO 14001 (Environmental impact management)

The manufacturing processes use less water, optimise recycling and reduce the wasting of materials.

All possible measures are taken to prevent pollutions and other forms of nuisance.

A mixed water (effluent) treatment station, that is to say providing dual treatment with a physical-chemical stage and a biological stage enabling up to 25% of the treated water to be re-used, thereby reducing the impact on the environment. The water treated by this station is returned clean to the natural environment.

In addition, as a site certified to ISO 50001, the Arches paper mill has a co-generation system producing electricity and steam.

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