About Valipac

History

Valipac started up in 1997 as an initiative of the Belgian business world to provide a collective response to the Extended Producer Responsibility (ERP) scheme in the field of industrial packaging.

During the past 20 years we have helped raise the recycling rate of industrial packaging from 74% to 88.8%, all the while keeping fees stable for our clients.

Our participative model is based on dialogue between the different stakeholders: our decision-making bodies include professional federations, government authorities and employer organisations.

 

What does Valipac?

Valipac offers a collective response to Extended Producer Responsibility as follows:

  • we compile the statistics on the quantities of industrial packaging waste brought to the market by our clients
  • we collect the figures sent in by waste collection services on the quantities of packaging waste collected and recycled by them
  • we compile these figures in order to calculate the overall recycling rate for all our clients together
  • we report the aggregated data to the Interregional Packaging Commission (IVCIE).

Valipac is the management agency for industrial packaging. For household packaging, you must apply to Fost Plus, which is the competent agency in this field. Businesses that bring BOTH household AND industrial to market must therefore become clients of both agencies.

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Our mission: let’s act together for a circular economy

Putting our Mission Statement into practice presents a real challenge. That’s where we give action its full meaning. For our organisation, innovation and pragmatism are key. In this context we have developed a vision of the future with the spotlight on our practical case studies.

The challenges we face are enormous. But, with our partners, we will tackle them head on – together. Our culture of cooperation is an invaluable tool for achieving our goals, and this is what makes Valipac a reliable partner. We respect the interests of every one of our stakeholders and we also work in collaboration with other organisations to improve the effectiveness of our actions.

Tomorrow’s economy will have to be based on a sustainable model that will stimulate the local economy and bring added value to our society as a whole.

It won’t be long before the word circular will be on everybody’s lips. If the future is to be sustainable, the materials cycle must be closed. Thanks to our central position in the value chain, we are well placed to work towards this.

Our ambitions

Our main ambition is to work towards better implementation of the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) scheme in the field of industrial packaging without raising fees for parties responsible for packaging. Our principal ambition includes promoting selective waste collection, increasing recycling rates and widening our market coverage.

In parallel, we have established four ambitions that are essential for reaching our main ambition:

  1. 01

    Be the reliable source for data on industrial waste

    Valipac guarantees that its data are reliable and complete. They are gathered and treated in highly controlled conditions. Thanks to our global vision of the waste produced by industrial companies, we supply relevant market analyses, promote selective collection, and are moving towards a greater simplification of administrative procedures.

  2. 02

    Stimulating the transition towards the circular economy

    Due to its central and non-partisan position in the materials life cycle, Valipac is able to use awareness campaigns to inspire and stimulate the business world. Drawing upon our know-how, our collection of case studies and our statistics, we are able to encourage new initiatives in the circularity of materials.

  3. 03

    Developing synergies through working together with other ERP organisations

    Valipac plans to develop synergies with other ERP organisations in order to improve the effectiveness of its own actions and bring down costs for businesses.

  4. 04

    Encouraging and adding value to our team’s personal development

    Our colleagues play a vital role in the achievement of our ambitions. We take care to ensure their well-being and personal development. We value the work of our teams and encourage their motivation. All our colleagues are offered appropriate training.

Our values

  • fiable

    We assure a quality service thanks to the professionalism of our team and to powerful tools. We collect and process data in accordance with the rules of confidentiality and ensure that they accurately reflect the reality. We say what we do and we do what we say. We are transparent.

  • pragmatique

    We continually adapt our system to achieve the best results in the most efficient way while maintaining our integrity. We do not hesitate to question and adjust our working methods in order to achieve our ambitions.

  • attentione

    All our stakeholders and all our employees play an important role. We listen attentively to each and every one of you. We care about others, are attentive to others. We trust one another and show our respective gratitude in a climate of modesty, honesty and mutual respect.

  • innovant

    We anticipate new opportunities that are synonymous with innovation and added value for our stakeholders. We provide the necessary attention and resources and encourage our teams to think outside the box. We also give the necessary attention and means in order to permanently improve our processes.

Notre équipe

Michiel Van den plas

Junior Auditor Operations

Filip Vangeel

Manager Circular Economy
Abdel Bouasse

Abdel Bouasse

Advisor ICT
Alexandra Graulich

Alexandra Graulich

Junior Auditor Operations
Andy Huvaere

Andy Huvaere

Auditor Operations

Bert Bessems

Auditor Operations
Esther Philips

Esther Philips

Assistant Accounting
Fabienne Billiard

Fabienne Billiard

Advisor Business Dev
Francis Huysman

Francis Huysman

Managing Director
Ingrid Bouchez

Ingrid Bouchez

Communication Manager
Jan Van Ranst

Jan Van Ranst

Manager Major Account
Jens Poelaert

Jens Poelaert

Auditor Operations
Julien de Tiège

Julien de Tiège

Manager ICT
Karel Gemmeke

Karel Gemmeke

Director Business Dev
Lieselot Vercammen

Lieselot Vercammen

Project Coordinator Communication
Luc Van de Vondel

Luc Van de Vondel

Director Finance & Admin
Lydia De Logi

Lydia De Logi

Senior Advisor Members
Marie-Gabrielle du Parc

Marie-Gabrielle du Parc

Junior Auditor Operations

Marie-Pierre Lorand

Advisor Members

Nathalie Walravens

Advisor Members

Petra Hemmerijckx

Senior Advisor Business Dev
Stefan Langenaken

Stefan Langenaken

Manager Operations

Tom Vanwezer

Advisor Business Dev
Vera Geeroms

Vera Geeroms

Head Accounting
xavier-lhoir

Xavier Lhoir

Director Operations