We comply with all legislation and regulations. | Certificates Optimum Group


We comply with all legislation and regulations.

Certificates ensure quality

We think that quality is important and want to make it tangible. Certification is important in the branch in which we operate and we therefore always ensure that our certification is in order. 

FSC® certified

Max. Aarts and Belona have been a socially responsible company for many years and also takes an active part in responsible forest management by only using suppliers that are FSC-certified. Today, Max. Aarts and Belona themselves are also FSC-certified. FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) is an international organisation that promotes responsible forest management. It sets worldwide standards for responsible forest management with an associated hallmark. The FSC label indicates that raw materials are used that come from forests that are managed responsibly.


Packaging material for foods was included in the standardisation for the food industry based on the realisation that packaging and food are an integral part of one production chain. Possible bacteria or hazardous substances on or in the packaging may contaminate foods. Hence packaging material must meet the same requirements as the products that are packed in the material. The annual audit by DNV GL includes the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standard for packaging and packaging materials and hygiene standards. We are very critical in our self-assessments and are constantly seeking to improve all our quality standards. That our focus on quality is successful is demonstrated by the fact that we received the best rating (Degree AA) in the BRC Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials in the packaging category: High Hygiene in the field of Flexible Films and Print Processes. 


SEDEX offers a safe online platform to its members to share and manage data regarding four main issues: Health & Safety, Working Conditions, Business Ethics and the Environment. Our Sedex Reference number is ZC3826352. SEDEX is not a policy-making body and will also not decide on or certify standards or policy. The fact that Max. Aarts B.V. has become a member of SEDEX shows that the company is prepared to share information and let others use this information when improving ethical standards in the chain.

    The certificates of our member companies

    Below you will find an overview of the certifications within the Optimum Group. Each link shows the obtained certificate of the relevant member.



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