Crown Van Gelder NV is an independent paper manufacturer, listed on Euronext Amsterdam and located on the North Sea Canal, 20 km west of Amsterdam. Our company produces specialities for graphical and industrial applications in the woodfree uncoated and single-coated paper sector. Crown Van Gelder is a medium-sized, modern and versatile paper manufacturer, able to respond flexibly to customer requirements and focused on the interests of all stakeholders.
Crown Van Gelder can look back on a rich past. In 1896 Pieter Smidt van Gelder set up a mill for newsprint in Velsen, on the then recently excavated North Sea Canal. We owe the name Crown to the collaboration we started in 1963 with the American Crown Zellerbach Corporation in the field of tabulating cardstock. In the first eighty years of its existence the Velsen paper mill experienced a long period of growth, followed by a bankruptcy of the parent company and a successful restart and now another twenty years of healthy continuity. Although much has changed in over a hundred years, many things have remained the same too. Not only our view of the North Sea Canal, for instance, but also our sense of ambition and our responsible, careful attitude towards the markets in which we operate. Today CVG is a vital and environmentally aware paper company that, in this 21st century, will continue to the prosperity and employment needed to keep the IJmond region healthy.
We serve customers in a wide variety of industries with our range of graphical and industrial paper specialities in the woodfree uncoated and single-coated paper sector. These include not only companies in the graphical and publishing setor, but also enterprises in the retail sector, the transport industry and the business services sector. Our customers are to be found in the Netherlands, Western Europe and all other important industrial centres throughout the world.
Our customers process our paper into the most diverse end-products: from labels to packaging and from airline tickets to trade print products, invoice paper and mailing materials. Our strength is that we see things from the client's perspective. And we achieve this not only in sales but in all phases of the business process, from product development through to the final quality control. Crown van Gelder takes a modest and service-minded attitude towards its customers, but within our trade and in our company we are full of ambition. Here we can boast a wealth of sophisticated paper technology, skills, experience and above all a love for the craft of paper making.
Sustainable entrepreneurship is a familiar theme in the Dutch paper and board industry and certainly within Crown Van Gelder too. We are highly aware that a paper manufacturer, who uses nature as a raw material, has a particular responsibilty towards society and the environment, at both the local and global levels. We can confidently state that our activities are socially and environmentally responsible in all respects. We aim to maintain this guarantee in the future too, partly in view of our own continuity as a socially responsible commercial enterprise. This is why the foundation or our policy is sustainable entrepreneurship. We have translated these principles into, among other things, concrete environmental care in the production process. This environmental care is achieved through a system that defines tasks and responsibilities. This system meets the international ISO 14001 standard; Crown Van Gelder has also been granted the accompanying certificate. As from 2003, Crown Van Gelder publishes a Sustainability Report. The report follows the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines. The Sustainability Report contributes greatly to CVG's profile as a transparent and progressive company.
Crown Van Gelder NV Eendrachtstraat 30 1951 AZ Velsen Noord Tel: +31 261 262 233 firstname.lastname@example.org