“The great challenge of the twenty-first century is to raise people everywhere to a decent standard of living while preserving as much of the rest of life as possible.” Edward O. Wilson, American researcher and author

Environment

Did you know that corrugated cardboard is 100% recyclable... 100% biodegradable... 100% renewable?

It is important to us that our raw materials are harvested sustainably from properly managed forests. Our humble cardboard box is brought back to life through smart use of recycled paper in over 80% of the products manufactured, becoming new paper over and over. Making smart, responsible choices extends to finding new ways to minimize waste. A polytechnic waste-management system at UCIC accumulates plant waste for recycling which is reflected in our falling utility costs over the last 5 years. Energy consumption is also optimized through a close loop steam control system and our manufacturing plants use a greener LED lighting source to cut energy consumption by 50-60%.

Corporate Social Responsibility

At UCIC, we are uniquely positioned to reduce our impact on the environment and communities at large. On the contrary, it has been our long-standing objective to give back as much as we can to uphold the ethical commitment our company stands for. Our strong ties with local suppliers have enabled us to support their enterprise for paper, inks and tools. We continually strive to raise standards of service and quality of the corrugated industry in Saudi Arabia and the Arabian Gulf. With executive training programs tailored for fresh graduates of reputed universities, our aim is to groom the younger generation to take responsibility for the smooth running of UCIC over time and plan towards a gradual increase in the Saudization of our workforce. We have always sought to be the change where our communities are concerned. Be it supporting food aids by supplying free boxes to ship food and medical supplies, to disaster areas or supporting Ramadan Iftars and feeding the poor, we believe that our actions can drive positive change.

Supply Assurance

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Strength of the Company

With UCIC as your partner, your supplies are ensured to be risk free, owing to our unique geographical distribution. Each of our four Plants are fully independent, therefore covered for any unforeseen eventuality of work ceasing in any one of them, knowing that the others are capable of making up for the deficit. Our sound financial standing and calculated cash flow levels mean that our paper supply levels will remain consistently stable, without letting production output be effected. We are stringent about recruiting the best talent from the industry, with the credibility and technical knowhow to help serve your interests better. By using the specialized Witron CPMS system in our corrugated packaging operations, we are able to dispatch your orders on time and in full (OTIF), allowing you to plan your production without any setbacks. Our reliance on the CPMS system has helped to optimize a Just-In-Time (JIT) strategy, which in turn reduces storage space significantly and keeps our scheduling on track.

Certificates

Full compliance with ISO 9001: 2008 certifies that our systems and process quality are on par with global standards, making us the packaging manufacturer of choice for the ecologically conscious consumer. A future implementation of the ISO 9001:2015 will focus more on management commitment and processes that will be extensively evaluated.

A standard for companies using forest products, the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) is testament of our dedication to ecological conservation. FSC certification ensures that paper is sourced ethically and in a sustainable manner.

 

Preventative Maintenance

Our production machines are of different technologies and ages, serviced regularly by a dedicated team of electricians and mechanics. PMI (Preventative Maintenance Intervention) is a key indicator of the performance, faults and the general health of the machines we use. A software system continually records information, making light work of diagnosing errors for the on-call team that maintain the working condition of the equipment.