TBBook

INFORMATION

Dear Customer, we would like to inform you that in our company TBB a.s., new version of the international offset printing standard ISO 12647-2:2013 has been successfully implemented, which focuses on efforts to better deal with the phenomenon of optical brighteners used in paper in practice, as was the previous standard ISO 12647-2:2009 click here for more.


Certification


Certification of the Integrated Management System

ISO certification (regular certification from September 2006, valid until September 2024)
In April 2023, surveillance audit of our Integrated Management System (IMS) was successfully performed according to the requirements the Quality Management System standard ISO 9001, Environmental Management System standard ISO 14001 and Occupational Health and Safety Management System standard ISO 45001.


Certification of the polygraphic industry

PSO certification (regular certification from July 2008, valid until August 2024)
In June 2023 we were successfully audited by Fogra Forschungsgesellschaft Druck e.V. for control of processes according to the PSO standard (Prozess-Standard Offsetdruck) in terms of printing standards ISO 12647-2. The recertification confirmed constant quality control of color management processes, proofing, printing plates production and sheet-fed offset printing. TBB is listed in the database of PSO certified companies on the webpage www.fogra.org/pso-database.


PDF-X certification (regular certification from March 2008, valid until May 2026)
In May 2024 we were successfully re-rectified by PDFX-ready and fulfilled standards FograCert PDF/X Output Offset, in accoradance with requiremenets of ISO 15930.


Social certifications

Sedex SMETA 4 Pillar (2 Pillar valid from November 2012, 4 Pillar valid from January 2017)
In November 2022 our company successfully underwent the social audit Sedex SMETA - 4-pillar, focused on conformity in social sphere, OHS, Environment Protection and the Business Ethics sphere.


SWA Audit - Supplier Workplace Accountability (regular certification from May 2008, conformity with CoC valid to March 2027)
In March 2024, the successful audit has confirmed the compliance with the McDonalds Supplier Code of Conduct and our commitment to the Code.


IETP Social Impact Assessment - The ICTI Ethical toy program (regular certification from April 2021, valid until September 2024)
In July 2023 TBB has successfully passed the social impact assessment according to IETP - the most widespread labor and social standard in the toy industry based on the Code of Business Practices. The aim of the assessment was to examine the social impact of TBB company by measuring the effectiveness of management systems.


Environmental certifications

FSC ® certification (regular certification from February 2008, valid until February 2028)
In January 2024 our company successfully underwent a recertification audit of the FSC transfer control system. In 2023, we produced more than 28 million books with the FSC label.


ClimatePartner (authorized in 2013)
Our company is entitled to offer the label "Print product with climate contribution" to customers who care about the environment and want to support one of the many ongoing environmental projects across the globe.


Green Power certificate (authorized in 2016)
Since 2016 our company has been supplied only with electricity entirely produced from renewable energy generation and thus the projects aimed at social and environmental responsibility are supported.


Other certifications

LEGO ® SQP audit (regular certification from November 2018, valid until August 2025)
In August 2023, our company successfully underwent the LEGO SQP audit, focused on Sub-supplier management & Incoming material control, facility setup, production & test equipment, people competency on quality, production standard, performance monitoring, product safety and others.


FAMA (authorized in November 2010)
Facility and merchandise authorization for Disney-branded products.


McDonald's Self-Assessment questionnaire (performed regularly from 2010)
Every year our company submits the self-assessment McDonald's questionnaire, focused on Social, Health and Safety, Environmental and other areas.


Food contact certifications

YUM! audit
In March 2023 our company successfully underwent YUM! Audit - Food Safety Audit which confirmed compliance with food safety requirements in these areas: Product Protection, Product Recovery and Food Security, Tracking and Control of Product, Material & Ingredients, Sanitation, Pest Control, Operations and Facility, Good Manufacturing Practices


RBI audit
In May 2023 our company successfully underwent RBI Audit, which confirmed compliance with food safety requirements of the world's largest restaurant companies



Interesting facts


The First Climate (CO2) Neutral Printing House in Central Europe
From 2010 we have had a completed and regularly updated detailed statement of TBB's greenhouse gases. Based on this, we started to offer climate (CO2) neutral printing of our products bearing our internationally registered label. The customer ensures the climate (CO2) neutrality by financial support of one of the international environmental projects.

Third PSO Certified Printing House in Central Europe
During first half of year 2008 the extensive process inspection was performed at our printing house by company Fogra in accordance with PSO (Process-Standard offset printing) in terms of printing standard ISO 12647-2. In July 2008 we obtained the certification declaring the observance of standard values for production steps as follows: management of colours, print proof production, production of printing plates and sheet machine printing. By standardization of the above mentioned processes we guarantee maximum colour fidelity between proofs from certified graphic studios and our printing to all our clients all over the world.

First FSC certified printing house in Czech and Slovak republic
At the end of January 2008 we were successfully certified for standard FSC, which solves all-society activity related to ecological awareness and effort for efficient use of wood material. Also our company participates this activity and produces FSC certified books on request.


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

For help and support in organizing the 39th annual national survey of high school vocational activities.
Secondary Technical School of Jozef Murgaš - Ing. Kamil Kordík, director of STS of J. Murgaš Secondary Specialized School Pod Bánošom - Ing. Pavel Fiľo, director of SSS Pod Bánošom

For 25 years of cooperation and participation in the event.
Frankfurt Book Fair - Juergen Boos, Director of The Frankfurt Book Fair

Awards

Scodix Design Awards

In March 2021, Scodix announced the winners of the company's Scodix Design Awards competition celebrating 10 years of digital enhancement. Scodix customers worldwide submitted over 150 jobs representing the global printing industry. The panel of judges selected winners based on design quality, application excellence and ingenuity. This contest raised the bar even further by showing unique creativity and innovation for print products that can be produced on a Scodix Digital Print Enhancement Press.

TBB, a.s. has been awarded in the Scodix Design Awards competition for:

the Selma Book Cover submission, which has been selected as the "Winning Entry" in the Publishing category,
the Brandy Box submission, which has been selected as the "Honorable Mention entry" in the Folding Carton/Packaging category.

To find out more about the competition and the winners, click here.

The Most Beautiful Slovak Books

In april 2024, The Most Beautiful Books of Slovakia Competition was held. The main organiser of the competition is BIBIANA, an international Art House for children, with 50-years tradition. Submitted books are judged by an expert jury in the view of their artistic and printing values considering the interplay of all components of the book. Every year the jury appoints a collection of up to 20 titles which are announced by Most Beautiful Books of Slovakia. From the registered books, the jury selected a collection of 20 most beautiful books, 1 of which come form our production:

Ľudovít Petraško: Dievča z Myrty



Golden Seal 2023

TBB was awarded in the categories:
Book:
for excellent print processing of book set
for excellent print processing of books with edge colouring
Calendars:
for the set of wall calendars
for the set of wall calendars and diaries 2024



Golden Seal 2022

TBB was awarded in the categories:
Book:
for excellent print processing of book set
for excellent print processing of the book PIAČKA
for excellent print processing of the book MÁJ
Calendars:
for the set of wall calendars
for the excellent print processing of diaries 2022
Non-traditional print processing:
for non- traditional print processing of the printed matter Nový rok 2022



Golden Seal 2021

TBB was awarded in the categories:
Book:
for excellent print processing of book set
for excellent print processing of the book Cipár & logo
Calendars:
for the set of wall calendars
for the excellent print processing of diaries 2022
Non-traditional print processing:
for non- traditional print processing of the printed matter Musica Hradekiensis, Liptovsky Hrádok



Golden Seal 2020

TBB was awarded in the categories:
for excellent print processing of book set
for excellent print processing of book "Tajomstvá: Andrej Sládkovič"
TBB was awarded in the category calendars:
for the set of wall calendars and diaries

Golden Seal 2019

TBB was awarded in the categories:
for excellent print processing of book set
for excellent print processing of books "DAS ROTE PAKET" and "Marie und die Dingo des Lebens"
for excellent print processing of book "Vincent Hložník - Príbeh jednej zbierky"
Non-traditional print processing
for excellent print processing of book "Cesta lásky"
Calendars
for the set of wall calendars and diaries

Golden Seal 2018

Awarded in the categories:
Book: for excellent print processing of the collection of books for excellent print processing of the book "Texty v obrazoch / Obrazy v textoch"
Non-traditional print processing: for non-traditional print processing of set of books
Calendars: for the set of wall calendars and diaries

Golden Seal 2017

Awarded in the categories:
Book: for excellent print processing of the collection of books for excellent print processing of the book "New York"
Other printed mater: for the book "Hiroshige"
Calendars: for the set of wall calendars

Golden Seal 2016

Awarded in the categories:
Book: for excellent print processing of the collection of books
Non-traditional print processing: for non-traditional print processing of set of books
Calendars: for the set of wall calendars
Catalogs: for the catalog "Honey Meadows"

Golden Seal 2015
Awarded in the categories: Excellent print processing, Non-traditional print processing, Wall calendars and diaries, Other printed matter. Awarded for: Jan Saudek - Posterbook

Golden Seal Bibliotheca 2014
Awarded in the categories: Excellent print processing of the books Bratislava, Viktor Wynd`s, Armutszeugnisse, Fotografia, Milujte sa s láskou, MUUZA 2014, Zviera, Móda High-quality level of catalogues Wall calendars and diaries awarded for the processing of the book GUnaGU

Golden Seal 2013
Awarded in the categories: Non-traditional print processing Pferde, Altes Ägypten, Die Erde, Autos Excellent processed books Dalí Bible Wall calendars and diaries

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