SOFIDEL AND WWF: A FUNDAMENTAL PARTNERSHIP
Sofidel works with WWF both at an Italian and international level as an active member of the WWF Climate Savers programme, which brings together companies that voluntarily commit to reduce the emission of climate-altering gases into the atmosphere.
Sofidel and the WWF have shared objectives to improve the Group’s forestry procurement process (in terms of using certified sources) and have also developed together important initiatives to raise awareness, like the environmental education project “Mi Curo di Te” for schools.
WHY THE WWF?
Due to its history, internationally acknowledged profile and prestige, Sofidel identified the WWF as a possible partner. The first contact dates back to 2007. Cooperation with the WWF led to identifying the Climate Savers programme as a possible basis to work together.
Sofidel joined the Climate Savers in November 2008. Sofidel is the first Italian company and the first company in the world, in the tissue sector, to join the programme. The agreement involves a third party monitoring and periodically assessing the results achieved. In 2017, Sofidel signs “An S.O.S. (Safe Operating Space) for a sustainable human future”, launched by WWF Italia in recognition of the Aurelio Peccei Lecture 2017 at Chamber of Deputies.
2008 – 2012. RESULTS ACHIEVED
- -186,000t CO2 EMISSIONS REDUCTION roughly equal to the amount of emissions produced by 150,000 Italian families of 4 in one year for their electricity consumption
- 25 MILLION € INVESTED IN FIVE YEARS
2015 – 2020. NEW OBJECTIVES