Sofidel is committed to promoting and developing partnerships at multiple levels and on various fields of action with partners of recognized value and credibility. Mindful that sustainable development can be achieved only through valuable partnerships between businesses, NGOs, governments, institutions and citizens, Sofidel has established several partnerships overtime.
As well as the collaboration with the WWF and WaterAid, other institutional partnerships have been established with the Sodalitas Foundation, EU-OSHA (European Agency for Health and Safety at Work) and the Giuseppe Lazzareschi Foundation. Sofidel has also created other collaborations through its own brands and products in a number of countries. These include: Nicky with the Telethon Foundation in Italy, and Nicky with the Woodland Trust in Great Britain.
Moreover, Sofidel has dedicated particular attention and commitment to education and training for the new generations. In particular, the Group has acted for the protection of numerous technical high schools and the University of Pisa, translating its social role into an educational responsibility.
Sofidel has identified the WWF as a reliable partner thanks to its history, international profile and widely acknowledged prestige. Contact was first made in 2007. The collaboration with the WWF led to the identification of the “Climate Savers” programme as a possible basis for collaboration.
Through this new partnership, Sofidel is committing to a more general task of raising awareness among its stakeholders and supporting projects that aim to ensure access to water and the availability of better toilets, sanitation and levels of hygiene, in the developing countries where the organisation operates.
The United Nations Global Compact is one of the most important sustainability initiatives in the world. Officially launched in July 2000, it now has 12,000 participants in 170 countries.
These are companies, institutions, business representatives and civil society organisations committed to building a more sustainable and inclusive economy, making the Global Compact the only truly global sustainability forum.
Sofidel is official partner of the European agency for Health and Safety in the Workplace (EU – OSHA). The Agency is involved in awareness, information and prevention campaigns and carries out research activities. The Agency works to make European workplaces safer, healthier and more productive, for the benefit of businesses, employees and governments, and promotes a culture of risk prevention to improve working conditions in Europe. In particular, in 2018, Sofidel has joined the new biennial campaign “Healthy Workplaces – Manage Dangerous Substances”. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness about risks and spread good practices and resources for effective management of hazardous substances in the workplace.
Sofidel works with the UK’s woodland preservation organisation and with Nicky and Nouvelle it supports environmental education and tree-planting projects.
The foundation bears the name of Giuseppe Lazzareschi, who founded Sofidel together with Emi Stefani.
It promotes social and environmental sustainability values in Lucca, where Sofidel was created, through cultural activities and events.
Sofidel works with Sodalitas, one of Italy’s top companies committed to promoting the role of firms as a social player and not just an economic one.
Nicky worked with this Irish association that takes care of children affected by brain damage by ensuring hours of medical assistance to their families.
Treedom is an Italian organization that promotes agroforestry projects, in particular, the planting of new trees to create environmental and social benefits. Sofidel, with the support of Treedom, have initiated a project named “Because values…never ends”.
Values, choices, results, objectives…with the integrated budget of the Sofidel paper group, each stakeholder can personally assess the economic, social and environmental value of the daily work of more than 6000 people. Because transparency is also a question of sustainability.