Environmental sustainability

Sustainability as a strategic model for development

Sofidel’s sustainable growth strategy is fully in tune with the aim of “building an inclusive, sustainable and resilient future” for the planet and its population, pursued by the United Nations (UN) through the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) included in its 2030 Agenda.

Through its commitment to sustainability, Sofidel intends to:

  • play an increasingly significant environmental, social and economic role;
  • contribute to improving the quality of life of all its stakeholders and the communities in which it operates;
  • increase its competitiveness in the medium to long term (see the Sustainability Decalogue).

To ensure lasting social and environmental benefits for all stakeholders throughout the value creation chain, Sofidel strives to minimise its environmental impact and maximise economic and social benefits for the creation of shared value for all its stakeholders.

The ultimate goal is to create products that contain ever decreasing amounts of natural capital while improving performance.

Combating climate change

sofidel-wwf1Sofidel was the first Italian company and the first at a worldwide level in the tissue sector to join the international WWF Climate Savers programme, which is based on the voluntary definition of significant plans to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

Carbon Intensity Sofidel Group * (kg CO2/ t paper)

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The new WWF Climate Savers targets for 2020


Reduction in direct emissions compared to 2009

23% for each tonne of paper produced.


Reduction (compared to 2010) in indirect emissions

caused by third parties along its Value Chain of 13% for each tonne of paper produced.


Increase in renewable sources

8% of annual fuel consumption will be covered by renewable sources.

Protection of water resources

Paper production is a process that requires the use of huge quantities of one of our planet’s most precious resources: water. Given the role that protecting water resources has in guaranteeing not only life in general but also economic activity, Sofidel has implemented policies for rationalizing water consumption and reusing waste water.

Specific annual water consumption Sofidel Group * (m3 / t paper)

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Responsible sourcing of raw materials

Awareness of the role that the forests play in protecting the global environment and preserving and enriching biodiversity has inspired the Sofidel Group to adopt a detailed policy for the purchasing of fibrous raw materials to ensure that the natural life of the forests is protected from savage and indiscriminate exploitation.


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