Clean water and sanitation

Clean Water and Sanitation

Being aware of how precious water is as a resource for the survival of the planet, Sofidel is also very attentive to the correct management of water; our production processes are constantly monitored in order to optimise the use of water resources. The water consumption reduction objective is pursued through both management measures and specific investments by implementing policies to rationalise water consumption and re-use waste water.

Sofidel’s commitment has led it to achieve significant results with an average consumption of water per kilogram of paper produced that is much lower than what is considered good industry practice (7.1 l/kg against 15-25 l/kg considered by the market as a good average).

In 2017 Sofidel entered into a three-year partnership with WaterAid to support its mission to bring clean water and hygiene to everyone, everywhere, by 2030.

WaterAid, which since 1981 has provided drinking water to 25 million people and sanitation to 24 million people in 37 countries, estimates that about 900 children die every day from diseases related to a lack of clean drinking water and sanitation.

Through our partnership with WaterAid, Sofidel is committed to raising awareness among our stakeholders and supporting projects aimed at ensuring access to water and the availability of services in developing countries: key factors in delivering health, good nutrition, empowerment of women, education and the development of adequate housing and urban conditions.

Our projects for Clean Water and sanitation

Lycke with WaterAid in Scandinavia

Lycke Care WaterAid toilet tissue launched on the Swedish market The new Lycke CARE WaterAid toilet tissue was launched in early March on Bergendahls shelves in…

Sofidel presents “the water factor” e-book at Camera Dei Deputati

“The Water Factor. Hygiene, environment, ethics, economics” e-book edited by Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Camera dei Deputati 11 Ottobre 2017 ore 15 Sala Aldo Moro Palazzo Montecitorio  …

Sodalitas Social Award 2018

Sofidel wins the Sodalitas Social Award – Special Award "Best Profit/Non-profit Partnership in International Cooperation". Milan, Italy, 10th October 2018 Sodalitas Foundation has awarded the 10…


The award was presented yesterday in Brussels by RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry, in recognition of the Soffass Cartiera via…

Sofidel takes part in the “The Water Factor: Hygiene, environment, ethics, economics” conference at Chamber of Deputies of the italian Parliament in Rome

Among those attending, the Chamber of Deputies Vice President Marina Sereni, MP Raffaella Mariani and the Minister for the Environment Gian Luca Galletti. The event, inspired…

Sofidel and WaterAid

On the 22th of March, the World Water Day, Sofidel will present its new partnership with WaterAid at the Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Foundation in Milan. This international…

Sofidel Suppliers Sustainability Award 2017 – second edition

The award ceremony will be held in London on the 9th November 2017. After the success of the first year, which saw more than 300 companies…

Sofidel for 2018 World Hand Hygiene Day

According to a research study carried out at hospitals in 3 countries, there are three times fewer bacteria in bathrooms with paper towels rather than hand…

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Sofidel is committed to promoting and developing collaborations on multiple levels. Sofidel believes that sustainable development can exist only through a multi-stakeholder commitment that sees united in common power, businesses, institutions, civil societies and citizens.

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