Sofidel and WWF

WWF. a historical collaboration

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.

In November 2008 the Group joined the programme as the first Italian manufacturer and the first company in the world from the tissue sector. The agreement includes precise objectives for 2020 to reduce climate altering emissions and increase clean energy in the production process, as well as a system for regular monitoring and verification by a third party of the results achieved. Over the years, the partnership has led to several joint marketing and communications projects.

In 2017, the Group was one of the first signatories of the Manifesto for a Safe Operating Space (SOS) launched by WWF Italia on the occasion of the Aurelio Peccei Lecture 2017 at the Chamber of Deputies.

Achieved results:

  • Cumulative reduction of over 1,000,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions from 2009 to 2017: the equivalent of what was issued in Italy by 1,100,000 families of 4 people * in one year for electricity consumption
  • Over 70 million euros in investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency from 2008 to 2018

*Average annual consumption of 2700 kWh

WWF has strongly supported the entire certification process for the raw material used by Sofidel. Today we can say that 100% of our products are certified. In particular, all consumer products are FSC certified.

An initiative undertaken with WWF Italy since 2015 and particularly worthy of note is the environmental education project “Mi Curo di Te: il gesto di ognuno per il Pianeta di tutti” (I’ll take care of you: everyone’s contribution to a Planet for all) available for free to Italian schools of the first cycle of education. The project focuses on three major themes – water, climate and forests – explained, from 2019, also in light of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and 9 out of the 17 SDGs.

Our projects

Sofidel receives the WWF Environmental Paper Award for sustainability in the paper manufacturing sector

The Lucca-based Group received the award in the Best Environmental Performance Paper Brands category The commitment to sustainability shown by Sofidel, world leading hygienic and household tissue…

Luigi Lazzareschi, CEO of the Sofidel Group (Regina paper products), nominated WWF ambassador

The nomination is in recognition of the sustainability programme undertaken by the Group: from the reduction of emissions to the procurement of cellulose from certified or…

Sofidel, along with the Giangiacomo Feltrinelli foundation, promotes a debate on natural capital

28th March, 2018 at 17:00 Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Foundation Viale Pasubio, 5 Milan Natural capital: let’s give value to our riches In continuity with WWF's Earth Hour,…

Sofidel presents “the water factor” e-book edited by Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli

The e-book, which can be freely downloaded from Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli website, makes available the contributions from the experts invited by Sofidel in Milan for the…

Sofidel Group joins Earth Hour 2018

Also for 2018, as every year, Sofidel joins Earth Hour, the global environmental initiative promoted by WWF to focus the world's attention on protecting our planet.…

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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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