Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2017 - 43
Central for Sofidel
Tissue products have a long association with good health and quality of life. So
it's no surprise that for one of Europe's largest
tissue companies the idea of sustainability
extends beyond production and distribution
to include long-term social and environmental
advantages for stakeholders at every stage of
the value chain.
The Sofidel Group is headquartered in
Porcari, in the Italian province of Lucca. The
company was founded in 1966 and has more
than 5,5000 employees. With annual production capacity topping one million metric tons,
it holds second place in Europe and sixth place
worldwide in the tissue sector, and is a leading
producer of tissue for hygienic and domestic
use; its best-known brand is Regina.
In its value chain, Sofidel places strategic
importance on sustainability for growth and
development; its goals are to minimize its
of renewable energy sources. Another action
area has been the sourcing of cellulose from
certified and managed sources (FSC, PEFC,
SFI), which has reached a level of 99.7 percent.
Sofidel is a WWF Climate Savers member.
own environmental impact and maximize
the social benefits. Sofidel is the first Italian
manufacturer-and the world's first from the
tissue sector-to join the WWF Climate Savers
project, aimed at market-leading businesses
with regard to the low-carbon economy, which
sets particularly ambitious objectives.
To date, Sofidel has reduced its direct emissions of CO2 into the atmosphere by 17.8 percent (carbon intensity, from 2009 to 2015),
thanks to investments in energy efficiency,
the use of cogeneration plants, and the use
The importance of sustainability as a
leverage for business and cultural growth
in the Sofidel Group's strategic approach is
manifested in the company's Sustainability
Decalogue. This policy highlights the 10 main
benefits expected from the application of strict
business policies of social responsibility-in
terms of increased economic and productive
efficiency, access to financial markets, and
As part of this approach, the company
measures its own growth not only in terms
of turnover, marginality, volume, and
Sofidel Group's strategic approach, as stated in its Sustainability Decalogue.
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