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techlink | SUSTAINABILITY

Sustainability as
Business Leverage
In a dictionary, the word "sustainability" includes two definitions: the ability
to be maintained at a steady rate, and the
conservation of natural resources for ecological balance. There is perhaps no arena where
these two ideas overlap more than they do
in tissue production. The tissue industry is
global in scale, resource intensive, consumeroriented, and high volume-all areas where,
no matter how it is defined, "sustainability"
is of paramount importance.
For Sofidel, one of Europe's largest tissue
companies, the idea of sustainability includes
long-term social and environmental advantages. 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.
Founded in 1966, the Sofidel Group is
headquartered in Porcari, in the Italian
province of Lucca. The company has more
than 5,500 employees and a presence in 13
countries around the world. With annual production capacity topping one million metric
tons, the group holds second place in Europe
and sixth place worldwide in the tissue sector.
As part of its sustainable approach, the
company measures its own growth not only
by usual business parameters (such as margins, volume, and geographic coverage), but
also by considering social return for the community. By 2020, Sofidel hopes to:
* Reduce its direct emissions of CO2 by 23
percent per metric ton of paper produced
(from 2009 levels).
* Limit indirect emissions of CO2, caused
by third parties within the value chain,
by 13 percent per ton of paper produced
(compared to 2010 levels).
* Reach 8 percent of energy from renewable
sources on the quantity of fuel consumed
annually.
To date, Sofidel has reduced its direct
emissions of CO2 into the atmosphere by
19.1 percent (reduction in carbon intensity,
2009 - 2016), thanks to investments in energy
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efficiency, the use of cogeneration
plants, and the use of renewable energy
sources. The group has also limited use
of water in its production facilities well
below the industry average, and sources
100 percent of its pulp from certified
and managed sources (FSC, PEFC, SFI).
AWARDING SUSTAINABILITY
Luigi Lazzareschi, CEO of the Sofidel
Group, believes it is not enough to simply meet the company's own sustainability
goals. "Promoting sustainable and responsible growth also means, within our vision,
raising awareness and promoting involvement of our partners so we can do more and
do it better," Lazzareschi says.
To that end, Sofidel created its Suppliers
Sustainability Award (3Saward), which is
supported by the Italian Ministry for the
Environment and Protection of Land and Sea.
Suppliers with notable projects associated
with environmental and social sustainability
were honored in November, 2017, in London.
Nearly 400 suppliers from Europe and North
America took part.
The award is based on the "TenP -
Sustainable Supply Chain Self-Assessment
Platform" created and promoted by the
Global Compact Network Italia (GCNI)
Foundation, of which the Sofidel Group is
a founding member. Built on the UN Global
Compact's Ten Principles, the platform takes
into account human rights, working conditions, the environment, and the fight against
corruption, with the aim of identifying common challenges and solutions to improve supply chain sustainability.
Sofidel's 3Saward was held in collaboration with partner companies Elettric
80, Fabio Perini, Södra, Henkel, A.Celli,
Kemira, Industria Cartaria Pieretti, Pulsar,
Fondazione Ecosistemi, Touchware, and
Tissue World Magazine. The three categories, and the 2017 winners, are:
* Best Supplier - the company that
has achieved the highest score on the
TenP platform:

Sofidel 3Saward guest speaker Dame Ellen
MacArthur. She founded the Ellen MacArthur
Foundation, a charity that works with business to
accelerate the transition to a circular economy.

Pulp Producers: Suzano Pulp and
Paper Europe
 Procurement & Purchasing: Valmet
 Logistics Services: Kuehne + Nagel
 Marketing & Sales: Vizeum
Deutschland GmbH (2nd year)
* Best Improver - the company that has
obtained the best improvement in its
results by setting up new environmental
and social sustainability procedures:
 Pulp Producers: Zellstoff- und
Papierfabrik Rosenthal GmbH
 Procurement & Purchasing: Windsor
Engineering (Hull) Limited
 Logistics Services: LKW
WALTER Internationale
Transportorganisation AG
* Best Sustainable Project - the company that has implemented a particularly
important environmental and social sustainability initiative (two winners in each
category):
 Large Enterprises: Fibria
International Trade GmbH; Skymark
Packaging International Ltd.
 Medium/Small Enterprises: Dasara
Trasporti S.p.A.; Groupe SGP
"We're convinced that building a sustainable future involves a widespread, common
commitment, and a need to assume, each
within their area and according to their
role, new and broader responsibilities,"
concludes Lazzareschi.
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Setpoint
Over the Wire
The Importance of Safety Training
Data & Decision Making
RISI European CEO of the Year: DS Smith’s Miles Roberts
Buckman’s Junai Maharaj on ‘The Art of the Possible’
Fapajal Tissue: Old, New & Customer-Centric
Progroup Turns 25
PIMA, Paper360° Co-Host Executive Panel
Creating a Lignin Culture
Benefits of Drive-Through Design
Sustainability as Business Leverage
CIPTE Show Highlights Innovation and Sustainability
TAPPI Journal Summaries
Leadership in Maintenance: Where Do We Start?
As a New Reliability Engineer, Are you Confused About Your Role?
R&M Tips
Paper and Board Have Key Roles in the Future of Packaging
Global Paper and Paperboard Demand Growing Despite Declines in Graphic Paper
PPI Awards Showcase Industry Excellence
TAPPI News
ASPI News
Index of Advertisers
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - RISI European CEO of the Year: DS Smith’s Miles Roberts
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - Buckman’s Junai Maharaj on ‘The Art of the Possible’
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - Fapajal Tissue: Old, New & Customer-Centric
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - Progroup Turns 25
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - PIMA, Paper360° Co-Host Executive Panel
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - Creating a Lignin Culture
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - Benefits of Drive-Through Design
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - Sustainability as Business Leverage
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - CIPTE Show Highlights Innovation and Sustainability
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - 59
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - TAPPI Journal Summaries
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - Leadership in Maintenance: Where Do We Start?
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - As a New Reliability Engineer, Are you Confused About Your Role?
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - R&M Tips
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - Paper and Board Have Key Roles in the Future of Packaging
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - Global Paper and Paperboard Demand Growing Despite Declines in Graphic Paper
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - PPI Awards Showcase Industry Excellence
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - TAPPI News
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