For a more sustainable supply chain,
more than ever before

We start with cellulose, a renewable, sustainable and natural raw material, from regulated plantations.
We add water, which we return clean and downstream from our paper mills.
We use as little energy as possible, from the cleanest sources possible.
We make part of our papers and other materials adhesive, choosing those that are most easily recyclable, and working with clients and suppliers to improve the sustainability of the entire supply chain.

This has been our job for many years, and we do it in collaboration with our people, making sure individual talents are nurtured, guaranteeing everyone can work in total safety and ensuring there is no discrimination of any form within the company. We ask the same of our suppliers, to respect human rights and biodiversity, even outside our professional relationships.

There is a time to do more
and that time is now

Climate change imposes a change of pace on all of us in our efforts to reduce our environmental impact and greenhouse gas emissions.
It means thinking about recycling whatever we can, reducing the thickness of our papers, and cutting down waste from our materials. It means knowing we have a tangible responsibility for ESG issues.

This is why over the last 10 years we have put an acceleration plan into place, and designed an ambitious programme for the next 10 years that will involve every area of our company, from product development to production and logistics, from procurement and finance to human resources.

Where we started: our materiality matrix

We studied the UN’s SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) carefully, choosing 12 out of 17 of the goals that were most meaningful for us, and signing the agreement in March 2021.
We planned our materiality matrix that guided us in understanding which areas were truly relevant for our group. Those highlighted are the improvement goals that we have chosen to pursue.

Environment

Social & Governance

Economic & Product Development

Our objectives for 2030

Environmental impact, social responsibility, ethical governance. We want our work to be rigorous and grounded in science for the most challenging objective: the reduction of harmful emissions and of CO2 in particular.

-30%

Emissions

By 2030, we will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 30%. Science Based Targets is the institute and the method we have chosen to follow, which validates our efforts.

+45%

Fornitori qualificati ESG

We will increase the percentage of our ESG qualified procurement spending from 50 to 95%.

95%

Water

By 2030 we want to return 95% of clean water to the environment, without any cases of non-compliance.

100%

Industrial waste recovery

We want to produce less waste in our production processes, and have a re-use channel for all our waste without having to dispose of it in landfill. Today our re-use rate is 80%.

-60%

Accidents at work

We want to reduce accidents in the workplace by 60%.

30%

Women in managerial positions

We want to increase the number of women in managerial positions from 20% to 30%.

A commitment that started a long time ago

At Fedrigoni, sustainability has been an integral part of the way we work for many years, and not just a box-ticking exercise on our website or in our sustainability report.

1935

Finding a human-environment balance

To balance out the impact of the factory on the landscape in Trentino, a 16-hectare area of agroforestry (olive groves/vineyards/woods) next to Varone was bought.

1996

Belief in the circular economy

The Freelife range, the first special paper on the market produced with high-quality recycling of pre and post-consumer waste, was launched.

1998

Reducing and optimising energy use

The first cogenerator was installed in Arco, and the first Code of Ethics was introduced.

2000

Putting our objectives down on paper

The first company sustainability report was drawn up.

2014

Certifying all fibrous raw materials

We reached the 100% FSC-certified cellulose target.

2021

Reaching for new horizons

The ESG Plan 2030 was drawn up and launched.

A step forward, every day

Environment:
for the world around us

Starting from our top management, over the next 9 years we want to become leaders in our sector. This is why we have a clear yet challenging path ahead of us to reduce emissions, improve our waste management, return an increasingly large percentage of fresh water to the environment, choose our suppliers carefully and be able to provide our clients with an increasingly sustainable offer.

Social:
for the people around us

We are committed to becoming one of the best places to work, guaranteeing a safe environment for our 4,000 people, where people can grow, express their potential and have the opportunity to make a difference, in an open climate of collaboration and equal opportunities for men and women.

Governance:
for the ethics within us

Fedrigoni Group is aligned with the most modern governance standards, and its commitment to improving ESG issues comes directly from top management.

International reporting standards

We want to provide our clients with more sustainable, internationally-recognised products and production processes that are verified by independent third parties.
Since 1993 our group has complied with these international standards.

FSC®

Today 100% of paper produced by Fedrigoni is FSC® certified (CoC/Controlled Wood). The cellulose also comes from forests that adhere to this certification.

GRI

The upcoming 2020 Sustainability Report will be completely aligned with GRI standards, which aim to create a shared lexicon for companies.

SDG

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are shared objectives that were adopted by all UN member states in 2015, as a universal call to action to reduce the level of poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace for all people by 2030.

FSC®

For the safeguarding and protection of our forestry heritage

PFEC

For the safeguarding and protection of our forestry heritage

BRC

For the safety of packaging in the food sector

WWF Env

Paper Company Index - Volunteer participant in the WWF Environmental Paper Company Index since 2013

ISO 9001

ISO 14001

ISO 45001

UNE 166002