Fedrigoni link with the local area – also expressed in the quote of the Verona coat of arms in its logo – have always been very strong, marked by respect and giving back to the community. Today, these traditional values govern the relationship among Fedrigoni Group and the various regions and communities in which it operates around the world, particularly where its plants are located.
The initiatives we pursue are part of the sustainability journey we have embarked on and are in line with the spirit of the 2030 Agenda, addressing the environment, education, culture, community well-being and innovation in our industry.
Inspiring Girls International: spreading their wings and breaking free from stereotypes
Through its global partnership with Inspiring Girls International, Fedrigoni is committed to issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in the areas where it operates through direct activities in schools. Inspiring new generations by presenting positive models of success, educating and raising the creativity of teenagers, especially girls who do not always invest in their talent at that age, is a challenge that excites the female managers of Fedrigoni Group, who are the ones spearheading the initiative.
FFF Fedrigoni Fabriano Foundation: where it all began
With 500 linear metres of historical documents on the business of paper production at Fabriano for over seven centuries, and around 10,000 tools used in its manufacture, Fedrigoni Fabriano Foundation promotes studies on the history of paper and watermarking, and the development and dissemination of paper science.
Festival Del Disegno: creativity as a means to reach out
Since 2016 our Festival del Disegno aims to be a valuable opportunity not only to promote the culture and power of drawing, but also to catalyse vital, fruitful connections within the community in question, throughout Italy, with distinguished guests. Since its inception, this event has been aimed at everyone: artists and amateurs, professionals and – why not – even those who happened to be passing by.
Fedrigoni Top Award
Through this international award, Fedrigoni intends to reward talent and globally promote the culture of excellence, innovation and beauty in the world of specialty papers for luxury packaging, publishing, corporate identity, premium labels and self-adhesive materials for large formats. Participants (designers, printers, boxmakers, and brands) come from all over the world, showcasing avant-garde proposals in terms of experimentation, creativity and new technologies to promote paper and self-adhesive labels. As of 2022, one of the criteria the jury will use when selecting the finalists will be the sustainability of the projects submitted.
The company historical and industrial archives are intertwined with the history of Verona. On display in the building located at Viale Piave are vintage photos, samples, projects, patents, laboratory instruments, matrices for dry and wet watermarking, moulds for hand manufacture and a selection of the best products made with Fedrigoni papers and labels over the years. This space is open to visits by students and enthusiasts, by appointment only, and its mission is to disseminate the history of the evolution of paper in the community.
The FedLab innovation incubator
An innovation hub will be created in Verona, bringing together talent from all areas of the company and from outside, through partnerships and collaborations with companies and start-ups, set up to make product innovation focused on sustainability.
Here Fedrigoni Paper R&D team will develop, for example, sustainable paper products and plastic substitutes with a high technological component for use in numerous applications, from food packaging to cosmetics and luxury e-commerce packaging. And Fedrigoni Self-Adhesives team will devote itself to research into increasingly sustainable and recyclable raw materials to promote an increasingly circular model in product development.
The space will be open in 2023 to customers, suppliers and all stakeholders with whom the company works.