A new way of envisioning our products
Being designed for optimal end-of-life recycling and recovery (and LCA available on demand) is the seemingly simple but common feature of all products and key in facilitating the recovery and recycling of finished products.
We listed the ESG features of our paper products, such as using pulp from FSC CoC and CW certified forests, having a recycled content, containing by-products from other production processes, alternative fiber content (cotton, linen), Ecolabel certification and plastic-free packaging.
For our Self-Adhesives materials, the following ESG features were identified: FSC® certified products, recycled content, less thickness for equal performance, bio-based films and plastic (certified), PVC-free films, PFAS-free films and papers, the ability to remove them from products during the washing process, recyclability, and biodegradability.
A sustainable supply chain
To reach our 2030 goals, we have drawn up an action plan to involve the entire supply chain and ensure maximum transparency in the procurement process.
Our Procurement Policy sets out specific sustainability requirements for the procurement process of production resources across the Group.
A Code of Conduct for suppliers.
A controlled and FSC certified pulp supply chain.
Our priority: our supply and distribution choices must reflect our commitment to the environment, equality and respect for raw materials, and our suppliers must feel they are part of this approach. Based on the principles of the UN Global Compact, we have drawn up a set of assessment parameters that will enable us to objectively select the best sources of supply for our raw materials and actively pursue more sustainable solutions.
100% of products designed for optimal end-of-life recycling and recovery, with LCA on demand (baseline 2022).
95% of the suppliers spending base also qualified according to ESG criteria
Life Cycle Assessment
The Life Cycle Assessment measures the environmental footprint associated with a product throughout its life cycle. At European level, the strategic importance of adopting the LCA methodology is clearly expressed in the Green Paper on Integrated Product Policy and is also suggested in the European EMAS and Ecolabel Regulations.
Since 2021, we have been developing Impact, a twin tool (Eco-design Tool) – third-party verified – to calculate (on demand) the energy, water and carbon footprints of our product families.
Paper: tradition meets the future
As part of its ESG strategy to 2030, Fedrigoni has set the target of 100% of products assessed according to the Aticelca 501/19 system. This will ensure that only papers with a third party verification of recyclability are supplied to the market.
In the Paper sector, all speciality paper families are recyclable. All of them are also biodegradable and compostable except the coated papers which we are working on to improve their compostability. With the support of the factories, our R&D team is developing alternatives to plastic in packaging for the food, cosmetics and luxury sectors in general. Our studies aim to reduce or phase out hazardous substances classified as such under the Reach Regulation in our products, to improve their performance and environmental impacts, and to offer paper solutions as a lower-impact alternative to single-use plastics.
All sustainable sides of the Self-Adhesives world
Our Self-Adhesives Business Unit works with commitment to have by 2030 100% of our standard product portfolio with a solution enabling recyclability or reuse of packaging (recyclable, compostable, wash-off), converging performance, aesthetics, sensory perception and optimal end-of-life.
In the Self-Adhesives sector sustainability means choosing to use paper where possible and plastic where necessary, avoiding what is called “single use”. It means working on our waste, creating an ecosystem that enables more and more corporate customers to choose linerless solutions. It means reducing thickness and working towards easy removal. Working on packaging made of recycled material with the aim of achieving 100% recyclable packaging. The Research and Development Team is constantly looking for solutions to foster the use of materials with recycled content or alternative elements.