A new way of envisioning our products

Nowadays, the challenges of the circular economy bring new eco-design tools into our processes, pushing us to identify specific ESG features that we are confident we can work on effectively to offer the market an increasing number of solutions that respect the environment, preserve natural resources, and enable us to achieve our 2030 targets.

Our achievements 2021

With these actions we directly contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

100%

of purchased pulp comes from FSC certified forests

18%

of Paper products with advanced ESG features sold

37%

of Self-Adhesives products with advanced ESG features sold

81%

of our expenditure with a valid sustainability score in the last 24 months (starting in 2020 with 50%)

A sustainable supply chain

Our Procurement Policy sets out specific sustainability requirements for the procurement process of production resources across the Group.
A new 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.

Product progress

Our goals by 2030: to double the volume of Paper and Self-Adhesives products with advanced ESG features and to foster our Group qualified ESG expenditure from 50% to around 95%.
To do this, we have drawn up an action plan to involve the entire supply chain and ensure maximum transparency in the procurement process, using only certified suppliers in line with our production methodology. We thus pursue our sustainability philosophy with passion and dedication, from the smallest to the largest actions.

Paper: tradition meets the future

Products with increasingly less chemicals and complex elaboration processes.
Scratch-resistant, translucent papers with anti-mould treatments, specially designed to replace a wide variety of products otherwise made of plastic.
A new Copy Fabriano line of white papers, specially designed for the best digital printing results.

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.

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All sustainable sides of the Self-Adhesives world

Our Self-Adhesives Business Unit works with commitment and perseverance to achieve the convergence of performance, aesthetics, sensory perception and sustainability.

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.

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