We return the water we use

Water is a crucial resource for our business: At Fedrigoni we manage its use according to an approach based on circularity, innovation and efficiency. More than 90% of the water we use is returned clean to the environment after being recycled in the production process and purified of organic and inorganic substances.

The preservation of water quality and availability is a priority for us: we are implementing concrete actions in this sense also to combat climate change.

Much has been done so far, and we will continue to do more. This is our solid commitment to respecting and appreciating one of the most essential elements for everyone survival.


Our 2021 achievements

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


clean water returned to the environment


cases of non-compliance


of Paper production sites are ISO 14001 certified.


of Self-Adhesive sites are ISO 14001 certified.

Water Progress:

95% of water returned to the environment (compared to base year 2019)
and 0 cases of water pollution


A percentage that can make a difference

To return 97% of the production water in the system, we reduce waste, minimise fresh water being used in the production cycles and apply state-of-the-art water treatment techniques before returning the water to the natural environment.

We protect biodiversity

We strictly comply with water management regulations. We have a positive track record of “Zero-case non-compliance” on water use and intend to maintain it.

As transparent as water

Correct water management is ensured by means of full transparency in reporting and well-defined standards in our production processes. 100% of our paper mills apply chemical and physical water treatment and 71% also apply biological treatment. We return 97% of the water we use clean to the environment.

Circularity of the processes

The water used is returned to the environment after being recycled several times in the production process and purified of the organic and inorganic substances it contains by applying state-of-the-art techniques. We use techniques such as filtration, sedimentation, flotation, etc. to treat the water.

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