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THE NEWSLETTER OF SOFIDEL GROUP FOR A SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

FALL 2012, Issue N° 8

NEW PHOTOVOLTAIC PLANTS Works have been completed at the Porcari Delicarta Cartiera and Soffass Trasformazione plants for the installation of 30,000 square meters of new photovoltaic panels capable of approximately 1956 kW and an annual production estimated at approximately 1,975,000 kWh. The two projects are a further phase of Sofidel’s quest to reduce emissions, which has seen the Group’s increased investment in the use of energy from renewable sources (photovoltaic and hydroelectric); improvement in the efficiency of its plants and equipment (e.g., increased use of LED lighting) and the activation of new cogeneration plants, such as its Delitissue plant in Ciechanov, Poland. The new photovoltaic panels at Delicarta Cartiera were installed on the roof of the structure housing its PM1 and PM2 machines and at the reels warehouse, totalling an overall increase of about 15,000 m². At Soffass Trasformazione, on the other hand, the new panels were installed on the roof of the warehouses where finished products are stored. This has also led to an overall increase of 15,000 m². To get an idea of the production capacity in terms of the number of families the panels can satisfy, the new instalments can meet the annual energy requirements of 728 families. Taking into consideration Sofidel’s already existing plants, the Group now boasts 70,000 m² of photovoltaic plants in Italy alone, with an estimated annual production of 3,975,000 kWh, equivalent to approximately 1470 families.

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SOFIDEL AMERICA IS BORN

NEW FOREST CHAIN CUSTODY CERTIFICATIONS

The Group lands in the US and achieves one million tonnes of annual production capacity...

More and more Sofidel factories are achieving forest chain custody certification. In Poland, Delitissue...

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UNDER THE WATCHFUL EYE OF THE PRESS...

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The arrival of an Italian company in the US in a difficult time for the economy meant that Sofidel’s acquisition of Cellynne was bound to attract the attention of the press...

ISO 50001 ENERGY CERTIFICATION FOR WERRA GROUP OF COMPANIES, GERMANY page 4

Sofidel has taken another significant step in its system of certification of the quality and management of environmental issues...


SOFIDEL AMERICA IS BORN THE GROUP LANDS IN THE US AND ACHIEVES ONE MILLION TONNES OF ANNUAL PRODUCTION CAPACITY Sofidel has bought the US company, Cellynne. This is an important

the consumer market; acquiring modern plants and investing

step for the Group, who, for the first time, is not only making its

in its own brands and in sustainability. Sofidel’s acquisition of

debut on another continent but has already achieved a million

Cellynne – now Sofidel America – is an investment of strategic

tonnes in annual production capacity. Cellynne is an integrated

importance, through which it intends to further strengthen its

producer of paper for hygienic and domestic uses and is active

competitiveness by entering and expanding into a market full of

in the Away-From-Home and Consumer channels. It has over 300

opportunities. The use both of recycled fibre and cellulose sourced

employees and three factories strategically located around the

from sustainably managed forests, its investment in water- and

US: its integrated factory in Haines City (Florida), the company’s

energy-reduction technologies and its reduced CO2 emissions

Head Office and its two converting factories located in Green Bay

that have characterised Cellynne’s commitment to manufacturing

(Wisconsin) and Henderson (Nevada). It boasts an overall annual

environmentally-sustainable products are perfectly in line with

production capacity of 70,000 tonnes. The acquisition is in line

Sofidel’s standards and sustainability policy.

with Sofidel’s policy of international growth that began at the end of the 1990s with the implementation of a number of carefullyconsidered choices: moving production as close as possible to

UNDER THE WATCHFUL EYE OF THE PRESS… The arrival of an Italian company in the US in a difficult time for the economy meant that Sofidel’s acquisition of Cellynne was bound to attract the attention of the press. This can only be seen as positive, in that it has helped shed light on what the Group does. However, it also highlights our increasing responsibility towards our stakeholders, both internal and external.

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After over 40 years of history, the Sofidel

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Group now boasts 28 companies in 13 countries (Italy, Spain, Sweden, England, Belgium, France, Croatia, Germany, Poland, Romania, Greece, Turkey and America). The Group accounts for over 4,700 jobs, with a turnover of approximately

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TISSUE BUSINESS EUROPE

TISSUE BUSINESS WORLDWIDE

SCA 2,381 SOFIDEL 954 K-C 754 Wepa 603 Metsa Tissue 602 ICT 454 P&G APP Hengan CMPC Tissue -

3.817 K-C 3,320 SCA 2,537 G-P 1,456 P&G 1,409 APP 1,020 SOFIDEL 678 Hegan 603 Wepa 602 Metsa Tissue 600 CMPC Tissue

1million ANNUAL PRODUCTION CAPACITY (T)

Thousands of tonnes annually Source: World Tissue Business Monitor, July 2012

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NEW FOREST CHAIN CUSTODY CERTIFICATIONS More and more Sofidel factories are achieving forest chain

custody certification. In Poland, Delitissue has just been awarded PEFC certification, which complements its already existing FSC certification. The latter has just been awarded to Sofidel’s Delicarta Valdottavo factory (see picture) in Italy. The chain of custody certifies both the provenance of the raw material used (cellulose) from sustainably managed forests and the traceability of the entire production process. Therefore, it guarantees that any product bearing the relative logo has effectively been sourced from a sustainably managed forest.

NEW ECOLABEL FOR CELLULOSE FIBRE PAPER MILL The Cellulose fibre paper mill located in Bagni di Lucca (Italy) has been awarded the Ecolabel for its production and sales of reels. Ecolabel, Europe’s official label for ecological quality, certifies products (and services) whose entire life cycle is environmentally friendly. The latter is based not only on the impact of emissions into the air and water but also on consumption (in terms of the product’s contribution to global warming, eutrophication, acidification and toxicity to humans and the environment). It also certifies the safety of the product.

ISO 50001 ENERGY CERTIFICATION FOR WERRA GROUP OF COMPANIES, GERMANY Sofidel has taken another

international best practice standard for energy management.

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The certification, which is awarded either by an independent

system of certification of

body or by an external board, was created by experts in energy

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the quality and management of environmental issues.

management from over 60 countries over several years.

In Germany, the Werra Group of companies (Werra, Omega, and THP) has been awarded ISO 50001 energy management certification – the standard introduced to provide a transparent and globally accepted system – for the improvement in its energy services and management. ISO 50001 certification is the latest

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THE NEWSLETTER OF SOFIDEL GROUP FOR A SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Managing Director: Lorenzo Azzi - lorenzo.azzi@sofidel.it Editorial headquarters: Sofidel SpA, Via di Lucia, 23 - 55016 – Porcari (Lu) – ITA - Tel. +39 0583 2681 Registered in Lucca n. 927 of 20-4-2011

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