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SOFT&GREEN THE NEWSLETTER OF SOFIDEL GROUP FOR A SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

SUMMER 2013 Issue N° 10

DOUBLE CERTIFICATION IN GERMANY THE GERMAN PLANT, DELIPAPIER, HAS ACHIEVED ISO 14001 AND ISO 50001 CERTIFICATION

Yet another important step ahead in the implementation of Sofidel’s environmental and energy policies in Germany. Its Delipapier plant based in Arneburg has achieved certification of both its environmental management system,

communication with the parties concerned. The latter provides

ISO 14001, and its energy management system, ISO 50001.

tools to analyse energy consumption, implement plans,

The former analyses the environmental impact of a business’s

objectives and performance indicators, reduce consumption

activities, improvement in performance, compliance with its

and identify opportunities to improve performance. The

environmental policy, its level of employee involvement and

audits were carried out by SGS Germany.

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IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE GERMAN FEDERAL FOUNDATION FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE: PROMOTING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

An environmental awareness project involving 200 primary schools in the planting of 15,000 new trees.

Along with other businesses and public figures, Sofidel is taking part in a workshop aimed at doing more than just preventing and monitoring health.

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A RATHER SPECIAL PRESENT

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In Italy, Sofidel is supporting an environmental and social project in Senegal by giving a tree to employees and buyers for their birthday.

SOFIDEL & FRIENDS 2013: GROWING TOGETHER

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The second year of the Group’s annual meeting with clients took place in Amsterdam on 28 May.


IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE GERMAN FEDERAL FOUNDATION FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AN ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS PROJECT INVOLVING 200 PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN THE PLANTING OF 15,000 NEW TREES In Germany, Sofidel is involved in a new project aimed at

given lessons in class along

preserving the environment and promoting an environmental

with a special information

culture. Other partners in this project initiated by the German

pack to help them acquire

Environmental Foundation (DUS – Deutsche Umweltstiftung)

knowledge on the forest

include Sofidel’s subsidiary, Omega Papier and the Rossmann

ecosystem, paper production

chain – a client of the Group for over 20 years. The initiative, called

and use and on sustainability

“Pupils plant trees – A tree for every child”, involves 200 primary

labels. The project, which was

schools participating in the planting of 15,000 new trees. In

launched in the spring, is due

addition to the experience of planting trees, the pupils are also

to end in autumn.

GERMAN FEDERAL FOUNDATION FOR THE ENVIRONMENT The German Federal Foundation for the Environment is a politically and economically independent not-for-profit organisation that was founded in 1982. It actively supports the protection of natural resources and educates children to respect the environment. Its motto, “Hope in Action”, summarises both this mission and its hopeful investment in the future, which this new partnership hopes to underpin.

A RATHER SPECIAL PRESENT IN ITALY, SOFIDEL IS SUPPORTING AN ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL PROJECT IN SENEGAL BY GIVING A TREE TO EMPLOYEES AND BUYERS FOR THEIR BIRTHDAY As part of an environmental and social project, Sofidel

PARTNERS

Cospe (Cooperation for the Development

is giving a tree to every

of Emerging Countries) is a not-for-profit

employee and to buyers on

organisation founded in 1983 that

their birthday. This is Sofidel’s

operates in the southern hemisphere,

simple but tangible way of

Italy

helping to support the work of

intercultural

the not-for-profit organisation,

sustainable development, human rights,

Cospe, in its quest to restore

peace and justice amongst nations.

deforested areas and to offer

Another

a source of livelihood and a

initiative is Treedom, a company that

chance for micro businesses

operates in the voluntary market

in some rural communities of

of carbon emissions based on the

Senegal.

guidelines of the Kyoto Protocol.

and

Europe

to

dialogue,

technical

create

an

fair

and

partner

of

the

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HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE: PROMOTING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

This helps overcome the tradition of businesses being seen as only committed to preventive action and public bodies as only acting as health monitors. The approach is in line with new regulation that was introduced as part of the Workplace Health Promotion programmes through the ASL. The workshop currently includes 10 Fondazione Sodalitas member companies; in addition to Sofidel, there is also BMW Financial Services, Bracco, CMS, IBM, Feralpi, Novartis, Randstad, Solvay and STMicroelectronics. The laboratory, which was officially presented in May, can also count on the partnership of Regione Lombardia, ASL Milano and ASL Bergamo.

ALONG WITH OTHER BUSINESSES AND PUBLIC FIGURES, SOFIDEL IS TAKING PART IN A WORKSHOP AIMED AT DOING MORE THAN JUST PREVENTING AND MONITORING HEALTH Sofidel is taking part in the “Promoting health at work” workshop initiated by Fondazione Sodalitas, in collaboration with ASL (local health boards), to identify good practices that promote healthy lifestyles in the workplace. The aim is to enable employees to play an active role by extending these practices beyond the workplace.

PARTNERSHIP WITH TELETHON IN THE FIGHT AGAINST GENETIC DISEASES Sofidel has started a partnership in Italy with the Telethon

promotions, events, points

Foundation, which has been involved since 1990 in funding

collecting and voluntary

research aimed at combatting muscular dystrophy and other

business activities. Sofidel

genetic diseases. With this new agreement, Sofidel and

and Telethon will have an

Telethon are committed to developing a qualified collaborative

exclusive relationship within

relationship over the next three years to support specific research

the

projects through cause related marketing initiatives, joint

sector.

tissue-manufacturing

SOFIDEL STRENGTHENS ITS POSITION IN EUROPE

NEW BRANDS AND INCREASED PRODUCTION CAPACITY Sofidel has bought significant consumer brands in the

Pockets, Kitten Soft, Inversoft and Nouvelle brands; in Belgium,

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Belgium, Holland and

Holland and Luxemburg, the marketing licence for the Lotus

Luxemburg. This operation further highlights significant

and Lotus Moltonel brands. Also included in this operation

consolidation of the Group in the brand sector. The brands

is the acquisition of the production capacity of the Horwich

taken-over by SCA, formerly Georgia-Pacific, are the following:

converting plant between Liverpool and Manchester, in the

in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, the Thirst

United Kingdom.

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SOFIDEL & FRIENDS 2013: GROWING TOGETHER THE SECOND YEAR OF THE GROUP’S ANNUAL MEETING WITH CLIENTS TOOK PLACE IN AMSTERDAM ON 28 MAY

This was the second meeting of Sofidel & Friends, the Group’s

Following are a few words from the speech:

annual get-together with clients that is held during the PLMA

“The real message is that, the more we grow, the bigger our

event, the international trade fair dedicated to the private

responsibility towards all our stakeholders.

label sector. The meeting is the ideal place to meet colleagues

What’s more, that sense of responsibility is even more urgent

and clients, to share results and objectives, highlight Sofidel’s

during this period of crisis, when many countries are having

commitment to sustainability and to strengthen relationships

to deal with recession and public policies are facing scarce

based on trust and cooperation, which is what the company

resources and a huge effort is needed to face up to an economy

seeks to do with its

and society experiencing profound difficulty.

stakeholders. The soirée

What we want you to know and, indeed, feel this evening is that

event was held on board

Sofidel is committed to doing all it can to create added value

the

Ocean Diva,

the

for its stakeholders.

purpose-built boat for

Sofidel wants to provide you with even more support to create

meetings and events.

a background of responsible, long-lasting development.

In addition to the one

Therefore, our aim is to become an important industrial

hundred

eighty

concern. One that is blessed with resilience and able to face

and

participants from all over

up to new challenges raised by the environment, a growing

Europe, the group’s top brass were also present, including the

population, technological revolution and a changing economic

President himself, Emi Stefani and the CEO, Luigi Lazzareschi.

and social scenario”.

SOFT&GREEN

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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