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.
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.
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.
SOFIDEL & FRIENDS 2013: GROWING TOGETHER
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
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
helping to support the work of
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
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
guidelines of the Kyoto Protocol.
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
projects through cause related marketing initiatives, joint
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
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
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
concern. One that is blessed with resilience and able to face
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”.
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