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Less is more: a fundamental lever of growth

Lycke environmental sustainability – FSC

Forest Stewardship Council is a non-governmental non-profit organization, established in 1993 to promote responsible management of global forests. The FSC® mark identifies products containing wood from forests managed correctly and responsibly according to strict environmental, social and economic standards. The forest of origin has been independently checked and evaluated in accordance with these standards and also established and approved by the Forest Stewardship Council® through the participation and consent of the interested parties. It is a sign to your customers that you care about the origin of your products, and the impact on the world of making them.

Nordic Swan Ecolabel

The Nordic Swan Ecolabel works to reduce the environmental impact from production and consumption of goods and to make it easy for consumers and professional buyers to choose the environmentally best goods and services. Nordic Ecolabel sets strict environmental requirements in all relevant phases of a product’s life cycle and for chemicals used in ecolabelled products. Also certifies and verifies that all requirements are met before a product is approved.

Saving and Recycling water

Making paper is a process that involves the use of considerable amounts of one of the planet’s most precious resources: water. Knowing the importance of the role of protecting water resources to guarantee not only everyone’s life, but also its business, Sofidel implemented policies for a more efficient use of water and to recycle waste water. Since 2012 it has been running a specific project to reduce water consumption that involves all production plants, with priority assigned to drought-sensitive areas or where large amounts of water are drawn for manufacturing or agricultural purposes or for drinking water procurement purposes. Investment in technology and methods to manage the reduction of direct water consumption for its activities, both in sensitive areas (Italy, Spain, Greece) and in areas with plenty of water, have produced significant results. In 2016 the specific average consumption for Sofidel’s operations was 7.0* litres of water per kg of paper produced (compared to 7.3 l/kg in 2015).*Sector benchmark: 15-25 litres/kg.