For many years reduction of our ecological footprint has been a priority of ours which has led us to make production-related choices and to put to work a wide range of activities aimed at continually improving the results we obtain.
Environmental concern needs to be common to all people who collaborate with us as well as those with whom we come into contact. It is for this reason that we promote specific training and we support best-practices through prizes and other means of recognition.
This is a never-ending process: each year we assess the availability of updates in technology, of new raw materials or of production modes which can allow us to continue along our path to reducing our environmental impact.
Let’s take a look at some of the important areas which display our commitment.
The cellulose we use for our manufacturing is rigorously PEFC certified (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification). This means that the environmental impact connected to the tree harvesting needed for having available raw material is eliminated thanks to specific reforestation efforts, which are strictly certified.
By choice, we use only raw materials which are certified to be free from dangerous, toxic, carcinogenic or mutagenic substances.
During production we do not use chlorine or damaging whiteners, showing specific attention for the safety of our clients and for the reduced impact our production can have.
For example, from 2009 to 2013 we reduced by 40% the number of pieces discarded during production, and year after year we have reduced production waste material to a minimum.
Furthermore, as of January 2015 the entire plant is run on energy which is 100% from renewable sources.
Packaging and distribution
The packaging used for our products is in large part recycled cardboard and logistic processes are continuously examined to find ways to improve them. For example, by reducing transport volumes, the number of lorries on the road is reduced.
We pay the highest attention to products’ entire life cycle and we engage the whole distribution chain, even down to the last client, by sharing dedicated guidelines and specific checks.