Sofidel announces winners of its first Supplier Sustainability Award in Lucca, Italy

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Sofidel announces winners of its first Supplier Sustainability Award in Lucca, Italy

November 25, 2016 - 01:21

PORCARI, Italy, Nov. 25, 2016 (Press Release) -Yesterday, at the premises of the ex Cavallerizza in Lucca, the names of the winning companies were announced in the first edition of the Suppliers Sustainability Award from Sofidel, world leading hygienic and household tissue manufacturer known in Italy for the Regina brand in particular.

More than 300 suppliers to the Group – from Italy and abroad – took part in the initiative and were assessed according to a tool, TenP, built around the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact. This tool follows the most relevant and up-to-date standards and conventions on sustainability, and takes the areas of human rights, labour conditions, environmental protection and the fight against corruption into account, with the aim of identifying common challenges and solutions for improving the sustainability within the supply chain.

The companies recognised by Sofidel for their commitment towards sustainability are:

  • Best Supplier:
    • Pulp Producers Category: SCA Graphic Sundsvall AB
    • Procurement & Purchasing Category: Henkel
    • Logistic Services Category: Chep Italia
    • Marketing & Sales Category: Vizeum Deutschland GmbH
  • Best Improver:
    • Pulp Producers Category: Arauco
    • Procurement & Purchasing Category: TMC
    • Logistic Services Category: JC Trans (UK) Ltd
    • Marketing & Sales Category: Vizeum Deutschland GmbH
  • Best Sustainable Project:
    • Large Companies Category: Metsa Fibre Oy
    • Medium Companies Category: Imball Center srl
    • Small Companies Category: Kinect Energy

The Suppliers Sustainability Award was created to encourage, spread and capitalise on best practice and improvement activity carried out by Sofidel suppliers each year in the area of environmental and social sustainability.

The Sofidel Group

The Sofidel Group is one of the leading manufacturer of paper for hygienic and domestic use worldwide. Established in 1966, the Group has subsidiaries in 13 countries – Italy, Spain, the UK, France, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Hungary, Greece, Romania, Turkey and the USA - with more than 5,500 employees, a consolidated turnover of 1,809 million Euros (2015) and a production capacity of over one million tonnes per year (1,058,000 tonnes in 2015). “Regina”, its most well-known brand, is present on almost all the reference markets. Other brands include: Softis, Le Trèfle, Sopalin, Nouvelle, Thirst Pockets, KittenSoft, Nalys, Cosynel, Yumy, Soft & Easy, Volare, Onda, Lycke, Forest, Nicky, Papernet, Heavenly Soft. A member of UN Global Compact and the international WWF Climate Savers programme, the Sofidel Group considers sustainability a strategic factor with regards to growth and is committed to promoting socially and environmentally responsible development.