Sofidel is a multinational paper company which provides a complete portfolio of tissue products.

The Italian group is one of the most significant tissue companies in Europe, producing 683,000 tonnes annually and employing over 3,100 staff.

Sofidel joined Climate Savers in 2008. The company's commitment to reduce its carbon footprint is to cut CO2 emissions by at least 11% by 2012, compared to 2007. Sofidel will also reduce its indirect emissions - those associated with the production of raw materials and the shipping of both finished products and raw materials.

To achieve its target, the group has put into action a medium to long term plan based on improvements in energy efficiency in the production of tissue paper through the optimization of processes and machinery.

Sofidel is investigating the feasibility of boosting its use of renewable energy such as photovoltaic, small hydro and wind power. To date, 4 million Euros have been invested in the adaptation of 2 of the company's plants in Italy.

Sofidel is also considering the introduction of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plants beyond the company's existing ones - CHP plants often generate lower emissions as they use less primary energy. 

"This partnership between the Sofidel Group and WWF reflects the company's social responsibility and supports our long-term commitment to sustainable development", said Sofidel Group President Luigi Lazzareschi.

For more information:
Sofidel website

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