Sofidel has recently taken another step forward in its sustainable development strategy. The Group has set itself the goal of achieving a 50% reduction in the use of conventional plastic in its production by 2030 (compared to 2013). A goal pursued with a general reduction in the thickness of the plastic film used in the production process, the introduction of new kraft paper packaging, which is already present or due to arrive on supermarket shelves, and the progressive use, on some markets, of recycled plastics or bioplastics.
The commitment has begun with the Sofidel brands (including Regina) thanks to the introduction of new packaging made of kraft paper – a plant-based material that is renewable and easy to recycle – in place of or alongside the existing products wrapped in standard polyethylene film.
The Sofidel Group has also recently obtained improved results on responsible sourcing and socio-environmental reporting in the 2019 edition of the WWF Environmental Paper Company Index (EPCI), a biennial tool proposed by the environmental organisation to the companies in the pulp and paper industry to assess their environmental commitment and transparency. Sofidel has received an overall score of 77.2% which is better compared to the overall global tissue category score (67%) and marks an improvement over the last survey in 2017 (76.6%).