Sofidel earned the Environment & Sustainability Award for exceeding sustainability standards
Submitted by Sofidel
HORSHAM, Penn., December 9, 2022 /CSRwire/ – Sofidel, a leading global provider of paper for hygienic and domestic use, won a 2022 ISSA Innovation Award for its Papernet HyTech Seas dispensers. The dispensers are made using recovered ocean plastic, primarily from fishing lines, and Sofidel earned an Environment & Sustainability Award for its dedication to environmental innovation.
“This award demonstrates our commitment to sustainability,” said Giorgia Giove, Marketing Manager at Sofidel America. “We are dedicated to developing products that help protect our planet now and into the future.”
Sofidel’s Papernet HyTech Seas dispensers are made by taking recovered ocean plastic and turning it into an injectable material. From there, the material is molded into highly durable paper dispensers. One ton of recovered ocean plastic can produce 484 HyTech Seas hand towel dispensers or 582 HyTech Seas toilet paper dispensers.
In addition to developing the HyTech Seas dispensers, Sofidel has a partnership with Ocean Conservancy and sponsored Costa Cleanup’s Third Annual Beach Cleanup Day in South Padre Island, Texas. The company has plans to expand its partnership with Ocean Conservancy and will be participating in additional beach cleanups in 2023.
“We are committed to protecting our oceans and beaches to improve communities and the health of our planet,” added Fabio Vitali, Vice President, Marketing at Sofidel America. “We have developed strategic partnerships to help us do so and are committed to working with organizations to protect ocean wildlife, beaches and people.”
There’s been an ongoing trend of businesses and consumers wanting to work with organizations that prioritize sustainability, and they expect businesses to do their part to improve the environment.
“Providing our customers with innovative, sustainable hygiene solutions is at the heart of our business,” said Mark Kirchgasser, Vice President of Sales, Sofidel America. “We’re extremely proud to receive this recognition.”
About The Sofidel Group
The Sofidel Group, a privately held company owned by the Stefani and Lazzareschi families, is a world leader in the manufacture of paper for hygienic and domestic use. Founded in 1966, the Group has subsidiaries in 12 countries – Italy, Spain, the UK, France, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Hungary, Greece, Romania, and the USA - with more than 6,400 employees. A member of the UN Global Compact and the international WWF Climate Savers program, the Sofidel Group considers sustainability a strategic imperative and is committed to promoting sustainable development. For more information, visit www.sofidel.com.
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The Sofidel Group is one of the leading manufacturers of paper for hygienic and domestic use worldwide. Established in 1966, the Group has subsidiaries in 13 countries – Italy, Spain, the UK, Ireland, France, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Hungary, Greece, Romania and the USA – with more than 6,000 employees, net sales of 2,095 million Euros (2021) and a production capacity of over one million tonnes per year (1,440,000 tonnes in 2021). “Regina”, its most well-known brand, is present on almost all the reference markets. Other brands include: Softis, Le Trèfle, Sopalin, KittenSoft, Nalys, Cosynel, Lycke, Nicky, Papernet. A member of the 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 reducing its impact on natural capital and maximising social benefits, setting as objective the creation of shared added value for all stakeholders. Sofidel’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets to 2030 have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) as consistent with reductions required to keep warming to well-below 2°C, in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement.
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