Because Green has style!
F for Forest, F for Freelife and F for Fedrigoni
This is the story of how we keep all impacts of production processes on the ecosystem under control, from the use of cellulose supplied through sustainably managed forests to reduction of energy and water consumption, lower emissions into the air and the use of recycled raw materials. Responsible growth entails genuine concern for the impact of every action and meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
We use environment-friendly raw materials, including several annual plants that have no impact on the forest heritage: soft cotton for Freelife Vellum and Freelife Mérida, strong hemp for Freelife Kendo.
Paper is a truly friend of the Forests
Making paper does not destroy forests. Over the past 10 years (2005-2015), in fact, the forest area of Europe has grown by more than 4 million hectares (a little more than the whole of Switzerland) *
To all intents and purposes, since 1950 forests have grown on average by the equivalent of 1.5 million football fields per year.
*(source: FAO Global Forest Resources Assessment 2015)
Fedrigoni believes in co-generation - a process ensuring combined generation of electricity and heat by a single plant. Thanks to major investments and constant attention to technological innovation, Fedrigoni keeps energy Less waste and less energy consumption (-44% between 2002 and 2015).
In 2015, on average we used 29 litres of fresh water for each kg of paper produced, whereas in 2002 the gure was 52 litres. And this significant reduction in the consumption of natural resources continues to improve year after year.
Between 2002 and 2015, we reduced CO2 emissions by 30% and almost halved those involving nitrogen oxides, the so-called NOx, (-47%) even though in the same period we produced 69% more paper! A real breath of fresh air!
Between 2002 and 2015, we produced the 29% less waste by encouraging re-use and recycling. Nature is thankful.
CENTO is our paper produced entirely using recycled raw materials. This 'recipe' ensures an excellent degree of smoothness and assures improved printing performance, with no unwanted surprises and extraordinary whiteness .
Fedrigoni rationalises and optimises the re-use of its own in-house production waste. Because recycled clean "zero km" material is a better recycled material. The ecological value of recycling and re-using in-house production waste is now also fully recognised by FSC®, with its recommendation Advice-40-004-13 (October 2015). The use of this kind of recycled raw material also helps reduce road transport (since offcuts are no longer handled as waste and are therefore not processed by third parties) as well as the use of the bleaching and sanitizing chemicals normally used to treat post-consumer recycled materials.
We support sustainable forestry management. In 2015, we purchased 72% of pulp with FSC® Chain of Custody certification, and 28% of FSC® Controlled Wood pulp.
- With the Chain of Custody standard the FSC® certification is guaranteed through the entire supply chain, which starts in the certified forest and reaches up to the final products that follow from it.
- Controlled Wood is material that can be mixed with certified material during manufacturing "FSC Mix" products. Only materials from FSC® acceptable sources can be used as controlled.
In particular the following categories are excluded: Illegally harvested wood; Wood harvested in violation of traditional and civil rights; Wood harvested in forests in which High Conservation Values are threatened by management activities; Wood harvested in forests being converted to plantations or non-forest use; Wood from forests in which genetically modified trees are planted.
The paper is a 100% recycled material product based on natural, renewable and biodegradable sources
The most eco-friendly packaging, printing and publishing material in the world!
We interpret paper production as a way to ensure a better future for coming generations. We supply superb special papers made into an entirely environment-friendly way as tools for communicating, sharing, learning and discovering.