Tissue World Magazine, World News

Italian tissue company Sofidel has announced the winners of the first edition of its Suppliers Sustainability Award.

The Award was created to encourage and spread best practice and improvement activity currently being carried out by the tissue mill’s suppliers in the area of environmental and social sustainability.


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Sofidel Group CEO Luigi Lazzareschi addresses the crowd at the awards ceremony; over 300 of the group’s global suppliers took part in the initiative.


More than 300 of the group’s global suppliers took part in the initiative and were assessed according to the “TenP” tool, which is built around the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact.

Sofidel said the tool follows the most relevant and up-to-date standards and conventions on sustainability and takes into account human rights, labour conditions, environmental protection and the fight against corruption.

Its aim is to identify common challenges and solutions for improving the sustainability within the supply chain.

The awards ceremony was held in Lucca on 24 November. Companies recognised by Sofidel for their commitment towards sustainability are:

Best Supplier:

  • Pulp Producers Category: SCA Graphic Sundsvall
  • Procurement & Purchasing Category: Henkel
  • Logistic Services Category: Chep Italia
  • Marketing & Sales Category: Vizeum Deutschland

Best Improver:

  • Pulp Producers Category: Arauco
  • Procurement & Purchasing Category: TMC
  • Logistic Services Category: JC Trans (UK)
  • Marketing & Sales Category: Vizeum Deutschland

Best Sustainable Project:

  • Large Companies Category: Metsa Fibre
  • Medium Companies Category: Imball Center
  • Small Companies Category: Kinect Energy.