05 July 2021

Lucart presents its 2020 Sustainability Report

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Lucart's 16th Sustainability Report, drawn up in compliance with the principles of the international Global Reporting Initiative (GRI Standard), informs that a turnover of more than € 515 million was achieved, confirming the results of 2019.

The objective was reached despite the pandemic. Indeed, last year's situation had a major impact on the professional and Ho.Re.Ca. markets and required exceptional prevention and safety investments totalling over €1.9 million throughout the Group.

Lucart has renewed the commitment to lead the green transition in the paper industry in 2020 with new guidelines that will promote 100% recyclable or compostable packaging by 2025 and 100% recycled or compostable packaging by 2030. The sustainability strategy of the Group is fully integrated into the action framework outlined by the Sustainable Development Goals. Lucart officially joined the United Nations Global Compact Network Italy in 2020 to reassert this commitment.

Furthermore, despite the uncertainties generated by Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic, the financial strength of the Group was marked by further international expansion through the acquisition of ESP Ltd, the leading independent professional hygiene product transformer in the UK.

Environmental results

Year after year, the Report devotes ample space to the company's achievements in reducing its environmental impact:

  • reduction of CO2 and NOx emissions by 1% and 44.6%, respectively (vs. 2014)

  • reduction of waste per tonne of paper made (-7.4% vs. 2019)

  • improved use of water and energy resources with specific water consumption down by 18.1% (vs. 2013) and specific energy consumption reduced by 11.8% (vs. 2014)

The company will also start up a new cogeneration plant in 2021 for producing energy and heat at its Porcari plant, with gas turbines already set up to run on the most modern fuels, including hydrogen and biomethane. The investment will further reduce the specific energy consumption and the specific CO2 and NOX emissions.

“Our commitments to sustainability have not changed during this very difficult year because they have always been at the heart of Lucart's promise to society and the future”, commented Massimo Pasquini, CEO of Lucart. “We strongly feel the urgency to respect the goals identified by the United Nations for 2030 and this is why we officially joined the Global Compact Network Italy, committing ourselves to key principles, such as respecting human rights, eliminating forced and child labour, eliminating all forms of discrimination, fighting corruption and actively protecting the environment. The excellent environmental results achieved in 2020 were matched by the equally promising financial results. Despite the extremely difficult and uncertain situation, we continued to pursue our internationalisation objective with the acquisition, completed in the first quarter of 2021, of ESP Ltd., the leading independent manufacturer in the Away from Home market in the UK”.

Lucart's 2020 Sustainability Report can be viewed and downloaded from this link.

A digital event

The results of the Lucart 2020 Sustainability Report were presented on Wednesday 23 June 2021 during a round table discussion. Tessa Gelisio moderated the event which was attended by Massimo Pasquini, Lucart CEO, Simona Bonafè MEP and member of the Environment Committee, Fabio Iraldo Professor of Management at the Scuola Sant'Anna in Pisa, Francesco Pasquini Chief Sales & Marketing Officer of Lucart, Francesco Faella Managing Director Tetra Pak South Europe and Giancarla Pancione Marketing & Fundraising Director Save the Children Italia.

A recording of the event is available at this link.
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