Lucart Group

Lucart wins the Sodalitas Social Award

 

Thanks to the results achieved and for having been able to jointly meet the expectations of Growth, Sustainability, Innovation and Inclusion, the Lucart spa Fiberpack® project has won the special award "Best in Class", as part of the 14th edition of the "Sodalitas Social Award ". The award ceremony was held in the presence of numerous authorities at "Palazzo Mezzanotte " in Milan on Friday 30th September and Lucart's Sales and Marketing Manager Mr Guido Pasquini accepted the award.

Almost 2 billion* retrieved beverage cartons, approximately 900,000** trees saved, which would have been necessary for the production of the equivalent amount of virgin fibre paper, over 52,000*** tons of CO avoided, thanks to the would be landfill waste of beverage cartons. These are the environmental benefits achieved in three years from 2013-2015 from the Lucart Group's Fiberpack® project.

This award is further confirmation of the commitment of the Group which adopts development models that respect human rights, the regenerative capacity of the Earth and community well-being. With the Fiberpack® project, Lucart has succeeded in transforming the disposal of containers for beverages such as Tetra Pak® into a true circular business model, reusing all the components and avoiding the dispersion of landfill from the containers, with significant social and environmental benefits.

Lucart's innovative process, which is unique in Italy, was inaugurated in 2011 in collaboration with Tetra Pak® and required an investment of approximately 10 million euro. The Fiberpack® project aims to produce paper and other objects without cutting down any trees, alternatively through the recycling of used Tetra Pak® beverage containers composed of cellulose fibres, aluminium and polyethylene. Lucart produces tissue paper products for hygienic use with the former, while with the latter, parts of aluminium and polyethylene (plastic materials) are used by third parties to produce other objects, such as pallets, other products for the building industry and mooring poles used in the Venetian lagoon. The paper products are distributed both in the Professional sector with EcoNatural Lucart Professional lines, Velo Natural, Tenderly Professional Natural, Fato Natural, both in the House hold sector with the brand Grazie Natural.

The SODALITAS SOCIAL AWARD 2016 recognises the commitment of those enterprises, institutions and organisations which adopt a recognisable leadership and are oriented towards "changing the paradigm to achieve a sustainable future", which is the theme of this edition.

To evaluate the capacity of innovation and impact, based on the criteria of the EFQM Model for Excellence (European Foundation for Quality Management), is Mr Franco Anelli who is a multi-stakeholder of the Jury and The Dean of the Catholic University of Milan.

The SODALITAS SOCIAL AWARD established in 2003 to reward the best practices of Corporate Sustainability, is recognized as one of the initiatives in recent years which has contributed greatly to propagate the culture of corporate sustainability and its integration into business strategies.