The 2nd Group in Europe and the 5th in the world in terms of tissue paper production capacity, Sofidel manages the activities of 16 companies for the production and converting of tissue paper located throughout 13 countries in Europe and the United States. The company has more than 1.4 million tonnes of annual production capacity–including toilet paper, kitchen towels, napkins, handkerchiefs and tissues–involving over 6,600 employees and net sales of 2,095 million of euro in 2021.
Hygienic and domestic use tissue paper manufacturer, the Sofidel Group holds second place in Europe and fifth place worldwide in terms of tissue paper production capacity. Established in 1966, the Group has subsidiaries in 12 countries in Europe and the United States and more than 6,700 employees. With annual production capacity of 1,428,000 tonnes (2020), in 2020 it recorded net sales of 2,173 million Euros.
A member of the UN Global Compact and the WWF Climate Savers program, the Sofidel Group considers sustainability a strategic factor with regards to growth and is committed to reducing its impact on natural capital – for the transition to a low-carbon economy – and maximizing 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.
Sofidel has been working alongside WWF for over 12 years. Improvement in the procurement of forestry resources has been a key area of collaboration with the goal to improve the forest procurement processes – in terms of certified sources (used as raw materials in the production process) – and transparency in reporting to stakeholders. Since 2016, 100% of the pulp used in Sofidel’s production process is certified by independent third parties with forest certification schemes.