Participant in WWF’s Forests Forward programme since March 2021 and currently in the Performance Phase. In this phase, Sofidel Group and WWF are jointly implementing agreed action plans and demonstrating progress towards the intended outcomes and impacts.
Under Forests Forward, Sofidel aims to include effective commitments towards deforestation, ecosystem conversion, and human rights in priority areas within company’s supply chains, to fulfill due diligence requirements for suppliers. The main target is to improve social and environmental policies and performance by:
- Strengthening supplier’s engagement program.
- Implementing an effective monitoring and assessment system.
- Improving and implementing of a Code of Conduct for suppliers.
As the first step, Sofidel will revise sourcing policy in cooperation with WWF Italy, improving the Suppliers Engagement Program with the update of the Supplier’s Code of Conduct and overall performance on responsible sourcing.
Next, Sofidel is aiming to define a set of restoration / remedy actions in priority sourcing areas, involving proactively their suppliers.
Actions in this area include tracking, disclosing, and improving wood product sourcing with the aim to drive markets for sustainable products. Show more
Value chain segment
Traded forest-based products
Summary of engagement
Under Forests Forward, Sofidel aims to include effective commitments on deforestation, ecosystem conversion and human rights in priority areas within its supply chains and sourcing policy in order to fulfil due diligence requirements for suppliers.
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Supply chain traceability and legality