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Sustainability

The future is sustainable

Sustainability is one of the basic pillars of our business. Ensuring the balance between the economic, environmental and social dimensions is the fundamental principle that guides our performance. We continuously seek sustainability principles to be adopted by all members of our team and actively promote compliance from our suppliers and partners.

Because we are a company producing and converting tissue paper, we believe that progressively reducing the consumption of water, raw material and energy incorporated in each unit of product is a purpose to follow in order to reduce the environmental impact of our operation.

To this end, we monitor the evolution and the fulfilment of the objectives related to our sustainability policy, privileging the real impact of our actions.

It is our ambition to contribute to the recognition of paper sector as a model of circular bio-economy, promoting it as an example for other industries. This ambition leads us to invest in the reuse of raw materials to produce recycled paper.

We believe that it is our responsibility to foster community involvement in all efforts leading to environmental improvement and as such we share in a transparent way the results of our environmental policy.

Finally, and for the sake of independence and credibility, we are currently certifying the environmental quality of key processes of our company.

Guarantee the balance between economic, environmental and social dimensions is the fundamental principle that leads our activities.

Sustainability Policy

Fapajal aims to balance the company’s results in three main areas (triple bottom line): environmental, economic and social sustainability.

Because our activity is particularly intensive in the consumption of forest raw materials and energy, we privilege the use of recycled raw materials and renewable energy in the company’s production processes.

The value of transparency is very much present in the relationships we establish with different stakeholders, so we communicate with the market in an interactive, straightforward and transparent way, in order to integrate the interests of the community into the company’s performance and openly share the results achieved.

Fapajal wants to establish itself as an active agent of the sector, with its own voice, consistent in the support of industrial policies that are sustainable and socially responsible, therefore we will provide the company with the necessary means to achieve this.

Social Responsibility

We privilege above all the interests of people, whether customers, team members or suppliers, as well as the products and processes that typically focus the attention of industrial companies.

This belief encourages us to promote quality and sustainable employment, and to ensure the extraordinary remuneration of extraordinary performance.

We are fully committed to avoid any kind of discrimination based on social background, gender, ideology or religion and promote the diversity of the team, be it age or gender.

We believe that it is our responsibility to contribute to the team members’ holistic development, professional and personal, and to facilitate access to education and technical training for all team members.

We promote systematic feedback to team members about their performance and contribution to the company’s development.

As an active agent of regional development, our company is open to the community, promoting participation in activities relevant to both parties, and in social initiatives that impact on the community.

We assume that we are an integral part of a community that has grown around the factory for the past two centuries. We are the heirs of many generations of workers who have produced paper at the site that is now occupied by Fapajal factory and we are proud to assume our role in the community.

We endorse a responsible production

Environment

Paper industry is an intensive consumer of natural resources, namely water, energy and vegetable fibres. However, and particularly due to technological advances, it is possible to adopt operational solutions of increased efficiency. Conscious of the impact of its activity, Fapajal identified the main productive factors that should be managed to ensure the conscious and moderate use of natural resources – air, energy, water, natural fibres.

Having the ambition to contribute to the recognition of the paper sector as a model of the circular bio-economy, Fapajal commits to minimize the residues originated by its activity, which in many cases are reused in the production of paper. It also undertakes to refine and improve the production processes and to return the treated resources to the environment, all with the aim of minimizing their environmental impact.