TREE CELLULOSEForests are one of humanity’s most precious resources: they supply oxygen and contribute to the mitigation of climate change by absorbing greenhouse gases; they are home to many indigenous people, providing them with their sole source of livelihood; forests are also the habitat to the most animal species and plant biodiversity on Earth.
Strongly aware of this, Favini has chosen to contribute to the conservation of green areas in line with its sustainability and ethical principles.
Using 100% FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council), COC (Chain of Custody) or CW (Controlled Wood) certified cellulose, in its papers, Favini categorically refuses to use raw materials from forests with a high conservation value where illegal deforestation takes place, or from areas in which workers’ civil and human rights are violated and ILO (International Labour Organisation) m principles are not respected.
Cellulose, used by Favini, is sourced from Europe and Latin America; it is not however purchased from Southeast Asia in order to ensure that sustainability standards are followed. Favini is a concrete example of how high-quality paper can be produced without causing deforestation on the planet.
ANNUAL PLANTSFor its Shiro Tree Free paper range Favini has chosen an alternative to tree cellulose.
This ecological paper is produced with renewable non-wood biomasses, in particular the fibres of annual plants such as bamboo, cotton and bagasse.
PRE AND POST-CONSUMPTION RECYCLINGNot just virgin cellulose: to deepen its environmental commitment, Favini uses pre-consumer waste from its production processes. On average, this is equal to 15% of the total cellulose used. This avoids wasting a reusable internal resource, limiting the consumption of virgin raw materials.
The ultimate recycled line is Shiro Echo, the FSC® certified ecological paper that contains 100% recycled post-consumer fibres.
ALTERNATIVE RAW MATERIALSHigh attention is paid towards seeking alternative raw materials, such as agro-industrial by-products, residues of leather manufacturing processes or seaweed. With these Favini makes three types of special papers: Crush, Remake and Shiro Alga Carta.
FEWER HARMFUL SUBSTANCESOut of respect for both the ecosystem and for workers’ health, the company is constantly committed to reducing the consumption of chemical substances; using chemical products in line with European regulations (Reach).
In addition, products containing formaldehyde, a potential carcinogen and ammonia, a substance that can cause contamination to water aquifers, have been eliminated from the production process.
Furthermore, Favini’s black papers are carbon black free.