The paper manufacturing sector is a key environmental player as it straddles sensitive areas like global warming or the preservation of natural resources. As a major player in the paper industry, Sequana is committed to managing natural resources responsibly and to reducing its businesses’ environmental footprint.
As part of the Group’s 2012-2015 CSR strategy, and particularly as regards its management of natural resources, Sequana has identified three major environmental priorities for the Group and its entities:
- traceability of raw materials
- energy consumption
- water stewardship
The Group’s main responsibilities in these areas include reducing the volume of materials used at source (virgin fibres, energy, water), choosing supplies sourced responsibly (recycled fibres, renewable energy, closed-loop water treatment), and ensuring that any effluent or waste resulting from these materials is managed appropriately (recycling, air and water emissions).