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Sequana signs up to the United Nations Global Compact
Sequana has signed up to the UN Global Compact. This move underscores the Group’s commitment to shaping a long-term CSR policy that embraces the key values of respect for others as well as ethical and environmental concerns.
By signing up to the Global Compact, Sequana, Arjowiggins and Antalis intend to advance these principles within their own spheres of influence and make them an essential part of their strategy, action plans and operations. To ensure transparency, the Group also commits to publishing a record of its progress each year.
Participation in the Global Compact represents a further step in the Group’s efforts to build a more sustainable, inclusive and transparent global economy.
Arjowiggins Graphic commits to reducing its GHG emissions
As part of its strategic partnership with WWF France dating from 2008, Arjowiggins Graphic has committed to reducing its carbon footprint and implementing a resource-efficient business model.
The division has just joined the WWF Climate Savers programme that brings together an elite group of 28 of the world’s leading companies who have committed to voluntarily reducing their GHG emissions.
Arjowiggins Graphic is the first European paper producer to sign up and it is aiming to reduce its carbon footprint by 23% between 2007 and 2014.
Antalis’ Environmental Labelling Experiments
Having been the sole reams distributor to be selected by the Ministry of Sustainable Development on the basis of a voluntary bid, starting in the autumn of 2011, Antalis implemented a multi-criteria display scheme for two of its ranges of office paper.
For this first experimental label, Antalis has selected four criteria that are now displayed on the ream:
- The greenhouse effect (using a CO2 equivalent)
- The depletion of non-renewable natural resources (in reserve, per person)
- Water consumption (in litres)
- The fibre origin (% certified and/or recycled)
By participating in this experiment that is fully consistent with its Corporate Social Responsibility strategy, Antalis aims to test the clarity, understanding and impact of the label message among consumers.
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Acting for Sustainable Solutions
As part of its sustainable development policy, Arjowiggins Graphic actively participates in the reflection and debate of issues related to environmental preservation. The company participated once more in the 2011 Global Conference, held in Evian in late September. This forum focused on research and application of sustainable solutions, and it mobilised more than 600 major sustainable development players from some forty countries.
A Commitment to Sustainable Development
To kick off its ‘green’ initiative and unite its employees around a common project, Antalis decided to take part in the Sustainable Development Week. Under the aegis of the Ministry of Sustainable Development, this week focuses on mobilizing all stakeholders and informing the general public.
To this end, three thematic activities were proposed in various locations in France. At headquarters, the Recyclivre program allowed employees to give new life to their books: they were sold to benefit various activities related to education, especially literacy.