Sofidel Suppliers Sustainability Award

Project Description:

To promote ethical and responsible management of the supply chain, the Group presents the “Sofidel Suppliers Sustainability Award“ (3SA) to the most sustainable suppliers among our fundamental business partners.

The award is focused on the “TenP – Sustainable Supply Chain Self-Assessment Platform” project, created and promoted by the Global Compact Network Italy Foundation (GCNI Foundation), of which the Group is a founding member.

The “Sofidel SSA” awards two prizes: Best Supplier, according to the score achieved on the TenP platform, and Best Sustainable Project, for a particularly important environmental and social responsibility initiative to improve sustainability, including decarbonisation.

Project Purpose:

Sofidel Suppliers Sustainability Award, supported by the Italian Ministry for the Environment and Protection of Land and Sea, was created to encourage, propagate and capitalise on best practices and improvements carried out by our suppliers each year in the area of environmental and social sustainability.

Sofidel expects to inspire positive competition for better environmental and social performance all along its supply chain, aimed at reducing emissions of carbon and other pollutants in the air and water, reducing consumption of water and raw materials, increasing energy efficiency and boosting social inclusion and safety.

Project Evaluation:

A jury comprising representatives of SGS, WWF Italy, the UN Global Compact Italian Network and Foundation Sodalitas selects the best Sustainable Project. The winners of the 2017 edition were:

Skymark Packaging International Ltd, for a project of reducing plastic waste through an innovative recycling system.

LKW WALTER Internationale Transportorganisation AG, for a project of CO2 reduction by developing Intermodal Transport Solutions and Optimised Transport Routing. In 2016, LKW WALTER saved 260,800 tonnes of CO2.

Fibria International Trade GmbH: for a social action called the Rural Land Development Program (PDRT).


Andrea Piazzolla

Chief Purchasing Officer

Why did Sofidel create the Sofidel Suppliers Sustainability Award?
We place strategic importance on sustainability for growth and development, and are willing to contribute to some of the Unit¬ed Nations Sustainable Development Goals that are closest to our operations. In 2016, in order to promote the ethical and responsible management of the supply chain, we launched the first edition of the Suppliers Sustainability Award, or 3S Award, which saw the attendance of more than 300 companies from several countries.

How does Sofidel employ sustainability as a strategic lever for development and growth?
Sofidel implements policies to limit environmental impact and maximize social benefits throughout the value creation chain, from sourcing to production processes, from products to logistics.


Main features:

CO2 Emissions saved (tCO2)

The target for the reduction of Scope 3 specific emissions for Sofidel has been set at 13% by 2020, compared with 2010 levels.


Around €400,000 for each edition