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Sustainability

Sustainability

Fitesa champions the responsible management of resource use and is committed to working towards a sustainable society.

Sustainability Report 2022

Published annually on a voluntary basis and in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards, our report presents the highlights in the areas of environment, society, and governance. Download the full report
Sustainability Report 2022

Sustainability Timeline

  • 2013
    2013
    Fitesa publishes its first Sustainability report (2012 results)
  • 2014
    2014
    Fitesa develops its first spunbond fabric with BioPE and PLA resins
  • 2015
    2015
    Sweden becomes the first Fitesa site to puchase 100% CO2-free electrical energy. Fitesa receives the RISE Durable Product Award for our 100% Biobase BioPE/PLA.
  • 2018
    2018
    Beginning of BioPE/PP spunbond commercial sales in Europe.
  • 2019
    2019
    Fitesa receives the IDEA Roll Goods Achievement Award for our 100% Biobase PLA Soft spunbond.
  • 2020
    2020
    Beginning of 100% PLA spunbond in Europe, the US, and Latin America. Fitesa establishes its ESG Committee.
  • 2021
    2021
    Fitesa speaks at Outlook Europe about the selection of sustainable raw materials, intensifying the promotion of the CO2 footprint calculation for nonwovens. Sweden becomes Fitesa’s first ISCC+ certified site. Fitesa supplies its first Nonwovens with recycled and renewable content produced under the mass balance system.
  • 2022
    2022
    All Fitesa nonwoven sites in Europe are ISCC+ certified. Sulmona becomes Fitesa’s first ISCC+ certified films and elastics site.
  • 2023
    2023
    Fitesa Cosmópolis becomes ISCC+ certified. Fitesa supplies its first Nonwovens with recycled and renewable content produced under the mass balance system.

Our Sustainability Goals for 2025

  • REDUCE BY

    50%

    <p>MANUFACTURING WASTE<br />
SENT TO LANDFILL</p>

    MANUFACTURING WASTE
    SENT TO LANDFILL

    kg of waste per
    tonne of product

    Achieved!

    31/12/2022

  • REDUCE BY

    60%

    <p>ENERGY<br />
CONSUMPTION</p>

    ENERGY
    CONSUMPTION

    kWh per tonne
    of product

    10%

    31/12/2022

  • REDUCE BY

    10%

    <p>CO2<br />
EMISSIONS</p>

    CO2
    EMISSIONS

    tonne of CO2 (scope 1 and 2) per
    tonne of product

    80%

    31/12/2022

  • Commitments
    • Since 2019, Fitesa has been committed to the UN Global Compact corporate responsibility initiative and its principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption.
    • All Fitesa locations are accountable for having a Sustainability management system.
    • Fitesa will publish annual Sustainability reports in line with its commitment to full transparency with its stakeholders.
    • Fitesa champions the responsible management of resource use and is committed to working towards a sustainable Society.
  • Products

    Fitesa has the largest biobased product portfolio in the spunlaid industry. With solutions ranging from 20% to 100% renewable source content, we enable our customers to increase the environment-friendly content of end-use products. We are committed to investing globally in research, sourcing, and testing to commercialize new sustainable products

  • Management

    Fitesa’s Management standards are similarly aligned with focus on economic, environmental, and social Sustainability responsibilities.

    • Economic responsibility: we are committed to achieving long-term vitality while adding value for our stakeholders (customers, suppliers, investors, employees, consumers, and our communities).
    • Environmental responsibility: we Champion efforts to reduce our impact on the environment and find solutions to preserve resources for future generations.
    • Social responsibility: we are committed to operating with the highest standards of integrity and ethics in everything we do. Fitesa strives to treat all equally and with respect.

Rio Novo

Fitesa owns a reforestation business in the South of Brazil. Although the primary goal of this operation is commercial, we have a long-term commitment to maintain the cultivated area, use the best environmental practices, and protect its biodiversity.
Rio Novo
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