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Antalis supports the ‘Act4nature’ initiative and reinforces its commitment to biodiversity

14 Nov 2018 — News, visual communications
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Following the French government’s announcement of its Biodiversity Plan, Antalis, Europe’s leading distributor of paper, packaging products, and visual communication solutions continues its strong commitments to sustainability by joining the Act4nature initiative which was launched on 10th July. Created by ‘Entreprises pour l’Environnement (EpE)’ [Businesses for the environment] in partnership with MEDEF1 and AFEP2, Act4nature brings together 60 companies mobilised around common and individual commitments to protect and restore biodiversity. These commitments are in addition to Antalis' policy of integrating biodiversity into its corporate social responsibility.

Following the French government’s announcement of its Biodiversity Plan, Antalis, Europe’s leading distributor of paper, packaging products, and visual communication solutions continues its strong commitments to sustainability by joining the Act4nature initiative which was launched on 10th July. Created by ‘Entreprises pour l’Environnement (EpE)’ [Businesses for the environment] in partnership with MEDEF1 and AFEP2, Act4nature brings together 60 companies mobilised around common and individual commitments to protect and restore biodiversity. These commitments are in addition to Antalis' policy of integrating biodiversity into its corporate social responsibility.

Olivier Guichardon, Corporate Social Responsibility Director of Antalis (or local contact), says: "Antalis' voluntary commitments via Act4nature are fully in line with the Biodiversity Plan, which aims to build a business which has a low impact on biodiversity and protects nature in all its components. The initiatives we have taken in terms of traceability in particular, are perfectly in line with the ‘Stratégie Nationale de lutte contre la Déforestation Importée’ (SNDI) [National Strategy to Combat Imported Deforestation] and make the Group a forerunner in its sector in the management of environmental risks.”

 

Significant individual and collective commitments

Antalis recognises the indirect impact that its distribution of products made from wood could potentially have on the environment in general, and particularly on biodiversity, since the supplies for this come directly from forests. With this in mind, the Group is committed to minimising its impacts and providing intuitive solutions to preserve these natural resources. The choices made by Antalis on its supply chain contribute significantly to preserving biodiversity.

More specifically, Antalis group is committed to:

  • Transparently reporting on its impact and achievements in terms of biodiversity.
  • Achieving its goal of 85% of supplies coming from FSC3 or PEFC4 certified fibrous products and/or recycled products, therefore guaranteeing the preservation of biodiversity thanks to early forest management.
  • Guaranteeing, through its Antrak™ platform, the complete traceability and sustainability of 85% of fibrous goods, thanks to the integration of a due diligence (since 2013) which is based on the list of endangered species from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
  • Promoting the consumption of recycled paper by highlighting the Green Star System, which classifies papers according to their level of eco-responsibility.  
  • As part of the group’s purchase policy on fibrous products, scrupulously respecting European Timber regulations and ensuring transparency with its stakeholders.

 

 

 

MEDEF: Mouvement des Entreprises de France [Movement of French Businesses]

AFEP2 : Association Française des Entreprises privées [French Association of Private Businesses]

FSC3: Forest Stewardship Council

PEFC4: Pan European Forest Certification