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Reducing Carbon Footprint thanks to Fiberlink™ 101S

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Sustainable development

Reducing Carbon Footprint thanks to Fiberlink™ 101S

FiberLink™ 101S has enhanced the range of calcium carbonate materials used to make nonwoven fibers for the production of disposable wipes for cosmetics, personal care and household products. FiberLink™ 101S enables manufacturers to reduce substantially the amount of resin needed to produce nonwoven fiber as well as providing additional or enhanced functionality to the nonwoven finished good. This new product improves both costs and the environmental impact of the finished product: adding 20% FiberLink™ by weight to nonwoven fiber results in a 10- 20% reduction in the raw material’s total carbon footprint.

Sustainable Development 2011
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Strategy

Our Sustainable Development policy supports the Group’s long-term strategy. Actions are guided by a three-year plan that sets goals for each of our areas of activity. The three-year plan also provides for gradual, continuous performance improvement.

Environmental focus

We work to reduce our environmental impact and use natural resources efficiently. We control our activities’ impact on the environment and set up management systems that allow us to improve our performance continuously.

Social Focus

Health and Safety, Human Resources, Ethic, and dialogue with our neighboring communities are among our main corporate social responsibility priorities.