Lucart Group excels as an eco-sustainable business

Green Key partner Lucart Group presents its new Sustainability Report and proves its commitment to managing an eco-sustainable business Lucart Group rail transport doubled in two years, with over 7,500 tonnes less CO2 emitted into the atmosphere. 

Over the course of two years, rail transport has doubled, whereas the photovoltaic and business sectors focus on circular economy. The 2014 Sustainability Report by the Lucart Group, published for the tenth year, thus confirms the Group's commitment to managing an eco-sustainable business.

"For over 60 years, Lucart has focused on developing a sustainable business project throughout the supply chain, starting from raw material procurement up to finished product distribution, adopting a circular production model that limits the use of non-renewable resources as much as possible while maximising the efficiency of recycling." This is how Massimo Pasquini, Managing Director of Lucart Group, explains how, since its foundation, Lucart has strived to make the relationship between the company, people and the environment more well-balanced: every day, the company focuses on organising its production and logistics systems while ensuring protection for workers and the environment.

Here are some key steps included in the Sustainability Report, which is fully available for reference on the website

- Rail transport: from 2012 to 2014, Lucart has almost doubled (from 385 to 657) the number of wagons used for transporting its goods, with a considerable reduction in traffic and in the emission of pollutants, which are typical of road transport, approximately equal to 292 tonnes less CO2 emitted into the atmosphere.

- In 2014, the use of alternative renewable energy sources prevented the emission of more than 1,200 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere. Specifically, the two photovoltaic plants built in the area of Capannori (2011) and at the facility in Avigliano (active since 2013), have prevented the emission of 914 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere.

- By increasing the amount of water recycled during the production process and by reducing the amounts required for the production process, in 2014, Lucart reduced by 9.6% (compared to 2013) the water consumption per tonne of paper produced.

- The cogeneration plants fuelled with methane gas in the facilities located in Porcari and Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, which fully cover the energy demand and generate a surplus that is fed into the network, together with other measures aimed at reducing the use of methane gas and steam, have prevented the emission of 6,300 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere.

All the above-mentioned measures, together with other initiatives, have prevented the emission into the atmosphere of over 7,500 tonnes of CO2.

In order to show the circular economy system adopted, the Sustainability Report also highlights the Fiberpack® project, which has prevented the emission of 28,715 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere and avoided cutting down 164,175 trees.

Fiberpack® is the innovative treatment process developed in 2011 by Lucart Group in collaboration with Tetra Pak®, which accurately separates the cellulose fibres from other materials, using clean technology with zero waste that ensures 100% recycling of beverage carton components. This technology has allowed 995 million beverage cartons (1 litre) to be recycled in one year, preventing the disposal of more than 68,356 cubic metres.