We use our technical competence to design mono-material papers from renewable sources that perform excellently while being recyclable and/or compostable.
Keeping a balanced ecosystem in mind, we continuously work on clever approaches to reduce the environmental impact of our products without compromising on quality and functionality. Designing functional paper solutions, for us, means taking the whole lifecycle into consideration. From the raw materials to the way the product is designed, processed, as well as the end-of-life scenario.
The value of abundant and healthy forests is indisputable. Therefore, we work hard to ensure that pulp is sourced responsibly and transparently. We strongly support forest certifications, because transparency and traceability are powerful tools to enhance sustainable supply chains and to combat global problems like illegal logging and its dire consequences.
We support sustainable forestry and ensure a transparent supply chain through independent environmental, wood, and fiber certification systems.
Purchasing wood pulp exclusively from suppliers that are certified through leading, international forest certification programs, such as FSC™ and/or PEFC.
The share of certified wood pulp should be higher than 90%.
We are fully committed to zero deforestation or illegal logging by procuring fiber exclusively from responsibly managed sources. We require rigorous tracing practices and documentation of the origin of all pulp. Suppliers must provide evidence that all pulp is sourced from controlled, non-controversial sources in accordance with the FSC™ and/or PEFC. As a specialty paper producer with headquarters in the European Union, we also fully comply with the EU Timber Regulations. delfort has a strict Due Diligence System (DDS) for pulp sourcing in place. Our DDS process has been evaluated by auditors of FSC™, PEFC, and the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) and is constantly optimized and followed up.
All our paper mills are certified by FSC™ and/or PEFC Chain of Custody (COC) certification. Our two largest converting facilities in the United States - accounting for nearly 90% of our production in North and Central America – are certified by PEFC Chain of Custody (COC) certification.
responsible product design
In the environmental categories in particular, specialty papers are ahead of other materials such as plastic, glass or metal. Accordingly, the top motive is compostability and easy recyclability, the lightness of the material and the resulting savings in storage and logistics. However, functional paper must be designed in a way that does not hamper recycling, while ensuring that the expected role is fulfilled.
We are committed to delivering more sustainable products and solutions that enable our customers to achieve or exceed their sustainability goals.
100% of our new product development projects will fulfill at least one of our framework targets.
Optimizing existing products sustainably and developing new products that represent a real alternative to fossil-based materials constantly drive our research work forward. In doing so, we look at the entire lifecycle of our products, starting with the design of our specialty paper, continuing with efficient production and converting, and looking at the end use and disposal. We have developed a framework of responsible product design that supports our goal to ensure 100% of our new product developments will fulfill at least one of our sustainable framework criteria by 2030.
76% of our new product development projects fulfilled at least one of our framework targets in 2021.
DESIGNED FOR CIRCULARITY
We make use of responsible and renewable raw materials, meaning that they originate from sustainable resources and/or are recyclable, and/or compostable.
EFFICIENT & CLEAN PRODUCTION
During our manufacturing processes, we steadily optimize the use of resources, such as energy, heat, water, and raw materials. We invest in energy conservation and renewable energy.