We want to do more with less, using green energy, increasing self-production and complying with both the highest international standards and internal procedures. We diligently protect both Company data and consumer data.
The sustainability of STIGA plants and offices plays a key role toward the reduction of the emissions produced by the organisation. STIGA is oriented to reduce its impact on the environment strengthening its’ internal processes and procedures. In 2021, STIGA started a process of ISO 14001 certification with the objective of obtaining it by 2022 in the three production plants.
Whilst the Company’s business is not energy intensive, the greatest amount of energy consumption is generated by the STIGA production plants, and this is monitored monthly through dedicated KPIs. The plants are also required to implement energy saving policies where applicable. As a result of specific reduction policies and initiatives there was an energy saving of 4.7% of the total electricity consumed in 2021.
Commitment: Increase the % of renewable energy vs 2021 (28%).
The STIGA ICT department directly monitors the security of all Company’s ICT devices, including PCs, servers, mobiles and applications. This includes all STIGA products that are connected to the Group ICT systems through Apps. Furthermore, also vendors, logistics providers, employees and customers providing data which enters the STIGA network, are monitored and secured as well.
Since 2019, the STIGA ICT department increased the level of attention to security measures: antivirus software, web-filters, antispam systems, penetration tests (ICT/OT landscape and IoT landscape), firmware and software patch upgrades. We also reinforced Wi-Fi security, backups, disaster recovery, cybersecurity insurance, users training and conducted reviews of policies and procedures.
Compliance is a cornerstone of STIGA’s culture and governance architecture. Regulations set a perimeter for STIGA’s actions, but also provide tools to protect the market in which the Company operates. Acting with integrity is both a duty and an opportunity to compete fairly and to promote STIGA’s values.
Specific requirements related to corruption, anti-monopoly practices and non-competitive behaviour may arise from national laws and regulation. Due to their nature, some stakeholders may be impacted more than others by the topic: Customers, Shareholders, Investors, Lenders, Trade Unions and Suppliers are directly exposed to the mentioned listed above.
Commitment: Perform audit on four main processes during 2022.
In addition to FSC certification, the paper mills that supply the plants in Italy and Slovakia also hold other certifications including the ISO 9001 (quality management systems), ISO 14001 (environmental management system), OHSAS 18001 (occupational health and safety), PEFC (Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) and EN15593 (standard for hygiene management in the food packaging industry).
Commitment: Obtain ISO 45001 (Safety) and 14001 (Environment) certifications by the end of 2022.