Lecta presents its first Sustainability Report integrating the three essential areas – environmental, social and governance – used to assess the sustainable performance of organizations.
In 2022, Lecta formalized a complete ESG strategy as a key pillar of its long-term corporate activities, and in this first 2022 Sustainability Report it specifies the most relevant aspects and ambitious improvement objectives with a view to the 2030 Agenda. Key Performance Indicators (KPI) are also well defined in order to measure our continuous progress in this commitment.
“We have been working for a long time on sustainability issues, and we have now formulated clear targets and our roadmap toward 2030,” states Gilles Van Nieuwenhuyzen, CEO of Lecta.
Fully aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Lecta affirms its contribution to 11 of them identified as the most relevant for the Group. With environmental protection as a basic principle, it focuses its efforts in this area and is accountable for the results of best practices and investment to reduce water consumption, to guarantee and increase the purchase of certified wood and pulp and to continue improving in energy efficiency, the latter resulting in the launch of more than 25 projects in 2022.
This first Sustainability Report also includes information on calculating our Organizational and Product Carbon Footprint and an ambitious CO2 emissions reduction target in line with the company’s ambitious decarbonization plan, based on the SBTi (Science Based Targets Initiative) methodology, a global standard for the transition to a low-carbon economy.
As a responsible company, Lecta addresses social, ethical and governance questions, with respect for the people and communities where we operate as one of our priorities. The health and safety of all our employees is also an essential aspect of our sustainability agenda, because a safe workplace is crucial to a sustainable and profitable business.
“We reap what we sow” is the motto we have chosen for our Sustainability Report. At Lecta we are proud to have spent years sowing, paying attention to every detail of our processes for years, so we can move forward in creating a more sustainable company, in turn helping to provide for a better world.