A responsible company


Integrated Management System Policy

The quality, environmental, energy and occupational health and safety policy of Lecta's integrated management system reinforces our commitment and responsibility to the communities and environments in which we operate.

This policy is the cornerstone of our organization and its application is mandatory in all our activities and at all our sites. Our policy encourages paper production and distribution with a commitment to quality and service to meet customer expectations, while taking into account profitability, social responsibility, environmental sustainability and occupational health and safety.

Social Responsibility

One of the key elements of Lecta's commitment to society and good business practices is its membership, since 2004, in the United Nations Global Compact, the world's largest Corporate Social Responsibility initiative.

Lecta submits an annual report identifying progress made in implementing the 10 Global Compact principles, thereby increasing the transparency of its actions. This report is available at www.unglobalcompact.org


Lecta works together with museums, exhibitions and renowned cultural and artistic publications.

In Spain, we collaborate annually with the top national professional LUX photography awards and the publication of the LUX book. In France, we support activities that promote reading and creativity such as "La fête de la bande dessinée 2015", a national comic book festival that donates comic books to schools and colleges. In Italy, Lecta regularly cooperates with museums in the Trento and Triveneto region. And these are just a few examples.

Teacher teaching children

Lecta sponsors and helps finance numerous cultural and charity projects.

Lecta sends out Christmas cards from NGOs to support humanitarian causes. We collaborate on calendars and publications edited by non-profit organizations such as the Spanish Talita Foundation's charity calendar to help children and young people with Down's syndrome and the INOUT hostel calendar, the first European tourist complex of its kind, where the majority of the staff have some type of mental disability.

Lecta has also worked closely for years with the "Business With Social Value" (BWSV) program, which supports the integration of disabled persons in the workplace.

Furthermore, through Cartiere del Garda, since 1997, Lecta has collaborated with Adamello Brenta Natural Park, the largest protected area in the Trentino (Italian Alps) region.

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Key milestones as a responsible company 2015-2016

Lecta continues its ongoing commitment to reduce NOX emissions at the group’s CHP (cogeneration) plants. In 2016, we reduced NOX air emissions at our Alta GardaPower CHP plant (Italy) by 30%.

Reduced nitrogen oxide

In 2016, Lecta recovered nearly 100% of the sludge produced in the manufacturing process. Progress in the recovery of this waste that was previously sent to landfill has been constant in recent years, the fruit of environmental investments and increasingly efficient waste management at our plants.

Maximized sludge recovery

An 8% reduction in water use by ton produced in manufacturing pulp and paper is a significant milestone reached in this period, in spite of an increase in total paper production.

Lower water consumption in the production process

Environmental investments

Over the last ten years, Lecta has invested nearly 135 million euros in environmental projects.

The most noteworthy investments in 2015-2016 were aimed at increasing energy efficiency –reducing steam, gas, electricity and compressed air consumption–, increasing the volume of sludge recovered, and decreasing noise levels surrounding our manufacturing facilities.