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SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY /

At Cartiere Carrara we consider social sustainability a crucial element, starting with safety in the workplace, enhancing human capital and our relations with the territory and all stakeholders.

SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY /

At Cartiere Carrara we consider social sustainability a crucial element, starting with safety in the workplace, enhancing human capital and our relations with the territory and all stakeholders.

CARING FOR SAFETY /

CARING FOR WORKPLACES AND SAFETY CULTURE

Workplace safety is an absolute priority for us, and we work to build a culture that promotes the importance of correct attitudes and behaviours to avoid risks and dangers in work environments during any activity, with or without machinery. We constantly invest in safer and more efficient systems, respecting people’s wellbeing and safety.
We guarantee compliance with all legal requirements, paying close attention to information, education, and training procedures and programmes for the prevention of accidents. We are ISO 45001 certified for all our factories.
We believe it is our responsibility to extend the dissemination and adoption of health and safety, environmental and worker protection principles not only to the Group’s employees but also to stakeholders along the entire supply chain.

OUR SOCIAL COMMITMENT /

Together with the Carrara family, our company has always been committed to supporting charitable activities for social and cultural solidarity.

The Paper Museum of Pescia is in Pietrabuona, approximately 3 km from Pescia. The main purpose of the museum is to preserve and pass on the ancient craft of handmade papermaking and to educate visitors about the importance and evolution of paper production,
an activity that has been present in the Pescia area since the end of the 15th century.

Cartiere Carrara is one of the main sponsors of the Paper Museum and a partner in creating value in promoting this craft.


Cartiere Carrara has chosen to support FAI – the National Trust for Italy – by joining the organisation’s Corporate Golden Donor membership programme.

Alongside FAI, our aspiration is to create a major protection project that also rises to an ambitious cultural challenge: to make Italy a more beautiful place to live, work and raise our children in, because our landscape and cultural heritage, which FAI seeks to safeguard and promote, is unique to Italy and a fundamental resource to invest in with a view to helping our wonderful country to grow, develop and flourish. Thanks to the support of its numerous members, both private and corporate, FAI has for over 40 years now been safeguarding and managing a total of 61 assets all over Italy: important historical, artistic and landscape sites that have been saved from neglect, restored, protected and opened to the public.

Every day, FAI endeavours to protect and guarantee wide access to splendid examples of art, nature and culture spread all over the countryside, cities and coasts of Italy, educating visitors and raising public awareness of the importance of learning about, respecting and taking care of art and nature, as well as taking on board and representing the requests from the community, monitoring and actively intervening locally.

Along with FAI, our aim is to protect Italy and make it more beautiful than ever.

The Meyer Children’s Hospital Foundation was established to provide support to the Meyer Children’s Hospital in Florence, a benchmark for paediatric medicine in Italy in terms of research, innovative treatment methods and patient care. The Meyer Children’s Hospital is an outstanding healthcare facility, and the Foundation provides support through actions with high added value that further boost its technical and scientific reputation and make it even more widely admired and loved by the general public.

Cartiere Carrara has decided to make a special Christmas donation to allow the Meyer Children’s Hospital in Florence to further improve its prevention and treatment efforts.

The Fiorenzo Fratini ONLUS Foundation was established by Corrado and Marcello Fratini in memory of their father Fiorenzo, who died 2001.

Since 2002, through a variety of events and activities, the Foundation has been raising funds for a number of important associations and voluntary organisations operating in Italy and internationally.

Cartiere Carrara is a Platinum supporter.

Set up in 2004 by the entrepreneur from Pistoia Paolo Carrara and his family, the “Un Raggio di Luce” non-profit foundation supports the weakest members of society, in particular women and children, operating in Italy and abroad to carry out activities and projects to provide education and basic health care, combat malnutrition and illiteracy, build decent, safe housing, guarantee access to water and protect rights.

Cartiere Carrara supports the activities of the “Un Raggio di Luce” non-profit foundation.


The Maria Assunta in Cielo Onlus (MAiC Onlus) Foundation is a non-profit foundation established in Pistoia in 1989 by a group of volunteers that had been working since the late 1960s
with Catholic-inspired associations and to help people with disabilities.

The Foundation’s on-going commitment involves:

  • operating locally to support people with more complex disabilities and their families, throughout their lives, from birth to old age;
  • organising new projects for the rehabilitation and integration of people with disabilities, moved by a spirit of subsidiarity and solidarity and taking on board the results of research and innovation;
  • accompanying and supporting people with disabilities and their families.

The Carrara Family has made a large donation towards the renovation and extension of the rehabilitation centre in Pistoia.


Cartiere Carrara supports the Canine Group of the Croce Bianca in Spotorno, where employees from the Ferrania headquarters also volunteer.

The group specializes in using dogs to search for missing persons on the surface and under rubble, operating throughout Italy as needed. We have decided to support this important public service activity by purchasing some handheld devices and radio collars to aid in these types of operations.

EDUCATION/

We are partners and supporters of the Master’s Degree course in Technology and Production of Paper and Cardboard at the University of Pisa: a specific course that aims to create highly specialised professional figures, equipped with interdisciplinary training on the processes, systems, and products that are typical of the paper industry.

We collaborate with the “A. Benedetti” Technical and Technological Institute in Porcari, to shape the programme for the chemistry course specialisation in paper and to define the contents and topics students need to tackle from the third year onward. The objective is to leverage a hybrid training path at school and in professional settings to equip participants with a complete preparation, useful both to enter the workforce with better awareness or to further their education at university.

We are among the companies that collaborate with the “PaperPro23” Higher technical course for paper manufacturing management and control, offered by ITS Prime.

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The Cartiere Carrara Group celebrates 150 years of history.

The Cartiere Carrara Group celebrates 150 years of history.

The Cartiere Carrara Group celebrates 150 years of history.

With the acquisition of the Caldaroni Group, the Cartiere Carrara Group is born, paving the way for new growth and future goals.

The Carrara family’s activities are brought back together under the aegis of Cartiere Carrara S.p.A., thus unifying their resources and consolidating their position in the industry.

Mario Carrara’s branch of the family decides to resume the activities previously excluded from the 2002 transfer, starting from Cartiera Carma, of which it had always maintained exclusive ownership. With fresh new impetus, the family re-enters the professional and consumer tissue market.

The turn of the millennium brings new opportunities. Cartoinvest is sold to the multinational SCA.

Cartoinvest becomes the exclusive licensee of the Kleenex brand for Europe, thus confirming its leadership in the European tissue market.

The Cartoinvest Group is founded, and takes control of no less than twelve companies in Italy and in Europe, further strengthening their presence and influence in the industry.

The historical plant in Pietrabuona starts its first continuous machine for tissue paper, introducing remarkable technological innovations in the manufacturing process.

The Carrara family makes its debut in the paper manufacturing business, opening a paper mill in Pietrabuona to make straw paper.