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Preservare le foreste, senza compromessi

19 aprile 2024

A recent study conducted by WWF® revealed that in the last 30 years the world has lost 178 million hectares of forests, an area three times that of France.

A recent study conducted by WWF® revealed that in the last 30 years the world has lost 178 million hectares of forests, an area three times that of France. This phenomenon is the direct result of our actions and our consumption, with significant repercussions on the global climate crisis.

Among the main causes of deforestation worldwide are agricultural expansion for the production of soybeans, meat and palm oil.

 For the paper industry, a different situation emerges: since 2013, in fact, European paper mills have adopted a regulation that guarantees that the wood used for the production of paper is always and only from sources that comply with forest regulations. In addition, in Europe, forests are growing at a rate equivalent to 1500 football fields per day. (source: Two Sides)

Forests play a crucial role in the fight against the greatest threat we face today: climate change.

These vast ecosystems are real carbon reservoirs, but that's not all: forests offer a series of other vital benefits:

• Climate regulation: Forests act as a natural thermostat. They absorb heat and moisture, helping to reduce the increase in temperatures. In addition, plants release water through transpiration, helping to regulate rainfall.

• Protection from natural disasters: Trees act as a barrier against landslides and floods. Their roots retain the soil and prevent soil erosion. In addition, forests reduce the impact of extreme weather events such as hurricanes and storms.

• Biodiversity and natural pharmacies: Forests are home to a wide range of plant and animal species. About 50,000 species of plants grow in forests and many of them have medicinal value. Local communities use these plants to treat conditions ranging from snakebite to dysentery, rheumatism and even diabetes. In addition, many pharmaceutical drugs are derived from forest plants, such as anticancer drugs extracted from Madagascar periwinkle.

• Human health: Forests are a natural barrier against the spread of diseases transmitted from animals to humans. Continuous deforestation is reducing this barrier, and more than 30% of the new diseases reported since 1960 are attributable to changes in land use, including deforestation. In summary, protecting and preserving forests is fundamental for our health, climate and biodiversity.

The Bartoli Policy is developed through:

RECYCLING: in the last year, at Bartoli spa, we have processed 98.6% of recycled raw material from post-consumer sources.

FSC® certification: Bartoli spa since 2011 has FSC® certified products, made with raw materials from forests managed in a correct and responsible manner according to strict environmental, social and economic standards, where more trees are planted than those cut

PEFC™ certification: We are also PEFC-certified (Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes).

TAKEBACK: in addition to these activities, we have been promoting numerous activities throughout the supply chain, including TakeBack, our take-back programme in cooperation with our customers. [More Info Here]



TREEDOM: since 2019 through Treedom® we have been planting trees. Also in 2024 we added 500 trees to our forest, reaching 1550 units with an estimated absorption at full capacity of 274,150 kg of CO2. We have now reached 30% of the forest of 5000 trees that we have set ourselves to reach by 2030 to bring our absorption to a total of 1,025,150 kg of CO2. [More Info Here]

These are just some of the many activities that we carry out at Bartoli every day, aware that everyone has to do their part.

Sustainability report

We decided to draft a document that would allow us to share with our stakeholders the commitment that has always distinguished our company's work.

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