As a Benefit Corporation, ICMA proposes to create value for its community and for the world.
The Impact Report is a tool that aims to assess the tangible effects produced by the company’s choices in the social, environmental, and sustainability spheres, against its defined objectives.
Today, in this first impact report, the company wishes to communicate with its customers and community using the utmost transparency about what actions have been tangibly carried out to protect the environment and favor the social development of the area and what the next planned steps are.
Doing business means contributing to a better future for everyone.
ICMA is pursuing the 100% Recycled Shiny & Kind project, which offers an increasingly extensive range of papers with recycled bases, made using environmentally friendly techniques, thus reducing its use of virgin cellulose pulp while preserving the beauty and uniqueness of its products.
The new papers are Gold 1425 and Silver 1431: 100% recycled, certified with FSC Recycled Credit, and recyclable. They will be available in stock in both smooth and embossed form, even in small quantities.
These two papers are manufactured without chlorine and optical bleaching, and those with natural brown verso are not deinked. The production process is integrated: recycled cellulose pulp is used directly as the raw material for batches, without intermediate steps, thus saving energy and water and reducing CO2 emissions.
As of May 2020, after surmounting a long and thorough assessment process, Icma has become part of the B Corp® group, a global movement involving companies that want to make their contribution to historic cultural change to protect the environment and favor social development.
Being a Benefit Corporation means voluntarily committing to a journey of continuous improvement concerning environmental impact, the wellbeing of employees, the active role in the community to which the company belongs, but also to the general mission of the company, including ethics, responsibilities, and transparency; all of this while maintaining the nature of an organization that pursues economic goals.
PAPER IS REBORN
Rinascimento, an innovative circular economy process, is Icma’s latest creation, aimed at providing a service with added value for the client, the end-user, and the environment.
Rinascimento turns cellulosic scraps from the client companies into elegant recycled creative paper— the protagonist of the companies’ own packaging projects.
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Recyclable, mono-material, and reusable: Icma’s new packaging is designed to minimize its environmental impact. Even shopping bags, sample boxes, ribbon, envelopes, and folders can illustrate the confidence with which we have chosen to give our initiatives a value of responsibility; we believe in the social role of doing business as a way to leave our children with a better and fairer planet.
The winner of the Women Value Company-Intesa Sanpaolo award for female entrepreneurs, sponsored by the Maria Bellisario Foundation, is Icma Sartorial Paper.