2030 Lab


To Icma, sustainability is not just about respecting and protecting the planet; it’s also about contributing to its social and ethical development.

With the Icma 2030-Lab, the company intends to make its contribution towards innovation in these directions, especially at a time when manufacturing companies are required to adhere to specific responsibilities for economic recovery.

2030 Goals

The name “Icma 2030-Lab” alludes to the goals of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, an action plan for people, the planet, and prosperity, signed in September 2015 by the governments of the 193 UN member states.

The 17 goals set out include requests to ensure good health and well-being for all people of all ages; to achieve gender equality and improve the living conditions of women; to promote lasting, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full and productive occupation, and decent work for all; to promote sustainable and inclusive industrialization and favour innovation; to ensure sustainable consumption and production models; to protect, reinstate, and promote the sustainable use of Earth's ecosystems and sustainable forest management; to fight desertification, to stop and reverse the degradation of land, and to stop the loss of biodiversity.

The LCA analysis

The LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) analysis evaluates a product’s environmental impact in terms of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e).

Today, all outgoing paper from ICMA is traced in accordance with the LCA method “from cradle to gate”, that is, from the tree (or from the waste for recycled papers), to the point of exit through ICMA’s gates.

For each paper, including those manufactured through the Rinascimento service, we can measure the CO2-equivalent emissions and, with our customers, set up action plans for their reduction, meeting the requirements of all brands concerned with their environmental impact.

Our 100% recycled papers

KIND is our collection of 100% recycled papers created in 2020.

MetallicSilver, and Gold are the new collections enriched with options on recycled bases.

The new 100% papers have been conceived to minimize their environmental footprint from a circular economy perspective, with reduced CO2 emissions and less use of energy and water, without compromising on their aesthetic quality and functionality.


  • 37 KIND papers 
  • 112 recycled Prêt à Porter papers
  • 13 customizable recycled bases for tailor-made projects
  • 8% of purchased certified materials are FSC Recycled

Our First Steps

The Icma 2030-Lab is an idea incubator created to introduce new approaches and methodologies for sustainable development.
We have already started working in this direction by implementing several important projects and initiatives:

Rinascimento: a circular economy project, with which we produce your packaging paper using your own paper waste. 

Manifesto: to create beauty through innovation, transforming paper etically and sustainably.

Laetitia: our forest situated in Camerun.

Kind collection: recycled paper produced without optical bleaching, with reduced consumption of water and energy, and less CO2 emissions.

100% recycled paper: We’ve expanded our range of papers made with 100% recycled bases, affirming our desire to replace our pure cellulose bases with certified FSC Recycled Credit bases where possible.


Icma's effort towards sustainability.



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