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Legality, transparency and social responsibility, Lucart earns maximum Legality Rating score

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Lucart is the first company in the Italian paper industry to have obtained the maximum Legality Rating score, winning 3 stars out of 3.

On 25 January 2017, the Italian Competition Authority (AGCM), in agreement with the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Justice, renewed Lucart SpA's Legality Rating.

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The Legality Rating is a new instrument, introduced in 2012 (Law no. 62/2012) for Italian companies, aimed at promoting and introducing principles of ethical conduct within business. This is done by awarding an "acknowledgement" - measured in "stars" - to indicate how much the company applying for the rating complies with the law and, more generally, the degree of attention it places on the proper management of its business.  

In 2014, Lucart was already one of the first companies in Italy to have made an application to be awarded the Rating and, on the basis of the legal requisites as well as those based on conduct, traceability, business models and ethics etc., had obtained a 2-star ++ rating.

"We are very pleased and proud to have achieved this ambitious goal, which is reserved for only a small number of Italian companies. It's an acknowledgement that rewards consistency and compliance with all the regulations that protect Consumers and the Market", said Massimo Pasquini, Lucart Group's CEO.

The Legality Rating is valid for two years from its issue and is renewable upon request.

Lucart Group
Lucart Group, a multinational Italian industrial group founded in the province of Lucca in 1953, is one of the main producers in Europe of mono-glazed paper and tissue products (paper articles intended for daily consumption, such as toilet paper, kitchen paper, napkins, tablecloths, handkerchiefs, etc.).

The company's over 60 years of activity have allowed it to develop great know-how, experience and the technology needed to make top-quality products capable of meeting the customer's needs in the best way possible. The production systems installed at the Group's various plants make it possible to manufacture a wide range of products with complete control over every phase of the production process, from the choice of raw materials to the definition of the characteristics of the finished product.

Lucart Group's production capacity is equal to 319,000 tons of paper/year, split over 10 continuous machines (one of which for air-laid paper) and 58 converting lines. The company's production activities are distributed over 3 Business Units (Business to Business, Away from Home and Consumer) operating in the development and sales of various products with distinctive brands such as Tenderly, Tutto, Grazie Natural and Smile (Consumer area), Lucart Professional, Tenderly Professional, Fato and Velo (Away from Home area).

The ranges include products created to satisfy the needs of different types of users, from large companies to end consumers. The consolidated turnover is equal to about € 415 million, with a total workforce of 1,300 employees, 7 production plants (5 in Italy,1 in France and 1 in Hungary).

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