31 October 2017

Fine Hygienic Holding: Committed to a better world for future generations

Fine Hygienic Holding (FHH), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of hygienic paper products, recently released its ninth annual sustainability report, detailing the group’s comprehensive efforts to promote environmental sustainability and social development across all aspects of its operations. The 2016 sustainability report also details the outcome and impact of these efforts.

The report sheds light on the group-wide efforts to promote recycling and waste reduction, which led to FHH reaching its goal of zero landfill waste. In 2016 alone, FHH decreased its total waste by 36 percent and reduced its total greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 3.78 percent.

With a commitment to sustainable forestry, the group continues to give back more than it takes from the environment, ensuring five new trees planted for every single tree used in the production and manufacturing process.

Furthermore, FHH remains one of the region’s leading companies in the field of water conservation managed an additional 8 percent reduction in water usage.

The report highlights the group’s many distinctions in production and operational management, including the reduction and control of manufacturing costs, which are helping to make FHH products more affordable and readily available to a larger consumer base.

Meanwhile, as part of FHH’s community support and social responsibility efforts, the report sheds light on the ongoing progress of the group’s Khair Al Koura program, which is providing more job opportunities, increasing avenues for sustainable income generation, and supporting the local economy through wide-reaching socioeconomic development.

Commenting on the report, FHH's CEO, Salim Karadsheh, said, “We at Fine are proud to release our annual sustainability report in accordance with Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards, which reflects our deep pledge to complete transparency and disclosure, stemming from some of our most important core values – responsibility, accountability and commitment to our stakeholders.”

Karadsheh added that FHH uses this report to guide its sustainability efforts, ensuring that the plans and programs in place are yielding positive results, and leading development in the different areas, to ensure future progress across all of its sustainability pillars.

The report further demonstrates the group’s efforts to provide an ideal working environment for its employees, ensuring best safety practices while actively engaging them in FHH’s wide-reaching sustainability efforts, in addition to achieving the desired financial performance.

Furthermore, the report tackles the agreement signed with the Jordanian-Egyptian FAJR for Natural Gas Transmission and Supply Company to supply natural gas to the group’s factories in Jordan, reducing the group’s carbon footprint and allowing its products to be more affordably produced.