Considering its history and values, Italtex has decided to include among its strategic objectives the pursuit of a sustainable development through a holistic approach, that considers sustainability according to its three pillars: social, environmental, and economic sustainability.
Italtex is committed to continuously improve its environmental performance through following activities:
Our company has decided to adopt the Chemical Management Protocol 4sustainability to eliminate toxic and harmful substances in production processes through the ZDHC MRSL (Manufacturing Restricted Substances List), as required by the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero
SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY
Italtex pursues the enhancement and respect of the individual and is committed to complying with national legislation and international principles regarding:
Italtex has also set the goal to cooperate only with suppliers and partners who pursue the same values.
To achieve these objectives, a manager with adequate resources and powers has been appointed. Training and company internal communication are also promoted. Finally, active listening to employees or third parties is pursued.
Italtex has defined an Ethical Code to regulate the principles of conduct and actions that must govern the activities of every director, manager and every employee and partner of the Company.DOWNLOAD ETHICAL CODE
Global Recycled Standard (GRS)
The Global Recycled Standard (GRS) is promoted by Textile Exchange, one of the most important non-profit organizations that internationally promote responsible and sustainable development in the textile sector. With this standard, Textile Exchange recognizes the fundamental importance of recycling for the growth of a model of sustainable production and consumption; aims to encourage the reduction of resource consumption (virgin raw materials, water and energy) and to increase the quality of recycled products.
The GRS provides for the issue of a third party verified environmental statement which proves:
Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®)
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international, non-profit, non-governmental organization founded in 1993 to improve the management of forest resources around the world. FSC certification is designed to ensure that the FSC-labeled product are manufactured starting from a responsibly managed forest and supply chain. FSC pursues its objectives by defining a set of rigorous "Principles and Criteria (Standards) of good forest management" established and approved by FSC itself, with the consent of the interested parties.
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Chemical Management 4sustainability
4sustainability Chemical Management protocol aims to eliminate toxic and harmful chemicals in production in accordance with ZDHC Roadmap to Zero program.
This protocol includes following activities:
Seri.co is a product and process certification system based on a Disciplinary whose application is intended to provide maximum guarantees in relation to following points:
Better Cotton Initiative (BCI)
The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) is a global not-for-profit organisation and the largest cotton sustainability programme in the world. BCI exists to make global cotton production better for the people who produce it, better for the environment it grows in and better for the sector’s future.