Sustainability: the choice for today and for tomorrow
The concept of sustainability has long been an integral part of Filivivi’s ethical heritage and its operational horizon. This means attention to production processes as well as the method with which natural resources are utilised. An awareness that reflects itself on product and company development projects, on both long and short terms, which regards all processing, from the selection of raw materials up to logistics
All treatments carried out in our establishments scrupulously respect the regulations aimed at protecting human health and the environment. The company has long since set the goal of reducing its environmental impact below what is required by the regulations.
All treatments carried out in our factories comply scrupulously with the Reach regulation, the European system for the registration, evaluation and authorisation of chemical substances designed to protect both our health and the environment. Our priority in the selection of chemical products, necessary for production, is to identify and select the safest ones for the environment and health.
Our wools meet the Woolmark standards and comply with the immuno-environmental requirements specified in the OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certification system. Our monitoring also extends, needless to say, to the complete sanitisation of the workplace, depots, warehouses and transportation. The acrylic fibre employed in the wool-acrylic blends of Folco and Filivivi collections is solely the German made Dralon, produced with a multiple decades long policy of extremely high attention towards the reduction of the CO2 footprint.The Dralon production process also employs an extremely low quantity of water (6lt/kg 80% of which is in any case recycled afterwards), and recycles 90% of its production waste. Furthermore, the production facility is equipped with a biological treatment of air discharges that guarantees a 40% reduction of energy consumption.
Filivivi obtained Oekotex sTeP certification after a process od thorough analysis and audits that has embraced all sectors of organisation and production activities. This confirms the tangible results of Filivivi’s commitment for sustainability. Concerning emissions and work safety, Filivivi production facilities pursue revised and periodically updated self defined targets, more ambitious than national and European norms.
Special attention is paid to energy consumption that are covered on an increasing measure from “in house” renewable energy. Filivivi has plans for a significant increase in the usage of renewable energy in the upcoming 5 years, thanks to already allocated investments. In the same period, a plan already in the implementation phase will grant a significant reduction of energy consumption, thanks to interventions both on the production machines and on the lighting of workplaces
Great attention is equally paid by the company to the social aspects: firstly and dutifully, towards safety standards in work places which allowed to obtain a very low number of accidents and injuries at work. Correctness of the salaries, full involvement of the collaborators in the company activities, thanks to a bidirectional communication policy, and the pursuit of a collaborative atmosphere, renders Filivivi a company with a low turnover of personnel, which says a lot on how the company is appreciated by its own employees.