Sustainability is a purpose that should be embraced on a global scale: there is no other way.
is an innovative
Alcantara®, a registered
trademark of Alcantara
S.p.A., is the result of a
Alcantara S.p.A. is the only
that manufactures and
sells the homonymous
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prepared on voluntary basis
It has been all about facts and scientific evidence, since day one: our Sustainability Reports and our Carbon Neutral status are certified each year by independent third-party bodies.
14 YEARS OF CARBON NEUTRALITY
We have been pioneering in the Sustainability field, achieving Carbon Neutral status, certified by TÜV SÜD back in 2009*.
*Carbon Neutrality certification is based on offsetting of greenhouse gas emissions through carbon credits deriving from certified and verified offsetting projects.
SUPPORT FOR THE UN GLOBAL COMPACT CONFIRMED FOR THE 6th YEAR IN A ROW
We continue our long-standing commitment to sustainability by providing an annual disclosure of our activities and practices in relation with the 10 Principles of the UNGC, and by contributing to the advancement of 16 of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
An overview of
4 pillars and 23 specific targets to set our sustainability goals and how we are going to achieve them.
as a Brand Committed
with Social Impact
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Coping with a tough
The ongoing geopolitical tensions and the consequent rise of inflation deeply impacted the costs of energy and raw materials, which are essential to run our business. Despite having to face an overall decrease in our ability to create added value and invest, we managed to run our Company in an economically sustainable way, providing stability to our clients and suppliers.
THE STRATEGIC IMPORTANCE OF THE SUPPLY CHAIN
Selection and management of suppliers are carried out through the implementation of a series of measures and procedures, in order to ensure compliance with our own sustainability, quality and safety policies.
CSR SUPPLIER ASSESSMENT
56 audits in the last 3 fiscal years
(34% of which with third-party auditors)
Accredited suppliers: 53
Super-core suppliers: 32
Core suppliers: 21
6 new suppliers assessed in the Fiscal Year 2023
(raw materials/packaging area)
Total Priority Suppliers: 127
Super-core suppliers: 42
Core suppliers: 85
Environment: €3.6 mln
Health & Safety: €2.4 mln
In the Fiscal Year 2023, a €40,000,000 sustainability loan was provided by Intesa Sanpaolo, following the introduction of procurement policies integrating environmental criteria and the development of employee welfare programs.
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People are the
Key to our Success
This idea is at the heart of our personnel management policy, which aims at having accountability at all levels, making sure to maintain respect for roles, foster positive relationships between manager and employees, and work with cross-functional teams.
THE 5 ELEMENTS FOR THE GROWTH AND MOTIVATION OF PERSONNEL
- Communication and sharing of corporate individual and team objectives
- Development of training plans aimed at professional growth at all levels
- Control and feedback on the result obtained
- Implementation of remuneration policies that ensure internal fairness, competitiveness with the market and recognition of achievements
- Teamwork and understanding of business processes
Zero episodes of discrimination or violations of human rights
across all areas of operation: this is the outcome of our commitment to personnel, and our respect of human rights and sustainability issues.
Health and Safety
Our Health and Safety Management System has been certified with the ISO 45001 Standard, the pinnacle of our journey.
Over the years, we have implemented several preventive measures, monitoring procedures and training courses, aimed at improving safety conditions in the work environment and protecting the workers’ well-being.
The Zero Accident Project, in particular, was created with the goal to establish a set of measures capable of identifying possible actions for improving safety management beyond the requirements laid down by the current standards, and to reach the ‘zero accident’ target.
All personnel are granted additional benefits beyond what is established in the colllective labour agreement, in order to promote and increase the well-being of employees.
1.08% of revenues devoted to worker’s benefit in the Fiscal Year 2023
THE VALUE OF TRAINING
We believe that personnel training is fundamental to promote growth and personal fulfilment of employees.
28,438 training hours provided in the Fiscal Year 2023 (79% of which for new hires)
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*Ton of Oil Equivalent.
to Climate Change
The environmental impact of our production process mainly concerns the emissions released into the atmosphere, water discharges and waste. We are constantly committed to mitigate and reduce the impact of our production processes on the environment through:
- improvement of environmental efficiency
- trainings and briefings on the most urgent environmental issues
- raising awareness outside the Company
Since 2009, we obtained the Carbon Neutrality certification, compensating for the entire impact in terms of equivalent CO2 emissions through carbon credits deriving from certified and verified offsetting projects.
We believe that carbon credits are a useful tool to accelerate the fight against climate change beyond our value chain, and to measurably reduce global emissions.
Besides, the projects supported by Alcantara every year bring tangible social benefits to the impacted territories.
The three initiatives from which we acquired carbon credits in the Fiscal Year 2023 were related to the production of electricity from wind power and hydroelectric sources, offsetting a total of 58,083 tons* of CO2 equivalent.
*Ton = metric ton.
|PROJECT||Asahan 1 Hydroelectric||Huaneng Liaoning Fuxin||Ba Thuoc 2 Hydropower|
saved thanks to our cogeneration and trigeneration plants
*Calendar Year 2022
avoided thanks to our cogeneration and trigeneration plants
*Calendar Year 2022
of water recovered
allocated for recovery
Certification of the Environmental Management System (EMS)
since 2000, in accordance with UNI EN ISO 14001
Certified Carbon Neutrality
to PAS 2060 since 2009
ISO 50001 energy certification
In the Fiscal Year 2023, the photovoltaic system at the Milan headquarters produced 105 MWh of electricity (98% for self-consumption and 2% fed into the grid), mainly devoted to power electric and recharging stations, in light of the gradual renewal of the Company’s vehicle fleet.
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- High level of customisation
- Lightness and strenght
- Resistance to external agents
- Aesthetic and sensorial features
- Brand’s standing
- Italian craftsmanship
- Carbon Neutrality
Valid for single brands/families
Oeko-Tex Standard 100
Recycled Claim Standard
according to European Directives 2002/75/EC and 96/98/EC
CPD construction products
according to European Directive 89/106/EC
A key component of the stylistic offering for the automotive market is our Automotive Concept Book.
Presented each year, this is a collection of complex solutions aimed at diversifying products, at steering the various levels of positioning, and at developing the use of established technologies, either by adopting new and cutting-edge processes or by combining Alcantara with innovative or unique materials.
The 2022 edition is divided into three books – Cosmic, Biomorph and Virtual – showing how different combinations of colours and technologies can generate infinite opportunities to personalise the material.
A Sustainable Circular
Our R&D focused on partially replacing raw materials derived from oil, in order to cut more CO2 emissions, enabling us to create new products containing increasing amounts of partially bio-based polymers and recycled polyesters. In the Fiscal Year 2023, the percentage of polymers used in spinning equalled to 17.5% of the total production of partially bio-based PET and 3.6% of mechanically recycled PET, and we aim to further increase such figures in the future.
END OF LIFE
In collaboration with GR3N, an innovative start-up with the mission to eliminate plastic waste issues on a global scale, we have developed a special technology allowing to fully recover the polyester component of Alcantara.