Alberto Bardazzi SpaID Nr. 4S-100036e-report version 3.0

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The company was founded in 1983 on the initiative of Alberto Bardazzi: its first name was Alberto Bardazzi Maglia, and its target was the small ready-to-wear fashion shops in Prato. The intuition to dedicate himself completely to knitted fabrics placed the company right from the start in a “protected” market segment, where Alberto’s talent could express itself freely. The products developed in these years are real milestones in the history of textiles, and it is no coincidence that they are also on display in Prato’s textile museum. In 2001, “Il Sole 24 Ore” included Alberto Bardazzi S.r.l. in its list of the best 500 companies in Italy, and this was the highest and most exciting moment in Alberto’s entrepreneurial career: in 2003, as new and increasingly ambitious projects took shape, Alberto left us prematurely after an illness that, unil the end, did not deprive him of the desire to continue creating, designing and surprising. It seems like the end, but instead it is only a new beginning: from the initial difficulties the Bardazzi family draws unexpected energies to continue the industrial activity of the company, an activity that today is managed by a solid and tested working group, and that is proud to have business relations with the whole world. The company celebrated its first 35 years in business in 2018.

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4SUSTAINABILITY® COMMITMENT

Growth and sustainability are the factors for which we want to stand out, founding our strategy on the belief that ethical approach should characterize our business model. We firmly believe there cannot be a long-term economic development without a social and environmental development.
Inspired to and aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations in the 2030 Agenda (SDGs), we’re committed to contributing to the generation of global positive change, assuming a clear environmental and social responsibility.
We do it concretely by joining the 4sustainability® roadmap, making the values and action programs it embodies our own, committing ourselves to starting a virtuous change journey in our business model, through one or more initiatives that we tell in this e-report.

conversion to the use of lower impact materials for sustainable production

this initiative contributes to the following main UN Sustainable Development Goals

DATA REFERENCE PERIOD

from 01/06/2020 to 31/05/2021

LAST ISSUE DATE

07/02/2022

IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

the implementation level is defined after the assurance process following the achievement of the protocol’s minimum requirements and is reviewed annually

The company has mapped and assessed the raw materials used to manufacture its products and identified more sustainable alternatives protected by patent or otherwise attested, certified or validated as set out in the 4s Materials Library. The main certifications are displayed below.
The report highlights the purchases share calculated in volume, as well as the sustainable items share sold in the current year with recognized and verified positive sustainability attributes.

FSC_Bardazzi

22%

percentage of sustainable materials sourced

INPUT

The input percentage indicates the proportion of raw materials with recognized sustainability attributes. The calculation is performed by mapping the purchases made during the year and highlighting the share-volume of the sustainable ones based on the positive attributes as defined in the 4s Materials Library.

BREAKDOWN OF SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS BY TYPE OF FIBRE

Protein fibres 0%
Natural cellulose fibres 10%
Artificial cellulose fibres 82%
Synthetic fibres 8%

0%

percentage of incoming sustainable packaging

SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING

The sustainable packaging indicates the amount of primary or secondary packaging material for which the producer employed techniques and input factors that lead to an improvement in environmental performance.

INPUT

The input percentage indicates the proportion of chemical products that are approved by sustainability standards. The calculation is performed by mapping the chemical inventory during the year and highlighting the number of chemical products compliant with the sustainability requirements of 4sustainability Materials protocol.

58%

percentage of incoming chemical products approved by sustainability standards

73%

percentage of chemical processes approved by sustainability standards

INPUT

The input percentage indicates the proportion of chemical processes that are approved by sustainability standards. The calculation is performed by mapping the processes carried out internally by the company during the year and highlighting the ones compliant with the sustainability requirements of 4sustainability Materials protocol.

OUTPUT

The output percentage indicates the share-volume of the items in the designed and manufactured collection with recognized sustainability attributes, calculated in terms of the overall production.

27%

percentage of the volume of sustainable items sold

elimination of toxic and harmful chemicals from production cycles in line with the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme

this initiative contributes to the following main UN Sustainable Development Goals

LAST REPORT ABSTRACT

download the report abstract with the main KPIs collected during the last on site assurance performed; if present, the abstract also includes the ZDHC Foundational or Progressive Level Certificate

IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

the implementation level is defined after the assurance process following the achievement of the protocol’s minimum requirements and is reviewed annually

The company has adopted the ZDHC MRSL for eliminating toxic and harmful chemicals from its processes and the 4S PRSL for raw material control. It has also implemented all the ZDHC CMS TIG requirements on internal and external processes.

CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM SCORE

76%

the percentage indicates the overall level reached through the implementation of 4s CHEM protocol requirements

ASSURANCE PROTOCOL

Management System 74%
Material Risk Management 80%
Supply Chain Assessment 70%
Process Management 79%
Output Management 80%

PRODUCTION VOLUMECOVERED BY MONITORED CHEMICAL INVENTORIES

96%

percentage of internal and external production volumes monitored through chemical inventory assessments

EXTERNAL CHEMICAL INVENTORY EVALUATION

 chemical inventory compliance percentages by self-declarations and by escalating ZDHC levels

WASTEWATER TESTING

ZDHC MRSL parameters following ZDHC Waste Waters Guidelines

wastewater compliance percentage; when in presence of “doesn’t meet requirements” slice, a Root Cause Analysis (RCA) has been performed and uploaded in ZDHC Gateway Waste Waters Module

PRODUCTION VOLUMECOVERED BY WASTEWATER TESTING

96%

percentage of internal and external production volumes whose wastewater has been tested following ZDHC Waste Waters Guidelines

process traceability and supply chain monitoring

this initiative contributes to the following main UN Sustainable Development Goals

DATA REFERENCE PERIOD

from 01/01/2021 to 31/12/2021

LAST ISSUE DATE

17/02/2022

IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

the implementation level is defined after the assurance process following the achievement of the protocol’s minimum requirements and is reviewed annually

The company has implemented a track & trace management system. If there are outsourced processes and raw materials purchases, the company has also involved its suppliers on sustainability performances data collection, implementing a rating system to push them towards continuous improvement.

ENGAGEMENTBY CATEGORY OF SUPPLIERS

SUPPLIERS INVOLVEDon chemical management issue

88%

percentage of suppliers involved in the implementation process on the total number of mapped suppliers

RAW MATERIAL SUPPLIERSASSESSED

90%

percentage of suppliers whose data have been collected

RAW MATERIAL SUPPLIERS' RATING

PROCESS SUPPLIERS' RATING

PROCESS SUPPLIERSASSESSED

70%

percentage of suppliers whose data have been collected