Lanificio Bigagli SpaID Nr. 4S-100092e-report version 3.0

Marchio 4sustainability con pay off

Entering the Bigagli mood means being willing to start a long journey of ancestral suggestions, memories, smells, skills linked to Tuscan industrial excellence. Since 1973 Lanificio Bigagli has been proudly moving towards its goal, made up of continuous research, professional ethics, originality and foresight. Over the years, thanks to investments in machinery and cutting-edge technology, the company has become a leader in the production of felts in wool, polyester and recycled fibres. The attention and respect for the environment, combined with a growing awareness of sustainability, led Lanificio Bigagli to adopt the 4sustainability protocol in 2016, integrating into its production cycles activities and controls aimed at reducing the presence of chemicals in its products, in line with the ZDHC roadmap to zero.

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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.

Lanificio-Bigagli_GRS
Lanificio Bigagli_RWS

23%

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 17%
Natural cellulose fibres 0%
Artificial cellulose fibres 0%
Synthetic fibres 83%

100%

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.

18%

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

87%

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

ASSURANCE PROTOCOL

Management System 95%
Material Risk Management 88%
Supply Chain Assessment 92%
Process Management 82%
Output Management 80%

PRODUCTION VOLUMECOVERED BY MONITORED CHEMICAL INVENTORIES

84%

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

84%

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 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

84%

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

RAW MATERIAL SUPPLIERSASSESSED

95%

percentage of suppliers whose data have been collected

RAW MATERIAL SUPPLIERS' RATING

PROCESS SUPPLIERS' RATING

PROCESS SUPPLIERSASSESSED

40%

percentage of suppliers whose data have been collected

conscious use of resources to reduce environmental impact

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

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 identified its main environmental impacts and implemented a calculation of its Water Footprint and/or Carbon Footprint and has started a roadmap for impact reduction on direct and indirect footprint.

MAIN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS

The main company impacts are calculated starting from the direct ones. The calculation is then extended to include indirect impacts according to their order of relevance.
Consumption here on the side refers to an annual production of 926.679 mt.

CONSUMPTION

815.010,00Kwh

ELECTRIC ENERGY

1.125.227,88Kwh

THERMAL ENERGY

694,00liters

WATER VALUE

CO2eq (CARBON DIOXIDE)

840.337KG

total emission (e.g. energy and water consumption, waste, fuels, packaging...)

ENERGY
SOURCES

84%

OTHER
SOURCES

16%

FROM
SUPPLY CHAIN

0%

DIRECT USE

100%

INDIRECT USE

0%

WATER

694.000L

total consumption

PREVIOUS PERIOD COMPARISON

Variation of the main environmental impact indicators compared to previous measurements.

CO2eq

-10%

ENERGY

-8%

THERMAL ENERGY

-8%

WATER

+4%