Rifinizione Santo Stefano SpaID Nr. 4S-100335e-report version 3.0

Marchio 4sustainability con pay off

Experimenting, risking, looking ahead without forgetting quality, environmental respect and customer’s total satisfaction: this is Rifinizione S. Stefano’s philosophy,
a company constant that always takes care of fibres with a spirit of sacrifice and passion, becoming the reference point for those who choose a production
of the highest level. Rifinizione S. Stefano operates since 1957 with great passion and dedication in the most assorted and specialistic dyeing and finishing fields,
including fabric preparation and fulling, washing, continuous dyeing (pad batch – pad steam), rameuse, finishing and special applications
(the revolutionary “easy-care no-ironing” treatment). S. Stefano is also one of the biggest European textile companies in discontinuous dyeing (flow – jigger),
that represents company’s pride, with its 80.000 mts daily processed fabrics, of which more than 5.000 mts of only sample fabrics.
Today Rifinizione S. Stefano is 31.000 sq.m., with specialized technicians and engineers team, an European leader group with more than 140 workers,
17.000.000 mts yearly processed fabrics, polyvalency and efficiency by using the most modern technologies. The challenge for the future is daily realized
with a highest level production, in which the fathers’ experience goes hand in hand with creativity and vitality of the new generations: taking care of fibres
in the full respect of environment.

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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

18/11/2021

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.

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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.

50%

percentage of incoming chemical products approved by sustainability standards

89%

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.

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

85%

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

ASSURANCE PROTOCOL

Management System 86%
Chemical Risk Management 87%
Process Management 71%
Chemical Health & Safety 80%
Output Management 100%

PRODUCTION VOLUMECOVERED BY MONITORED CHEMICAL INVENTORIES

100%

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

INTERNAL 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

100%

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

24/02/2022

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.

The company is a third-party processor and therefore the activities of mapping and evaluating the supply chain are not applicable. In this case, the implementation level attests the quality of its production traceability system for each work order and its integration into an information management system.