Policies and Objectives
Our policies and objectives periodically prepared are oriented towards sustainability and adhering to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To address its environmental and social vision with greater completeness and balance, every year Manteco draws up the Sustainability Report following the GRI Standards, reporting all its sustainability performance indicators and aiming at constant improvements.
Traceability and Sustainable Supply Chain
Manteco is committed to spreading and promoting its sustainability values and requirements along its entire supply chain. For this purpose, a Charter of Supply Chain Values, issued in 2019, was shared with the entire Manteco System, which is also fueled by an increasing traceability of its production, guaranteeing to the customer the entire history of the product.
Design and Choice of Sustainable Materials
Manteco intends to evaluate and take into consideration its social and environmental impact. For this reason, we factor in the energy to make them, the relative water consumption and the waste produced during the entire life cycle; from raw materials to their final disposal. We favor the choice of regenerated raw materials, following criteria of safeguarding the environment, biodiversity, and respect for animals. To guide our production choices towards sustainable materials and processes, we have adopted a science-based LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) calculation system.
Control and Monitoring of Chemical Risk
Manteco is aware that the use of chemical products is among the most significant impacts associated with its production activity. In this regard, we undertakes to evaluate our own activities and to minimize the release of chemicals into the environment, keeping the risks associated with their use under control, with the aim of the progressive elimination of toxic and harmful substances. Manteco has chosen to adopt the 4sustainability® Chemical Management Protocol for the implementation of the MRSL ZDHC, which will allow the company to achieve a painstaking monitoring and control of all production processes and their chemical risk.
Manteco is committed to fighting climate change and has therefore defined a path to prevent and manage its effects. Starting from the first projects of analysis and monitoring of climate-changing emissions related to its production, a process of assessment on the environmental impact of internal and external processes began. The objectives of constantly expanding the monitoring and control of GHG emissions throughout the supply chain and of identifying and implementing solutions to reduce and to compensate them will therefore be pursued.
For Manteco, people are the beating heart of the company and, for this reason, we want to increase our corporate welfare. The starting point is, and remains, a relationship with people based on criteria of justice and respect, on values of equality, taking into account the social repercussions of management choices. Along with this, the safety and health of people are pursued in production cycles, through the increase of awareness of the risks associated with the processes and the promotion of the value of safety itself. The future is based on quality, sustainability and innovation, therefore we consider it essential to invest in skills. For this reason, we have established an Academy of the Supply Chain through which we support and train internal and external professionals.
As our Charter of Values has it, Manteco is strongly committed to meet the toughest world’s challenge: climate change. Starting from internal projects of analysis and monitoring of our production’s climate-changing emissions, such as our science-based LCA study on MWool, we have defined a path for our Manteco System to prevent and manage its environmental impact.
Sustainability is our primary mission and our main task as a leading and green textile company.
Sustainability for us is not a simple word, it is an all-around approach.
Sustainability is in our DNA.
Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
This is the reason why our company decided and committed to become a flagship for renewable energy, in every possible way.
One of these is solar energy. Our headquarter and all our warehouses are completely powered by solar panels of last generation, thus allowing us to be fully self-sufficient in terms of electricity.
Ultimately, last year our solar power system produced 519’594 kWh of energy, which is a great outcome in terms of renewability.
Water purification is the process of removing undesirable chemicals, biological contaminants, suspended solids and gases from wastewater, in order for it to be reused at all times.
GIDA SPA was created in 1981 and manages wastewater treatment plants for the the industrial aqueduct network of Manteco System.
Through the research and the application of innovative solutions and energy efficiency, the water used in our textile production processes is properly treated, and put back into the industrial system in the most environmental-friendly way.
A great example of our sustainable and environmentally friendly approach, which has run parallel to our constant growth, is the way we proudly preserve our industrial heritage and the environment where Manteco is born, by not building anything on green sites.
All our buildings are not made from the scratch, we restored them all, maintaining their historical charm and architecture, never losing their heritage.