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Moncler pays particular attention to environmental aspects in the conduct of its business, and is committed to preserving natural resources and combating climate change by taking steps to minimise its environmental impact.
With regard to direct environmental impacts, i.e., those caused by offices, stores, logistics centres, and the production site in Romania (scope 1 and scope 2), the Group concentrates its efforts mainly on:
• monitoring and assessing environmental impacts, on the basis of which the Company can identify and implement improvement measures that enable their mitigation, on the one hand, and contribute to achieving ISO 14001 certification, on the other, starting with the production site in Romania
• purchasing electricity from renewable sources
• adopting efficient technologies and lighting systems and green ICT solutions
• adopting technologies that enable interaction amongst employees, thus reducing business travel
• using resources efficiently and buying from responsibly managed sources
• engaging employees and raising awareness across the Company through guidelines and programmes aimed at reducing the consumption of paper, toners, and energy, and at promoting waste sorting.
Given the nature of Moncler’s business model, in which production is mainly outsourced to external suppliers, its most significant environmental impacts are indirect. The Company uses its influence insofar as possible to promote sound environmental practices among its production and logistics sup- pliers, in an effort to limit the indirect impact generated by the production and distribution of its products.
To date, Moncler has 14 conference rooms equipped with modern video conferencing or telepresence technology, 3 more compared to 2015 (thanks to the set-up of new facilities at the offices in Korea, Romania, and Tokyo). In theory, in 2016, these systems prevented over 17 million kilometres of business travelling, estimated to be equal to approximately 2,500 tonnes of CO2 emissions6. In 2015, a pilot project was launched enabling video conferencing directly from tablets using a dedicated app; in 2016 the app was made available (on request) to all employees.
Moncler is also careful when it comes to the selection of eco-efficient ICT components and equipment. The Group mainly uses multi-functional devices that print, copy, and scan all-in-one, which reduces energy consumption and simplifies maintenance. Existing devices are progressively being replaced with lower energy consumption units.
Since 2013, the Group has been replacing all hardware components and monitors in Italy with new Energy Star-certified devices. Energy Star is a voluntary energy efficiency programme, one of the most well-known worldwide. Developed jointly by the United States’ Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy, Energy Star was devised to reduce costs and help protect the environment through the adoption of energy-efficient products and practices. Products carrying the Energy Star label guarantee excellent energy performance.
In recent years, the Group has also continued to reduce, replace, consolidate, and virtualise its servers, which has led to considerable benefits in terms of energy consumption and related CO2 emissions. In particular, the extension of virtualisation technologies led to smaller, low-consumption servers, designed to both minimise the amount of energy required to cool the machines, and optimise the use of space and overall performance.
In June 2014, IBM PureFlex Blade servers were installed at the corporate headquarters in Trebaseleghe (Padua, Italy), leading to a reduction of over 50% in annual kWh consumption, and saving approximately 26.3 tonnes in annual CO2 emissions compared to the technology replaced, while delivering equal capacity. These servers were further replaced in 2016, with new high-performance Lenovo x3650M5 and IBM Power8 servers that boosted Moncler’s technological capacity and ability to meet the new and increasing demands of information technology, while consuming the same energy. The new server technology is paired with sophisticated software for data storage virtualisation, which ensures excellent computational capacity and the highest level of machine consolidation, which translates into less energy waste. In 2016, one of the two server rooms at the corporate offices in Trebaseleghe was transferred to an external data centre, which enhanced security levels and service continuity while reducing overall energy requirements (for air-conditioning). The remaining server room was extended, although it continues to house the energy-efficient rack cabinets with integrated cooling systems installed the year before.
As at 2016, Moncler had 255 virtual servers (10 more compared to 2015, all created at the corporate offices in Trebaseleghe). The servers at the data centre in Tokyo, which were already hosting a number of virtual servers, were upgraded so as to host additional ones required to manage the new Korea Region. Lastly, the hosts in the server rooms at the logistics hubs in Piacenza and Milan (Italy), hosting the current virtual servers, were upgraded (in terms of RAM) to enable the creation of new ones. The server room at the site in Bacau (Romania) is expected to be upgraded in 2017, with the installation of an IBM PureFlex Blade server that will enable the virtualisation of all current physical servers.
1 Figures include direct consumption in Italy and Romania only, which account for about 82% of the total cost of natural gas.
2 As of 2016, the monitoring of consumption and emissions includes the car eets in Italy and Romania. The 2015 and 2014 data were not available (n/a).
3 The increase in indirect consumption compared to 2015 is due to the signi cant expansion of the scope of monitoring, which includes almost every of ce and store in the Moncler Group.
4 The coef cients used to calculate emissions were published by: DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) in 2015, and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS ) in 2016.
5 Excluding the 11 shop-in-shops in which lighting is provided by the host department store, where Moncler cannot take action.
6 The reduction in emissions achieved by using video/ telepresence conferencing technologies was estimated by:
— taking into consideration only video/tele conference calls lasting more than 20 minutes
— assuming an average number of four participants in each video/tele conference call
— estimating the flights avoided per each international video/tele conference call. CO2 estimates were calculated on the basis of the distance in kilometres between the cities linked via video/tele conferencing, assuming two people flying in economy class
— estimating the road trips (by diesel-powered car) avoided per each national video/tele conference call. CO2 estimates were calculated on the basis of the distance in kilometres between the cities linked via video/tele conferencing
— considering only one calling point and one receiving point for calls involving more than two countries (e.g., Italy, Japan, and the United States)
— calculating the emissions saved based on the coef cients provided by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).