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The main raw materials used by Moncler are fabrics, yarns, and down. The Company works continuously with its suppliers, requiring that production processes be structured so as to optimise material usage and cutting, thereby avoiding waste.
The same attention is given to paper and cardboard used for office purposes or product packaging, with improvement projects focusing on origin certification, the percentages of recycled content, and, where possible, usage limitations and waste sorting for recycling.
An awareness initiative was implemented globally to promote the use of paper from responsible sources – i.e., those that ensure sustainable forestry practices. Thanks to this joint effort, 98% of the paper used in offices and shops in 2016 came from responsible sources (versus 64% in 2015).
Furthermore, still in 2016, almost all logoed material used worldwide was made of Elemental Chlorine Free (ECF) paper from responsible sources, 93% of which were ISO 14001certified. With regard to packaging, the boxes used for the shipment of products sold online were redesigned. The new models introduced in 2016 are entirely made of ECF paper/cardboard from certified sources and feature over 65% in recycled content. The boxes are also more than 90% recyclable. In 2016, Moncler’s new eco-friendly shopping bags were distributed to all boutiques, featuring cotton components, paper that is 100% from responsible sources and 40% made from recycled material, and reinforcement cardboard that is 100% from responsible sources and 90% made from recycled material.
In 2016, in an effort to raise employee awareness of the environmental impacts of day-to-day activities and to promote sustainable behaviours, the corporate offices in Italy introduced the use of personalised codes for all copying/printing activities. The goal is to enhance employees’ sense of responsibility and to rationalise the number of printed documents, so as to cut toner and paper consumption. Furthermore, in 2016, a 16-hour/2-day training session on “Paper and Printing”: authorisations and environmental implications was held for employees at the Italian corporate offices in Trebaseleghe (Padua) and Milan.