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The challenges the logistics system had to face in recent years, characterized by the pandemic and geopolitics, have been several: from the need to continuously review the geography of supply locations and the modes of transport linked to the reduction of air traffic, to management of lack of logistics capacity in some periods and in some areas, the closures of logistics hubs to the volatility of costs.
During the year, the Group’s efforts aimed to increase the automation and standardisation of processes, to integrate the main logistics service providers into the Group’s IT systems and to develop internal competence centres on areas ensuring business continuity and processes’ sustainability.
The Group seeks to implement logistics solutions that ensure effectiveness, operational efficiency and compliance with delivery times alongside with the attention to the environment. It encourages
and supports its logistics partners in adopting increasingly sustainable systems and modes of transport. Various activities have been carried out over the years or are under evaluation to contain environmental impacts and costs.
The main streams of the Moncler Group’s commitment towards a low environmental impact logistics system are:
• identifying efficient routes to reduce distances travelled
• optimising flows to minimise travel
• space-efficient packaging to deliver the same volume of product in less space
• packaging with a lower environmental footprint
• promotion and use of means of transport with a lower environmental impact.
In recent years, Moncler has modified the packaging used to transport finished products, resulting in a significant reduction in volumes handled and, thus, in the need for vehicles and,
consequently, the environmental impacts generated in terms of GHG emissions.
The Group is constantly committed to identifying and using more environmentally efficient systems and modes of transport to ensure operational efficiency and compliance with delivery times. Also in 2022 Moncler compensated last-mile emissions for the e-commerce channel in Korea and Japan, and in the Americas and EMEA Regions, it continued to use the UPS® carbon neutral service.
Furthermore, in order to reduce returns associated with the e-commerce channel, in 2022 the Operations function and the Digital area implemented an activity aimed at refining the information on the fit of the garment available on the online channel. This activity made it possible to simplify the understanding of the information and consequently reduce the number of returns resulting from the purchase of the wrong garment size.
The Moncler Group is aware of the impact of urban mobility and encourages its employees to adopt solutions with a lower environmental impact.
In particular, in 2022, due to improvement in the pandemic situation, at Moncler the car pooling initiative for employees at the Trebaseleghe office (Padua) was resumed. This initiative, encouraged by the Group through a contribution provided to those who make their car available, enables Moncler people to benefit from moments of socialisation with their colleagues, while also limiting the environmental impact of travel. In addition, also in 2022 Moncler continued to promote the use of bicycles by making company bicycles available to all employees at the Milan and Trebaseleghe (Padua) offices who applied for them with the aim of encouraging individual mobility as an alternative to using local public transport for urban travels and travel between offices.
At its production site in Romania Moncler continued to provide a shuttle bus service. This commuting system, from which benefited around 800 people, prevented the emission of over 1,500 tonnes of CO2, a reduction of 50%,
compared to the emissions that would have been generated if each employee had moved by private means.
Emissions monitoring associated with commuting employees continued in 2022. This activity included a survey to investigate modes of transport used by Moncler and Stone Island employees around the world (both corporate and retail).
In addition, in Italy, a Mobility Manager was appointed in 2021 to promote sustainable mobility of employees by developing a Work Home Travel Plan (WHTP). In particular, in 2022 the mapping of corporate locations aimed at analysing the accessibility to workplaces, the transport solutions used by the employees, the distance travelled and travel times was expanded to include, for Moncler, the employees of the Trebaseleghe (Padua) office and the logistics hub in Castel San Giovanni (Piacenza) and, for Stone Island, the employees of the Milan and Ravarino (Modena) sites. The purpose of the activity was to identify areas of intervention to reduce traffic, pollutant emissions and costs incurred by personnel.
For years the Group has leveraged the potential of new technologies such as innovative video
conference and telepresence systems that facilitate remote communication, reducing the impacts of travel both on the environment and people’s quality of life.
To date the Moncler Group has 46 meeting rooms with modern video conference or telepresence systems.
In addition to the video conference systems present in offices, since 2019 it has been used the web desk conferencing system, namely, a flexible video conference system that integrates with the systems in the video rooms at company offices and also allows external video conference systems to be connected to the company network. Through this video communication system, Moncler allows personnel outside the Company to contact internal staff without having to travel.
Moncler is also committed to minimise its environmental impact in the area of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) services, through increasingly efficient, innovative solutions and by providing all sites with specific guidelines for the purchase of environmentally friendly IT systems.