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Moncler is committed to contributing to the welfare of the communities in which it operates, not only by promoting individual projects, but also by endorsing, in various ways, organisations working in the social sphere, for example supporting young people and spreading a culture of respect for the environment.
One of the issues closest to Moncler’s heart is young people and their future. For many years now, the Company has supported struggling younger generations by ensuring access to medical treatment, adequate levels of education and a clear growth path. It does so by collaborating with associations and foundations like Francesca Rava – N.P.H. Italia Onlus,
UNICEF, the San Patrignano recovery community, I Bambini delle Fate Onlus and Amici di Cometa Onlus.
Moncler also supports projects focusing on the protection and preservation of the environment. In particular, in recent yeas the Company has financed the Ev-K2-CNR Association’s Keep Karakorum Clean and Keep K2 Clean initiatives to protect mountain areas. As well as a project to restore the natural landscape and rural buildings on Monte Fontana Secca and Col de Spadaròt Quero Vas in Belluno. The project is promoted by the FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano, National Trust of Italy), which Moncler has supported since 2015.
UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, is present in 190 countries around the world and provides humanitarian aid to children and mothers.
Millions of children around the world live in extremely urgent conditions, which become even more desperate in winter and make survival a daily struggle.
In 2018, for the second year running, Moncler renewed its commitment to supporting the most vulnerable children living in some of the coldest areas in the world, through its Warmly Moncler for UNICEF project. The Company has supported the programme to the tune of over 1 million euros, supplying medicines, basic necessities, neonatal kits and winter blankets to 25,000 newborn babies and children (in the two-year period 2017-2018) in Nepal and Mongolia.
Ev-K2-CNR is a private, non-profit organisation that promotes collaborative development projects and scientific
research in mountain regions. The association collaborates with international organisations such as the WWF (World Wildlife Fund), UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme), UNDP (United Nation Development Programme) and WMO (World Meteorological Organization). Its activities are centred on studying and monitoring climate change, protecting biodiversity, and sustainable development in mountain areas.
For several years, the association has been promoting projects in the mountain areas of the Hindu Kush-Karakorum-Himalaya region, as well as in Nepal, Pakistan, Tibet and India. It also has a laboratory and observatory 5,050 metres above sea level on the Nepalese side of Mount Everest.
United by the same passion and respect for the mountains, Ev-K2-CNR and Moncler have collaborated since 2014 in promoting environmental education programmes like Keep Karakorum Clean and Keep K2 Clean. These initiatives, also developed within the scope of K2 expeditions and in collaboration with local institutions, have resulted in annual
waste clean-ups at base camps, which were restored to their natural conditions. In collaboration with the authorities from the Central Karakorum National Park (CKNP) and Gilgit-Baltistan territory in Pakistan, a waste sorting system and recycling centre have been set up, together with an environmental education programme to raise awareness among Pakistani workers of the importance of preserving parks and glaciers. Other environmental education campaigns were launched in schools across the region.
Thanks to Moncler’s support, in 2018, the CKNP and Ev-K2-CNR hired a team of workers who collected and disposed of 5,000 kg of waste during the summer to ensure the environmental conservation of the Baltoro Glacier, one of the largest freshwater reserves in Gilgit-Baltistan.
It was an important contribution to the environmental conservation of the Baltoro Glacier and to the sustainable development of the region as a whole.