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The main raw materials used by Moncler are fabrics, yarns and down. The Company works continuously with its suppliers, requiring production processes to be structured so as to optimise material usage and cutting, thereby avoiding waste. Furthermore, in relation to raw materials for products, Moncler is always looking for innovative solutions with low environmental impact. During 2019, after the range of recycled garments, it launched the BIO-based and carbon neutral down jacket designed with plant-based and natural origin materials.

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.

A promotion initiative was implemented globally to use paper from responsible sources, i.e., those that ensure sustainable forestry practices. As a result of this joint and ongoing effort, from as early on as 2017, about 100% of the paper used in offices and stores has come from

responsible sourcing and all logoed material used worldwide is made of Elemental Chlorine Free (ECF) paper from responsible sources, 100% of which are ISO 14001-certified.

As regards packaging, the boxes used are made almost entirely of paper and cardboard from responsible sources and all of Moncler’s shopping bags are made of paper that is 100% from responsible sources and 40% made from recycled material, while reinforcement cardboard is 100% from responsible sources and 90% made from recycled material. The boxes are designed and realized in order to be reusable by our customers. The shopping bags also have cotton components.

In addition, already from October 2019, Moncler was compliant with new legislation that will officially enter into force from 2020 regarding the ban on the use of Bisphenol. All the thermal paper used in the offices and stores worldwide is BPA-FREE. Pollution from plastic has now become a crucial issue for our planet, to which Moncler believes it must make a contribution through solid commitments. Indeed, the Group’s target is to

progressively reduce the use of single-use virgin plastic of fossil origin, i.e. conventional plastic, until it is completely eliminated by 2023.

On one hand, the Company is trying to reduce the use of plastic in packaging when it is not necessary or to limit its weight (for example by reducing its thickness), on the other, it is researching alternative and innovative materials such as bioplastics (derived from plant and non-fossil sources), compostable, biodegradable and recycled plastics. Furthermore, aware of the importance of taking action to reduce environmental impact from the eco-design phase, Moncler undertakes to create mono-material or easily disassembled packaging to facilitate recycling when possible.

To this end, in 2019 a mapping activity began on the volumes of plastic used in offices, stores and logistics centres and starting from the spring/summer 2019 collection, all the plastic used in shoe packaging was eliminated, allowing a reduction of about 2.5 tonnes. Plastic coat hangers have all been made of recycled plastic for many years.

RAISING ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS BY INVOLVING EMPLOYEES

Over several years, Moncler has launched numerous initiatives to raise employee awareness of the conscious use of natural resources and promote a constant focus on the environmental impact of daily activities.

 

Initiatives to reduce the use of plastic

Since 2018, to reduce the use of plastic, on World Environment Day, Moncler has distributed a durable, reusable stainless-steel water bottle to all employees in offices and stores around the world. Specific initiatives have also been launched on this front at the Italian corporate offices. In particular, at the corporate offices in Trebaseleghe, Padua, an innovative system of drinking water supply for employees has been implemented, which draws water directly from the water mains and serves it filtered and cooled through a distributor, drastically reducing plastic consumption. In addition, all vending machines have been equipped with a waste sorting system that returns 2 euro cents to employees for each plastic product disposed of correctly (e.g. bottles, yoghurt pots). Although the economic amount is purely symbolic, the value is represented by the educational message sent to all employees, which is aimed at rewarding virtuous behaviour.

Finally, at the canteen of the corporate offices in Milan, all plastic water bottles have been replaced with reusable glass bottles. This was made possible by installing two water columns, connected to the water mains, which filter and purify the water and allow the refilling of the glass bottles. During 2019, activities continued to reduce the use of plastic. An analysis was carried out at all corporate offices worldwide to monitor and quantify the usage of single-use plastic. All meeting rooms have glasses and glass bottles and an awareness campaign was launched to promote the installation and the use of water dispensers with bottles or, where possible, directly connected to the water supply. Initiatives also continued at the Italian corporate offices, in particular plastic cups and spoons in the hot drink dispensers were all replaced with compostable materials or those with less environmental impact, made with FSC or PEFC certified paper and some have the Ok Compost mark. Some of the spoons are made with corn starch or wood. In addition, PET containers were replaced with aluminium or paper/cardboard containers in the cold beverage dispensers.

Initiatives to reduce paper consumption

 

Since 2016, in an effort to raise employee awareness of the environmental impacts of day-to-day activities and to promote sustainable behaviours also in offices, the corporate offices in Italy have 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. From 2018, the project was extended to the offices of the EMEA Region in Paris and to the logistics hub in Castel San Giovanni, Piacenza.

Another project launched in late 2018 and continued in 2019, which has significantly reduced paper consumption, is the development of an electronic incoming invoice archive. This digitization programme for all incoming invoices is fully operational in Italy, France, Austria, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Denmark, the Netherlands, Spain, Norway, Sweden, Ireland and the United Arab Emirates and is being activated in the United States and Canada. This process made it possible to reduce paper consumption by around 800 kg in 2019.

NOTES

9 Including, but not limited to, business cards, envelopes, ‘with compliments’ cards, repair receipt books, notebooks, catalogues, folders, stationary, and client data sheets.

10 Including, but not limited to, thermal paper rolls, receipts, labels, and plotter paper.

11 Thermal paper rolls are also included in this category: some components of this type of paper react to heat, making it non-recyclable.

12 Packaging boxes include e-commerce as well as other boxes, such as those for gifts, shoes, etc.

13 Some packaging boxes are equipped with a magnet, which is non-recyclable.

14 The data refer to the scope of Italian offices, the Italian logistics hub and the production site in Romania, and do not include waste managed directly by local municipalities.

15 This item includes other types of disposal including landfill.

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