The Sustainability Reporting

Sustainability Reporting is a process undertaken by businesses to showcase their performance and impacts to stakeholders in economic, social, and environmental realms. It’s a complex topic, especially in light of recent regulatory developments, which are extending reporting obligations to an increasing number of companies. Let’s try to simplify this complexity by clarifying the basics. According…

E-Commerce and Environmental impact: managing returns

With its formidable growth, e-commerce has revolutionized our purchasing habits, but behind the convenience of a click hides a significant environmental impact, especially when it comes to returning what we have bought. The phenomenon of compulsive returns, in particular, is forcing companies and consumers to reconsider their choices. The Environmental Impact of Returns According to…

Alla moda dal 1948

Set to debut in Milan, the exhibition produced by Trama Plaza will unfold the social dimension of sustainability in Italian fashion manufacturing through a creative reinterpretation of work uniforms. Almost all the featured companies are 4sustainability®, matched with an equal number of fashion designers. On Thursday, February 1, 2024, the non-profit association Trama Plaza, dedicated…

ESG GOALS: 94% of companies lack essential internal expertise

ManpowerGroup’s 2023 Green Jobs Report Highlights Widespread Shortage of Professionals Steering Businesses towards Sustainable Models. According to a survey by ManpowerGroup, a leading multinational HR agency, 94% of employers confess to a glaring absence of in-house professionals essential for realizing their ESG objectives. This shortfall is particularly noteworthy in light of the market and legislative…

From farm to closet: regenerative agriculture and sustainable fashion

Regenerative agriculture is certainly in vogue. Industry giants such as Kering and VF Corporation, brands like Armani and Stella McCartney, as well as sustainability-oriented independent labels, have publicly embraced the cause, recognizing the connection between the fashion industry and cotton cultivation systems or forest management for viscose production. In general terms, the expression “regenerative agriculture”…

Fashion Industry between Chemistry and Sustainability

Among the chemicals traditionally used in fashion production processes, PFAS or PFCs are often in the dock. Reducing the use of PFASs and other hazardous chemicals is not trivial, however, because it subjects companies to the continual search for the best possible trade-off between performance and sustainability. Important support comes from implementation protocols such as…

European Parliament approves Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive: Focus on Transparency and Supply Chain Impacts

The Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDD), the aimed at preventing and mitigating corporate impacts along the supply chain, takes another important step forward with the European Parliament voting in favor on June 1. The Directive, presented by the European Commission on February 23, introduces the concept of corporate responsibility for sustainability and human rights…