The Safilo way
A forward-looking vision to a sustainable future
Safilo’s sustainability vision
A sustainable business not only creates high quality products, but also delivers value that lasts over time, that benefits people, customers, employees and all stakeholders, and, at the same time, protects the planet’s resources. Sustainability is at the core of our business strategies and is based on developing projects and initiatives that can contribute to reaching the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals for 2030.
Respect for human rights and diversity are fundamental values for us to contribute to the development and wealth of local communities and shape a more sustainable future.
We invest in innovation to continually ensure the greatest quality while, at the same time and at each and every production stage, protecting the environment and using ever more sustainable materials and processing techniques.
The world is a precious asset that needs to be both enjoyed and protected. This is why we promote a conscious use of resources and we are working to limit the environmental impact of our activities in terms of energy consumption, water use and greenhouse gas emissions.
Strategies for a sustainable future
One of the main challenges we face as a business is to minimize our environmental impact, reducing consumption and preserving our planet’s resources for generations to come. To contribute to a sustainable future, we invest in Digital Transformation and Innovation.
Social and environmental responsibility
The social and environmental policies outlined in our Worldwide Business Conduct Manual guide the way in which we build relationships of trust with our employees, consumers, customers and suppliers, as well as with communities, to grow together in a sustainable way. For us, responsibility towards people means being authentic and trustworthy, working with transparency and clarity at all times.
Improving people’s lives has always been our goal. We help people all over the world to see, not only with our glasses but also by promoting healthy lifestyles and behaviours. The idea of creating shared and lasting wellbeing is central to all our strategic areas: relationships with employees, product integrity, our commitment to cultivating talents, the importance of protecting the sight of future generations and vulnerable people, environmental protection and the opportunity to contribute to improving living conditions of local communities.
Our Group Environmental Policy is based on five pillars:
Full compliance with environmental laws and regulations
Optimisation of processes to minimise environmental impact
Creation of greater awareness in the supply chain
Involvement and empowerment of all workers
Transparency towards stakeholders
We exceed all the requirements of environmental regulations such as those governing the use, control, transport, storage and disposal of materials that may be dispersed in the natural environment, as part of wastewater, air emissions, solid or hazardous waste.
We have identified the most relevant issues for our organisation and stakeholders that have a substantial impact on economic, social and environmental performance. The assessment of materiality is performed by cross-referencing the views and priorities of the organisation with those of various stakeholders. The results of our analysis confirm the importance of customer satisfaction, licensee trust, business ethics, governance and compliance, human rights, craftsmanship and product innovation, sustainable supply chain as well as all other aspects of the Group’s social and environmental responsibility.
We contribute to the growth of the social, economic and environmental context in which we operate, generating economic value for workers (salaries), suppliers (operating costs), licensors (royalties paid), government (taxes), banks (interest and fees) and local communities (donations).