according to Eurojersey

Face to face with Andrea Crespi

What efforts is Eurojersey making when it comes to a holistic approach to sustainability? And what goals is it pursuing?

Transparency and accountability are the values guiding Eurojersey on its journey towards sustainability. These principles are reflected every day in the choices and processes that go in to our entire production cycle. Since 2007 with our SensitivEcoSystem® programme, we have been committed to improving our environmental impact with the goal of tracking and measuring our environmental footprint by taking an inclusive, universal approach to continual improvement. Our company has invested heavily in cutting-edge technologies over the last ten years so that we can produce better while consuming fewer resources, supporting our aim to promote our high-performing and long-lasting Sensitive® Fabrics on the market.

What are the main tools the company is using to measure its environmental impact? What action is being taken to reduce its footprint on the territory?

Back in 2019, Eurojersey adopted PEF (Product Environmental Footprint), a universal system that uses very specific and clearly defined criteria to measure environmental footprint across the entire production cycle. By signing up to PEF, Eurojersey has gained competitive advantages throughout the supply chain in terms of environmental aspects, supply chain control and achieving full product traceability. To reduce its impact on the territory where our production facility is located, we have invested in the latest machinery. Thanks to making efficiency gains from 2020 to 2021, our water consumption has dropped by 9%, while installing our new textile finishing machinery and renewing our heating system have saved 217,000 cubic metres of methane from being emitted.

When it comes to human sustainability, what are the company’s main policies for staff recruitment, training and welfare?

Every person working for us is a resource who helps create Eurojersey’s identity. This is why we safeguard everyone’s values. Fostering socially sustainable value is all about having the right diversity of gender, experience and knowledge. We believe in training human capital and we have invested in 2,320 hours of training in the last year. The company has also introduced a series of welfare initiatives, including our Tessere il Benessere (Weaving Wellbeing) platform, which runs activities on healthy lifestyle, even at work. In 2008 we opened a company gym, which is free for all employees, and in 2014 we joined WHP (Workplace Health Promotion), a Lombardy regional authority project supporting good practice in areas such as smoking, alcohol and food.

How is Eurojersey’s value creation model structured?

In its day-to-day business, Eurojersey generates positive impacts for stakeholders and its local territory: from job creation to distribution of economic value across the supply chain of goods and services. The value generated by Eurojersey in 2021 amounted to approximately 81.4 million Euro against over 71.7 million Euro distributed, 22% of which was value generated and distributed to employees. The economic value distributed to the territory relates to donations and sponsorships that have been given to support the community.

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