“From Red to Green Carpet” is a five-year plan, which aims to create the same luxury that today parades on the most famous Red Carpets by drastically reducing the impact on the environment. And Pattern has identified three maingoals to achieve:
1. CARBON NEUTRAL
2. SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY
3.CIRCULAR ECONOMY & REVALUE WASTEBy 2023, we aim to become carbon neutral by using renewable energy and increasing efficiency and energy savings. Also, we add social sustainability to ensure a quality work environment that can stimulate our employees, and economic sustainability, sustaining a continuous growth using certified and quality raw materials. The last goal is to apply the principles of the CE, not only on our brand Esemplare, but also in everyday work, revaluing and reducing wastes.
Pattern crede nell’importanza del contributo di ciascun dipendente nel migliorare la qualità e la consapevolezza del proprio ed altrui lavoro, per questo motivo aderisce allo standard internazionale di Responsabilità Sociale d’ Impresa SA8000 che tutela il suo personale e ne incentiva la sua partecipazione agli obiettivi dell’azienda, nonché monitora l’applicazione di questi principi presso i suoi partner, fornitori ed appaltatori. Per questi motivi dal 2013 Pattern redige un proprio bilancio sociale SA8000. SA8000 è verificabile attraverso un processo basato sulle evidenze. I suoi requisiti si applicano universalmente, indipendentemente dalla grandezza di un’azienda, dalla collocazione geografica o dal settore industriale. Essere conformi ai requisiti di questo standard di responsabilità sociale permette all’azienda di sviluppare, mantenere ed attuare politiche e procedure per gestire le situazioni che essa può controllare o influenzare in termini di gestione, formazione e crescita del personale, salute e sicurezza sul lavoro, clima lavorativo.
A circular economy is an economy designed to regenerate on its own. A circular economy takes the idea from retroactive mechanisms, not linear, that characterize living systems and assumes that economic systems should function as organisms, where nutrients are processed and used, and then reintroduced in the biological and technical cycle. From this derives the concept of a “closed cycle” or “regenerated” of circular economy. The circular economy is a system in which all activities are organized so that waste can be transformed into resources within the system. In contrast to the linear economy, where, at the end of the production cycle, what remains becomes waste, forcing the economic chain to continuously resume the same pattern: extraction, production, consumption, disposal. A product that can be modular, versatile, and able to adapt is a product that can fully exploit the potentialities offered by Circular Economy. Modularity, versatility and adaptability are to be privileged in a fast evolving and uncertain world. Having as goal circular economy, we should focus on long lasting products, developed for updates, aging and repairs, considering strategies as sustainable design. This is the objective to which Esemplare tends, and that starting with 2017 focused on environmental sustainability and technology. The brand is engaged in research and studies, engineers and develops in Italy its collections born from continuous experimentations, using Italian and eco-sustainable fabric, in balance with tradition and innovation, generating outerwear that guarantee high performance based on the distinctive traits of the brand.discover more about esemplare
Starting from 2015, Pattern has engaged in a process aimed at eliminating the substances deemed to be toxic or harmful by the main international standards. This procedure has been followed in conformity with the “Europe 2020” community project and in some cases, even in a more restrictive manner than required in the protocols. In 2016 this process became operational, and the substances considered harmful were completely removed from the products.
Moreover, to make the supply chain more transparent and certified, Pattern’s Clients have set out some tests to check the quality of materials and the compliance with the standards of the products chemical composition, which is considered essential for sale and use of the items of clothing.
The reference standard is represented by the ZDHC: Zero Discharge Hazardous Chemicals.
Furthermore, since 2019 Pattern has subscribed to the “Cleanchain” initiative.
Pattern 2017 Sustainability Report, written for the third year in a row, is the expression of a business culture based on the real implementation of the Corporate Social Responsibility principles. This Report has been drafted following the Sustainability Reporting Guidelines of the GRI (Global Reporting Initiative). Particularly, we have applied the Content Reporting Principles (Stakeholder Inclusiveness, Sustainability context, Materiality, Completeness) and the information quality (Balance, Comparability, Accuracy, Timeliness, Clarity, Reliability) as indicated in the G4 version. We have also followed the indications of the General Standard Disclosures required by the Framework. After identifying the main stakeholders, we have developed a Materiality Matrix. The sustainable performance analysis (economic, environmental and social) is based on a series of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), developed according to the GRI-G4 indicators. For the social and economic aspects, we have considered the principles of accountability written by the Social Statements Study Group (GBS), in an integrative way.
The Summary Table at the end of the report, illustrates the topics discussed in the text about the specific GRI -G4 indicators.