SUSTAINABILITY IS AN ESSENTIAL PART OF OUR DNA
We define sustainability as a socio-ecological process characterized by the pursuit of a common ideal: a fair economic development, a great regard for social justice and a special focus on environmental protection.
This document summarizes Atrezzo’s Sustainability Itinerary focusing on the main aspects of our value chain: Made in Spain, Influencers, Production Processes, Commitment, Materials, Delivery and End-of-life
The Sustainability Itinerary is our journey to move closer to our ideal, setting more and more ambitious goals.
100% MADE IN SPAIN
Atrezzo’s Philosophy was defined around the concept of local production.
By keeping 100% of our production local, we are generating a direct economic impacts in the local community and we are able to maintain constant surveillance and monitoring labor conditions, ensuring a strict respect of fundamental rights.
Local production ensures the traceability and quality of our products, it minimizes pollution and it ensures respecting deadlines in dispatching orders.
CERTIFIED SPANISH ORIGIN
79% OF OUR SPEND GOES TO SPANISH SUPPLIERS
ESTIMATED JOBS CREATED BY ATREZZO
OF OUR SUPPLIERS HAVE THEIR FACILITIES IN THE SAME GEOGRAPHICAL REGION OF OUR FACTORY
DAYS AVERAGE TIME FROM ORDER TO DISPATCH
RETURNS DUE TO PRODUCTION FLAWS
OF OUR SUPPLIERS HAVE SIGNED OUR CODE OF CONDUCT
We are the first visual merchandising group to have joined the Fashion Pact coalition that brings together the most significant players of the fashion industry to reduce the environmental impact through a focus on climate, biodiversity and oceans.
We are Fashion Pact signatories and also members of the Steering and Operating Committee so we are actively involved in the strategic direction and decisions.
We are signatories to the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action.
Aligned with the goals of the Paris Climate Change Agreement and moving towards net-zero emissions by 2050, we work to identify ways in which the broader textile, clothing and fashion industry can move towards an holistic commitment to climate action.
We get validated by Deloitte. We believe in science-based accountability and in hiring external experts to validate our progress. The indicators indicated in this abridged version, as well as those in our full Sustainability Report 2019 have been verified by Deloitte.
We partner with the Polytechnic University of Catalonia.
We have engaged with one of the best technological center in our region, the UPC, Polytechnic University of Catalonia. Given their expertise in materials innovation and sustainability, during 2020 we will be working with a team of their researchers.
The aim of this collaboration is to look into optimum raw materials and material mixes that meet the needs of our planet and customers without compromising the quality of our products.
Atrezzo contributes to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Atrezzo is actively working towards the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), focusing on those most related to its mission and values, core business and the context in which the company operates.
Atrezzo is unique among mannequin competitors: by realizing the whole production in-house, we do not shift responsibility onto other actors of the value chain.
This enables Atrezzo to ensure that every impact generated during the production process is properly addressed through its sustainability strategy.
CO2 GENERATED PER MANNEQUIN (scope 1 & 2 emissions)
DIRECT CARBON EMISSION ASSURED BY A CERTIFIED THIRD PARTY
WATER CONSUMPTION DURING CORE PROCESSES, INCLUDING PRODUCTION
RENEWABLE ENERGY IN OUR FACTORY
EXTENSIVE CARBON FOOTPRINT ANALYSIS (scope 1, 2 & 3 emissions) TO GENERATE MEASURABLE REDUCTIONS IN GHG EMISSIONS
OF OUR SUPPLIERS HAVE AN ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION
While having always a special focus on environmental protection, we don’t forget our commitment to our most valuable resource: our people. That’s why we ensure the wellbeing and safety of all our workers and strictly respect labor rights in each phase of our value chain.
Our commitment with ethics and compliance:
CODE OF ETHICS
CODE OF CONDUCT
OCCUPATIONAL RISK PREVENTION PLAN
ON-THE-JOB TRAINING PROGRAM
OF OUR EMPLOYEES HAVE A PERMANENT CONTRACT
OF OUR WORKFORCE HAS A FULL-TIME POSITION
YEARS: AVERAGE SENIORITY OF ATREZZO´S WORKFORCE
OF OUR KEY PRODUCTION PROCESSES ARE LED BY WOMAN
LSE resin is best for high design and product detail, at low production units.
The mold is the most adaptable and flexible, allowing for greater product detail.
Molds are also least expensive, making this the best option for low production quantities. Also, since production is highly artisanal it requires the lowest energy.
A LSE resin mannequin’s single parts can be easily substituted or upcycled with new pieces and their recyclability degree is quite good (resin mannequins can be shredded and thermally recycled).
Additionally, a mannequin made of this material is lighter than other options, which has benefits for transportation and logistics (scope 3 of the carbon footprint).
We use special equipment to absorb styrene emissions in our workplace. Furthermore, we are testing a zero styrene emission resin in order to guarantee the safety of our workers.
PU is best for low-quantity production and product resistance.
A PU mannequin’s single parts can be easily substituted or upcycled with new pieces and their recyclability degree is quite good (PU mannequins can be shredded and thermally recycled).
Moreover, these mannequins require a mold that is highly flexible and, therefore, easily reusable. The cost of PU molds is also low, making this a good material for lower quantity production.
PU yields resistant mannequin, and is a good solution for mannequins with frequent handling.
We are currently using bio polyols, derived from vegetable oils, for the bigger parts of our mannequins (ie. legs).
MM-R2R (reuse to recycle) PS
PS uses some recycled inputs and yields a recyclable material.
Mannequins made of PS offer a long-term durability and the material can be recycled, so we highly encourage clients to dispose of these mannequins properly at the end of their life.
On the other hand, they require significant energy to be produced.
PS molds are highly inflexible and the most costly, making PS recommended for high quantity productions.
We are making tangible efforts to bring sustainability upstream, by investigating in innovative solutions to reduce packaging environmental impacts.
We support clients throughout the life-cycle of our products by investigating material and production techniques to increase more and more the quality and, as a consequence, the durability of our products.
We offer repairing services and provide instructions on how to reuse, recycle or dispose mannequins at the end of their life.