Over the years, we have created a business model that put the environment and the social aspects first; that inspires a sustainable development through targeted investments, constant attention to people to the production processes and to the impact on the environment.
“Sustainability, next level is a fundamental value for us. Our commitment for the environment and respect for people to build a better world for the new generations. Every day.”
Sustainability Report 2022
Our Sustainability Journey continues with the new Sustainability Report, which presents the results relating to the Group’s commitment to sustainability issues are divided into three main areas Environment, Economy and Social, in line with the ESG principles promoted by the European Union and with the objectives of the 2030 Agenda.
We have been on this path for years, striving to involve our stakeholders in an ever more active manner through a systemic approach that results in a wide-ranging and long-term Sustainability Plan.
Sustainability is a journey
Traveling means choosing a destination, exploring new horizons, and facing new challenges. But traveling also means sharing, and when you travel as a group, you grow together in a path of mutual encouragement that helps you constantly improve and look ahead.
Likewise, Gruppo Mastrotto sees its commitment to a more sustainable future as a journey, and it has shared it since the beginning with its stakeholders – clients, suppliers, and collaborators – in a new form of business model and relationship with the market.
REVIVA: THE NEW LIFE OF LEATHER
Another step in this journey is the patenting activity that gave life to “REVIVA”, an innovative material for the fashion sector designed to reuse scrap finished leather, thus completing the product’s circularity and giving value to the typical by-product of the tanning cycle.
REVIVA means the “Second Life of Leather” because it is RE-CYCLE ennobled waste material, RE-NEWABLE finishing from renewable sources, RE-USE of scraps from finished leather and RE-DUCE reduction of waste production and CO2 emissions.
INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
Quality, Safety and Environment.
Integrated Management Systems is therefore the unit that optimizes the integrated communication of corporate processes and acts as reference for any goal, be it a problem or a suggestion, so that the appropriate action of corporate strategic planning can be taken.
The common points among the different systems will become Formal, Relational and Planning actions for the best achievement possible of the following goals:
- Increase customer satisfaction: exhaustive and fast responses to the requirements of customers, complying with the standards for environmental impact, social responsibility, safety of products and of the workplace.
- Appropriate strategic planning: it allows the company to consider all the important factors, according to its strategies.
- Continuous improvement: integrating systems enables individual improvement to be shared and operated by others.
Quality Management System
Gruppo Mastrotto operates in compliance with the requirements set forth by the UNI EN ISO 9001:2015 standard, in the following fields of application: design and production of finished leathers for furniture, footwear, car and aircraft interiors, leather goods, clothing and accessories.
Environmental Management System
Gruppo Mastrotto operates in compliance with the requirements set forth by the UNI EN ISO 14001:2015 standard, in the following fields of application: design and production of finished leathers for furniture, footwear, car and aircraft interiors, leather goods, clothing and accessories through tanning, re-tanning, dyeing and finishing treatments.
Gruppo Mastrotto operates in compliance with the requirements set forth by the IATF 16949:2016 framework for the following activities: production of finished leather for car interiors.
Council Directive 2014/90/EU
on Marine Equipment
Gruppo Mastrotto operates in compliance with the requirements set forth by the 2014/90/EU framework with regards to the maritime fitting sector for EC ships.
LWG Gold Rated
The best practices of Gruppo Mastrotto in the environmental and safety fields have been recognized and awarded with the achievement of the Gold Rated, the maximum score of the international certification LWG, Leather Working Group.
The main objective of the Leather Working Group is to develop and maintain a protocol that evaluates environmental compliance and corporate practices regarding sustainability, by promoting improvements in the leather industry.
DER BLAUER ENGEL
Blauer Engel, the German government certification, proves the ecological quality of the leathers produced by Gruppo Mastrotto. Our leathers are produced with the purpose to minimize their impact on the health and the environment during the production phase as well as in the recycling and disposal phases.
Blauer Engel-certified products further protect the environment and the health of people thanks to a series of tangible benefits:
- lower consumption of water during the various production phases;
- use of raw materials produced in a sustainable fashion;
- sound use of resources during the production or disposal phases;
- absence of harmful effects on the health and the environment because of the low of emissions;
- easy to recycle.
LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO-TEX® is an independent and internationally renowned standard for leather and leatherware in every form: from semifinished leather to end products such as purses, gloves, garments, etc.
The LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO-TEX® certification applies to leather production and identifies all the substances used that are harmful to humans. The aim is to provide a transparent report of the company’s attention to safety throughout the supply chain, from the brand to the retailer, to the end user.
The OEKO-TEX® label guarantees a safe purchase for the health of both people and the environment.
OEKO-TEX® updates its testing criteria at least once a year: this is how it takes into account the most recent scientific discoveries and legislation updates.
Gruppo Mastrotto is a member of Leather Naturally, an association that promotes the use of globally-manufactured sustainable leather and seeks to inspire and inform designers, creators and consumers about its beauty, quality and versatility.
Awards and acknowledgements
Thanks to the constant research of innovative and sustainable solutions, Gruppo Mastrotto is one of the 5 companies chosen to take part to the GREEN L.I.F.E. project (Green Leather Industry for the Environment), financed by the European Commission. Green LIFE’s primary goal consists in reducing the environmental impact of the various segments of the tanning sector.