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FiloFlow, sustainability and traceability according to Filo

A certainty which will distinguish the post-pandemic scenarios is the importance of sustainability and traceability. Filo has long since launched FiloFlow, its sustainability project. During the 54th edition of Filo – scheduled on the 7th and the 8th of October 2020 at MiCo – Milan Convention Centre – the products of the companies which participated in FiloFlow will be displayed in a special area within a specific Trend Area.

FiloFlow, the sustainability’s project of Filo, aims at raising awareness among the companies in relation to the development of sustainable production systems and products, both regarding environmental and social-ethic outline. At the same time, it wants to give visibility and enhance sustainable production systems and products carried out by Filo’s exhibitors.
With a view to October 2020 edition, Filo aims at increasing the number of companies which participate in the project. However, the starting point is characterised by very good results: indeed, 53% of Filo’s exhibitors have participated in the first stage of the project. 85% of them use raw materials originating from the recycling of biomaterials, before and after consumption. As far as supply chain’s traceability, 98% of the companies use certified raw materials. During the previous year, 76% of them purchased (or decided to purchase) new machinery which reduce energy or water consumption and, more generally, environmental impact. Therefore, 78% of the companies declared to consume less energy compare to the past, while 79% of them reduced water consumption. Chemical management regards especially dyeing mills: among those which participated to FiloFlow, 92% of them obtained a certification. 73% of the companies started a new path for re-using or re-cycling production waste internally; 75% re-sell them to other manufacturing companies.
In relation to the social-ethic outline, 73% of the companies introduced continuous training plans for their employees; 42% of them have a customer satisfaction measurement system for their employees and 63% of them carried out their own welfare system. A lot of attention is given to suppliers too: 73% of the companies prepared a certification and monitoring scheme, whose 76% is based on indicators shared by the same suppliers. 90% of the companies appointed a responsible for sustainability.


Biella, June 10 2020

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