Against a background of increasing social responsibility, the policy of the Armani Group pays particular attention to consumer protection and the impact on the environment, and through projects that are aimed at supporting its business, it aims to involve all stakeholders and its product supply chain.
The manufacturing sites, premises and stores are periodically monitored to ensure regulatory compliance and to foster in them a continuous improvement in the environmental performance, with the reduction of any possible waste of resources and materials.
The main commitments of the Group include:
• the involvement of all staff, through communication and initiatives aimed at raising awareness in order to reduce the consumption of paper, water, and electricity;
• the use of the best available techniques to optimize consumption and minimize waste in the renovation of its buildings;
• the adoption of operational methods and organisational aspects that take environmental protection into account;
• the attention to the differentiation of waste for recycling, carried out within the Company and with the intervention of outside parties.
In order to gradually, but constantly improve its environmental performance, the Group aims to establish, in the short term, quantifiable objectives.
Even the paper used for packaging and office activities is the subject of particular attention as regards the certification of its origin, separate collection, and recycling.
For this reason, the Group has chosen to adopt and develop a purchasing policy that provides for the procurement of paper and cardboard, the selection of products made from virgin fibers certified according to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standards, which is the leading independent forest certification system.
It is also for this reason that the packaging guidelines for Armani stores were drawn up in order to abolish all lamination and the use of materials that make paper recycling difficult or impossible, to promote the use of water-based ink and encourage exclusive cooperation with certified suppliers.