Sustainability

Our commitment to the planet, our commitment to people.

SUSTAINABILITY

On our pathway inspired by mindful growth and ecological transition, we are aware of our responsibility towards nature and future generations.

We are committed to generating value with as little impact as possible, seamlessly combining elegance, respect, style and circularity: the MTWH sustainable approach permeates all aspects of our business.

It is palpable in our best practices, in our efforts to inspire a virtuous and synergistic pathway along the entire supply chain, so as to return benefits to the communities we operate in.

MTWH FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

The Group’s commitment to supporting and promoting constant innovation is what drives its attention to sustainable technologies and production processes.

– Controlled use of water during production is optimised through the implementation of water reuse systems including galvanic cycles, tumbling and cooling; a waste water treatment plant and water analysis process with third party verification. All this allows us to monitor and optimise our impact.

– Reduction of single-use plastic for less waste production, encouraging the use of reusable items.

– Energy optimisation plan to boost solar power use at the Group’s facilities.

MTWH FOR PEOPLE

– Promotion of different teams of people in the Group and players of the entire production chain, through the support of professionals and partners, encouraging improvement through a continuous feedback system.

– Support for local communities and social organisations.

– Charity: MTWH believes in the future of its work and people throughout the world, which is why it is passionate about promoting social and charity projects, with particular focus on social and environmental policies. The Group supports a multitude of initiatives of benefit to local and international communities.

MTWH FOR THE PRODUCT

Tireless research into sustainable materials and techniques permeates each of the Group’s sectors and divisions.

A trailblazing research and development team is continuously committed to designing more responsible, longer lasting and lower environmental impact products.

Recycled . Systematic . Biodegradable . Organic

This ethos permeates the entire process, from raw materials: we never tire in our search for alternatives that can improve our sustainable solutions, for the more ecological management of resources, in order to reduce of dependence on virgin materials.

TRANSPARENCY

We recognise how important it is to respect the planet we inhabit and are determined to build on our commitment to operating in an ethically mindful way, by caring for the environment through deeds, not just words.

We strongly believe this process must be shared with our partners, stakeholders and lastly, end consumers, by investing in shared knowledge and growth. Thus we work to achieve increasingly advanced results, embracing our responsibility for sustainability and transparency by undergoing authoritative third party monitoring to confirm our performance, with a promise to never turn our backs on the path towards constant improvement.

CERTIFICATIONS

ISO 14001

ISO 14001 is the international standard that defines the criteria for establishing an environmental management system and sets forth the respective regulatory framework.

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SA8000

SA8000 is the international ethical certification standard that encourages the development, upholding and application of social responsibility practices at the work place.

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STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®

OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certifies product safety by ensuring it has been tested to verify it is free from harmful substances and that it is harmless to human health.

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REPORTS

Ethical Code

Our Ethical Code expresses the values we believe in and establishes all the principles, practices and behaviours that guide all that we do.

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Sustainability Report

In order to convey our approach to fairness, human rights and Corporate Social Responsibility, we suggest Sustainability Report publication as a good practice for all the Group’s companies.

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Restricted substances list (RSL)

Manufacturers and brands worldwide must pay increasing attention in order to supply products free from harmful chemical substances. The implementation of a restricted substances list (RSL) is an invaluable tool for the entire supply chain as it helps with the definition and monitoring of specific standards to protect people’s health and the environment.

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

With LCA we assess the environmental impact of all production phases of our products, from raw materials to processing, production, distribution and use. Thus we obtain and are able to provide an accurate assessment of the actual impact of products.

Policy

The fundamental points of an approach that aims to balance economic development with environmental protection and social responsibility.

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Prevention of child labour and ensuring the correct employment of young workers

Our commitment to defining responsibilities and operating procedures for preventing child labour and ensuring any young people are employed in compliance with applicable legislation and the requirements of SA 8000.

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Report forms

Ever open to continuous improvement in our Group, we aim to constantly inspire and drive employees and partners to share their feedback and observations on our operations.

Reports and complaints

For the confidential and anonymous reporting of any non-conformities with respect to SA 8000 standards, the Integrated Policy and the Ethical Code, or for submitting suggestions on how to improve the Social Responsibility system.

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Whistleblowing

The term whistleblowing refers to the warning made by a person working within or on behalf of the group who finds himself witnessing an illicit and potentially harmful behavior for the organization’s reputation to which it belongs and/or for the entire community and decides to report it to the organization itself.

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Technical guide
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DPIA
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Platform