Since its foundation in 1998, l’Opificio has shared, among the company goals, the desire to be a sustainable company, because of the product proposed – which is totally formaldehyde-free- and of the product’s aim which is in line with a vision of high quality and style, durability, timelessness and far from a “fast use” concept. Paola Bertoldo, president of l’Opificio:” when we say that quality goes beyond time and fashion, we really think to sustainability too, as a better quality corresponds usually a longer durability and a reduction in waste”.
It is in 1987 that we hear about sustainability for the first time by Gro Harlem Brutland who said: "Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."
In 2015 another important step forward: the Paris Agreement, during which it has been undersigned the European engagement to reach a zero-climate impact by 2050. Finally, the most recent definition for sustainability of the ONU 2030 Agenda expressed in the words of the United Nation General Secretary Ban Ki-moon: “The new agenda is a promise by leaders to all people everywhere. It is an agenda for people, to end poverty in all its forms – an agenda for the planet, our common home.” Sustainability cannot be seen only as an environment problem, but it requires an integrated approach and tangible actions to deal with the important socio-economical, environmentally and institutionally changes that the world will undergo and will have to involve all areas of our societies from the private to the public sectors, from the third sector to the information community to the cultural sector.
l’Opificio has always been aware of its role as private company and has shared since the very beginning the vision to respect nature and the human being and to play an active role in its community.
The company commitment is split in different directions, from a conscious energy consumption derived from renewable resources, to the reduction of CO2 emissions thanks to a short supply chain and an integrated logistics, from the reduction of waste and scraps, to water stewardship, to gender equality, continuous training and the commitment towards its community