Miroglio Fashion Solutions attaches great importance to sustainability, especially when it comes to social and environmental issues. The main goals are to improve the environmental and social impact of its products, achieve thorough transparency in the supply chain and source sustainable materials from trustworthy, reliable partners, as well as promoting efficiency and innovation.
The sustainability strategy extends throughout the supply chain, with the acceptance by all suppliers and sub-suppliers of a Code of Conduct, with the aim of being able to deliver on the commitments made to all stakeholders.
Miroglio Fashion Solutions wants to demonstrate that a sustainability pathway can be implemented in the market efficiently and competitively. This has also been made possible by a major investment plan undertaken by the Miroglio Group in technological innovation (which has enabled the reaching of striking results in environmental sustainability, saving on natural resources such as the water used in printing processes, and reducing the use of hazardous chemical substances) and by a focus on social issues and safety at work.
Recognizing the urgency of eliminating the use of toxic chemical compounds from the textiles and apparel industry, in 2014 the Miroglio Group voluntarily joined the Greenpeace Detox campaign, undertaking to eliminate from its production processes certain toxic substances which are particularly harmful for the environment and man. Within this context, Detox is a decidedly challenging program that lays down strict guidelines, pursuing as its final goal the complete elimination of the substances by 2020. With a view to ever increasing transparency, Greenpeace have created an online platform (IPE) on which the results of raw wastewater analyses are entered by all those involved in the production process.
Miroglio Fashion Solutions pays attention to working conditions on its various production area sites. As well as transparency, it requires suppliers to allow the carrying out of on-site inspections to ensure clear social compliance.
As a confirmation of this process, suppliers are required to provide certification or official audits issued by international bodies which guarantee compliance with the standards. These verification programs are based on social-ethical principles, with a particular focus on managing human resources, health and safety, environmental policy, and legal, customs and safety standard compliance.
The most widely-used social compliance audit programs are as follows:
– WRAP certification (USA)
– BSCI (Europe)
– SEDEX (Europe)