Vitale Barberis Canonico

Sustainability Report 2023

  • Pratrivero
  • May 29th, 2024

Vitale Barberis Canonico presents the results of its Sustainability Report 2023, highlighting the progress made and the initiatives undertaken in the field of Persons, Environment and Product.

In the year of the 360th anniversary of the textile manufacturing activities of the Barberis Canonico family, the company’s People were invited to a convivial event to encourage getting to know each other and more constructive meetings: the evening entitled “Insieme” (Together) took place in September 2023 in the historical facilities of the Pray establishment, which had just been renovated. In order to support employees’ children in their education, Study Grants were introduced to complement the Study Scholarships which have been awarded since 2003.

With a view to increasing attention paid to the consumption of natural resources and protection of the Environment, the photovoltaic park was enlarged and the in-house water purification plant was reinforced with a second ultra-filtration line with a membrane bioreactor, MBR, as a result of which the annual water recovery rate was increased to 36%.

In the Product field, increased visibility was given to mohair, the iconic fibre for Vitale Barberis Canonico, with a new winter fabric capsule created using exclusively RMS-certified mohair and RWS-certified wool.