SUSTAINABILITY
IS AN ESSENTIAL PART OF OUR DNA

We define sustainability as a socio-ecological process characterized by the pursuit of a common ideal: a fair economic development, a great regard for social justice and a special focus on environmental protection.

This Sustainability Itinerary is our journey to move closer to our ideal, setting more and more ambitious goals.

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Our influencers

We are the first visual merchandising group to have joined the Fashion Pact coalition that brings together the most significant players of the fashion industry to reduce the environmental impact through a focus on climate, biodiversity and oceans. 

We are Fashion Pact signatories and members of the Steering and Operating Committee, so we are actively involved in the strategic direction and decisions. 

 

We are signatories to the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action. 

Aligned with the goals of the Paris Climate Change Agreement and moving towards net-zero emissions by 2050, we work to identify ways in which the broader textile, clothing and fashion industry can move towards a holistic commitment to climate action.   

We have collaborated with the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. 

We have engaged with one of the best technological centers in our region, the UPC, Polytechnic University of Catalonia. Given their expertise in materials innovation and sustainability, we have been working with a team of their researchers.  

The aim of this collaboration was to investigate optimum raw materials and material mixes that meet the needs of our planet and customers without compromising the quality of our products. 

Atrezzo contributes to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Atrezzo is actively working towards the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), focusing on those most related to its mission and values, core business and the context in which the company operates. 
We get validated by Deloitte. We believe in science-based accountability and in hiring external experts to validate our progress. The indicators disclosed in this abridged version, as well as those in our full Sustainability Report have been verified by Deloitte. 

Production processes

Atrezzo is unique among mannequin competitors: by realizing the whole production in-house, we do not shift responsibility onto other actors of the value chain.

This enables Atrezzo to ensure that every impact generated during the production process is properly addressed through its sustainability strategy.

12,44kg CO2 GENERATED PER MANNEQUIN (scope 1 & 2 emissions)

100% RENEWABLE ENERGY IN OUR FACTORY

DIRECT CARBON EMISSION ASSURED BY A CERTIFIED THIRD PARTY

EXTENSIVE CARBON FOOTPRINT ANALYSIS (scope 1, 2 & 3 emissions) TO GENERATE MEASURABLE REDUCTIONS IN GHG EMISSIONS

0 m3 WATER CONSUMPTION DURING CORE PROCESSES, INCLUDING PRODUCTION

70% OF OUR SUPPLIERS HAVE AN ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION

Our commitment

While having always a special focus on environmental protection, we don’t forget our commitment to our most valuable resource: our people. That’s why we ensure the wellbeing and safety of all our workers and strictly respect labor rights in each phase of our value chain.
Our commitment with ethics and compliance:

CODE OF ETHICS

CODE OF CONDUCT

EQUALITY PLAN

ANTI-HARRASMENT POLICY

OCUPATIONAL RISK PREVENTION PLAN

ON-THE-JOB TRAINING PROGRAM

85% OF OUR EMPLOYEES HAVE A PERMANENT CONTRACT

97% OF OUR WORKFORCE HAS A FULL-TIME POSITION

>7 YEARS: AVERAGE SENIORITY OF ATREZZO’S WORKFORCE

36% OF OUR KEY PRODUCTION PROCESSES ARE LED BY WOMAN

Raw materials

The debate about which raw material is best for the environment is ongoing and there is no single easy answer. At the present time, there is no market-ready raw material that is fully sustainable and even biodegradable options have environmental impact in terms of energy waste, handling, disposal and emissions. 

We are firmly convinced we need to be transparent with our clients, while investigating new solution that may revolutionize the market. 

RS-07 LSE RESIN

LSE resin (Low Styrene Resin) is best for high design at low production units. 

The mold is the most adaptable and flexible, allowing for greater product detail. 

Molds are also least expensive, making this a good option for low production quantities.  Also, since production is highly artisanal it requires the lowest energy consumption. 

A LSE resin mannequin’s single parts can be easily substituted or upcycled with new pieces and their recyclability degree is good: resin mannequins can be shredded and thermally recycled. We have also found a partner that can recycle resin mannequins using the material in the boat industry. 

Additionally, a mannequin made of this material is lighter than other options, which has benefits for transportation and logistics (scope 3 of the carbon footprint). 

BIO30R PU

PU is best for low-quantity production and product resistance. 

A PU mannequin’s single parts can be easily substituted or upcycled with new pieces and their recyclability degree is good: PU mannequins can be shredded and thermally recycled. We have also found a partner that can recycle resin mannequins using the material in the boat industry. 

Moreover, these mannequins require a mold that is highly flexible and, therefore, easily reusable. The cost of PU molds is also low, making this a good material for lower quantity production. 

PU yields resistant mannequin and is a good solution for mannequins with frequent handling. 

We are currently using a PU with 30% of bio polyols, derived from vegetable oils.  

MM-R2R (reuse to recycle) PS

PS uses some recycled inputs and yields a recyclable material. 

PS blow molding extrusion process does not produce waste and all the non-conforming parts are recycled in a closed loop. 

Mannequins made of PS offer a long-term durability and the material can be recycled and converted into a new mannequin, so we highly encourage clients to dispose of these mannequins properly at the end of their life.  

On the other hand, PS mannequins require significant energy to be produced. 

PS molds are highly inflexible and the costliest, making PS recommended for high quantity productions. 

OTHER MATERIALS

  • Bioplastic for 3D printers 
  • Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certified Wood 
  • Sustainable fabrics 
  • All the fabrics we use have the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certification 
  • Water-based paints 

Atrezzo rejects the use of any Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

100% recyclable packaging

Sustainability is a long-term strategy and a differentiating factor in our market.

This ambition, as it could not be otherwise, has led us to offer our customers the option of having a 100% recyclable packaging.

The 100% recyclable packaging is one more step to integrate our activity in the sustainability plans of our customers within an all-around vision throughout retail.

The most important features of this packaging are:

Outer packaging: 50% recycled FSC certified cardboard

Bump protection: airball made of 50% recycled polyethylene or FSC certified recycled paper

Sealing: adhesive tape made of eco paper and natural rubber

Product protection: recycled foam bag

In addition, our new 100% recyclable packaging still maintains a high-quality and high level of protection. Atrezzo has always stood out for having less than 1% returns due to transport damage.

The 100% recyclable packaging is a starting point among the most ambitious goals which we have committed ourselves as members of the Fashion Pact. Environmental protection is a long-distance race; that’s why we will keep on looking for alternatives to the conventional packaging, to move towards even more sustainable solutions.

We are Atrezzo,
we are sustainable

We are making tangible efforts to bring sustainability upstream, by investigating in innovative solutions to reduce environmental impacts. 

We support clients throughout the life cycle of our products by investigating material and production techniques to increase more and more the quality and, consequently, the durability of our products. 

We offer repairing services and provide instructions on how to reuse, recycle or dispose mannequins at the end of their life. 

AVERAGE LIFE

5-10 years of average life of an Atrezzo’s mannequin. We keep on investigating materials and production techniques to increase more and more the quality of our mannequins.

SECOND LIFE

Atrezzo’s Restoration Studio gets our mannequins ready for a second life. Over 1.000 mannequins repaired or repainted per year.

END OF LIFE

We are working on an End of Life and Waste Management handbook, using our capacity to innovate to empower clients in the end-of-life phase of our products.