With the publication of its Sustainability Report, the Riri Group shares its economic, environmental and social performances and improvements according to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards.
Being “responsible today for a sustainable tomorrow” means that we will simultaneously deliver quality in all our products, meeting the needs of the current generation without compromising the ability for future generations to meet their needs. Aware of the environmental impact of the fashion industry, at RIRI we have been extremely active in finding solutions to mitigate our overall impact across key environmental areas. Some initiatives and results obtained show that 60% of the energy used by the Group comes from renewable sources, the water consumption per kilogram of sold product has been reduced by 27% compared to 2017, and a percentage of 32% of produced waste goes to recycling/recovery.
On top of these achievements, we continue to measure our CO2 emissions and take action to reduce these in line with our sustainability journey.
We are acutely aware of the need to extend such progress across our supply chain. In 2021 we have started mapping our supply chain, identifying our Tier 1 suppliers (direct suppliers): at present, 95% of them are based in Switzerland and Italy.
Underpinning all aspects in our sustainability journey is our greatest asset: our people. In recognition of the pivotal role our people play, in 2021 we focused on the human and social aspect of sustainability by mapping and assessing the current state of our diversity, equity and inclusion so as to make improvements across our company going forward. We are committed to making RIRI an inclusive place of work, redress imbalances and improve career and learning opportunities for all our people.
The report does not cover the plant of AMOM and DMC as they’ve entered the Group in 2021.
We have calculated our Corporate Footprint in partnership with Quantis: