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“By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship.”

  • Riri sponsors Undergraduate and Postgraduate degree students attending the Management Engineering course at SUPSI University, in Ticino, as well as contributing to courses with annual guest lectures on sustainability, GHG Protocol, energy audits and environmental BAT.
  • Since 2017, two former students from this course have joined the Riri team.

“By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally.”

  • Riri’s dyeing plant in Tirano adheres to the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (ZDHC MRSL) programme, ensuring that there are no hazardous chemicals present in the dyeing process supply chain.
  • Riri Group water consumption has seen a 43% decrease from 2017 to 2020 despite significant production growth and acquisitions.

“By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.”

  • Since 2019 all Riri plants have been purchasing electricity only from renewable sources, leading to a reduction of the Group CO2 emissions of approximately 5%.
  • Riri has already installed solar panels in its Palazzolo factory, which currently produce 5% of the plant’s electricity needs. Riri is investigating the feasibility of expanding its solar energy capability across the Group as part of its broader efforts to reduce carbon emissions.

“By 2020, achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil.”

  • In 2010 Riri received OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certification ensuring that components do not contain harmful substances.
  • Since 2018, Riri has replaced all of its non-recycled packaging with FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified packaging made with 100% recycled paper.
  • In order to reduce the use of plastic in the company, in 2019 Riri installed free drinkable water dispensers and distributed sustainable bottles to all its employees.

“Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning.”


“Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships.”

  • Riri Group collaborates with and supports education institutions and civil society in the communities where the Group is present. An example is the sponsorship of Teatro dell’Architettura Foundation in Mendrisio.
  • Riri shares its experience in the sector and its know-how in the field of sustainability by actively collaborating with the main schools in Ticino and taking part in international training projects and sponsorships involving students from the main universities in the fashion sector. For example: partnership with ISKO I-SKOOLTM, Polimoda, NABA, Università Cattolica, STA Lugano and participation in CSR and Social Innovation Exhibition.
  • Riri supports cultural events, raising awareness to environmental issues while connecting with the local communities where the company is present, for example the collaboration with Supsi University.
  • Riri has received a number of recognitions for its work partnering with local communities, schools and universities, including BAQ recognition and WHP award.
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