SUSTAINABILITY

— Respect for the environment. Commitment to research. Investment in the future. For Alcantara, sustainability is not a side effect, but rather a key requirement.

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Alcantara has always been profoundly committed to sustainability. In fact, for a number of years, the Company has based its approach to development and profitability on the balance between social, economic and environmental factors. It is no coincidence, then, that the Company allocates

 more than 50% of its global investments to activities and initiatives related to sustainability. Over time, sustainability has become a true guiding principle, involving the entire corporate structure and creating a real shared culture. It is key to the Company’s mission: making every day extraordinary.

“For Alcantara, sustainability is a value beyond cost. It is a value for the Company, for employees, for stakeholders and for society. A value for the future.”

Andrea Boragno

Chairman and CEO of Alcantara
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Carbon Neutrality

Alcantara® is a Carbon Neutral material, with zero impact on global warming.

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Being Carbon Neutral means having a net balance of CO2 emissions equal to zero. This includes not only the production process, but also use and disposal of the product. Alcantara was one of the first companies in the world to reach this ambitious goal back in 2009, obtaining the much-coveted Carbon Neutrality certification from one of the strictest and most rigorous international certification bodies (TÜV SÜD). Since then, the Company has fostered a deep and constant commitment to sustainability, as underlined by the processes designed to achieve

continuous improvement with the company, and the numerous additional certifications it has obtained. Alcantara measures, reduces and offsets 100% of all carbon emissions attributable both to Company activities and to the product, from cradle to grave. The residual emissions which cannot yet be eliminated by current technologies are offset each year through the Company’s participation ingreen offsetting projects sponsored by the United Nations, designed to promote the use of renewable energy in the poorest and most disadvantaged areas of the world.

  • FY 2019
  • FY 2018
  • FY 2017
  • FY 2016
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
FY 2019
  • ARGENTINA

    Wind power

  • ERITREA

    Water saving

  • CHINA

    Photovoltaic

  • INDIA

    Wind power

FY 2018
  • INDIA

    Wind power

  • ARGENTINA

    Wind power

  • ERITREA

    Hydroelectric

  • CHINA

    Photovoltaic

  • INDIA

    Wind farm

FY 2017
  • THAILAND

    Biomass

  • LAOS

    Hydroelectric

  • MEXICO

    Photovoltaic

  • INDIA

    Wind

  • CHINA

    Photovoltaic

  • TAIWAN

    Photovoltaic

FY 2016
  • THAILAND

    Biomass

  • NEW CALEDONIA

    Wind

  • UGANDA

    Cooking facilities

  • CHINA

    Hydroelectric

2014
  • CHINA

    Hydroelectric

  • INDIA

    Wind

  • CHINA

    Photovoltaic (2 plants)

2013
  • TAIWAN

    Wind

  • CHILE

    Hydroelectric

  • GHANA

    Cooking facilities

2012
  • KENYA

    Production of drinking water

  • VIETNAM

    Hydroelectric

  • CHINA

    Biomass

2011
  • CHINA

    Hydroelectric

  • THAILAND

    Biomass

  • BRAZIL

    Biomass

2010
  • TURKEY

    Wind

  • TAIWAN

    Hydroelectric

  • INDONESIA

    Geothermal

2009
  • HONDURAS

    Hydroelectric

  • NEW ZEALAND

    Wind

  • INDIA

    Hydroelectric

RESPONSIBLE PROCUREMENT

Alcantara’s responsibility for sustainability extends throughout the entire supply chain (from cradle to grave). In addition to monitoring its supply chain closely, the Company has also been actively involved in raising awareness among its suppliers for a number of years; these suppliers are encouraged to in turn neutralize the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the products supplied to Alcantara, through a rigorous process of measurement, reduction and offsetting.

Alcantara S.p.A. has been monitoring and working alongside its supply chain since 2007, with a view to increasing awareness of sustainability-related issues and enhancing the commitment to resolving these; the Company stipulates that all suppliers and partners must respect the universal principles of human rights, labour standards, environmental protection and fighting corruption. Alcantara S.p.A. is committed to ensuring that its suppliers meet all its procedural requirements for inclusion on the Supplier List. It also encourages improved environmental performance and social responsibility on the part of its suppliers, through: audits carried out on site in order to assess Alcantara S.p.A.’s ability to satisfy the specific supply requests and observe the requirements of the certified management systems (quality, safety, environment and social responsibility); incentives to adopt programmes to improve energy consumption, reduce dangerous materials, reduce emissions, use recycled

or recovered materials and manage waste as well as possible; updated mapping of suppliers, based on various criteria, including the level of risk to sustainability posed by the supply, the geographic area the supplier operates in, information in the public domain, compliance with the Code of Ethics and/or programmes of corporate social responsibility, and conduct during supply;  signing of contracts for services with suppliers that hold them to complying with the SA8000® standard and observing the general section of the Organisational Model (pursuant to Legislative Decree 231/2001) and Alcantara S.p.A.’s Code of Ethics in carrying out their responsibilities. In 2019, Alcantara S.p.A. continued to pursue initiatives designed to raise awareness throughout the supply chain of its environmental sustainability model, increasing the number of supplier categories involved in calculating and offsetting CO2 emissions by continuing to implement carbon offsetting projects.

SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

Alcantara has demonstrated ever-increasing dedication to sustainability, and this has led it to publish its 10th sustainability report, which can be viewed at sustainabilityreport.alcantara.com.

An act of transparency that encompasses all the initiatives and actions undertaken by the Company in order to protect and safeguard people and the environment.

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