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GreenItaly 2020: Ratti among the sustainable companies

Ratti has been included in the eleventh edition of GreenItaly 2020, the report on the Green Economy published, as every year, by Symbola, the Italian Quality Foundation and UnionCamere, with the patronage of the Ministry of the Environment.

With 77,691 companies, Lombardy is in first place in Italy in the ranking regional by absolute number of companies that have invested, or will invest within the year, in green technologies, “as the best response to the crisis we are going through, thus demonstrating that we can lead an Italy ready for recovery found” as the report itself mentions.

GreenItaly is a report conducted annually on the value of the Green Economy that tells how Italy has been able to take up the great environmental challenges in the field of innovation and research, developing economic value for companies and the country.

Since 2010 “GreenItaly” is an indispensable tool for knowing numbers, territories and sectors of the Italian green economy, but above all to analyze and understand the leading role that Made in Italy can play in the market international by focusing on sustainability.

Freudenberg Performance Materials and Ratti sign a cooperation agreement

Performance Materials
, leading global manufacturer of innovative technical textiles, and Ratti SpA, a creative and responsible
company active in the world of fashion textiles, have signed a collaboration agreement for the development
of circular economy projects

The two companies intend to integrate their respective
expertise with the aim of designing and
implementing new offers, products and services based on the reuse and recycling
of textile materials

The first step in this direction is represented by the
program “Second Life Fibers”, which
see the two groups involved in the offer of a product based on the reuse of silk. The product will be
presented at the next fairs of the fashion industry.

In 2018, the Freudenberg Group employed more than
49.000 people in almost 60 countries worldwide and generated sales of
approximately €9.4 billion.

Ratti SpA, listed on the Milan Stock Exchange has a
turnover of 110 million euro and is supported by about 800 people. The company
publishes its sustainability report.

This agreement testifies to the commitment of both
Groups to implement initiatives and
programmes on sustainability issues


Il Gruppo Ratti continua ad investire sulla sostenibilità ambientale con l’obiettivo di diventare sempre più un’azienda “plastic free 100% recycled”. In questo suo affrontare il problema, Ratti non vuole demonizzare, ma capire come poter trovare un’alternativa alla quantità di plastica che quotidianamente viene utilizzata.

Spinta da questa nuova consapevolezza, Ratti ha deciso di intraprendere una serie di azioni volte all’eliminazione della plastica monouso all’interno dei cancelli dello stabilimento di Guanzate, convertendosi a soluzioni che prima hanno comportato l’utilizzo di erogatori e brocche in sala mensa, per passare poi all’uso di bio-bottle e bicchieri in materiale riciclabile negli uffici, scegliendo, infine, di regalare a tutti i propri dipendenti delle borracce personalizzate da utilizzare con i nuovi erogatori installati nelle palazzine uffici e produzione.

L’incentivo verso un comportamento sostenibile praticato all’interno del Gruppo, dove convivono quasi 600 persone è indubbiamente uno degli aspetti educativi più importanti che si possono avere. Si tratta di azioni semplici tuttavia concrete che marcano la differenza nell’agire quotidiano. Queste iniziative adottate dal Gruppo Ratti rientrano nei progetti avviati con la campagna “Plastic free” promossa nel corso dell’anno dal Ministero dell’Ambiente, così come concorre al raggiungimento dell’Obiettivo 14 dell’Agenda 2030 per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile delle Nazioni Unite per “conservare e utilizzare in modo durevole gli oceani, i mari e le risorse marine per uno sviluppo sostenibile”.

Ratti’s natural dyes

A collection of 90 fabrics, yarn-dyed and printed with natural colours.

Building in certainty: this is the spirit of Ratti, during the occasion of the new edition of Première Vision in Paris, presenting its own sustainable creative innovation. After a long period of testing in its development and research laboratory, the result is a dual application of dyes: a palette of 60 colors for natural dyeing of yarns, for the production of yarn-dyed wool items, together with 30 natural printing dyes for the making of printed silk items.

The dyeing of the yarns that make up the selection of the weaved items is completely natural, of vegetable origin, made through eco-compatible processes, which means NOT using any chemical product. The advantages of this natural dyeing process are, first of all, the biodegradability, the low toxicity and the absence of skin allergic reactions. The yarns produced are available in a wide palette of colours ranging from sandalwood to blueberry, touching the shades of turmeric and liquorices, at the same time presenting the characteristics of solidity and resistance to washing and to light exposure. The natural colours for printing have been obtained from vegetable extracts, thanks to a procedure that requires an ad hoc formulation for each shade of colour. Silk is the basis on which tests were carried out, leading to good results in terms of appearance and uniformity of shades.

This natural choice made by Ratti reflects its offer of over eighty items that now constitute the responsible collection. Natural dyes are present in a free, but at the same time impeccable, declination, and follow in the wake of the technological and stylistic study of the company, which has always been attentive to experimentation, thus giving life, from collection to collection, to quality fabrics and prints for a sustainable and trendy wardrobe.

Sustainability Report 2018

Established in 1945, Ratti is now an industry leader in the printing of refined and natural fabrics. This is where the infrastructure, primarily the machinery, plays the largest part; innovative and specialized in that sector. It’s in this area that Ratti has assumed a long-term goal towards becoming sustainable in our development strategy.
A tangible sign of this policy and therefore a solid testimony that the making of sustainable value for the people and the environment represents a fundamental part in the Company’s strategy is the new Sustainability Financial Report that Ratti Group have chosen to fulfil. It’s a formal document drawn up to be fully transparent to all stakeholders. Simultaneously, Ratti has now adopted the Declaration of consolidated- non- financial character (DNF n°254/2016) recognised by the Global Reporting Initiative of its most recent edition (GRI Standards).

“Our second Sustainability Financial Statement”, claims Sergio Tamborini, Ratti’s CEO, “represents a crystal-clear report, realized after a model example that wants to highlight the sublime quality of the current relationships of Ratti and their business partners, in a context where you can find true pragmatism in various aspects: economical, social and environmental.”

In addition, “By publishing this second edition of the Sustainability Financial Statement”, Doni Ratti, managing director of Ratti, has stated, “I would like to underline how this report has become, even under a cultural point of view, a substantial time for our company, which is helping us not only to carry out with perseverance and consistency our daily routine, but is at the same time filling us with energy and motivation in order to take on that responsibility for an ongoing improvement.”

With this perspective, more than 20 million euros have been invested in technological innovation, hydro-efficient energy and waste reduction, guaranteeing excellent results both in terms of reduction of costs and the environmental impact. A greater level of sustainability is strategic to the business. Furthermore it is thanks to the participation of all the employees of the company in these areas that it was possible to reach a new added value to the company and its stakeholders.

The KPI and the policies traced in the statement confirm the dedicated achievement of the targets exhibiting a sustainable progression in all of its dimensions; environmental, social and economical. All of this combines with a considerable increase of the shared value accomplished. Throughout the activities respond to ONU’s leaders in the sector. The segments on which the Group’s commitment concentrates, in terms of sustainability, is also analyzed in depth in the Financial Statement 2018:
• The People (uniqueness and talent – the ingredients to success)
• The Process and the Production (matter becomes creation)
• The Environment (Ratti’s environmental commitment)
• The Habitat (Ratti and their revitalization of the area and its community)
• The economical accomplishment and its guidance.

The new sustainable approach of the Ratti Group represents an important challenge as well as a guide to start following an itinerary towards the strategic integration of business sustainability, while keeping targets in consideration to the employees. In return they are asked for full involvement. Professional development, safety on the workplace, nurturing and improvement of the company’s climate have greatly been goals for the Group all of these years. The results and initiatives have been the outcome of teamwork where every idea and project hasve not only given life to an excellent product, “Made in Italy” but the result of all those values in which the Company still believes after more than seventy years of business. It is our hope that this philosophy will be passed on to future generations.

re generazioni.

Ratti for Responsibility

Ratti, in order to meet the needs of a world where sustainability, not only the environmental one, plays an increasingly important role, has presented its new Responsible Collection in Milan. Thirty three items are designated on the basis of natural fiber (organic silk gots, organic cotton gots, linen, hemp), artificial fibers (lyocell and viscose FSC), synthetic fibers (new life, recycled polyester, recycled and regenerated nylon) and responsible leather.

From sketches to moodboard, it is here that the creative offices of the major fashion houses glean their first ideas for their new collections. Ratti has chosen to be on their side with a wide range of fabrics characterized not only by the creativity that emerges from every design or colour, but also by the innovation and research of the printing office, leading us to favour traditional printing over digital. This is not only the best expression and execution of the creations, but it is above all, the less environmentally impactful technique. To this, abstinance of metallic dyes and PFC are omitted.

If it is true that each step is able to influence and determine how much the environmental impact will be on the creation of a garment as well as an entire collection, the fabrics of the Responsible Collection move in this direction. Representing a concrete step towards sustainability and transparency, this new Ratti Responsible Collection beats in unison with the certifications that the company has obtained over the last few years to protect workers, their experience as well as immense wealth of ideas and creativity. Only by placing an increasing attention to every stage of printing and production can the company minimize the impact on the environment.

A Sustainable project with Kapdaa

Ratti, leader in the art of printing and production of the finest fabric, is a made in Italy excellence and partner of the most important luxury brands all around the world, from 1945.

Since 2011 Ratti has undertaken a journey of sustainability, paying particular attention to the matter of waste. In this way the company decided to promote the art of recycling, thanks to a collaboration with Kapdaa – an English company specialized in re-use fabrics scraps in order to create new products – working on a project to create responsible notebook and tote bags. The result of this collaboration is a capsule collection who valorized Ratti wasted fabrics in a creative way, giving them a new life. The idea behind the project is the possibility to regenerate those fabrics who ended his life cycle.

Ratti new accessories proposal contribute to discover new ways to reuse the fabrics, highlighting sustainability and responsibility, in a elegant and stylish way.
To be fashion, to be responsible.


The new Responsible Collection

From September 19 to 21, Ratti is proud to present the third Responsible Collection at  Première Vision Paris.

The new responsible collection by Ratti shows feminine faces that overlap as if they somehow were a mosaic of the human soul. It is a sketch of lines, a pulsing of tones and nuances, a vibration of shapes so that each
face always looks different, in process. They are faces that tell hopes and disappointments, faces in which eyes are lines open towards infinity, with lips that one would follow until the end of the story.
40 articles declined in natural fibers (organic silk gots, organic cotton gots, hemp, organic gots and regenerated wool), artificial fibers (lyocell), synthetic fibers (new life and recycled and regenerated nylon) and responsible leather; these are the numbers of the collection that stands out not only for the creative idea behind the process, but also for the technological innovation of responsible printing techniques. A collection that is first of all raw material becoming the starting point for the concrete realization of ideas, whether these are destined to the world of clothing or of accessories.
Each printing declines two complementary attitudes: on the one hand the search for a calm, essential balance, almost a desire to escape the omnipresent visual frenzy, on the other the need to underline a vivid and performing present time that only a company like Ratti is able to create. Raw materials are a primary tool that allow one to create shapes and volumes, to define lines and proportions. Experimentation and research together with sophisticated processes and printings to create the basis of a tight and close relationship between the creative idea and a production that provides experience and skills handed down from generation to generation.
The faces of the new Ratti collection express the need to save passion and tradition, preserving both of them from ephemeral piracy; at the same time they tell of an extraordinary work that, from one collection to another, takes care of the art of printing by protecting it from stereotypes of modern everyday life. Each woman’s face establishes a dialogue with the next one, their gaze living reality in a deep way, making every nuance and feeling current.

The responsible collection widens the company offer in terms of materials, representing a decisive response to a market from which more and more requests for sustainability and transparency are coming. The choice of a responsible collection is in harmony with the certifications that Ratti has acquired over the years to protect the immense wealth of creativity and craftsmanship of the company, placing an ever increasing attention in the production phases, in order to reduce environmental impact to a minimum.

Ratti obtains the SERI.CO certification

Ratti has always been careful not to disregard what is becoming a priority for our consumers in choosing a product, a service or a company: environmental issues. The objectives, in this sense, are not simply limited to the heritage defence and people welfare, but rather chooses to unravel along a program that aims to obtain more and more particular certifications.

The latest accreditation that we received, is SERI.CO: a certified system for products and processes, issued by Bureau Veritas Italia, whose primary purpose is to provide the maximum guarantees in terms of production process, textile product and, last but not least, on the chemical / formulated / coloring product for the toxicological properties.

SERI.CO guarantees that the qualitative characteristics of the textile product are for the technological and performance properties and for the eco-toxicological properties. It also ensures that the fabric does not contain or release substances that are harmful to the users’ health.

The art of know-how represents for Ratti an immense patrimony of creativity and craftsmanship and intrinsically must be protected and valued, only in this way a fabric or a print Ratti can represent a real competitive advantage. In an economic and social background such as the current one, it is fundamental for Ratti to ratify itself profoundly respectful of the craft and environmental heritage, ensuring the highest quality of its work.

SERI.CO certification



Ratti certificated OHSAS 18001

OHSAS 18001

The decision of Ratti Group to continue the certification process has been dictated by a drive to act and implement behaviours aimed at making the concepts of sustainability and welfare increasingly concrete.

It is first of all a matter of business coherence, of commitment and convincing choices that become the inspiration for targeted and satisfactory aims. It is a continuous work, that culminated with the attainment of the OHSAS 18001 certification. It is a result possible only if the company in question perfectly meets the criteria of safety for workers and of quality of the production systems, verified thanks to a careful inspection of the site and through extensive interviews with staff.

The aim of OHSAS 18001 is that of sustaining and promoting good practices in terms of health and safety for workers. This certification allows the Group to develop a policy that protects all those who revolve around the Ratti world, establishing objectives and processes for the implementation of the certification itself.

Specifically, the certification:

– maintains and improves the health and safety management system
– ensures that a policy is adopted in appliance with the current legislations and standards.

It offers not only protection, but also economic and commercial opportunities, because:

– it protects the working environment, going towards a conscious use of resources
– it opens to the possibility to participate to invitations to tender or to call for bids where this certification is a basic requirement
– it allows ever greater economic savings
– it improves the image because of the company commitment

All this is a further aspect of Ratti, a company that has made printing and fabric its strong point: a product in which it has always believed, invested and, last but not least, that it has always protected.

Certification OHSAS 18001