Panariagroup has published the second Sustainability Report, reinforcing the commitment to responsible business practices
Panariagroup, one of the leading international groups in the production of luxury, high-end ceramic surfaces, has presented its second Sustainability Report 2017, drawn up in compliance with the GRI Standards published by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and certified by the independent auditors Deloitte.
The Sustainability Report analyses and reports on the economic, environmental and social responsibilities of the Group, whose mission has always been to grow and create prosperity in harmony with people and the environment.
“Last year the publication of our first Sustainability Report”, commented Emilio Mussini, President of Panariagroup, “generated extremely positive feedback and has allowed us to establish an increasingly open and constructive dialogue with all our stakeholders in order to create a business model that is increasingly ethical and respectful of people and resources”.
“With the new 2017 Sustainability Report, this process”, continued Mussini, “continues. We believe that it also represents an important lever for strategic differentiation, because consumers are increasingly preferring companies with a credible and sustainable profile. We therefore restate our commitment that the years to come will see us punctually and constantly reporting the new results achieved in the field of sustainability”.
The approach taken by the Panariagroup is consistent with the evolution of customer choice models. Recent research has established that a company’s reputation has a growing influence on the choices of consumers, who are increasingly guided by a careful assessment of the sustainability characteristics of the product and the company, as well as the material quality and price.
For the Panariagroup this has led to significant investments in innovation that resulted, in 2017, into significant developments and the achievement of the objectives defined by the Group. Among them:
- further reduction of the environmental impact of production activities through the completion and commissioning of new lines and plants;
- a significant reduction in electricity consumption;
- a significant increase in the use of environmentally friendly packaging materials.