2030 Agenda: 17 Sustainable Development Goals
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The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a call for action program for people,the planet, and prosperity signed in September 2015 by the governments of the 193 UN member countries. It encompasses 17 Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs - in a major call for action for a total of 169 “targets” or milestones. The official launch of the Sustainable Development Goals coincided with the beginning of 2016, guiding the world on the road forward over the next 15 years: the countries have committed themselves to reach them by 2030.

As a company that is sensitive to all these issues, Tessitura Taiana Virgilio has decided to put the scheme proposed by the UN at the center of its economic, environmental, and social sustainability policy.

Concerning the “Goals” mentioned above, the Organization has the following goals:

  • Goal 3 HEALTH AND WELL-BEING: ensuring health and well-being for all and people of all ages, providing a healthy work environment, guaranteeing annual health surveillance during working hours, and supplementary financial support for health costs of employees and that of their closest family members through the SaniModa platform.
  • Goal 5 GENDER EQUALITY: guaranteeing gender equality and rejecting any form of discrimination against its employees, collaborators, and partners.
  • Goal 7 CLEAN AND ACCESSIBLE ENERGY: ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy systems for all. In 2016, Tessitura Taiana Virgilio promoted the creation of its photovoltaic system for the self-production of “clean” energy used in production processes. The project has achieved the planned goal of reducing energy consumption from the network by more than 30% each year since its activation. This result is considered very positive, and the realization for the near future of a second plant for the self-production of all electricity needed at the company's headquarters is being assessed.
  • Goal 8 DECENT, FAIR WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH: stimulating lasting, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent, fair work for all. The company's growth objectives are always associated with the idea that economic sustainability must be accompanied by environmental and social sustainability. As an Italian SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) we are under one of the most rigorous legislative institutions in the world but our commitment is to go beyond what is required by the current law. By establishing a dialogue with our employees and collaborators, we are committed to creating a pleasant work environment in which our professionalism may flourish.
  • Goal 9 INNOVATION IN INDUSTRY AND INFRASTRUCTURE: building an infrastructure that is resilient, and promoting innovation and fair, responsible and sustainable industrialization. Over the years Tessitura Taiana Virgilio has undertaken the task of carrying out technological innovation projects aimed at improving working conditions, thereby enhancing the high professional skills present in the company in highly qualified activities.
  • Goal 12 CONSUMPTION AND RESPONSIBLE PRODUCTIONS: guaranteeing environmentally sustainable production processes, kept under control and periodically reviewed to make improvements to them over time.
  • Goal 13 TAKING ACTION FOR THE CLIMATE: promoting actions, on all levels, to combat climate change. The TAIANA Environmental Policy defines specific objectives to improve the corporate environmental footprint. From the assessment and selection of raw materials to the choice of less impacting production processes, all the way to the replacement of old machines with new energy-efficient ones.