Ifaba's future rests on responsible investment
Ifaba's five-year business plan places ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) factors at the center of its investment strategy. The group with headquarters in Parabiago (MI), two branches in Italy and one in Romania, an international leader in the production of shoe lasts, is carrying out a process of innovation of its premium positioning, committing itself to the issues of environmental and social sustainability. In this sense, the company is also working to obtain ISO 9001 certifications on quality management systems, ISO 14001 on environmental management systems and ISO 45001 on safety in the workplace during 2024.
«On the environmental front - explains Luca Giani, General Director of the IFABA Group - we have installed a photovoltaic system at the Parabiago headquarters which allows us to significantly reduce emissions, with 97,500 kilos of CO2 saved, therefore not emitted into the atmosphere, and a total power of 183 kWp. Numbers that translate into a benefit on the environment comparable to the planting of 1772 trees."
The company has also entered into an agreement with the Omnisyst company for waste recycling which allows it to monitor CO2 savings while taking the circular economy and energy efficiency into account. On the social issue, last December Ifaba supported its employees with an extraordinary contribution of 500 euros net and supplementary health policies are also being evaluated.
Finally, Governance. «We have implemented what is required by decree 231 on the Code of Ethics – drafting it in Italian, French and English, in order to be able to transmit it to all our suppliers and customers, brands in the luxury footwear segment» explains Giani, whose entry into the company dates back to August 2022. «I worked for years in Nordic multinationals that were very attentive to environmental issues: together with the owners we decided to draw from this experience and build a path on it». IFABA – concludes Giani – is for me a stimulating and dynamic reality, where the craftsmanship of the product and the potential of production capacity make the Group a market leader. The manufacturing world is the common denominator in my working career, from multinationals to family-run businesses, and thanks to this experience I began an exciting growth path with the Belloni family."