Terratinta Group has obtained
Thanks to the journey that began in 2019 with the CHANGE Project and continued with the amendment of the company’s statute to become a Benefit Company, B Corp Certification is yet another milestone achieved through constant commitment.
B Corp companies are committed to high standards of transparency and sustainability to improve and certify their positive impact on the environment, stakeholders, employees and the community. The goals of B Corp companies go beyond profit, following a more inclusive and sustainable socio-economic model that creates and redistributes value among all stakeholders.
Terratinta Group’s commitment goes back a long way: in small steps, day after day, we have shared daily actions to be carried out within the company and activated projects for our community aimed at pursuing the common good.
A certification that is a great step forward to continue our path towards sustainability, not a point of arrival but a push on the path of continuous improvement.
A new perspective
to foresee our future.
Welcome to the Sustainability Report 2021.
A few months ago, we started this year’s tradition of summarising our company situation for 12 months together with the statutory financial statements. Today we are presenting you with the 2020 Report.
It is a source of pride for us, as a Benefit Company, to be able to present a Sustainability Report in addition to a balance sheet that summarises and describes the company’s profits. This report aims to explain the company’s impact on our important stakeholders, and to tell you about our projects that aim to make us a leader in the field of sustainability.
Doing not only what is necessary, but also and above all what is right for both us and the people around us is inspiring and gives us great conviction and motivation.
A mission, a reason for living and a modus operandi that is leading us, hopefully in the next few months, to BCorp certification, the global movement we want to join as a worldwide elite of companies that aspire to produce social and environmental benefits. We want to set an example for the companies in our area so that they can follow a similar path, improving their welfare policies towards collaborators and acting concretely for the good of the area where we live. The challenges of the UN 2030 Agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are demanding, but all together we can take small steps and think of a better world for future generations. A new point of view is needed. Small but practical steps towards a different tomorrow. Thanks to all the people in Terratinta Group who every day share the commitment and values of this project, which we have named “Change”: together, the journey is much better.
Fighting mediocrity and striving for excellence in our actions always remain the original company dreams, and so we continue.
A mission, a reason for living and a modus operandi that is leading us, hopefully in the next few months, to BCorp certification, the global movement we want to join as a worldwide elite of companies that aspire to produce social and environmental benefits. We want to set an example for the companies in our area so that they can follow a similar path, improving their welfare policies towards collaborators and acting concretely for the good of the area where we live. The challenges of the UN 2030 Agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are demanding, but all together we can take small steps and think of a better world for future generations.
A new point of view is needed. Small but practical steps towards a different tomorrow.
Thanks to all the people in Terratinta Group who every day share the commitment and values of this project, which we have named “Change”: together, the journey is much better.
CEO Terratinta Group
Terratinta Group: a summary
million euros in revenues in 2019
of suppliers are based in Italy
of the main suppliers of ceramic material has environmental certification of product and process
Added Value generated and distributed to Stakeholders in 2020
compensation of CO2 emissions in 2020
number of customers compared to 2018
increase in the number of employees compared to 2019
of the staff is female
training hours provided to employees in 2020
Change means renovate.
Terratinta Group embarks on a path towards the future, and renews corporate practices in terms of Sustainability. With the CHANGE Project, the company wants to contribute to the conservation of the environment through more sustainable choices and professional training courses to raise awareness. The actions can be grouped into three macro-themes: plastic free, paper decrease and green energy, three new drivers for the group’s development.
01 Terratinta Group becomes
With the Extraordinary General Meeting of October, 20th 2020, Terratinta Group changed its name, now “Terratinta Group Benefit Company Limited Liability”, abbreviated in “Terratinta Group Srl SB”.
Contextually, in line with the disposition of the law on December 28th, 2015 n. 208, the Company has specified that, in the exercise of its own activities, it intends to pursue finalities of common benefit which are:
- Terratinta Group is committed to pursuing corporate welfare that gives satisfaction to people who collaborate within the professional family through physical and intangible elements to improve the relationship between private life and work;
- relationships with customers and suppliers are based on trust and shared values such as ethics, respect and professionalism;
- we are committed to carrying out a program of concrete activities for the environment, with sustainable behavior both inside and outside the company;
- we are also committed to being a benchmark for the community and the territory, particularly supporting sports and children.
02 Terratinta Group becomes a CARBON NEUTRAL company
Since 20 November 2020, Terratinta Group has become a Carbon Neutral company, taking charge of its environmental impacts and and choosing to work in a way to make its activities not to impact on the climate. This result was achieved thanks to the participation in the agroforestry project “Fazenda Nascente do Luar”.
Terratinta Group compensated both Scope 1 (direct CO2 emissions) and Scope 2 (indirect energy emissions) for a total of 127 tons of carbon dioxide through the use of high quality VCS carbon credits.
This means that the Company compensated the emissions generated in the previous calendar year (Carbon Footprint) through Carbon Credits certified and recognized by the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Conventions on Climate Change).
03 Plastic free
The first step towards eliminating plastic waste involved removing all plastic containers from vending machines and coffee dispensers. At the same time – for our customers and suppliers – we have chosen glasses and cups totally made of compostable material, sanctioning the complete abandonment of plastic by the company. For internal use we have instead chosen to join the non-production of waste, guaranteeing the availability of washable tableware, customized steel bottles and completely free purified water both natural and sparkling.
Removal of plastic containers
Glasses and cups in compostable material
Distribution of steel bottles
04 Paper decrease
The second step of CHANGE project by Terratinta Group says stop to useless or avoidable prints and the use of digital platforms. Not only CHANGE means the optical archiving of all documentation for internal use (and this is already allowing us to drastically reduce the production of paper). More important, and an even more strategic and revolutionary choice in our sector, CHANGE resulted in the abolition of all paper catalogues, with the exception of the annual general catalogues, allowing us to review the business practices from the basics, changing the forma mentis of each of us and establishing new habits aimed at protecting the environment that will make the whole Terratinta Group a company seriously committed to sustainability and – therefore – the future.
Elimination of unnecessary prints
Digitization of documentation
05 Green energy
Green like electricity and the 100% Green gas we use, purchasing only raw materials produced from renewable sources or obtained through projects promoted by “Gold Standard for the Global Goals”.
Use of electricity and 100% Green gas