“The task that we are called fulfil is
to contribute to make this world a better place,
for us and for future generations”
Our core values
In our view, being a sustainable company means achieving an ideal balance. It’s a condition that requires work, time and the pursuit of continuous improvement.
We follow this path with strong awareness and the biggest sense of responsibility, for our work and our impact, as a company and as a collective of people.
This is why we prefer to talk about responsibility rather than sustainability.
Our concept of responsibility is based on the principles of:
to create better products; better performing and with less impact
in measuring and communicating our impact to all our stakeholders
our planet is a system that can be better and more quickly changed through chain synergies
PLASTIC COMPANY VS RESPONSIBLE COMPANY
We work with plastic, that’s true. But as much as this may seem a clear contradiction, we are convinced that this activity can be compatible with being a responsible company, concerned about the future of our planet and our stakeholders. And precisely because our products are made of plastic, our main objective is to have a sustainable business model.
Our responsibility path follows a broad strategy that includes different actions and projects.
What have we done, and what do we still need to do?
We have changed our name and become a Benefit Company: in our statute, in addition to the object of making a profit, we have added the public and official commitment of a positive impact on society and the biosphere, operating in a sustainable and transparent manner.
We are a multinational company with several manufacturing locations in Europe and commercial locations around the world, and we have also chosen to follow international standards. For this reason, we have joined the United Nations Global Compact.
The Global Compact is an international network that brings together governments, businesses, United Nations agencies, trade unions and civil society organizations, to promote a sustainable global economy, respectful of human and labour rights, environmental protection and fight against corruption.
On 25 September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly, attended by more than 150 leaders from around the world, adopted Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, which consists of 17 objectives – the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
From the Agenda with the 17 objectives identified by the United Nations, we have selected 7 that are fundamental to us. Thanks to our commitment, to date we have already contributed to some of them, and in the future we will devote ourselves to others.
We are committed to creating cutting-edge products, making available to the world the best and most performing technological innovations in the liquid transportation sector: perhaps one of the greatest achievements of mankind, which has expanded today to all aspects of our lives.
For us, the idea of working with plastic responsibly is not a contradiction.
We want to invest in innovation, scientifically measure our work and adopt a supply chain approach that by actively involving all the players following the principle of interdependence, aims at minimizing negative impacts along the life cycles of our products.
- We apply eco-design guidelines with a “cradle-to-grave” approach, taking into account the environmental impacts during all the stages of the product life cycle: from raw material extraction to the end-of-life disposal.
- We have started the process of analysing the impacts that our activities have on the environment through a series of LCAs (Life Cycle Assessments) that allow us to scientifically map such impacts and identify areas for improvement.
The electricity purchased for our production sites comes from renewable sources.
- Our suppliers are an active part of our process: they are directly involved in the gathering of information for the calculation of product LCAs. We ask them to embrace our commitment by working together for a sustainable business.
FITT is not just a manufacturing company, it’s a business community: a thousand people who live and work together every day – by choice – and with shared principles and values. Participative culture is the basis of our company activities, because nowadays a company exists and defines its future through the participation and commitment of all its members.
- The well-being of people is a key element of our corporate strategy, with particular attention to issues related to the company welfare
- We have adopted smart working as an organizational model for a better balance between working and personal life
- In order to fulfil our continuous training strategy, we have acquired an e-learning platform
We invest in creating a true corporate culture by establishing an internal sustainability committee that will guide our responsible transition, using company resources to address every aspect and impact of our business responsibility.
- Aware that sustainable and responsible development is not something that we can achieve by ourselves, we are committed to a path of transparency and synergy with our suppliers.
- In order to identify the social-environmental issues that are most relevant to our internal and external stakeholders, we have used the materiality matrix, an instrument that requires proactive involvement and consultation of the various stakeholder groups
The general ethical principles and the rules of conduct that FITT and FITT’s people accept, share and promote
Starting out from our history and looking towards the vision that we have given ourselves up to 2023, we have first identified the new corporate values belonging to our entire group. Created via a shared process that went from the bottom to the top, 500 of us collaborated in developing a real participatory culture based on: Respect, Responsibility, Think Positive, Be Braveand Teamwork.
Today, we would like to present our Code of Ethics to you. It brings together the general ethical principles and the rules of conduct that FITT and FITT’s people accept, share and promote in their relationships with you and with all our stakeholders.
The Code of Ethics represents a compass for us. It is a concrete tool that is able to guide our behaviour inside and outside FITT in order to be transparent in all our activities to create high-quality, long-term relationships with all those concerned.
You and all those who, directly or indirectly, permanently or temporarily, establish relationships with FITT, each within their own areas of interest and responsibility, are the recipients of our Code of Ethics.
By applying the Code of Ethics to our daily work, we here at FITT, without exception, are aligning our actions and behaviour with the principles and content of the Code. It acts as a guide to direct and enlighten our strategic thinking, the choice of our behaviour, and the assessment of that belonging to others. In this way, it succeeds in combining the moral and managerial spheres, individual and corporate responsibilities, and the personal and collective spheres.
The Code of Ethics is not merely the implementation of Italian Legislative Decree No. 231/2001. For us at FITT, it is a tool of corporate social responsibility and a vehicle to seize new opportunities for growth.
We are thrilled to be able to share the guidelines contained within our Code of Ethics with you. Our aim is to encourage behaviour that supports sustainable growth and to strengthen the trust that you and other stakeholders have in our company. We are starting out from the principle that only by respecting others we can gain respect ourselves