“The task that we are called upon to fulfill is
to contribute to making this world a better place,
for us and for future generations.”
Alessandro Mezzalira – CEO
In FITT’s vision, being a responsible company means transforming its business model to achieve an ideal balance, with the objective of creating economic value and having a positive impact on the planet and on people’s lives.
FITT is a Benefit Company, and in addition to the object of making a profit, it has added in its statute the public and official commitment of a positive impact on society and the biosphere, operating in a sustainable and transparent manner.
On 25 September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly, attended by more than 150 leaders from around the world, adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which consists of 17 objectives – the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
From the agenda of the 17 goals identified by the United Nations, FITT has selected 7 goals on which to take tangible action, in line with the UN 2030 targets.
In an era of change and great challenges, FITT, like many other companies all over the world, makes an important contribution to sustainable development.
Investing in innovation, scientifically measuring the impact of its products and adopting a supply chain approach that minimises negative effects throughout the whole product life cycle, is what enables FITT to create an increasingly sustainable business model.
FITT is engaged on two parallel fronts: energy, with a view to decarbonisation, and development of innovative products. For the first, the target is to achieve carbon neutrality (Scope 1-2) for all Italian plants by 2025 and for all group plants by 2030. For the second, the aim is to reach by 2025 a 10% turnover from innovative products with lower impact, producing 10% less Co2eq than their traditional equivalents.
Create well-being, inclusion and safety for the FITT people.
FITT is not just a manufacturing company, it’s a business community: a thousand people who live and work together every day, with shared principles and values. Participative culture is at the basis of company activities, because nowadays a company exists and defines its future through the participation and commitment of all its members.
Support social and environmental initiatives, at the local and international level, mainly in relation to health, women, youth, and disabled people, creating partnerships with the stakeholders.
For FITT, doing business today means placing oneself in an open and active relationship with the territory in which one operates: no longer solely concentrating on making a profit but also embracing a logic of value generation, which cannot overlook the social and environmental value it produces.
To be successful, the sustainable development agenda requires partnerships between governments, the private sector and the civil society.
These inclusive partnerships, built on principles and values, a common vision and shared goals that put people and the planet at the centre, are needed at global, regional, national and local level.
FITT is a multinational company with several manufacturing locations in Europe and commercial locations around the world, who has chosen to also follow international standards by joining 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.
Act as a responsible company by rewriting a new business model that creates shared value, thus contributing to bring about a positive impact in the life of people and the environment.
In FITT, we show strong awareness and the biggest sense of responsibility for our work and our impact, as a company and as a collective of people.
For FITT, the concept of responsibility is based on the following principles:
Transparency by knowing its own impacts by investigating the entire value chain and communicating with the outside in a transparent manner.
Interdependence by maximising the positive impact on the community and promoting the responsible development of the sector, through partnerships with all the internal and external stakeholders.
Innovation by investing in the continuous innovation of processes and products, and the culture of the FITT people, aware of the contribution it can bring to people and the planet, and constantly evolving in its responsible way of doing business. FITT people champion sustainable change inside and outside the organisation.
FITT’s products do an important but often invisible job: they are solutions that serve the environment and people, developed with cutting-edge technology to reduce their environmental impact.
Sustainability has always been in FITT’s DNA. But it was in 2019, with the celebration of our 50th anniversary, that it became part of the Vision of the Group, who decided to make it a central factor in the strategies and choices for the future of the company. In 2020, FITT issues its first sustainability report.