The Dictionary of Sustainability

Smart Investing, Sustainable Investing

Sustainability will become the new normal in the investment world. It is thanks to the opportunity of combining a positive impact in the world, with financial returns that are often better than traditional approaches.

The Dictionary of Sustainability tells the best stories of sustainability by those who do business, for the benefit of their industry and a better future.

We asked entrepreneurs to choose the word that best represents their commitment to sustainability.

The words of sustainability

Food education and circular economy projects: "innovation food" at the service of sustainability

Andriani is one of the most important firms in the "innovation food" sector and it produces a complete range of naturally gluten-free pasta that is exported to over 30 countries worldwide.

Since its foundation it has taken part in projects aimed at safeguarding people and protecting the environment.

The essential at the service of Beauty

Istituto Ganassini is a leading company in the pharmaceutical and dermocosmetic sector.

For over eighty years it has been producing innovative dermocosmetics, with classic brands and industry leaders.

An integral part of the history of the Institute is the commitment to respecting the environment and the consumer, recently strengthened through the creation of a new line of entirely sustainable products. It uses the citrus fruits of the Gargano, part of the Slow Food movement.

Ready to progress, facing up to new challenges for sustainable growth

DOpla is among Europe’s top companies for the production of plastic tableware and food containers.

This socially committed and environment-friendly company prides itself on its high quality products, and has launched a range of ecological tableware produced with renewable raw materials, thus anticipating the EU directive for disposable plastics.

Innovation in the production and use of steel

Manni Group is Italy’s leading company for the production of partially-machined steel products, components and structural systems for the building industry. Innovative low-emission and renewable-energy strategies involving re-qualification or the construction of new buildings are integral to a company whose ethical, environment-friendly philosophy goes hand in hand with the highest standards of quality.

Nature as a sustainable resource for the Common Good

Aboca, leader in its sector, bases its innovative therapy on a combination of natural molecules. It produces food supplements and natural medical devices that protect  the body and the environment.

Every branch of its activity has a precise objective: safeguarding a healthy environment and future generations.

Sustainability, an instrument of leadership in the Italian fashion system

Sustainability is one of the pillars of the strategy of the National Chamber of Italian Fashion (CNMI), committed to making it the founding value and the success factor of the Italian fashion system, the world's leading luxury fashion producer.

R-PET: another step towards environmental sustainability

Care for natural resources has always been one of the main priorities for the Ferrarelle Group, owner of one of the most famous mineral water brands.

The company has recently activated a production plant that improves the efficiency of its production processes to make them more environmentally sustainable.

New solutions for increasingly safe and sustainable products

Cereal Docks is dedicated to the processing of agricultural products, producing ingredients derived from oilseeds and cereals (flour, oils and lecithins) that are used in various sectors.

The company’s aim is to valorize agricultural raw materials, promoting new products, processing techniques and sustainable growth.

Re-use and recycling as part of corporate identity

By transforming all kinds of different materials – derived from the collection of post processing, recycling or industrial production scraps – into high quality Made in Italy objects, Alisea has made ‘Re-use’ and ‘Recycling’ a part of its own very special corporate identity.

The value of nature, territory and food safety for every ingredient

World leader in the production of locust bean gum flour, LBG Sicilia supplies ingredients to the most important food companies in over 90 countries.

Considering the natural environment and its inhabitants invaluable resources has been the driving force behind an eco-sustainable and socially responsible development.

Save water, one drop at a time

Irritec is a leader in the drip irrigation sector.

Save the planet one drop at a time.

This is the mission that Irritec is bringing all over the world through smart irrigation solutions to improve irrigation efficiency in agriculture and gardening, trying to minimize the environmental impact and waste of one of the treasures of our time: water.



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