Sustainability

Sustainability

The identity and work of ICA are based on values ​​such as transparency, social and environmental responsibility.

ICA offers superior quality yarns, made with full respect for the environment and people

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

The protection and health of our employees and partners are a priority for ICA: its goal is to grow employees in safe environmental and working conditions, providing them with the necessary know-how to perform their duties in the best possible way.

The identity and work of ICA is based on values ​​such as honesty, transparency, innovation, social and environmental responsibility, which are described in detail in the Code of Ethics of Cotonificio Albini S.p.A., to which ICA complies.

SAVING OF RESOURCES

With the aim of creating an increasingly sustainable reality, ICA constantly invests in its industrial sites, renovating plants with cutting-edge technologies and using production processes with a low environmental impact.

In all stages, ICA pays the highest attention to saving resources, implementing efficiency technologies to reduce water and energy consumption and using alternative energy sources.

SUSTAINABLE RAW MATERIALS

ICA works on constant research and selection of sustainable and eco-friendly raw materials. Examples are organic cotton used for GOTS certified yarns, recycled cotton for GRS certified yarns, cellulosic fibres of botanical origin and certified “mulesing-free” wool, as well as linen and hemp which are considered among the most ecological fibres in the world.

Furthermore, ICA aims to expand more transparent and sustainable agricultural practices within new geographical and productive contexts. This commitment is evidenced by the partnership with BCI (Better Cotton Initiative).

ELIMINATION OF HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

ICA is committed to the search for new solutions for a more sustainable production also from a chemical point of view. All the yarns produced and sold by ICA comply with the product standards required by the market and current regulations and are OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certified for the absence of toxic content in raw materials, semi-finished and finished products.

ICA supports its partners by providing controlled products and joining the fight for the elimination of hazardous chemicals from the production cycle.

TRANSPARENCY AND TRACEABILITY

The traceability of the entire supply chain and the transparency of production processes are essential requirements of the way ICA operates. Transparency and traceability are a guarantee not only of the origin of the products, but also of their quality and their ethical and sustainable production.

This is possible thanks to a vertically integrated supply chain, a careful selection of partners, collaborations with farmers and third-party certifiers, such as Oritain™.