A MORE INFORMED USE OF RESOURCES FOR A PRODUCT THAT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND PEOPLE.

Gi Elle Emme is the first company in the World to obtain UNI 11427 certification (confirmed by the ICEC third-party entity) and to be able to offer to its customers ecological leather.

This goal has been reached thanks to an important review of the internal processes, which led to a production system that respects the environment at every stage, keeping the traditional working methods and the high quality of a durable product.

The innovation process in Gi-Elle-Emme started in 2010 and over ten years, approximately 4.6 million Euros have been invested in new machinery. The company focused on implementing automated systems which guarantee a reduction in waste, optimisation of time and greater safety for workers. This has led to an improvement in production flows as well as savings in costs and the consumption of water and electricity.

The activities aimed at limiting the impact on the environment resulted in important milestones in the period between 2010 and 2019, including savings (per Kg/Product) of over 27% in water consumption and a 28% reduction in the use of chemical products.
The figures reached go well beyond the levels requested by the UNI 11427 certification, aimed at ensuring that the industrial process is virtuous and verified. The consumption of electrical energy, for example, is over 55% less compared to the standard, while CO2 emissions in the atmosphere are 73% less. In addition to cutting consumption, the circularity of the company’s production process is another added value: just 2% of the processing waste can be truly considered waste. Almost all the waste is destined for re- use as by-products and is put to new use in other industries.