Industrie Chimiche Forestali S.p.A. strengthens the constant commitment to circular economy and sustainability with the development of a series of items for the footwear sector consisting of a significant part (more than 50%) of selected and recycled polymers, deriving from injection process waste of other product sectors. ICF has started the process to obtain the GSR certifice for these products.
“The new and innovative solution confirms how much the sustainability issue is now central to our Group – highlights Marcello Taglietti, COO of Industrie Chimiche Forestali S.p.A. – whose company management has been primarily focused on respecting the environment and human resources for over twenty years. It is a result that confirms the strength and quality of our Research and Development department which constantly works to implement increasingly innovative and sustainable techniques and products”.
Since 1997 the Company has undertaken a path for the implementation of the Integrated Company Management System for Quality, obtaining the certification according to the UNI EN ISO 9001 standard. In the following years, Industrie Chimiche Forestali has also adopted the Environmental Management System in compliance with UNI EN ISO 14001 standard and the EU Regulation N° 2017/1505, and the Safety Management System in accordance with the OHSAS 18001 standard. Since 2010 the Company has consolidated all the Management Systems achieved and voluntarily adopted Model 231. Since 1998 Forestali has started its commitment in total respect of the environment by using regenerated and recycled materials in its products and producing adhesives with low environmental impact.
Guido Cami, President & CEO of Industrie Chimiche Forestali S.p.A. states: “Pursuing sustainability principles means also for ICF being competitive and operating on the global market with innovative products, generating the profitability that allows investing in new plants, training and research but also remunerating capital and labour.”