SUSTAINABLE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT IN VIEW OF THE AGENDA FOR 2030

Kartell is continuing down the road begun by the "Kartell loves the planet" manifesto and drafting a company sustainability policy covering 11 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established by the United Nations as a "blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all".

Kartell has identified the SDGs most relevant to its business in order to bring about a convergence of interests and encourage the involvement of the entire production chain and distribution network.

Our aim is to develop products using the most innovative industrial techniques to reduce our impact on the environment. We are equally committed to offering customers products that are stylish and well made, and that occurately represent the age-old culture of beauty on which the value of Italian manufacturing is based. We have already made the circular economy central to our environmental sustainability processes. At the same time, we believe it our duty to promote the circularity of beauty based on ethical and aesthetic sustainability. Italy's industrial system is generating a beauty-based economy as part of the country's immense cultural heritage, and Kartell is on the front line in this mission.

FEEDING THE BEAUTY OF THINGS AND
RESPECT FOR PEOPLE

A Kartell product is timeless, produced with the utmost respect for the environment and destined-on completion of its function to occupy museum spaces and join collectors' assets.

A beautiful and well made product, part of a production process that pursues perfection, pays attention to detail and studies every possible evolutionary change.

DOING GOOD AND
MAKING PEOPLE FEEL GOOD

Kartell objects are environmentally friendly and hold certifications that confirm their low level of emissions.

NON SI TRATTA SEMPLICEMENTE DI CREARE UN PRODOTTO GREEN MA
DI GENERARE UNA STRATEGIA INDUSTRIALE, CHE COINVOLGE L’INTERO PROCESSO PRODUTTIVO

Claudio Luti, Kartell President

CIRCULAR ECONOMY

New design for regenerative economy Kartell takes a better path in our commitment to environmental sustainability, using recycled materials where technology allows.

RESPECT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY

For seventy years, Kartell has played a leading role in innovative production and product creativity. Respect for the environment is, and always has been a value that goes to the heart of the brand and in a bid to strengthen this commitment the company launched the "Kartell loves the planet" mission, the industrial manifesto with which it focuses on environmental responsibility and attention to good sustainability practices.

In recent seasons, Kartell has supplemented its use of traditional materials with innovative projects that summarize research and innovation of materials and production processes.

New Re-Chair + Illy caffe’

For the first time ever, a product of high design content is being made from waste coffee capsules. Re-Chair, which is made from recycled material as its name suggests, is the latest creation of Antonio Citterio for Kartell and the special ambassador of the project powered by illycaffè. This new chair – currently in black – is made from recycled Illy Iperespresso coffee capsules and is the first in a series of products that will eventually form a collection. When the plastic components for making Iperespresso capsules arrive at the illycaffè production line, they undergo a special industrial process before being filled with coffee. This forms the tiny perforations needed for the coffee to come out before assembling the individual parts into complete capsules.

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Bio

This unique material is obtained from agricultural waste that can not be used to produce food for humans or animals. With a biological process, the waste materials once "attacked" by microorganisms generate a bio mass that is similar to plastic. After a series of processes to refine the composition, this bio mass becomes a material of the highest quality, and Kartell was the first to experiment with this material in injection and moulding like other plastics. The material used for the Bio collection boasts exclusive properties of biodegradability in water and soil, as certified by prestigious international institutes such as Vinçotte Belgium and TÜV Austria.

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POLYCARBONATE 2.0

Polycarbonate 2.0 is a material, used exclusively by Kartell, which combines a second generation renewable polymer made from cellulose and paper waste with an ISCC (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification) certified process. ISCC was one of the first schemes for the sustainability of products throughout the supply chain in the renewable energy sector to be issued at European level, and it is now one of the most popular and widely recognised. The benefits of polycarbonate, such as superior shock resistant and flame retardant properties, elasticity, excellent mechanical properties and easy recycling, are retained in version 2.0.

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RECYCLED MATERIAL

A recycled thermoplastic technopolymer obtained from pure waste material that has been set aside and is not contaminated by other materials. The choice is dictated by the possibility to use scrap material that guarantees the aesthetic quality and structural requirements of the product, reducing the emissions necessary for its production. With this material, Kartell intends to go one step further in its commitment to environmental sustainability, using recycled material while eliminating waste from the environment and turning it back into raw material, activating a virtuous process of circular economy.

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Wood

Kartell sources wood only from FSCTM certified forests to guarantee its origin and the forestry management methods applied. FSCTM (Forest Stewardship Council) certification identifies products made with wood sourced from forest managed in a responsible fashion, in line with rigorous environmental, social and economic criteria. Forests or origin are independently controlled and assessed according to the principles and criteria of best-practice forest management established and approved by the Forest Stewardship Council™ with the participation and consent of all stakeholders. Being a material of natural origin, there are differences in the colouring and the characteristic wood grain.

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MADE WITH CONSCIOUS MATERIALS