How to create a corporate culture of sustainability?
Sustainability for a company means generating change together with its entire staff, engaging the
entire supply chain, customers and stakeholders. We have called our approach to sustainability
governance “widespread model” here at Fedrigoni, since responsibilities are shared among all the
The "widespread model" of sustainability includes the Leadership Team and the Sustainability
Team. The former consists of about 50 Group managers, including the Executive Committee,
identified to facilitate in each division of the company the implementation of our ESG strategy and
the growth of our people. The Sustainability Team, led by the Head of Group Sustainability, is
composed of 15 people from different business functions, chosen for their skills and aptitudes:
together they are responsible for spreading the 2030 sustainability strategy and fostering a culture
of sustainability, helping the Group make progress toward achieving its goals.
How Sustainability Breakfasts work
These are meetings organized on a rotating basis by a member of the Sustainability Team, meant
to share ongoing ESG projects – from CO2 emissions abatement to water and waste management,
from the development of new circular products to initiatives for people and local communities – in
an informal setting at each Fedrigoni plant and location. To encourage hands-on participation by
everyone, the meetings are held in groups of 15-20 people, with the lofty goal of engaging all 4,500
Fedrigoni people worldwide "meeting by meeting".
Building a culture of sustainability is a journey. A process of transformation that involves a
collective effort and a clear vision over the long term, guided at Fedrigoni by the concept of Making
Progress. Making concrete progress every day through the awareness and effort of our people in
carefully measuring our performance. Understanding what sustainability is and how each of us can
have a positive impact (or not) through our daily behaviors is crucial for all our people.
Sustainability Breakfasts are therefore created for being a chance to engage in debate, where we
can mark the progress achieved through everyone's efforts, ask questions, and share ideas,
knowledge and best practices in sustainability.