Environmental policy

Sustainable and responsible business.  A challenge turned into opportunity.

Goldenlady Company believes that environmental and social sustainability is an opportunity and an unavoidable challenge for modern manufacturing. The Group regards sustainable business and safety in the working environment both as a commitment and as a crucial and strategic element in the management of the Company’s  activities.  

Goldenlady Company’s desire to promote health, safety and sustainability is expressed by a policy aiming for continuous improvement at any level of production. With regard to the environment the Group ensures that its activities do not damage the environment, and  that it provides active protection by means of a relevant environmental management system.

The Group is committed to constantly minimize the impact of its activities on the environment, to develop and apply methods and measures that comply with all legal requirements and encourage the improvement of the environmental efficiency.
Therefore in its production plant in Basciano, in Abruzzo, the company has adopted an environmental management system (EMS) that meets all the requirements of the international standard UNI EN ISO 14001, and that involves all its activities, services or products, having direct or indirect impact on the environmental performance.  

In order to achieve its goals and to involve the company’s staff, suppliers and customers, the Group arranges training and information programmes aiming to foster critical and proactive environmental awareness. By adopting EMS, Goldenlady Company embraces the following guiding principles: optimisation and development of its activities with due consideration of the environment;  eco-efficiency promotion and pollution prevention as key factors and competitive means of its management; compliance with the environment regulations currently in force.

More than words. Daily practice

Day by day small gestures have had a great impact on the manufacturing process. In an attempt to achieve these changes, Goldenlady Company has identified its position on critical issues, such as greenhouse gas emissions, water consumption, solid waste production. Hence it has set its goals and turned them into actions. Goldenlady Company is committed to reduce the production of solid waste -  mainly generated by textile materials -  through the decrease of waste amount coming from the manufacturing process and the promotion of efficient management of its final destination.

It is within the main aims of the Company to control and limit pollutant emissions -  largely consisting in gasses - to make all necessary checks on emissions in the environment, and to reduce the noise of machinery during the various stages of the manufacturing process. Water has a key role in the production activities as it is connected to the dyeing process of hosiery items, as well as to the air conditioning systems of factory facilities. Therefore, the Group is particularly concerned with water use reduction, management and control of discharge pipes and wastewater disposal.

The waters coming from the dyeing process are filtered by a purification plant, monitored every week. The Group is also committed to adopt actions to rationalize energy consumption in favour of energy saving. All the employees have responsibility for energy saving and the management of the company is structured as to provide resource and paper saving, made possible by an optical filing system to store documents in electronic format.

Health and safety. Focusing on customets.

As customers are becoming increasingly more selective with their purchases, companies have to  face a major challenge and adequately meet the market requirements. This is why Goldenlady Company has chosen to manufacture its products according to Oeko-Tex®-Confidence in textiles, the international label that proves responsible production, from raw materials to products on the shelves.

All the items manufactured at the Group’s production plants are marked with the Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 label, which indicates that all the products in direct contact with the skin - from underwear to tights, stockings in polyamide, cotton, viscose, acrylic, wool, polyester, polypropylene, PBT , Lycra®, and items of different colours, with or without embroidery, decorations and  designs - are safe and do not pose any risk to health.

The Standard assesses the quantity and quality of harmful substances in textile products, encourages companies to accurately choose the colours and chemicals for the manufacturing process, and guarantees the safety of the items through scientifically recognised tests. By providing its articles with the Oeko-Tex® label, Goldenlady Company builds a relationship of trust with its customers and is aware that such a standard is an essential tool to customers’ decision making.

Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 is a normative document issued by the International Association for Research and Testing in the Field of Textile Ecology (Oeko-Tex®), which includes several institutes around the world. In Italy the only institute entitled  to the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification is Centrocot (Centro Tessile Cotoniero e Abbigliamento S.p.a), founded in 1987 at Busto Arsizio, near Varese.

Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 is an ecolabel, promoted by  “Oeko-Tex® International”, the international association based in Zurich. The standard identifies all the conditions and criteria according to which it is possible to mark textile articles with the Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 label.

To request the OEKO-TEX® certificate, please use the Contact form

Health and Textile Project

In 2016 Goldenlady was granted the Certification of participation to the Health and Textile Project, funded by the Ministry of Health. This project aims at protecting the health of citizens, providing to the final customer the safety and transparency of the textile product. It also aims at boosting the visibility and recognisability of the companies operating according to the European rules and regulations regarding the defense of customers and of the environment.