Health and Environment

Sustainability

Lanificio f.lli Balli is an excellence for textile recycling and applies the 4sustainability Chemical Management Protocol for eliminating toxic and harmful substances in production through the ZDHC MRSL.

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RCS Certification
rcs certification

More than 70% of production from
Recycled Fabrics

Reducing the use of hazardous chemicals within the production processes is strongly requested by the market and it’s a vital chance for improvement.
Since 1948 Lanificio F.lli Balli has been recycling fabrics in a modern concept of circular economy. Today we obtain more than 70% of fabrics' production from recycled fibers in a environmental friendly vertical process, however we are introducing new sustainability certification like 4Sustainability Protocol and RCS.

RCS Certification
Lanificio F.lli Balli - gli interni del fabbricone

Recycling fibers since 1948

Lanificio F.lli Balli - gli interni del fabbricone

Our Spinning sector

Vertical Process

A better CO2 footprint and environment impact

Lanificio F.lli Balli ensures a real Vertical Process in a "from start to finish" scheme.
This process, reducing transport needs, allow us to improve the CO2 footprint of our production with a large benefit for traceability and environment. In a nutshell all we need is in our factory.

3,15 t

of CO2 saved in a year

2,4 t

of CO saved in a year

1,1 t

of pm10 saved in a year

25.000

Square meters of internal Production Area

Lanificio F.lli Balli: Reducing the use of hazardous chemicals within the production processes
Lanificio F.lli Balli - gli interni del fabbricone
4Sustainability

Chemical Management:
4Sustainability Protocol

Lanificio f.lli Balli is an excellence for textile recycling and applies the 4sustainability Chemical Management Protocol for eliminating toxic and harmful substances in production through the ZDHC MRSL.
The distinctive characteristic of the 4sustainability Protocol is the definition of a management method aimed to achieve traceable and measurable results. The 4sustainability Protocol for Chemical Management is conceived for the supply chain's players and it is in line with main brands requirements.

List of chemical substances banned:
www.roadmaptozero.com/mrsl_online

1.

Initial assessment and development of a customized action plan.

2.

Definition of company’s internal organization – with identification of roles and responsibilities – and of tools like Product Restricted Substances List (PRSL) and Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL).

3.

Development of a suppliers’ rating system, to map and manage the supply chain based on the evaluation of risk.

4.

Mapping and management of incoming goods and raw materials in order to implement an integrated procedure and a consistent testing program.

5.

Checking traceability management capabilities within the production processes and definition of corrective actions.

6.

Development of data gathering tools and training of technical and sales personnel.