The Armani Group is part of the SMI (Sustainable Markets Initiative) Taskforce, an initiative launched in 2020 by Charles, Prince of Wales, to develop a Digital ID that provides customers with information regarding product circularity and sustainability.
For many years, the Armani Group has actively collaborated with the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (CNMI) and participated in its programs. In 2016, the document “Guidelines on the eco-toxicological requirements for articles of clothing, leather goods, footwear and accessories” was drawn up. It laid out plans to progressively reduce the Group’s use of chemical substances in the supply chain.
In 2018, the “Guidelines on the eco-toxicological requirements for chemical compounds and industrial waste from manufacturing companies” was published.
Since 2018, the Group has also taken part in CNMI’s Commission on Public Sustainability. In collaboration with the Fair Wage Network, the commission launched a pilot project to map out the salaries and working conditions in the supply chain of the Italian luxury sector, by conducting a survey of 45 select suppliers. In 2020, the project’s results were published in CNMI’s “Report on Public Sustainability: a survey on wage practices amongst luxury fashion suppliers in Italy”, along with a road map that aims to promote the adoption of fair wage practices throughout the supply chain.