Duty first: towards an environmental and entrepreneurial ethic
One of a company’s most important resources, in addition to its personnel, know-how, strategies and innovation, is its reputation. To be known as a company whose interests go beyond mere “capital” is what distinguishes a manufacturer making only “articles” from one also producing value. This is the vision that inspires Faram in the sphere of environmental policies and entrepreneurial ethics. And this is why Faram created a sustainable production chain that obtained ISO 14001 certification in 2005 confirming that all environmental regulations are respected during the production process. Not only is Faram a member of the Consorzio Pannello Ecologico (Ecological Panel Consortium), it only uses wood from suppliers certified by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and is currently in the process of incorporating the recyclability principle to the furnishing design process which will use technological innovation to increase the wellbeing of users and produce eco-sustainable products. Faram also belongs to the Green Building Council Italia, the organisation responsible for introducing the independent certification system known as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design); this system establishes the design and construction criteria involved in creating healthy, energy-efficient buildings with a reduced environmental impact.
And that’s not all. In a world with rapidly changing social and cultural mores, a world where “quantifiable” and “measurable” are gradually leaving more room for the “immaterial” and where how you attain results is becoming more important than the results themselves, it is vital to play by the rules, doing business in a transparent, proper, ethical and responsible manner both in-house and externally. This is particularly true with regard to the unwritten rules involved in working relationships. And this is why Faram decided to embrace the ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact, a document laying down rules of behaviour regarding human rights, work, environment and the fight against corruption for all participants, rules redefining the standards for doing business and underlining the qualitative difference making businesses exemplary.