Alessi s.p.a.

Design housewares

Omegna, Verbano Cusio Ossola

Italy

www.alessi.com

About Alessi s.p.a

Founded in 1921, Alessi is one of the leading internationally renowned Italian Design Factories. Alessi has produced thousands of products over the decades, many of which have become icons of contemporary design and are displayed in more than 50 museums all over the world.

Alessi's main characteristics are its ability to combine the typical needs of a modern business with being a research laboratory in the field of the Applied Arts, and include different categories of typical products for the kitchen, table and home.

The production of pieces in cold-pressed stainless steel is the company’s core business and still takes place in Italy, in the factory at the head office in Crusinallo.

This certification recognizes the key principles of doing business for Alessi: to create value for the community by pursuing the benefit of the company, which is achieved thanks to the continuous research of the balance between producing economic value, creating products intended and developed as artwork, and caring for people inside and outside the company.

The Change We Seek®

Interests of the shareholders go hand in hand with those of the other stakeholders and those of the company itself, even if privately owned, representing a good of public utility. In particular, Alessi s.p.a intends:

  • To bring art and poetry to industrial production, gathering the spiritual legacy of workshops and art schools of the 19th and 20th centuries. And pursuing in this way, and at the same time, its market success and the satisfaction of its public's cultural needs.
  • To operate responsibly, sustainably and transparently with their employees and all other resources involved in their production cycle, thus pursuing its operational excellence and the satisfaction of their professional realization needs.
  • To pursue a fair and lasting profit, thus producing the resources necessary for its continuity and capital remuneration and creating wealth that falls directly or indirectly across the whole context.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

May 2017
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

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7
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

28
18
Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

2
N/A
Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

21
17
Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

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6
Overall B Score
82
55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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