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Case Studies

Learn about some of Cikis' case studies

La Martina

La Martina's need to structure a path towards sustainability arised from the awareness of the urgency of integrating sustainability into the corporate strategy.

Goal:

La Martina's need to structure a path towards sustainability arised from the awareness of the urgency of integrating sustainability into the corporate strategy.

Their sustainability strategy was defined through the following activities:

  1. Analysis of the competitive environment and buyer requests: we analysed priorities that emerged from the comparison with the market.
  2. Assessment: we highlighted strengths and areas for improvement.
  3. Feasibility analysis: we defined actions which were consistent with the corporate strategy and with the best ratio between reduction of impact and effort required.
     

"Sustainability is an increasingly urgent need, but the breadth of implications is very wide. Cikis’ skills have allowed us to identify the best route towards reducing the impact of our company"

Enrico Roselli

La Martina

UEFA

UEFA, the Union of European Football Federations, is the governing body of European football. It groups together 55 European national football federations.

Goal:

The main goal of the project was to support the transition of the UEFA Champions League to circular Food & Beverage practices and to define UEFA’s Circular Economy guideline in F&B.

The project was managed through the following activities:

  1. Management of a stakeholder engagement project with clubs
  2. Feasibility analysis and pilot implementation of specific practices at UCL Final 2022
  3. Creation of UEFA circular economy guideline in F&B
     

Filpucci

Filpucci is a leading company in the creation of fancy yarns for high-end knitwear and needlework, for the best brands in the haute couture scene.

Goal:

The drafting of the sustainability communication material and brochure stems from the need to enhance the constant and progressive commitment of the company toward customers.

The strategic approach involved the following phases:

  • Analysis: analysis of internal data, customers and competitors and identification of key topics
  • Vision definition: definition of the company's sustainability "why" and strategic and operational priorities
  • Drafting of the sustainability document "The unstoppable journey - Our commitment to responsible excellence"
  • Drafting of the brochure for Pitti Immagine Filati

"Cikis’ support simplifies and clarifies our choices regarding materials, certifications, compensation and all that is necessary for the path of reducing environmental impact."

Samuele Sozzi

Filpucci

Atlantis Headwear

Atlantis Headwear is an Italian company specialised in the design and production of high-quality hats and caps since 1995.

Goal:

The main objectives of the project were to ensure the verifiability and effectiveness of the sustainability claims made and to design a framework that could support the company in achieving significant results in reducing the environmental impact of its products.

The following activities were carried out:

1. Sustainability framework:

  • Analysis of the sustainability performance of the current collection
  • Competitor analysis
  • Definition of the product sustainability framework

2. Communication support:

  • Analysis of sustainability claims, verification of the documentation proving the statements made in the communication material and identification of critical issues and opportunities for further enhancement
  • Support in obtaining the necessary documentation from suppliers to ensure the verifiability of the claims made
  • Technical training workshop on the communication guidelines of the GRS, GOTS and OCS standards
  • Support for sustainability communication through the creation of the Corporate Sustainability Manifesto and ongoing revision of the communication
  • Copy review of the Sustainability Report

"In our path towards sustainability, we have set important goals and Cikis has proved to be a fundamental partner in communicating our commitment responsibly. Their skills were fundamental in structuring the strategy and planning future actions."

Morena Vukobratovic

Atlantis Headwear

Rosso35

Rosso35 is a brand of women's clothing. Its vision is expressed in the constant search for a balance between classic and contemporary, so that the garments can last over time. 

Goal:

Rosso35's need to structure a path towards sustainability arises from the need to enhance the company's commitment and respond to the needs of a changing market.

Their sustainability strategy was defined through the following activities:

  1. Assessment: we highlighted strengths and areas for improvement.
  2. Definition of the "why" for sustainability: we identified corporate values ​​correlated to sustainability. These values ​​were used as a basis for identifying priority activities and creating their storytelling.
  3. Definition of targets: taking into account company priorities and consistency with the “why”, we have identified short, medium and long-term targets.
  4. 2021 activities planning: we planned both projects to be concluded in 2021 and activities which were necessary in 2021 to achieve the objectives of the following years.

"Cikis’ sustainability assessment has allowed us to understand our top priorities to reduce our impact."

Luca Signorelli

Rosso35

Attesa Maternity

Attesa Maternity is a leading brand in maternity clothing, creating collections capable of enhancing the beauty of women during the period of pregnancy by choosing selected materials and cutting-edge design.

Goal:

Attesa Maternity's need to structure a path towards sustainability arose from the need to respond to Zalando's sustainability requests and the goal of positioning the brand as a reference point for sustainability in the Italian maternity market.

The following activities were carried out:

  • Compliance with Zalando: we analysed the level of compliance of the collections with Zalando's sustainability requirements and we identified the necessary corrective actions.
  • Sustainability strategy: we defined a multi-year sustainability plan regarding collections and the company.
  • Creation of the Sustainability Manifesto: we guided the communication team in the drafting of the Corporate Sustainability Manifesto, to enhance the company's strengths and describe the sustainability path undertaken.

"The work with Cikis has allowed us to achieve concrete goals within a few months and to solve our doubts about the most sustainable materials."

Giacomo Martinelli

Attesa Maternity

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