Circular economy and industry

The value chain: beyond the company perimeter

Increased consumer awareness and increasingly stringent international human rights policies have led many companies to adopt monitoring systems that go well beyond what happens within the company walls. In fact, there is a growing awareness of how wide the perimeter…

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Let’s not call them suburbs…

One of the great themes underlying city development is that of the suburbs. The centre/suburb juxtaposition has for decades characterised the functions, urban quality and value of city spaces, and the term suburb has almost always had a negative connotation:…

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Certifications: the main thing is communication

Obtaining a certification is a commitment that must be valued. Including certifications in the communication strategy helps to increase market competitiveness and raise people’s awareness. In fact, it is important to make everyone, the consumer first and foremost, understand that…

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ISO, nice to meet you

The idea of establishing a reference for the measurement of units of magnitude has a long history. As early as the ancient Egyptians, for example, the “cubit” was identified as a unit of measurement (corresponding to the length of a…

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What the certificates don’t say. Yet.

Sustainability helps to create shared value. For this to happen, however, it must be translated into concrete practices, which in turn must be properly understood and known about in order to deliver the expected benefits. That doesn’t always happen. On…

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