Responsibility

Our Sustainability Pledge

At PAOLITA, social and environmental responsibility are paramount in every aspect of our work. We make sure we consider our impact on our planet and the communities which surround us, in any way we can. Our first step was ensuring our swimwear is made from 100% repurposed waste materials. Materials that are otherwise unusable and would be disposed of as external waste.

They are regenerated via a mechanical process that doesn’t involve any chemical material and that limits CO2 emissions and the consumption of water.

The fabrics used in our swimwear meet three Environmental Certifications:
Global Recycled Standard, EU ECOLABEL (EC Regulation n. 66/2010) and HIGG INDEX.

Responsibility

Carbon Offsetting

Excitingly, we have also introduced Carbon Offsetting into our supply chain and from the launch of our AW21 collection are proud to announce we will officially be Carbon Neutral.

With the help of London-based company ‘CARBN’, we have estimated the impact of this collection and offset this impact by funding a planet-saving project; The Utsil Naj programme which hits the UN’s sustainability goals.

The project is certified by the prestigious Gold Standard and its impacts on communities and our planet are carefully measured and reported as contributions to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) defined by the United Nations (UN).

The Utsil Naj Programme

The Utsil Naj Programme’s impacts include health, social, environmental and economic benefits. The improved cookstoves are great tools, empowering women and allowing them to cook more quickly, but also reducing the chore of wood and freeing up time for the education of children. The stoves are also more efficient, therefore reducing CO2 emissions and helping to decrease deforestation thus contributing to the conservation and protection of biodiversity.

Below you will find the latest figures obtained during the last project verification of the Utsil Naj Programme:

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Carbon Offsetting

The Utsil Naj Programme

Goal 1: No Poverty – 46,229 surveyed beneficiaries living in poverty can now access basic services (related to sanitation, clean water and education) more easily.
Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being – 98% of the beneficiaries observe that coughing, respiratory diseases and burns occur less often or not at all since the newly improved cookstove installation.
Goal 4: Quality Education – 99% of children now have more time to attend school, and 86% declare that they have more time to do their homework.
Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy – 9,535 improved cookstoves were monitored to be benefitting families in their daily lives.
Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth – 54 permanent jobs created for local people.
Goal 13: Climate Action – 98,842 tCO2 saved from being released into the atmosphere.
Goal 15: Life on Land – The use of improved cookstoves has saved 16,608 tons of wood per year; thus, contributing to preventing deforestation, and forest degradation and maintaining biodiversity.