Reda, one of the most important Italian woolmill based in Biella, is the first Italian textile company and one of the first worldwide to receive the B Corporation certification, the most advanced international standard designed to measure the economic, environmental and social impact of participating companies.
Being a B corp company
Recognized by the B Lab nonprofit organization, B Corp certifies the company that most distinguish themselves for their high standards in terms of transparency, responsibility and mission.
Being a B Corp company means seeing business as a positive force, creating real value for society. The companies that, like Reda, subscribe to the B Corp model therefore commit to respecting the highest standards of performance, transparency and accountability, with a clear objective: to have a positive impact on people and the environment, beyond sole profit.
In 2007 Reda created a management system (OHSAS 18001) for health and safety in the workplace, which implies the evaluation of management of all potential health risks.
In 2004 the company received the EMAS certification, the eco-management system that guarantees full respect of legal standards and a constant improvement of environmental performance.
In 2019 Reda published two EPDs (Environmental Product Declaration), protocols designed to certify the nature and quantity of the impacts generated by the company to bring its fabrics to life, from sheep to finished fabric.
In 2018, in order to promote and sensitize breeders, the company created the Reda Sustainability Award, designed to reward the farm that most stood out for its sustainability initiatives in New Zealand and Australia.
Moreover, in 2009, the production plant was fitted with 2,885 photovoltaic panels in order to lower electricity consumption and CO2 emissions.