To obtain the VCS certification mark, the company undergoes a simple process under the step-by-step guidance of CIMAC'S qualified and accredited consultants, who help to set goals and implement targeted actions for achieving them, with the involvement of the supply chain where necessary. All this is made possible by a software that measures, manages and improves the company's performance.

Key steps in improvement process measured by the software

 

 

 

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Standard

VCS is based on international standards and guidelines for corporate social responsibility, due diligence, sustainable development, and improvement of environmental and social impact in company management, purchasing practices and the supply chain. Each of these international requirements has been integrated to form the VCS tool:

  • EU COMMISSION PEF INITIATIVE
  • FASHION PACT
  • FASHION INDUSTRY CHARTER FOR CLIMTE ACTION
  • GHG PROTOCOL
  • GRI (Global Reporting Initiative)
  • ISO26000
  • ISO9001
  • ISO45001
  • ISO14001
  • OECD Guidelines
  • SCIENCE BASED TARGETS
  • UNGPs (United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights)
  • UNITED NATIONS SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)

Software

Companies can measure, manage and improve their performance through a self-assessment and a tier-one assessment of suppliers.

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Areas of sustainability measured by the software

Environment Environment
Animal welfare Animal welfare
Chemical management Chemical management
Community involvement Community involvement
Human Rights Human Rights
Policies, indicators, goals Policies, indicators, goals
Commercial and loyal practices Commercial and loyal practices
Labour practices Labour practices
Consumer issues Consumer issues
Traceability Traceability

Consultancy

VCS relies on a network of qualified and accredited CIMAC consultants who work alongside companies in the process of assessment and improvement in order to obtain certification, implementing the actions suggested by the software.

Certification

VCS is a registered certification trademark owned by Assocalzaturifici.

Obtaining the VCS certification mark at the end of the process is subject to passing a certification test conducted by an indipendent body.

The certification is annual.