CORPORATE SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY
SMT is a SA 8000 and ISO 14001 certified company
SMT respects and promotes diversity, for this reason the company created a multicultural workplace that guarantees equality and fair opportunities for all employees.
In July 2020, SMT proudly achieved the SA8000 Certification on corporate social responsibility, confirming its commitment towards employees and collaborators.
By adhering to the SA8000 International Corporate Social Responsibility Standard, SMT protects its staff and encourages the participation in the company’s objectives, as well as monitoring the application of the same principles to partners, suppliers and contractors.
SMT continues its path towards the sustainability of its production processes by obtaining the certification of its environmental management system according to the international standard UNI EN ISO 14001:2015 issued by Bureau Veritas, one of the most authoritative accredited certification bodies at the international level.
The development of a certified Environmental Management System allows the systemic management of the environmental aspects inherent to the processes, with a view to efficiency and improvement of environmental performance.
The business of SMT takes place in full compliance with national and international regulations against child labour as well as applying the legal framework in terms of environment, hygiene and safety rules.
Company collaborators interiorize the principles and values listed in SMT Code of Ethics in their professional activities with customers, suppliers and commercial partners.
Pattern Group and SMT Sustainability Report is addressed to the Group’s stakeholders with the aim of highlighting the achieved actions in relation to the Group’s sustainability objectives. The document represents non-financial declaration and is drawn up following the Legislative Decree 254/16, in compliance with the “Sustainability Reporting Standards” – in accordance Core – published by the GRI (Global Reporting Initiative). The GRI Standards are also accompanied by the GRI G4 guidelines. The GRI guidelines currently represent the most widespread and internationally recognized standard in the field of non-financial reporting. The document is drawn up taking into consideration the sustainability issues considered significant for the Group and for the Group’s stakeholders. The Report communicates the information that best describes the Group’s activities relating to the various years, in relation to environmental, social, employees, respect for human rights, actions against active and passive corruption indicated by Legislative Decree 254 / 2016. The information given regarding previous years is included for comparative purposes in order to allow an assessment of the dynamic performance of the Group. Pattern also applies Legislative Decree 231 from October 2021 and has a Supervisory Committee appointed to that effect.