2019

Corporate Social
Responsibility Report

Corporate profile


Miko S.r.l. was established in 1997 and immediately set its HQs in Gorizia. At the beginning of its activity, the company was focused on the production of a non-woven fabric, mainly used in the furniture sector, thanks to the use of an advanced technology, different from the common weaving. Consisting in the dense union of artificial or synthetic fibers, held together through mechanical, thermal or chemical treatments, aimed at forming a uniform and resistant veil.

Thanks to the foresight and entrepreneurial spirit of the Corporate governance, as well as constant investments in research and development, it has been possible to refine and experiment other products, which culminate with the creation of Dinamica®, the first ecological microfiber with high performance, adaptable to multiple sectors of application, especially the automotive one. In fact, thanks to this new high-performance product, car interiors constitute almost the entire production by Miko S.r.l. and still represent a constantly growing market.

Moreover, thanks to the purchase of company shares by Sage Automotive Interiors in 2015, which represents one of the world leaders in the automotive sector for the supply of car interior fabrics, it has been possible to decisively continue the path of consolidation and growth of the Dinamica® brand, also by virtue of the solid and vast network that Sage Automotive has on a global scale.

For the company and product characteristics, the Company has been selected and chosen by some of the most important automotive manufacturers for car interiors, which make it distinctive both for its ecological credentials and for its product’s unrivaled technical qualities and unique aesthetic characteristics.

Miko is present also in the sectors aerospace, furnishing, contract, marine and fashion.

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Organization and governance


Miko S.r.l. is a limited liability company, has been acquired by Sage Global Automotive S.r.l., which is, in turn, controlled by Asahi Kasei Corporation.

2015 has been a decisive year for Miko as Sage Automotive Interiors, multinational company in the automotive sector for the supply of car interior fabrics, with Headquarters in South Carolina (USA), acquired the majority shares of the Miko Group together with Asahi Kasei Corporation, a Japanese industrial giant and a world leader in the production of substrates for the production of Dinamica®.

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Ethical profile

With the clear aim to declare and highlight, both outside inside, the company’s approach towards the reduction of pollutants, the preservation of the environment, the commitment to continuous improvement, accident prevention, the fight against climate change and sustainable development Miko S.r.l. has drawn up its own Code of Ethics, that is constantly updated.

This fundamental document is aimed at ensuring correctness and transparency in the conduct of business and in business activities and at protecting the company’s position and image.

In fact, the Ethical Code is given to each employee and to each supplier, in order to help collaborators be more responsible and stimulate an ethical behavior from a social and environmental point of view.

Loyalty

the company adopts a behavior of fairness and honesty, maintaining the commitments made in relations with suppliers, consumers and competitors

Transparency

Miko S.r.l. acts transparently towards consumers and customers, in particular through its Life Cycle Thinking-oriented approach

Determination

in a few years Miko S.r.l. has revolutionized the world of microfiber and this is the result of the determination of the management, of the founder and of those who believe and have believed in the possibility of changing part of this industry through a new way of conceiving car interiors, with environmentally friendly materials

Consistency

it is one of the company pillars; not only Miko S.r.l. is constantly committed to creating and bettering Dinamica® product, to confirm it to be more and more a highly-sustainable product, but also the values and principles underlying the preservation of the environment permeate the entire organization

Passion

essential ingredient of each business successful story – in particular of this one – we can say that it is passion and resolution towards the process, passion and attention towards its own collaborators, passion and determination to reach the results

Loyalty

the company adopts a behavior of fairness and honesty, maintaining the commitments made in relations with suppliers, consumers and competitors

Transparency

Miko S.r.l. acts transparently towards consumers and customers, in particular through its Life Cycle Thinking-oriented approach

Consistency

it is one of the company pillars; not only Miko S.r.l. is constantly committed to creating and bettering Dinamica® product, to confirm it to be more and more a highly-sustainable product, but also the values and principles underlying the preservation of the environment permeate the entire organization

Determination

in a few years Miko S.r.l. has revolutionized the world of microfiber and this is the result of the determination of the management, of the founder and of those who believe and have believed in the possibility of changing part of this industry through a new way of conceiving car interiors, with environmentally friendly materials

Passion

essential ingredient of each business successful story – in particular of this one – we can say that it is passion and resolution towards the process, passion and attention towards its own collaborators, passion and determination to reach the results

Sustainability strategy

The company strategies start from analyzing the context and from listening attentively to the various stakeholders; then they are elaborated and declined in the three responsibilities for sustainable development: environmental, economic and social.

Being able to find and understand the needs and expectations of the various corporate stakeholders is fundamental for a governance system focused on corporate social responsibility, and it requires the ability to integrate into its own company strategy, based on creating value, the sustainability issues.

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On the basis of this requirement and using as an operational tool its quality manual for context analysis, Miko S.r.l. has identified both external and internal factors that are relevant for its aims and its strategic directions. Moreover, to make sure to maintain an up-to-date perception about the aforementioned elements, these factors are regularly monitored and reviewed at least once a year, usually within the Management Review activity. Such activity is also functional to set up, if necessary, corrective actions to continuously improve the quality of management.

75%

70 men

25%

23 women

increase in employment compared to the previous period

permanent employment contracts

part- time contracts

average age of personnel

average length of service

+27%

increase in employment compared to the previous period

64

permanent employment contracts

3

part- time contracts

43 years

average age of personnel

6 years

average length of service
1736
1736
total hours of internal and external employee training

We promote initiatives to support the local community (Udinese Calcio, Scuderia Villorba Corse, ASD Dinamo Gorizia, University).

 

We promote initiatives to support the local community (Udinese Calcio, Scuderia Villorba Corse, ASD Dinamo Gorizia, University).

17%

58%

Use from 17% to 58% of recycled material to produce Dinamica®.

Use of neutral and non-toxic dyes.

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Photovoltaic system from 1 MW installed on the roof of the plant

The water for the production is taken from a pumping well and treated in an internal purification plant

Use of the Life Cycle Assessment methodology
EPD® certification obtained in 2013

Reduction of energy, water and chemical consumption used in the various stages of production

Reduction of energy consumption and CO2 emissions by 80% compared to traditional microfiber productions

22 Million
of Net Profit in 2018 - 2019

36 Million
of Global Gross Value Added in 2018 - 2019

Full balance in economic and financial management

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Miko invests annually significant resources in the implementation of projects related to environmental sustainability. In addition to maintaining the System certifications and the EPD Process, the company is committed to the continuous search for initiatives that can increase protection measures and responsible management of the environment.

Regarding the social and economic sustainability Miko S.r.l. is always at the forefront for the diffusion of a culture of corporate responsibility linked to the territory and to collaborators, favoring the relationships with schools and universities, the participation to public initiatives on CSR, le associations, the well-being and the safety of its own collaborators.

These are some of the fundamental principles for the economic growth, not only for the company, but also for the community.

 

Social and enviromental sustainability

  • Continuation with the investment in the Bosco Sacile project, for the restoration and preservation of the forest and the obtaining of an environmental certification
  • Organization of training courses to improve the comprehension of the Social Report and of the corporate responsibility from the personnel
  • Review of the general part of the MOG and Code of Ethics
  • Maintaining an open dialogue with Universities
  • Assurance of CSR