Taking care of our #alfaparfpeople
Protecting the rights of all individuals
Promoting equity through the elimination of poverty and the creation of decent living conditions for everyone: this is what social sustainability is about.
Alfaparf Milano is committed to defending the right of every human being to live in a setting that allows them to fully and legitimately express their individuality, in order to build a better society for the whole community.
Human development and realization of potential
Alfaparf Milano promotes human development and helps people to reach and express their potential through a series of projects which are implemented both inside and outside the company. These projects are aimed at enhancing diversity and promoting inclusion, protecting the health and safety in the workplace, the promotion of corporate wellbeing, the protection of the most vulnerable people, the promotion of respect for human rights, the support of health facilities and research in the medical field, and the enhancement of historical, artistic and cultural heritage, to support scientific dissemination activities and to protect the environment and biodiversity.
“Beauty in all its forms” project
A project created to offer young people with Down’s syndrome the opportunity to undertake a training course to become hairstylist assistants. This initiative, linked to the Alfaparf Milano Professional brand, started in 2013 in Brazil, then arrived in Italy in 2015 and was launched in Portugal in 2021.
“Dyslexia Friendly” project
In 2022, with the support of the Italian Dyslexia Association, this Dyslexia Friendly project was launched at the Italian Alfaparf Milano headquarters, aimed at promoting the inclusion of workers with dyslexia.
“Alimentazione Sana&Sostenibile” (Healthy & Sustainable Nutrition) project
In 2021, in the Italian headquarters, our menus became healthier and more sustainable thanks to the collaboration with the MenoPerPiù organisation.
La Forza e il Sorriso (The Strenght and the Smile) organization
We are helping this non-profit organization in creating and organizing free beauty laboratories for women undergoing cancer treatment in hospitals throughout Italy.
Through the Alfaparf Milano Professional brand, we are supporting this non-profit organization, which arranges holiday camps with recreational therapy for children suffering from serious or chronic diseases and their families.
We are working alongside PMG Italia S.p.A. which aims to ensure better mobility for the most vulnerable members of the community, the disabled and the elderly.
ISO 45001 regulation
To ensure the health of our staff and the safety of our production facilities, we have adhered to the international standards of the ISO 45001 regulation.
D.i.Re - Donne in Rete contro la violenza (Women Network against violence)
We are at the forefront fighting violence against women by supporting D.i.Re., an Italian organization of non-institutional anti-violence centers and shelters.
Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital and La Casa di Leo
We are providing funding to the Department of Pediatric Surgery at the Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital and La Casa di Leo, a temporary accommodation for families whose children are hospitalized in the Bergamo hospital.
We financially help the Telethon Foundation, the famous non-profit organization that deals with scientific research on rare genetic diseases.
Umberto Veronesi Foundation
Through the BECOS brand, we are supporting the “Pink is Good” project of the Umberto Veronesi Foundation, which was launched in 2013 to finance excellent scientific research to fight female cancers.
Accademia Carrara Foundation
We have signed a partnership with the Fondazione Accademia Carrara Foundation in Bergamo, which is responsible for managing the heritage of the art gallery. Furthermore, through the DIBI Milano and Alfaparf Milano Professional brands, we have organized specific initiatives.
Teatro Donizetti Foundation
With the Ambasciatori di Donizetti (Donizetti Ambassadors) project, we are actually helping the operation of the Bergamo theater and supporting the whole community in the collective effort to enhance the theater and the works of the Maestro.
Bergamo Science Center
We are alongside this place where scientific culture is disseminated, which promotes the festival in the same name and other important events in Bergamo.
Capabilities, skills, knowledge
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest”: a phrase from Benjamin Franklin that Alfaparf Milano has made its own for a long time. For us, training is an essential part of our development strategy.
With this in mind, we have made training programs available to our employees and our customers which are aimed at transmitting the knowledge and skills needed to perform their work in the best possible way.
We are also active locally, collaborating and supporting schools and training institutes.
Sustainability training for employees
In the fall of 2021, starting from the Italian corporate headquarters, we launched a training program on sustainability which aims to involve all employees by the end of the year 2024.
Sustainability training for customers
Since 2022, within the technical-professional training programs for customers, we have been including sustainability by illustrating our sustainability objectives and explaining how to use products in a sustainable way.
Post Diploma High-level Technical Specialization
We collaborate with the ITS for New Technologies of Life in Bergamo by actively participating in teaching lessons and offering students the opportunity to carry out internships in the company.
Communication and empowerment
Communication is a fundamental tool for promoting corporate culture: it is the precise duty of a company to communicate and share information on its performance, its activities, its products and its objectives based on real, measurable and verifiable data.
Alfaparf Milano believes in the strength of communication as a means to foster the empowerment of individuals and local communities, and to stimulate their attention to the company's sustainability projects and to the values that inspire them.
Employee and customer involvement
Our employees and customers are involved in constructing the materiality matrix, defining the priority areas for sustainability action and choosing the sustainability projects.
Listening to customers
In 2020, the Skin Care Business Unit implemented a project in Italy to listen to its customers, measuring the level of satisfaction through a series of online questions.
Support to local communities
Alfaparf Milano is always open and available to local communities, taking their needs, requests and expectations seriously.
The Sustainability Plan for 2022‑2024
To achieve the 13 Sustainable Development Goals, we have developed a Sustainability Plan which is based on four fundamental themes: