First of all, by means of the products we manufacture: we develop and make available technological products which are present in people’s everyday life, all over the world, contributing to make them healthier, safer, or just and simply easier. All our products, starting from fabrics, to components and chemicals, are linked to our “humanity” and to the values making it so precious. We manufacture technologies for life: filter fabrics playing an important role in blood transfusion sets, aramid fabrics that are the core material in bullet proof jackets to protect the lives of people in dangerous situations, functional fabrics and chemicals to manufacture solar cells, mobile phones and tablets that contribute to improve our lives and our world, carbon composites for the most advanced vehicles.
We were founded in 1935, and since then we understand the imperative for our company to operate responsibly and work hard to integrate sustainable and responsible practices into all that we do. Our efforts are focused on making sure that we operate in a manner that’s consistent with our brand values. This is what we consider Corporate Responsibility: doing what we do with a focus on the environmental and social impacts of our products and operations, responsible giving and employee life.
We offer fabrics and chemicals all manufactured accomplishing the more strict laws and rules on environmental respect, and we buy exclusively raw materials which are not armful to the environment or the persons. Besides we are constantly working to develop more sustainable materials and processes.
We have manufacturing facilities in Europe, USA, India and China. All of them are working under strict standard procedures using equipments which make sure we respect the environment, the people and all employees. All our raw materials are procured in accordance with the applicable laws in the local countries, including laws regarding slavery and human trafficking. In all our production facilities and sales offices around the world, we work integrating environmentally friendly practices in our daily operations.
Giving back to the community is an important part of any Corporate Responsibility program. At SAATI, giving is in our DNA and has been from the start. It’s so much part of us, that we have a charity program, Novacaritas, whose mission is to spread education, scholarship, and training to children and teenagers in the south of the world, where opportunities are missing and poverty is very often associated with decay. By means of education, learning and example, we give an opportunity to children who only had the bad luck of being born in a poor country, and we give them the tools to hope for a better world and build it. Through Novacaritas, we have also an eye to the needs of the local community, helping small charity activities to be active and support local people with daily needs.
As we reflect on what we’ve done and we know that there is always more to do. We are honestly committed to know more and move forward in the direction of being a sustainable company, as we believe it is our responsibility to contribute to the safety of our planet and the well being of the future generations, no matter in what country they are living.