”I AM PLUS MY ENVIRONMENT AND IF I DON’T KEEP THIS LAST I DON’T KEEP MYSELF.”José Ortega y Gasset
Our company was born under the sign of innovation and, since the beginning, this characteristic has been an integral part of our DNA.
Today we use our natural inclination to improve the world around us: “innovating” for us means changing, rethinking our way of being and doing, constantly improving and looking for solutions that meet the needs of our customers and that allow us, day after day, to minimize our impact on the environment.
We have chosen to renew an ancient art, manufacturing frames , through technology.
In this regard, FIO’s attention to the environment has resulted in an interest in investments in the most advanced technologies, in increasingly effective production processes such as to ensure a more efficient and responsible use of energy and natural resources.
Pursuing this goal, in 2019, an important partnership was born with the Italian company AUTONOMA INNOVAZIONE srl.
A synergy that has allowed both companies to grow on the way of technological innovation, working on highly advanced and performing machinery for the eyewear sector.
Each machinery produced and purchased by us has embraced the common philosophy of sustainability: reduce energy consumption (for example by not using compressed air), reduce emissions, reduce production waste thanks to the precision of processing, reduce pollution deriving from disposal of raw materials and the consequent energy consumption.
To the propensity for technological innovation and initiatives aimed at reducing the main sources of environmental impact (such as water and energy consumption, CO2 emissions, waste management …), we have associated continuous innovations to production plants ( use of LED lighting, low consumption infrared lamps for heating …) and company policies and initiatives aimed at making the workplace healthy and safe for our collaborators.
We only produce what is requested by our customers, without product stock and overproduction, making the collecting of raw materials more efficient. This allows us to reduce CO2 emissions by 30% compared to a traditional eyewear manufacturing company.
Quality, sustainability and safety represent the core value of each phase of product development, from conception to its final realization.
Since all the processes take place within our factories and for raw materials we rely exclusively on selected Italian producers, we can guarantee a certified production chain and that all those who collaborate in the creation of the products that come out of Fabbrica Italiana Occhiali, receive a fair salary and are not subjected to shifts outside the limits regulated by the laws in force.
Beyond raw materials, processes and techniques that must be of excellent quality, we must give value to what we do together with the people who work with us and for us. We do not work with suppliers where the work does not respect the value of humanity and where the use of materials harmful to health and the environment is allowed.
WE ARE THE ADDED VALUE OF OUR PRODUCTS
We are fully convinced that the products that leave our factory and the relationship we establish with the customer must be accompanied by moral correctness and total transparency.
As we want give our customers further security, we have decided to certify our effective environmental management system in terms of pollution control, rational use of energy sources and adequate disposal of wastes, starting the UNI EN ISO 14001/2015 certification process in 2019.
At the same time, the pursuit of excellence, continuous innovation and the unique ability to faithfully combine Italian design and craftsmanship, have led us to be certified UNI EN ISO 9001/2015.
We achieved both certifications in 2020, reconfirmed in 2021.
The next goal will be to achieve ISO 45001/2015 certification of the occupational health and safety management system ISO 45001/2015 in the next year, to complete the triptych relating to business management.