Sustainability strategic plan 2022 - 2024

Our Sustainability Strategic Plan is made up of objectives and concrete actions to be achieved in both short- and medium- term. These objectives and actions define the steps that Rold needs to undertake in order to be able to contribute to the sustainable development.

This Sustainability Strategic Plan has been created by adopting a participatory approach. It has been designed according to our capabilities with the aim of setting up tangible objectives that could be impactful and achievable. This Plan will steer our choices in terms of investments and efforts in Research and Development and Innovation: this is the sole manner to achieve the objectives we have identified by means of well-defined actions, measurable against KPIs.


"Enable a sustainable Rold ecosystem through"

Coherent Governance

As a first step towards a more coherent and pervasive approach towards sustainability, Rold has decided to set up the Sustainability Committee. The aim of this committee is to coordinate the Rold activities against the Sustainability Strategic Plan and monitor the progress against the KPIs. The Sustainability Committee is made up of 9 members, from diverse areas of the company. The Committee will update the Board about progresses and foreseen actions every 3 months.

Within this Pillar, we have identified as priority to revise and update the Code of Conduct and all the internal procedures. In the meanwhile, all the necessary activities will be planned and carried out in order to achieve the ISO 14001:2015 – Environmental management systems.

To enhance and strengthen the commitment of all people in Rold, we will define MBO related to the achievement of sustainability goals in the next two years.

Even if we have always paid attention to all the aspects related to the Diversity&Inclusion, we have never formalized our approach in written documents. Therefore, we have decided to start defining procedures in order to make our commitment well-defined and clear for everyone in Rold.

16.6 – Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels

5.1 – End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere

10.2 – By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status

smarter, greener and human-centred industry

In order to reduce the environmental impact of our production processes, we truly believe that it is important to work in synergy with entities across the whole value chain. Therefore, we will foster the creation of partnerships with suppliers and customers. The first step will be the organization of round tables to study and develop novel solutions aiming at reducing the impact due to the packaging, the use of raw materials, the development of circular solutions. In parallel, Rold will focus on the reduction of our production process internally starting from monitoring the Co2 equivalent emission and then setting accordingly the targets to meet in order to incrementally become clime-neutral.

9.4 – By 2030, upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes, with all countries taking action in accordance with their respective capabilities

12.4 – By 2020, achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil in order to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment

12.5 – By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse

8.4 – Improve progressively, through 2030, global resource efficiency in consumption and production and endeavour to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, in accordance with the 10-year framework of programmes on sustainable consumption and production, with developed countries taking the lead

13.3 – Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning

17.16 – Enhance the global partnership for sustainable development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the sustainable development goals in all countries, in particular developing countries

healtier, safer and content life

Rold is made up of all the people working here. It is for this reason that, over the years, we have launched initiatives aiming at enhancing the life/work balance. With the objectives of Pillar 3, we aim at strengthening this commitment and make Rold “people- and family- oriented”.

The activities will, therefore, focus on a steady monitoring of possible agreements to be made with local entities in order to spread the culture of prevention and in parallel organise diverse initiatives aiming at improving the well-being of people in Rold.

In addition, in order to deeply understand the sentiment and the happiness of the entire Rold population, we will submit surveys, so as to grasp the feelings and receive feedbacks and take mitigation actions, if needed.

Eventually, we aim at spreading more and more the importance of being a safe and secure working environment for all workers; not only to meet the current regulations but as a continuous approach. As a consequence, we will increase the number of training and awareness activities in the field.

8.8 – Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment

8.5 – By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value

3 – Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

life-long learning culture

One of the inputs collected during the Workshops on Agenda 2030 has been the need for a continuous improvement of both hard and soft skills. Therefore, we decided to devote an entire Pillar to all the training and education activities, to ensure a quality education, for all, at all ages. During these three years we aim at enhancing hard skills needed to carry put the activities in Rold as well as at improving foreign language capabilities and digital skills.

Cross-contamination among the diverse areas of Rold is fundamental to generate knowledge and innovation. Therefore, we will organise at least 2 events per year aiming at spreading our vision and strengthening our ability to share points of view.

Thanks to the strong commitment of Laura Rocchitelli, our CEO and Daniela Colantropo, our HR manager, we have been one of the companies founder of the initiative “STEAMiamoci” aiming at promoting concrete actions to reduce gender gap by means of a steady dissemination on the STEM topics. In line with this we aim at organising events targeting children of Rold people and in a second moment also outside the scope of Rold so as to increase the awareness and interest of young generation in STEM topics.

4.4 – By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship 

5.b – Enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology, to promote the empowerment of women

sparkling innovation

Rold devote every year around 8% of the total revenues in Research, development and Innovation.

Innovation is crucial for Rold in order to propose to our customers novel solutions that really meets their unmet needs and anticipate their wishes. In this perspective, the Pillar 5 is completely focused on innovation activities with the ultimate goal of concentrating our efforts more and more on solutions that could help us reducing our environmental impact and propose novel circular business models.


6.3 – By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally

7.3 – By 2030, double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency

9.5 – Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities of industrial sectors in all countries, in particular developing countries, including, by 2030, encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers per 1 million people and public and private research and development spending

14.1 – By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution

responsible and clever behaviours

To enable a more sustainable Rold ecosystem, it is necessary to undertake transformative changes that encompass all of us. For this reason, we have decided to search for new collaborations with representatives of our local community, trying to emphasize the work of local activities e.g local farmers.

Pillar 6 includes also all the volunteer initiatives targeting high schools, universities and NEETS (Not in Education, Employment or Training), thus increasing our involvement in the organization of training activities aiming at transferring our know-how and skills to young generations and enable them to enter the job market with a wider set of skills.

12.3 – By 2030, halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses

12.8 – By 2030, ensure that people everywhere have the relevant information and awareness for sustainable development and lifestyles in harmony with nature

17.16 – Enhance the global partnership for sustainable development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the sustainable development goals in all countries

4.7 – By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development

4.4 – By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship