For some years now we have slowly but surely followed a more sustainable path. Initially led by a personal perception, it has taken us into a world where this issue is of crucial importance not only to our generation but to those of the future.

Above all we have accepted our social responsibilities; that we are all part of the problem. This does not mean that we cannot do anything, on the contrary, we most certainly can.

So why not plan a sustainable path with the declared intention of following the principles of the 3P- People, Planet, Profit, or better said, Prosperity- with a view towards Corporate Social Responsibility- CSR

Our approach to CSR is a positive step, that is in synergy with our business concept of pursuing an innovative business model based on respect. This is why our focus is aimed on sustainability and the environmental impact of our activities.

New Life publishes the first Sustainability report

Sustainability has always been fundamental to company activities, from a perspective of circular economy and support to the territory.
In 2022, our company decided to devise a structured path to map its sustainable activities and communicate them to its stakeholders.


Sustainability report

At New Life we aim to have a clear picture of ongoing activities thereby identifying potential strategies to improve the various areas of our business.

The result is our first corporate social report; a document enabling us to grasp the values that have always been the foundations of our company’s work, giving these values substance through initiatives and projects, while understanding both their social and environmental impact.

These have then been subject to analysis and elaboration, and have guided the drawing up of a document whose specific aim is to respond to the expectations our stakeholders.

The Materiality Analysis has enabled New Life to classify its commitments to sustainability into four strands.

Transparency and impact reporting

Sustainability governance

Social growth and nurturing people

A Circular Production Model


Together for a clean ocean

Seaqual® initiative is a unique collaborative community, fighting against plastic pollution.

New Life supports such initiatives by choosing coverings for its products created with Seaqual® Yarn

Seaqual® Yarn is a high-quality, 100% recycled polyester yarn, made from approximately 10% Seaqual® Marine Plastic (plastic waste collected at sea), the remaining 90% is P.E.T., (derived from terrestrial sources).

Seaqual® Yarn is used in the clothing and accessories sector, as well as in contract furnishing and the car industry.

Our fabrics Oceanic, Quest and Sealife are created with Seaqual® Yarn.

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biomass plant

The biomass plant that heats our production department

At the beginning of 2022, we started up our newly installed heating system using a Biomass boiler.

On our path toward greater sustainability, we recycle the wood dust from our chair production process to feed a biomass boiler and heat our own production department.

The plant burns the wood shavings to produce steam. Once channeled into piping, the steam turns the turbines to produce electric energy and heat our production areas.

This new sustainable system has eliminated the problem of stocking and disposal of our waste production, providing renewable energy, reducing our Co2 emissions in the region of 79%, so contributing to a more efficient company and a cleaner world.

Biomass plant pipes

Read the interview to Ondina Battisacco – Newlife’s Accounting Manager

grown tree

• Biodiversity, an evocative word to define nature’s diversity and its richness

Which is why we wished to have our own, small “lowland wood” now growing and slowly taking on the looks of a little “forest of the plains”.

According to recent studies linked to climate change, a single tree can completely absorb 4,000 kg. of carbon dioxide in just 20 years of its life; blocking dangerous PM10 fine particles, and even lowering the temperature of the surrounding environment during the hottest, muggiest of summers.

Wishing the trees in our garden a long life!

Our little lowland wood

To create the new garden, with a view to ensuring sustainability, research was carried out on our territory’s native plants. Leading to the discovery of the existence, of lowland woods in centuries passed, namely woods of the plain, by now almost all extinct.

By following a text published in 1998 by FVG’s Regional Administration, titled “Forest cultivation and vegetation in the Friuli Venezia-Giulia Region”, we selected the following trees: Hornbeam, Common Oak, Field Elm, Raywood Ash and Field Maple

In its small corporate garden, New Life wants to contribute, albeit in a symbolic way, to the rebirth of an ancient, small Lowland Wood.

planted tree
Èlia side view

Èlia | Èlio designed by Marco Zito: a project accentuating tangibility

The collection, based on a clear, strong sense of proportion and naturalness, is a seemingly effortless synthesis, leading to a tangible functionality in its highly expressive essentiality.

Solid FSC ® ash wood, partly derived from Friulan/local woodland, Certipur® certified upholstery and covering fabrics, selected for their high sustainability, recycled or in natural fibres.

Our proposals range from 100% recycled cotton to polyester fabrics, 100% recycled from used plastic bottles, P.E.T., to Quest, a fabric created within the SEAQUAL® initiative, to combat marine pollution caused by plastic and to secure a waste-free environment.
Entirely made of recycled polymeric fibres, 75% in SEAQUAL®, a yarn obtained from plastic waste collected out at sea, and 25% from bottles destined for landfill. Moreover, it is coloured with non-metallic dyes.

A small drop in the mission to clean up both planet Earth and its oceans.

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