Benetton Group employs the Higg FEM (Facility Environmental Module) tool to monitor its suppliers’ environmental performance, impacts and commitment to adopt sustainable development practices.

In 2022, the adoption of the Higg FEM tool along Benetton Group’s supply chain covers:

  • 36% of Tier 1 total volumes
  • 60% of Tier 2 total volumes
  • 68% of Tier 3 total volumes

Energy sources

Benetton Group uses the Higg FEM to monitor its suppliers’ energy usage.

In 2022, we estimate the energy coming from renewable sources is over 15% of total energy used.

In 2019, Benetton Group installed a solar energy heating system in its Tunisian site and launched a feasibility study for the implementation of a photovoltaic system.

Benetton Group is actively involved in the contrast to global climate change, as it monitors its suppliers’ fossil fuels usage. In 2022, we estimate the coal-based energy usage in Benetton Group’s supply chain is equal to 27% of the total energy sources. In particular, the main contributors to the Benetton Group’s supply chain global coal usage are India, China, and Turkey (which count as 59%, 22% and 17% of the total coal-based energy usage respectively). *

*The total energy usage of Benetton Group’s suppliers has been calculated by combining the onsite energy production with the offsite energy sources, coming from the respective country energy mix.

Water footprint

Aligned with its commitment to promote sustainable production practices, Benetton Group monitors its suppliers water usage, through the Higg FEM.

In 2022, we estimate the total water usage in Benetton Group’s supply chain is equal to 5.4 million m3. Benetton Group promotes the adoption of sustainable water reuse systems, and we estimate the recycled water is equal to 10% of the total water use in 2022.

Wasatex Project

Developed in 2014-2016 thanks to EU funding, the Wasatex project allowed the textile factory of Benetton Group in Osijek, Croatia, to reuse purified wastewater in its industrial production cycle. In 2022, the plant was able to reuse up to 60% of the purified wastewater.