Linen, precious as the future

Linen, precious as the future

Linen, precious as the future

Linificio is B CorpTM certified

Linificio e Canapificio Nazionale Srl after changing its statute in December 2021 to become  Benefit Company (SB) integrating in their corporate purpose, in addition to profit objectives, the aim of having a positive impact on society and the biosphere, in 2023 reaches another goal:  150 years after its foundation get the B CorpTM  certification. It recognizes that Linificio meets high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.

Linificio thus achieves another challenging and craved goal in its path of sustainable development, confirming its attention to ESG criteria.

Linificio e Canapificio Nazionale S.r.l. Società Benefit is the first linen and hemp spinning mill to have obtained the B CorpTM certification, among the first companies in the textile segment, of which it represents absolute excellence.

What is a B CorpTM?

A certified B Corp™ company is a for-profit company, which sees business as a means to create a more inclusive and sustainable economy.

B Corp™ are companies that are committed to measuring and considering their environmental and social performance with the same attention traditionally reserved for economic results, and that believe in business as a positive force that is committed to producing value for the biosphere and society.

B Corp™ stands out on the market from all the other realities.

They go beyond the goal of profit and innovate to maximize their positive impact on employees, the communities in which they operate and the environment. In this way, business becomes a regenerative force for society and the planet.

The B Corps envision a future where all companies compete to be not only the best in the world, but the best FOR the world.

What is the B standing for?

B as Benefit for all  

B as Business as positive power

B as generative Business  

The B CorpTM certification is issued by the international certifier B LabTM,the non-profit organization that promotes the change of economic systems, because it believes that a different type of economy that is more equitable, inclusive and regenerative is necessary. Businesses can lead this change.

“In fact, at Linificio we believe that a new paradigm of a more equitable and inclusive economy is possible and above all necessary today and for future generations.

We are committed and have a responsibility to generate a positive impact for all stakeholders: people, communities, customers, suppliers, and our planet.

Through our products, services, non-profit activities, practices and profits, we work to preserve biodiversity, spread the culture of natural raw materials and continue to innovate to create new opportunities and benefits for all.”

The company thus continues to pursue its objectives, namely:
  • fruitful and interactive dialogue with the land;
  • training and welfare of company staff, the first beneficiary of ethical profit strategy;
  • support for new generations;
  • spreading of awareness of the sustainability characteristics of flax and hemp fibres of organic origin, of the beneficial impact on the environment and of their cultivation and multiple uses beyond the textile sector, issues which Linificio e Canapificio Nazionale promotes with practical projects, such as the return of flax cultivation in Italy and its applications in composite materials;
  • projects to protect biodiversity and contributions to reduce CO₂ emissions.

This is not only a goal, but it is also a beginning, because we are constantly working to improve and be more and more protagonists of change.

Certification Notice

“Certified B Corporation” is a trademark licensed by B Lab, a private non-profit organization, to companies
like ours that have successfully completed the B Impact Assessment (“BIA”) and therefore meet the
requirements set by B Lab for social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.

It is specified that B Lab is not a conformity assessment body as defined by Regulation (EU) No 765/2008,
nor is it a national, European, or international standardization body as per Regulation (EU) No 1025/2012.
The criteria of the BIA are distinct and independent from the harmonized standards resulting from ISO
norms or other standardization bodies, and they are not ratified by national or European public institutions.