Cadica and the Sustainable Development Goals – SDGs ONU Agenda 2030

Cadica and the Sustainable Development Goals – SDGs ONU Agenda 2030

The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face.
In Cadica we answer the ONU call every day.
We will guide you through all of them by showing that it is possible to run a sustainable company.

GOAL 1 – No Poverty
To give people better living conditions, we:

employ more than two hundred collaborators around the world and manage partnerships with workers from many   disadvantaged areas

collected stationery items for African schools

gifted handmade puppets made by Mexican poor artisans as our fairs and exhibitions’ gadgets

ethically produce some of our products in the Far East.

GOAL 2 – Zero Hunger
We always contact local producers and groceries for our special meetings, events, and promotional gifts.

GOAL 3 – Good Health and Well-Being
We believe it is fundamental to live a healthy life at all ages, so we:

donated money to associations looking for cures against cancer and leukemia

collaborated with associations supporting the Italian population of Emilia-Romagna and Abruzzo after earthquakes

provide sanitary insurance to our employees and provide regularly medical visits for their health

introduced Cadica Care during Covid-19 times (smart working, social distancing, workplace disinfection, and all other anti-covid norms).

GOAL 4 – Quality Education
We collaborate with national and international fashion schools. Students from any Nation can be interns or write their dissertation with us.

We also share our case histories with them during master and university courses.  Cadica is active with the main fashion schools with  scholarships thanks to the PERICOLO Creativo project: Marangoni, I-skool by ISKO, Polimoda, Polidesign, Politecnico Milano.

We provide free nursery to Cadica mums and dads.

GOAL 5 – Gender Equality
Cadica offers equal opportunities and remuneration to its employees regardless of gender, sexual orientation and nationality.

GOAL 6 – Clean Water and Sanitation
Our Ethical Collection contains products made of low-water-consuming materials and uses innovative production techniques to lower water wastage even more.

We use recycled and biodegradable materials in our corporate kit: maximum reduction of single-use plastic with paper replacement.

GOAL 7 – Affordable and Clean Energy
Less energy also means less emissions: we always choose factories that are geographically closer to the required customer delivery location in order to minimize transportation impacts in terms of CO2 emissions.

Last but not least, our Ethical Collection reduces energy waste by using materials coming from renewable or biological sources, with reduced chemical impact, recycled and/or biodegradable.

GOAL 8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth
Dignity and comfortable workplaces are our constant research dedicated to our employees, allowing flexible working hours to support family needs and additional facilities for a better wellness.

GOAL 9 – Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
We continuously invest in R&D to find sustainable solutions. Our collaborators work with innovative machines and futuristic techniques to produce new materials.

All our collections are developed in a sustainable perspective, with corporate certifications such as ISO 9001, REACH, Oekotex, FSC, GOTS, GRS, BCI, BSCI,

GOAL 10 – Reduced Inequalities
To reduce inequalities within and among countries, we periodically audit the working conditions of our collaborators and employees in each one of our branches.

We love to share the ideas that generate from different cultures and traditions and we are proud of our company’s melting pot.

Most of our employees are women. They work at all hierarchical levels.

GOAL 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities
We love being and acting green: we sort waste, bike to come to work, use cars the less we can.

GOAL 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production
Our Ethical Choice collection fully achieves this goal. From concept to the recycle-reuse-reduce mantra, to the choice of collaborators and our certifications. We got an office entirely dedicated to sustainability options.

GOAL 13 – Climate Action
Since years all Cadica buildings fully replaced their lighting system with LED lights, saving at least 50% of our energy consumption.
In 2019 all offices are equipped with an automatic light switch-off.

GOAL 14 – Life Below Water
Our R&D is always busy finding ways to reduce pollution and waste. We are working to remove the plastic that is already lying around in landfills and our oceans by giving them a second life through our recycled polyester bags initiative. Products are made with alternative materials as:

STONE PAPER > CO2 release is 67% less than the standard paper production

ORGANIC COTTON >  reduces water consumption by 91%

R-PET > made with recycled plastic bottles

OXO Bio and PLA > biodegradable material

GOAL 15 – Life on Land
To protect, restore and promote life on our planet, we support Tree Nation and grow a Cadica forest:

2019 – Communi/Tree, Nicaragua: 403 trees planted, 8463 Kg of CO2 replaced

2020 – Trees for Tigers, India: 100 trees planted, 15000 Kg of CO2 replaced

2020 – Daintree life revegetation, Australia: 20 trees planted, 3000 Kg di CO2 replaced

GOAL 16 – Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions
To promote inclusive societies and provide access to a good career in fashion, we collaborate with people from all over the world.

GOAL 17 – Partnerships for the Goals
Cadica believes in ethical and innovative collaborations with green startups and fashion schools:

Sustainable Brand Platform

Iskool denim by ISKO

Connecting Cultures: Out of fashion

Courses and case histories about sustainable fashion at Polidesign-milano, Polimoda, Milano-Fashion-Institute, Marangoni

Our focus area is to achieve these global goals and protect our planet. Know more about how we are prioritizing sustainability, action against climate change, and innovation. Write us at

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