A journey against the tide

Ever since D’orica was founded back in 1989,
Giampietro Zonta and Daniela Raccanello have approached the world of goldsmith’s art with the desire to create
a totally sustainable business.

Their ethical vision, based on respect for both people and the environment, has embraced a commitment to ensuring a shared wellbeing for society. This has proved an atypical and difficult journey, where decisions that go against the grain, such as organising a completely internal supply chain, have ultimately led to huge gratification and praise.

Their son Federico Zonta grew up with these values and is now following in their footsteps, continuing what to all intents and purposes is a heretical journey that few are able to make.

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Giampietro Zonta

BELOW
Daniela Raccanello
Federico Zonta

40˙000 KMOur starting

point is

our destination

Pioneers of sustainability, we have sought to be better for the world for over thirty years

Everything we do has an impact on the planet and on the people who call it “home”.

The author Jacopo Fo tells us about D’orica’s focus on the environment and how it has become a reference point as a sustainable business, contributing to a new paradigm of responsible progress, which has become more urgent than ever today.

D’orica is committed to ensuring that the gold it uses is of certified and traceable origin, guaranteeing that it does not derive from the exploitation of people and resources. D’orica uses energy from renewable sources and has progressively reduced its CO2 emissions over time. It uses biodegradable and recyclable materials and is working hard to reduce its plastic consumption. To all these conscious decisions we can add its efforts to raise awareness about recycling and saving water among those it works.




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Jacopo Fo

147 t

Reduction <br /> in CO2 emissions <br /> (7,400 trees)

48%

Energy obtained from renewable sources every year

29%

Energy requirement covered by its own photovoltaic system

74%

Of waste is recycled (special waste excluded)

D’orica’s ethical vision, based on respect for people, the community and the environment, has led us to sign up to the B Corporation movement.

D’orica has been a certified B Corporation
since February 2019.

Consult the B Impact Report

D’orica is the world’s first B Corp to make jewellery on an industrial scale. We achieved certification in 2019, demonstrating our daily commitment to focusing on the social and environmental impacts of our business.

By becoming a B Corp, D’orica has joined forces with all the other certified companies of different backgrounds, sectors and sizes. Together we are redefining business structures on a global level: a positive force for people, our communities and the planet.

Furthermore, D’orica has become a benefit corporation in 2018. We have also amended our articles of association to reiterate on a judicial level that the scope of our business goes beyond mere profit and always scrupulously respects our founding values.

600 KMEvery step

leaves a positive

impression

We have shared our knowledge and philosophy in regions near and far

Over the years we have gone out from the company to meet the community. We have taken our vision of the world and doing business to Italy and abroad, presenting it at major universities and prestigious fairs focusing on the ecology of the future and sustainability. Our organisation has become a case study and a degree thesis subject for Italian and international students.

Events

50km

Scuola Media G.Marconi
Cassola, Vicenza, 2019

Meeting with CPV students
Vicenza, 2019

Council of Europe
Palladio Museum, Vicenza, 2019

Confindustria
Vicenza, 2019

100km

EcoFuturo
Padova, 2019

Umana Forma
Padova, 2019

Proetica
Treviso, 2019

Strategy Innovation Forum
Venice, Ca’ Foscari University, 2018

Challenges for a sustainable future
Venice, Ca’ Foscari University, 2020

500km

Ministry of the Environment National Conference
Roma, 2019

Workfare
Rimini, 2019

Subversive Entrepreneurs
MasterClub Sovversivo, Bologna, 2019

National Day
Benefit Corporations, online event, 2020

The model for sustainable companies
ISRE, online event, 2020

1000km

Italian eco-innovators introduce themselves
European Parliament, Brussels, 2017

Degree theses
about us

Julie Hexeberg, 2017, La rinata produzione serica in Italia, Universitetet I Oslo, Oslo

Andrea Strano, 2017 - 2018, Valutazione di modelli relazionali basati su innovazione, responsabilità e ricerca di valore – Il caso D’orica Srl, IUSVE, Venezia

Valentina Guido, 2017 - 2018, The phenomenon of B Corporations and its impact on business models, Università Ca’ Foscari, Venezia

Veronica Nisato, 2017 - 2018, Sustainable business models of B Corps: the case of D’orica, Università degli Studi di Padova, Padova

Andrea Binelli, 2019 - 2020, Università degli Studi di Trento, Trento

Valentina Dal Magro, 2019 - 2020, Il processo di rendicontazione extra finanziaria: analisi esplorativa all’interno di un campione di B Corp e Società Benefit italiane, Università degli Studi di Trento, Trento

Riccardo Liboni, 2020 - 2021, Università di Verona, Verona

Isabella Breda, 2020 - 2021, Il business come strumento per uno sviluppo sostenibile: Il caso di D’orica Srl SB, Università degli Studi di Trento, Trento

Matteo Baiana, 2020 - 2021, Università di Udine, Udine

Martina Zorzi, 2020 - 2021, Università Ca’ Foscari, Venezia

Federica Andreoni, 2020 - 2021, Università degli Studi di Trento - Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa

“When I wander around the company I talk about life, never work: I’m a nightmare for my colleagues, they say I make them waste loads of time”

Zaltron A., Impresa (er)etica, Manuzio, 2019.

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Manifesto
for a
(heretically ) ethical society

We need a new society founded on reinvented individuals. In order to be on a level with other periods of the past and learn how humanity can evolve with dignity, we must start over from the foundations: we must focus on facts in order to succeed in expressing sound opinions, we must commit to the people around us in order to build healthy relationships, we must learn how to live in this world in peace. We must educate ourselves in social coexistence.
This is the only path towards happy workers, ethical companies and an economy that works for us rather than the other way round. This civil revolution must stem from every one of us doing our best and working hard at what we do.

We need to rediscover and make use of our manual abilities. We also need to harness our critical thought, since a conscience well versed in freedom rids itself of prejudice. We firmly believe that education should be everybody’s concern, especially when schools and families struggle to fulfil their traditional duties. All of us – citizens, institutions, authorities and for-profit organisations – are collectively responsible. Because profit is not about accumulation as an end unto itself and is not associated with exploitation or illegality: instead profit is the fair income made by entrepreneurs who set out to improve the world, starting with their immediate surroundings. Today, more than ever before, we must unite people who are ready to promote solid initiatives and share the same philosophy; people who believe that each and every individual is unique, that work is a form of personal fulfilment attained via the benefit it creates for others and that there is no such thing as a degrading profession, only degraded relationships.

This community of people, aware of the need for a heretically new approach and of acts of courage, must feel it is their duty to spread a modern notion of civic education, a set of unwritten principles that we can all adopt to promote each other’s interests. These principles comprise: profound respect for diversity, preservation of the res publica (the common good), doing away with arrogance and spitefulness, staying true to one’s word, common sense, acting according to what is right and not what is advantageous, love of beauty, and kindness.

Let’s start over, right here and now, in our quest for a new #HereticallyEthicalSociety.

60 KMThe further we go,

the more energy

we have

We involve local suppliers in our journey to foster a sense of belonging and increase interaction between organisations close to us

Establishing solid and transparent relations with local suppliers has enabled us to develop the economy and the local area. We have always upheld the importance of keeping the production chain in Italy to preserve the experience, expertise and peace of mind of those we work with. Contributing to our country’s growth does not mean looking purely to profit, but also educating the new generations in an ethical approach based on respect for people and the environment.

This is why we work with various local schools, introducing young students to tangible examples of corporate culture. We want to create a real link between education and business, a dialogue that explores both artistic and social/environmental issues.

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Federico Zonta with Carmen Poliero / Legor

LEGOR S.p.A. supplies alloys, materials and small equipment. D’orica also makes use of from its consultancy on aspects linked to various production processes.

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Lino Colzato with Matteo Rampazzo / Sisma

SISMA S.p.A. is a supplier that works with us to adapt machines and equipment to our company requirements using laser technology.

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Anna Battistella with Roberto Loria / Eurotecniche

EUROTECNICHE S.r.l. supplies systems and products for galvanic processes, as well as working on the development of innovative product finishes.

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We have worked on projects in various fields in partnership with local schools. They include the work carried out by students from the Liceo Canova in Vicenza to decorate the sound-absorbing panels in the production department.

Skilled people around us

Skilled people around us

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Federico Zonta with Carmen Poliero / Legor

LEGOR S.p.A. supplies alloys, materials and small equipment. D’orica also makes use of from its consultancy on aspects linked to various production processes.

LEFT
Lino Colzato with Matteo Rampazzo / Sisma

SISMA S.p.A. is a supplier that works with us to adapt machines and equipment to our company requirements using laser technology.

LEFT
Anna Battistella with Roberto Loria / Eurotecniche

EUROTECNICHE S.r.l. supplies systems and products for galvanic processes, as well as working on the development of innovative product finishes.

LEFT
We have worked on projects in various fields in partnership with local schools. They include the work carried out by students from the Liceo Canova in Vicenza to decorate the sound-absorbing panels in the production department.

20 KMAlways firm

in our beliefs

wherever

we go

Business as a benefit to society

Ever since D’orica was founded, all its decisions have been made to enhance and improve the lives of those who work with us. Being a B Corp-certified benefit corporation means thinking and acting on the basis of the idea that the business is a service to society, where profit objectives merge with aims for the common good.

Our company headquarters was founded no more than 20 km away from the homes of our collaborators in order to reduce commuting times and cut CO2 emissions. Our working hours have also been organised to ensure that our staff have time for themselves and their families: we start work at 7:45 a.m. and finish at 3:45 p.m., a solution that offers a great work-life balance. Always aware of the need to promote living with a low environmental impact, D’orica also makes
e-bikes available to all its employees free of charge.

LEFT - ABOVE
Vania, 40 km, motorbike

LEFT - BELOW
Roberto, 14 km, car

RIGHT - ABOVE
Denis, 1,5 km, bike

RIGHT - BELOW
Nicoletta, 12 km, car

LEFT
Christian, 5 km, car

RIGHT - ABOVE
Paola, 22 km, car

LEFT - BELOW
Miloud, 2,5 km, e-bike

ABOVE
Denis, 1,5 km, bike

BELOW
Nicoletta, 12 km, car

ABOVE
Christian, 5 km, car

ABOVE
Vania, 40 km, motorbike

BELOW
Roberto, 14 km, car

ABOVE
Miloud, 2,5 km, e-bike

BELOW
Paola, 22 km, car

0 KMA world

for sharing

Developing ideas is what
really counts

The wellbeing of our employees has always been at the heart of every corporate initiative. This is why D’orica has implemented a series of reward incentives that operate on several levels: financial, educational and job-related. The aim is to ensure our employees have everything they need to express their talent to the best of their ability on a daily basis.

We place particular emphasis on tidiness and cleanliness in the offices and workshop area. The entire building is fitted with a filter system that ensures constant air exchange and healthy working conditions as a result. We have also installed acoustic insulation systems in the machinery and sound-absorbing panels to reduce noise levels further still, taking them to well below maximum permitted levels. Thanks to these and other measures, D’orica guarantees a comfortable environment, where its staff can work in peace, fostering good working relationships, teamwork and personal achievement.

50%

Of the team is made up of women

22%

Higher pay than the legal minimum

21%

Percentage of salary awarded as corporate bonus

15

Average number of years staff have been at D’orica

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