In 2017-18, when we started thinking about issues that might affect the future and the development of our companies, sustainability leapt out as a crucial point, despite the fact that we were unaware that it was quite so urgent until Covid came along. In 2019 sustainability again came to the fore, thanks to the youth movements, thanks to Greta Thunberg – it’s become the banner of the upcoming generations, who have underscored and subscribed to what is their overriding concern, which is the state of the planet they will inherit from previous generations, the result of a development model based on consumerism that takes no account of the fact that raw materials are exhaustible. Then there is the amazingly positive action taken by Europe in launching the Green Deal in the same year. In 2019, FederlegnoArredo set up a task force to work on these themes. To start with, we set about identifying concrete, operational actions that needed to be taken. In 2020 we finished mapping the activities of the Federation, which encompasses 11 different associations. We are lucky to have an extremely long production chain, from tree to finished product. This means we can have a more incisive effect on those who perhaps control only one segment. Then we drew up an initial operational plan and carried out a dedicated Survey of 250 companies, collecting statistical data and ideas. This snapshot informed the code of conduct, which pinpoints the broad actions that should chart the process for the strategic plan due for presentation next year.