Environment and Safety
Our commitment to reducing environmental impact and to making ecosustainable products
At Fonderie Ariotti we are very aware of and have the utmost regard for the environment. We promote the progressive reduction of environmental impact, with the goal of going a step further than the restrictions imposed by current regulations IPPC (Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control).
We are working on several fronts:
- Company policy;
- Constant plant upgrading;
- Waste management (over 90% of foundry waste is recyclable);
- Personnel training;
- Team for managing environmental emergencies;
- Monitoring of the energy indicators of methane, diesel, water and noise, with an analysis aimed at their optimisation.
In 2019 electrical energy consumption for melting processes was entirely attributable to renewable energy sources.
We are active in the Life Effigeproject, aimed at computing the environmental footprint of a product
Producing while respecting the environment is every entrepreneur’s duty. That is why we have joined the Life Effige pilot project – funded by the European Commission and promoted by Assofond (Italian foundry association) – to try out the application of the PEF method for calculating and reducing the carbon footprint of foundry products. The aim of the Effigeproject, which will end in 2021, is to focus on the production of more sustainable products with characteristics to make them more competitive.
We promote the circular economy by investing in energy saving
The Italian foundry industry is an excellent example of a sector that supports the circular economy. In fact, foundry products are 100% recyclable and with the right investments in heat recovery plants, the energy used to make them can be exploited to the full.
At Fonderie Ariotti we recycle 95% of the materials necessary to produce castings and we constantly monitor all the main energy indicators to keep under control and improve our energy performance.
In recent years we have invested in the installation of three photovoltaic plants for a total of 700 kW, equal to 17% of installed electrical power.This enables us to eliminate over 350,000 kg of CO2 per year.
We have also installed a 500.000 NM3 /h suction system and put LED lighting in all the offices and the foundry department.
The heat generated by the furnaces is also used to heat our foundry sands.
Safety is a value shared by all company levels, from the managers to the foundry workers
It is an integral part of our work, and the first aspect we consider in our company training programmes. Our manufacturing business can only be carried out thanks to the skill and awareness of our personnel, and we focus on them right from the time they are hired, also with individual growth courses.
We seek alternative and effective methods to achieve the result, from classroom training to shadowing on site with expert personnel, right down to theatre-based training. We never cease working as hard as possible to promote initiatives to raise awareness among individuals about safety.
The use of PPE and compliance with anti Covid-19 preventive measures
In our company, all operations are strictly performed using suitable PPE, modern and specially designed for challenging foundry work..
We pay utmost attention to choosing plants that guarantee the highest possible standards, maintaining them meticulously and adopting strict procedures. We are certified according to standard UNI EN ISO 45001.
During the Covid-19 emergency we implemented all the prevention and safety measures recommended by the authorities, and we learned to work with all the attention to detail, with the rules and with the essential devices to protect our own and our colleagues’ health. Thanks to the collaboration with our representatives for workers’ safety and our supervisors, we succeeded in involving everyone, with new criteria and with an outstanding spirit of adaptation, thus guaranteeing the safety of our personnel.
In this section you can find all our most recent Environment and Safety certifications.
- RINA certificate
- UNI EN ISO 9001
- UNI EN ISO 14001
- UNI EN ISO 45001