Environmental Manifesto 2020: our commitment to sustainable production
Reduction of the CO2 footprint, green energy, recycling: our data
Producing in the respect of the environment is at the heart of our company policy.
The 2020 Environmental Manifesto demonstrates Fonderie Ariotti’s commitment to making production sustainable through practices that have always been implemented by foundries, such as the purchase of “End of Waste” materials and the internal recycling of raw materials.
“We have recently focused our attention on the environmental footprint of our products – explains Paola Schena, H&S manager of Fonderie Ariotti – We participated in a European project aimed at finding an algorithm to calculate the PEF (Product Environmental Footprint) and, subsequently, we studied solutions aimed at improving this indicator. ” “Thanks to our three photovoltaic systems, which produce a total of 714 kW, equal to the 17% of the power installed in the company, we are able to reduce about 360,000 kg of CO2 per year, and, thanks to the purchase of energy from hydroelectric sources, we managed to reduce the Kg of CO2 emitted by 10% to produce a ton of pig iron for the wind sector “.
Fonderie Ariotti’s commitment to the environment is also aimed at raising awareness among stakeholders. “In the company – continues Paola Schena – we are organizing a course about waste management, which aims at optiminìzing simple activities such as the separate collection”. “We want our employees to know, for example, that 96% of our waste is sent for recovery and that we always pay close attention to the choice of disposal facilities”.
Fonderie Ariotti chooses disposal plants not only on the basis of cost, but also on the destination of the waste, preferring plants that guarantee new life to foundry waste.