Since many years environmental protection/conservation and the reduction of the footprint of industrial activities have always been at the centre of the Group’s policy, starting from the production of energy with renewable sources, to arrive at the systematic reduction of waste through the recycling of every material used in its own factories.
In 2007 SBE-VARVIT started a long-term plan to reduce its CO2 emissions and installed in its production units an increasing amount of photovoltaic panels until it reached an installed capacity of 4MW in 2015: 2.5MW in Monfalcone, 500kW in Reggio Emilia, 300kW in Turin, 300kW in Milan, 300kW in Tolmezzo.
Thanks to these photovoltaic systems, SBE-VARVIT produces over 20% of its electricity requirements through renewable sources.
The factories in Monfalcone and Milan are also equipped with natural gas cogeneration systems, which allow further savings in terms of emissions, due to heat recovery and a consequent increase in overall energy efficiency.
From 2007 to the present, because of these investments, Vescovini Group has been able to reduce the CO2 / ton of product ratio by over 50%.
To further lower the environmental impact of industrial activities, in 2010 the Group started a waste reduction plan, through a series of important investments that allowed after 7 years to diminish the amount of waste disposal of over 70%, despite the size of the plant has doubled in the same period of time. In this way SBE-VARVIT has achieved not only an important environmental target, but at the same time has significantly increased its efficiency and competitiveness.
From our point of view respect for the environment and economic efficiency have never been in contrast, but absolutely complementary.