Sustainability Pills: Environmental Efficiency

June 22nd, 2023

The third in-depth look at the Corporate Sustainability Report is dedicated to the topic of Environmental Efficiency. In this article, the production process and its impact on the environment will be examined in depth, analysing both the data on CO2 emissions and the performance achieved during the two-year period under analysis.

Maddalena S.p.A. adopts a horizontal production organizational model and makes component traceability and metrological verification indispensable aspects of the production process.

Assembly, metrological testing and marking are at the heart of the process. The input materials used by the Company can be traced back to the components that are assembled to make the finished product, as well as packaging materials.

All outgoing waste is introduced to supply chains for disposal and eventual recovery; Reducing waste generation and increasing the material recovery rate is part of the company’s plans, a goal it also counts on achieving through collaborations with strategic partners and shared visions.

The production plant

Following the work carried out on the occasion of the company’s centenary, the production plant has reached a total area of over 15,000 m2. The extension and redevelopment works have also made it possible to make the spaces more efficient from an energy point of view: the factory is classified with energy class A4 and its roof was built with ONDAL® insulation panels and a 156-kW photovoltaic system that today covers about 20% of the company’s energy needs and is currently being extended to almost double it.

There are also charging stations for electric cars in the parking lot outside the new management area, an incentive for sustainable mobility.

Monitoring and reduction of consumption

Maddalena S.p.A. is not an energy-intensive company and is therefore not required to carry out energy audits. Direct and indirect emissions of CO2 equivalent mainly refer to the purchase of electricity, the use of methane gas for heating purposes and fuel consumed by company cars. They are divided into Scope 1 (direct emissions, deriving from the direct use of fossil fuels) and Scope 2 (indirect emissions, deriving mainly from electricity purchases) and monitored annually.

Maddalena, through its first Sustainability Report, has chosen to adopt an efficiency monitoring system to assess the organization’s environmental performance.

The efficiency monitoring system is summarized graphically by a radar map in which 2020 is currently the base year against which comparisons can be made.

For each environmental class, a synthetic efficiency index is calculated, weighting the indicators for hours worked, pieces produced and turnover, normalised to 100 in the base year. Each index is constructed in such a way that its increase or decrease represents, respectively, a worsening or improvement in environmental performance relative to the base year.

Compared to the previous year, 2021 saw an improvement: the increase in efficiency is consistent in all the different environmental classes, a positive trend that Maddalena S.p.A. will strive to pursue in the future.

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