ESG Approach

ESG approach

ESG approach

The commitment to sustainability is not limited to environmental matters. Pursuing sustainability means being aware of the Company’s responsibility towards the environment, the people and the society. In particular, the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) fields are structured in the report based on the acknowledged Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards.

Environment

Our analysis allows to identify the following material topics:
materials, energy, water and effluents, emissions and waste.

Materials

Fimma is carrying out a progressive extension of its stainless steel product range. This entails a reduction of electroplated finishes, thus involving less chemicals, water and energy consumption as well as less waste production and higher potential recyclability (= circularity) of the finished product at the end of its life. After the successfully tests carried out, the “green” oil initiative is going to be implemented, consisting in the replacement of the stamping lubricants in use with a single chemical, with both environmental and safety (less tool set-ups) positive impacts. A progressive reduction of the plastic waste is being achieved thanks to the “bio” initiative, which involves the adoption of biodegradable plastic-free labels, stretch film, adhesive tape, plastic bags and polibags. All the packaging cardboard is FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified; on top of this, all the paper utilized for office purposes is fully recycled.
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Energy consumption typically represents one of the key material topics because of its direct impact on greenhouse gas emissions and consequently on climate change.

Relamping project

Relamping project

The ongoing relamping project involves the progressive replacement of conventional lighting systems with Light-Emitting Diode (LED) lamps

Business mobility

At the moment 75% of the company fleet uses hybrid or plug-in technology
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Certifications

The Company’s electricity consumption is totally certified as coming exclusively from renewable sources.
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Energy

Energy monitoring

The energy intake is constantly monitored
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Relamping project

Relamping project

The ongoing relamping project involves the progressive replacement of conventional lighting systems with Light-Emitting Diode (LED) lamps

Certifications

The Company’s electricity consumption is totally certified as coming exclusively from renewable sources.
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Energy

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Business mobility

At the moment 75% of the company fleet uses hybrid or plug-in technology
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Energy monitoring

the energy intake is constantly monitored

Water intake represents one of the key material topics within the sustainability domain, because the in-house finishing processes (plating and pre-/post- treatments) are vital for Fimma.

Water

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Water for civil uses

is taken from the water supply network (sanitation, canteen, watering, firefighting).

All industrial requirement

have been totally shifted to the internal well, with the aim of minimizing the withdrawal of fresh water from  town’s  water supply grid.

After usage

water for civil uses is provided back to the local public sewer system.

After processing

industrial water is treated in a dedicated in-house waste water treatment plant.

The electricity consumed in the company is entirely deriving from renewable sources.

Emissions

The environmental impact of factory emissions can be broken down in the following groups:
Fume collection chimneys from electroplating baths
Fume collection chimneys from enamelling & painting equipment
Methane-fuelled heating boilers for both industrial and civil requirements
GROUP A is regulated by specific binding national norms, stating the allowed concentrations. GROUP B involves the emission of VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds). GROUP C entirely falls in the GHG (Greenhouse Gases) domain.

The waste reduction strategy encompasses the manufacturing pipeline, from stamping (raw metal recycling; reduction of lubricants) to finishing (less electrochemical processes; precious metal recovery), as well as the entire organization (fostering of waste conscious behaviours).

Waste

Waste management involves the two macro-categories of hazardous and non-hazardous waste. The underlying process flows are: metal working (generating about 90% of the total non-hazardous waste); finishing (electroplating and polishing) generating almost the totality of hazardous waste; lacquering/painting, linked only to hazardous waste albeit in negligible amounts and packaging.
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Initiatives worth of mention

Use of biodegradable film for the protection of items in precious finishes.
Use of waters dispenser in lieu of disposable plastic bottles and of biodegradables cup.
Full adoptions of FSC certified materials in all packaging activities.

The suppliers are subject to a yearly environmental assessment based on the following criteria: fulfilment of law and company requirements, availability of safety 3-party certification, fulfilment of binding deadlines.

Suppliers

The most significant suppliers of Fimma are subject to the assessment as specified in the IQAS, aimed at providing the status of qualified supplier, which is essential for the establishment and continuity of the business relationship with the Company.
NEW SUPPLIERS qualified based on the grid of environmental criteria
CURRENT SUPPLIERS qualified based on the grid of environmental criteria
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