Using it efficiently is a priority for being more competitive on the market, and tackling climate change by limiting CO2 emissions and the consumption of fossil fuels.
Our impact is not limited to this, however. We also consider the CO2 footprint of electricity purchased, where we can intervene indirectly.
We work to ensure production is increasingly efficient, by reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gases (GHGs).
Energy efficiency and the effective use of energy resources, with measures to modernise and decarbonise industry, are required to achieve the targets of the 2019 National Integrated Plan for Energy and the Climate.
We are guided by the targets in the Green New Deal, setting 2030 targets relating to energy savings, renewable energies, and standardising networks and energy markets in Europe for the safe, efficient use of resources.
Our continuous research into the best technologies available with highly automated predictive systems, steers us towards the ongoing improvement of company performance levels. .
Our industrial process to produce steel
Circularity of the process
The environmental management of production processes at the various sites follows the Group's strategic guidelines, and promotes multifaceted coordination. The Group's two main sites, Feralpi Siderurgica and ESF Elbe-Stahlwerke Feralpi are leading the way, with two integrated management systems certified in accordance with UNI EN ISO relating to energy, the environment and safety at the Siderurgica site, and energy, environment and quality at Stahl.
To support production processes, we are proactively developing research projects that aim to increase energy efficiency and reduce impact and emissions, in line with an Industry 4.0 approach.
Our investment policy integrates financial evaluation aspects with environmental, social and good governance aspects.
We direct investment to increase production efficiency while reducing impact. An example of this, first and foremost, is the investment in 2019 in the new rolling mill at the Riesa facility which, by capitalising on the potential of digitalisation processes for an industry 4.0 scenario, was built to maximise the reduction of environmental impact (including noise) while also achieving the highest standards of safety. In terms of technology, the plant has been designed using the best technologies to combine production efficiency with an increase in quality. These two objectives are combined with the need to make sustainable development an essential driver for the area in meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are reflected in the Feralpi Group's strategy for growth.