ONE OF THE FIRST STEEL PRODUCERS TO OBTAIN CERTIFICATION FOR THE ORGANISATION AND THE PRODUCT
PASINI: "THIS IS A NEW STARTING POINT FOR DEFINING FUTURE ACTIONS TO REDUCE OUR IMPACT IN LINE WITH THE EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL INITIATIVE AND MARKET REQUIREMENTS."
Lonato del Garda (Italy), 18 January 2023 – A twofold carbon footprint for Feralpi, as one of the first steel producers to have measured emission quantities and identify their nature, not just focusing on direct emissions resulting from the steel production cycle, but also those linked to the production of raw materials and their transport, energy consumption, finished product distribution, plus product use and end of life phases. The result was the company's organisational carbon footprint (OCF) and its product carbon footprint (PCF).
Obtaining UNI EN ISO 14064 and UNI EN ISO 14067 certification for the Brescia facilities in Lonato and Calvisano, plus Caleotto in Lecco, is part of a climate management plan that falls within Feralpi's ESG strategy, with the aim of achieving the objectives set out in the European Green Deal initiative in terms of decarbonisation by 2030.
"Companies are being called upon to be proactive in building a sustainable future and making a significant contribution to reducing CO2 emissions in line with EU targets", stated Giuseppe Pasini, Chairman of the Feralpi Group. "Tackling climate change is consistent with the increasing sensitivity of the markets towards solutions and products that can meet market requirements while safeguarding the environment. Steel is no exception and this is where we strive, alongside our partners, to reduce emissions along the entire value chain.".
"To provide as accurate a picture as possible of the environmental impact of the Feralpi sites and their products, we had to analyse the data by detailing the different impact categories, then identifying those of most significance", commented Maurizio Fusato, manager of ecological and energy transition for the Feralpi Group "Without having such a clear picture it wouldn't have been possible to implement fully effective solutions to reduce our carbon footprint as part of continuous improvement"
Certification is not the end but the means that will enable Feralpi both to carry out new targeted actions aimed at reducing the impact of its emissions and to further increase its competitive edge.