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The CIR group is constantly engaged in the search for solutions able to guarantee a responsible use of resources, a reduction in energy consumption and raw materials and a better management of emissions into the atmosphere.

Sogefi is strongly committed to creating products that guarantee protection of the environment both at local and at global level. The company has adopted an environmental policy based on the following guiding criteria:
  • Evaluating and reducing the impact of new products and processes preventively, where possible;
  • Preventing pollution and avoiding or reducing the use of dangerous materials;
  • Reducing the consumption of energy and resources, encouraging reuse and recycling;
  • Limiting the production of refuse, emissions, waste materials and leakage.
GEDI’s commitment to protecting the environment is expressed in various initiatives aimed at reducing, where possible, the impact on the environment of products and production activities, for example through the efficient use of natural resources, the optimization of logistic flows and the responsible management of waste materials. This commitment involves a broad range of activities including evaluation, setting up procedures and measuring with instruments, activities that are carried out every day with the aim of responding effectively to the rules of law on the subject and to the expectations of the stakeholders.

manages care homes for the elderly, hospitals and rehabilitation centres and has no production sites: its consumption of energy and material resources are for the benefit of its guests, the running of its facilities and for its medical machinery and equipment. In this sphere, environmental sustainability aimed at reducing consumption is linked to the technological efficiency of its systems.

During 2017, the electricity consumption of the companies of the CIR group totalled 374,445,723 kWh, posting an increase of 3.4% on 2016. Approximately 74% of the consumptions was attributable to Sogefi, given the type of business it is engaged in and the high number of industrial plants that it operates. The natural gas consumption of the three main companies of the CIR group totalled 45,586,607 cubic metres in 2017, down slightly (-1.5%) than in 2016. Again, the highest percentage of consumption (83%) was attributable to the businesses of Sogefi. Given that most of Sogefi’s CO2 emissions are linked to sources that are controlled directly, the company is committed to taking action to reduce the consumption of electricity and gas in each of its production plants.

To develop more awareness of its impact on the environment, again for the year 2017 GEDI undertook to quantify greenhouse gas emissions linked to its typical business activities. During 2017 the company did as much as it could to reduce the number of exclusive transporters of its products, thus enabling the number of trips made by haulage companies to be reduced.

KOS has carried out a series of initiatives aimed at achieving a structural reduction in consumption, including solutions to obtain energy classes A and B for its new buildings, raising awareness for purchasing lower consumption equipment, replacing windows and installing led technology in new and renovated buildings, installing solar heating plants and requalifying and better automating/regulating its systems.

During 2017, the companies of the CIR group produced approximately 190,853 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent from the consumption of natural gas (Scope 1) and electricity (Scope 2), up slightly from 2016 (+1.8%). In line with what was reported for consumption of electricity and gas, around 75% of the emissions recorded in 2017 were produced by Sogefi.
As environmental responsibility is more and more an integral part of the business, the CIR group also devotes time to the way waste is managed and disposed of. Waste is treated in compliance with current legislation on the subject, as it is aware of the role that correct application of these activities plays in safeguarding public health and respecting the rights of future generations.

In 2016, the three main companies of the CIR group produced a total of 40,652 tonnes of waste, slightly more (+1.5%) than in 2016.
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