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Environment

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.

GEDI
ís 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.

KOS
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.

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.
During 2016, the electricity consumption of the companies of the CIR group totalled 362,157,079 kWh, posting an increase of 4.4% on 2015. Approximately 75% 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 46,262,047 cubic metres in 2016, up from 45,500,717 cubic metres in 2015 (+1.7%). Again, the highest percentage of consumption (83%) was attributable to the businesses of Sogefi.

To develop more awareness of its impact on the environment, again for the year 2016 GEDI undertook to quantify greenhouse gas emissions linked to its typical business activities. During 2016 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.

Given that most of Sogefiís 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.

During 2016, the companies of the CIR group produced approximately 187,408 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent from the consumption of natural gas (Scope 1) and electricity (Scope 2), which was slightly lower (-1.2%) than in 2015. In line with what was reported for consumption of electricity and gas, around 75% of the emissions recorded in 2016 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 40,058 tonnes of waste, slightly more (+17%) than in 2015.
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