SPEA’s Environmental Management System is UNI EN ISO 14001:2015 certified. This guarantees the social and ecological commitment that the Company expresses in planning, implementing and controlling the best possible systems to manage all activities that have an impact on the environment.
SPEA is working in compliance with RoHS II Directive (2011/65/UE), by also monitoring and controlling its suppliers; moreover, all SPEA’s products don’t contain Rare Earth Materials or toxic substances.
Since 2018, SPEA complies with the requirements of the WEEE Directive (2012/19/UE). SPEA has organized a system for appropriate disposal of end-of-life products by joining to an authorized WEEE consortium. The registration number of SPEA in the Italian Register of EEE Producers is IT18080000010580.
The Environmental Management System is integrated into the SPEA Quality Management System. This enables to develop the “continuous improvement” process that is considered to be essential by the international standards as well as company, in order to ensure the total respect for the environment, the full reliability of the products supplied and the satisfaction of each customer.
1. Environmental respect
We will act constantly by respecting the environment and pursuing solutions to improve continuously environmental protection in the site of Volpiano, where we are working and, through our products, at our customer’s site.
2. Compliance with legal requirements
We will operate in accordance with applicable official instructions, legal requirements, or with other possible regulations that we (SPEA S.p.A), or our representations in institutional venues, will subscribe.
3. Minimizing environmental impacts
We will control, prevent and remove and, if not possible to do other ways, we will minimize our environ-mental impact by maintaining and taking care of factory site and goods and services used by the organization, planning and realizing possible modifications, both in already existing or new activities, respecting the integration with the site’s territorial environment.
4. Use of natural resources
We will optimize use of renewable and non-renewable natural resources, by a functional and efficient use of energetic resources and raw materials, promoting waste and sub-products recovery.
5. Products and services continual improvement
Likewise, we will focus our attention controlling, preventing, removing and minimizing environmental impacts on production processes and on our product, trying, if possible, to comply in advance with the applicable legal requirements.
6. Information and training
We will involve the whole staff with a constant activity of information and training, in order to identify and reduce environmental impacts resulting from our job and from the activity of the plant.
We will promote a deeper sense of responsibility about environment and a full consciousness of our role.
7. Environmental performance evaluation
We will assure a systematic evaluation of the site’s environmental performance through constant monitoring, in order to provide those data to increasingly improve the performance, and to be ready to face important environmental impacts.
SPEA is seriously committed to enhancing the energy efficiency of our facilities and is continuing to do so, by identifying improvements and environmental sustainability measures.
Water and energy consumptions are continuously monitored by the Environmental Management System with the aim of reducing waste and optimizing consumptions.
SPEA is constantly training its staff on new applicable environmental regulations and on the correct practices for reducing the energy consumption.
Staff trainings on environmental sustainability have also brought to the decrease of water consumption per capita.
From 2009 and onwards, the proportion of recycled waste has more than doubled. This is due to numerous activities undertaken to educate the staff, together with the selection of eco-friendly materials.
Great attention is paid to the disposal of dangerous substances and to correct separation of mixed packaging. We have also eliminated any toxic substance: none of our products contains lead, Rare Earth Materials, PVC, deca BDE, mercury or arsenic.
In the last biennium, SPEA’s investments to decrease emissions have been remarkable.
The transition to latest-generation natural gas heating systems has resulted in a reduction of emissions by about 30%, with considerable economic savings.
Furthermore, the fleet of cars has been involved in this important ecological operation.
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