Green Policy - Sustainable development 2030

Protecting the environment is a relevant aspect to our corporate philosophy. That is why we have decided to take an active role in creating a sustainable future, contributing to the evolution of the social and economic system while protecting the environment.

We have incorporated into our business strategy some sustainability goals aimed at pursuing the improvement of working conditions and social balance, and introduced measures to protect the environment, preserve energy resources and increase circularity.

We are committed to achieving specific goals by 2026 and 2030, with multiple initiatives covering different areas such as company cars, materials reuse, reducing the use of non-sustainable materials, building efficiency, zero-impact event management, and reducing digital pollution.

To this end, we have identified eight among the goals expressed by the United Nations Global Compact for the protection of the environment and we have drawn up a Green Policy, a strategic document that outlines the actions and initiatives that SEW-EURODRIVE Italy wants to implement, promoting the culture of sustainability and thus contribute to their achievement.

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Company cars

We are committed to supporting and accelerating the transition to electric mobility, organizing informational and awareness-raising moments on the subject and including electric cars in growing number in our fleet, both company cars and mixed use.

We embrace and promote all those behaviors aimed at reducing consumption through a decreased use of cars and a stronger inclination to carpool or use public transportation to reach the set destination.

Accordingly, there is no provision for pick-up at airports, train stations or other points of arrival if it is possible to safely and easily use public transportation.

Circular economy

We include sustainability-related parameters in the selection of the major corporate suppliers; elements preferably reported by the sustainability report or a sustainability assessment.

We are also committed to identifying, assessing, and preparing to reuse any materials that would otherwise be disposed of as waste, in order to give a second life to the greatest number and quantity of materials. A good example is the recovery and reuse of packaging boxes and pallets.

We want to reduce the sources of waste production of any kind generated by business activities by properly disposing of those that cannot be recycled and operate waste sorting for all the rest, while also reducing the use of plastic and paper in our daily activities.

Buildings and their equipment

We are committed to improving the energy efficiency of the buildings where our operations and business activities are conducted, when new facilities are built or existing ones are renovated.

Accordingly, and under the condition of equal functionality, we purchase machinery, equipment and working tools which are energy-efficient and distinguished by a reduced environmental impact throughout their life cycle, including the possibility of their initiation for recycling/reuse at the end of their service life.

Thermal systems, both heating and cooling, are used keeping energy consumption low, in compliance with national regulations.

Event organization

In organizing events, we follow specific rules aimed at: minimizing travel by encouraging the use of alternative technologies (videoconferencing, Webex, etc. ) or by promoting (when possible) the use of public transportation or shared means of transport; opting for energy-efficient and/or renewable energy-powered venues/buildings; favoring the use of reusable fittings, displays and gadgets or those made from certified, recycled or recyclable raw materials; using washable tableware and glasses or, alternatively, products consisting of biodegradable or compostable materials.

Digital pollution

Browsing the web, sending e-mails, storing data and using search engines represent a real cost to the environment. In order to reduce the CO2 emissions and energy consumption related to the use of smart devices, digital equipment and software, we promote behaviors that minimize the environmental impact of digital, we follow some good habits such as writing short and concise e-mails attaching files only when necessary, and we strive to raise awareness on this still little-known topic.

The goal for the end of 2030 is to get as close as possible to the NET ZERO result, this primarily involves reducing and then offsetting GHG emissions, applied to the entire organization and its value-chain, thus including all of the emissions produced by suppliers upstream up to end users downstream (scope 3).

Learn more about our commitment to sustainable development.

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