Sustainability in SEW-EURODRIVE Italy

SEW-EURODRIVE Italy has chosen to take an active role in creating a sustainable future, contributing to the progress and well-being of the economic, social and environmental system at the same time. The company is concretely committed to achieving specific objectives by 2025 and 2030, in line with the 2030 Agenda. To this end, by identifying seven of all the objectives expressed by the United Nations Global Compact for environmental protection, SEW-EURODRIVE Italia has drawn up its own Green Policy, a strategic document that outlines the actions and initiatives that the company intends to implement to develop the culture of sustainability and achieve the environmental and social protection objectives it sets itself.

To align with the cultural indicators of the 2030 Agenda, SEW-EURODRIVE Italy wanted to assess the level of the culture of sustainability of the environmental pillar, starting an organizational diagnosis process with a survey extended to all people in the company.

SEW-EURODRIVE Italy strongly believes in the importance of involving its interlocutors and aims to maintain a constant and profitable dialogue, taking into account the opinions and expectations of its stakeholders.


SEW-EURODRIVE Italy has always paid the utmost attention to guaranteeing the highest level of products, services and management processes for both internal and sales activities.

The company carries out an all-encompassing quality audit every three years, through which all internal procedures are verified and validated to obtain certification in line with the ISO 9001 reference standard. Furthermore, there are Continuous Improvement Process activities (process of incremental improvement) that allow a continuous and significant improvement of the internal processes of the company. Furthermore, in 2021, a specific group of Change Agents was set up to generate process innovation within the departments.

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The Economic Value generated by SEW-EURODRIVE Italy during the year 2021 is € 138,662 thousand. Compared to 2020, there was an increase of 8.9% mainly due to the economic recovery following the slowdown in the world economy generated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The SEW-EURODRIVE group released a "Corporate Tax Directive" in 2018 which established the rules for approaching tax matters in the various companies of the group.

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In the Green Policy Green Policy, approved in February 2020, and in its application for the two-year period 2020-2021, it is declared that SEW-EURODRIVE, following the 2030 framework for climate and energy, is concretely committed to achieving specific objectives by 2030 and by 2050.

To reduce the share of waste produced by SEW-EURODRIVE, the company invests in circular processes, that is, in a series of actions that curiously have the same initial in common:

  • REDUCE, that is, to use fewer resources of nature
  • RECYCLING, that is to dispose of waste correctly in order to transform it into new resources
  • REUSE, i.e. extending the useful life of the product instead of throwing it away. In turn, in SEW-EURODRIVE, reuse is divided into REPAIR and REMANUFACTURING
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We are talking about people and not in person because SEW-EURODRIVE Italia believes that a single talent is no longer enough. To provide excellent service, all departments must be excellent and, above all, synchronized with each other: the team is everything.

Therefore, our goal, also represented by our corporate vision, is to create a fertile context, a 4.0 corporate culture that allows us to express people's potential. Only in this way is it possible to build a set of relationships based on trust and creativity. For this reason, we have incorporated corporate culture into our most important strategy, our vision.

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BE SEWstainable!

"Be SEWstainable!"is the SEW-EURODRIVE approach for business development to protect the socio-economic context, but also a promise to preserve energy resources and reduce environmental impacts through the development and dissemination of technologies that protect our planet. A daily commitment to creating a sustainable future, contributing to the evolution of the social and economic system and protecting, at the same time, the ecosystem and future generations.

If you want to know more about our concrete commitment, download the 2021 Report.

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