Top

Gicar considers the environmental protection a priority. It is an essential aspect in corporate strategic choices and in its operations, with the belief that it contributes at the same time to guaranteeing business continuity and creating a better environment, for the benefit of all. Regarding the topics deemed relevant, Gicar adopts the following measures, integrated into a coherent and synergistic system, with the ultimate aim of promoting its own Environmental Sustainability.

 

DOWNLOAD OUR CSR REPORT

Power

Power

Gicar intervenes on the aspects of energy efficiency, reduction of consumption and use of renewable energies.
In both production sites in Merate, Gicar is equipped with photovoltaic systems; in this way, 65% of the electricity requirement is covered thanks to both self-produced and purchased energy coming from renewable sources.
It is estimated that the avoided greenhouse gas emissions correspond to approximately 114 tCO2eq annually…

Power

Power

Gicar intervenes on the aspects of energy efficiency, reduction of consumption and use of renewable energies.
In both production sites in Merate, Gicar is equipped with photovoltaic systems; in this way, 65% of the electricity requirement is covered thanks to both self-produced and purchased energy coming from renewable sources.
It is estimated that the avoided greenhouse gas emissions correspond to approximately 114 tCO2eq annually.
All the buildings have been insulated and this, together with other efficiency improvements in production, has made it possible to achieve overall energy savings of approximately 15%.
Among the different initiatives, a passive technology optical fiber connection was activated in the headquarters and the premises were relamped, replacing the old neon lighting systems with new LED ones.
The new production site in Merate was born with all the possible solutions in favor of energy saving and falls within the best energy efficiency class (A4).

Products

Products

Gicar pays attention in offering to the customer both hardware and software solutions which allow the most efficient energy consumption with the same operating performance.
For example, technological solutions are designed and supplied that allow devices to operate in energy saving mode, which include LED lighting or integrate IoT systems for intelligent machine management.

Materials

Materials

Gicar is at the forefront in the choice of materials that will make up its products, combining the best technological performance and reliability with eco-compatibility.
The choice and use of raw materials and components are adapted also on the basis of regulatory updates that regulate the use of chemical substances (metals, VOCs)…

Materials

Materials

Gicar is at the forefront in the choice of materials that will make up its products, combining the best technological performance and reliability with eco-compatibility.
The choice and use of raw materials and components are adapted also on the basis of regulatory updates that regulate the use of chemical substances (metals, VOCs).
Gicar constantly ensures that its products and suppliers comply, where required, with the RoHS II Directive, the REACH Regulation, the regulation on minerals from conflict zones.
In its business processes, Gicar has carried out some important projects for the digitization of documents, information flows and processes, which have led to substantial savings in paper. Gicar has also embarked on a path to reduce packaging materials, especially plastic.

Waste

Waste

The operating and waste management methods are constantly reviewed to reduce the quantities produced, improve the sorting percentages, encourage recovery and recycling rather than disposal, guarantee correct handling for the safety of people and the environment.
Every year, Gicar evaluates the waste generated in relation to the company production, with particular reference to their destination and their dangerousness.

Water

Water

There are currently no production processes in operation that require the use of water into Gicar plants, nor that generate industrial waste: in fact, the only process that made extensive use of water has been radically modified, making it possible to reduce water consumption by about 90%.
The annual water withdrawal for industrial uses is limited to a few cubic metres.

Air

Air

For the protection of air quality, both indoors and in the atmosphere, the best fume capture and filtering systems have been installed, to reduce the emissions of polluting substances, to guarantee the health and safety of both people and work in Gicar and those who live near its plants.
Gicar carries out careful periodic checks, in order to verify strict compliance with the legal limits.