The Angelini group conducts its activities by following the highest ethical standards and with a constant focus on people and the communities in which it operates. This principle is applied concretely way through the implementation of processes and projects for environmental sustainability.
The first Sustainability Report of the Angelini Group
The first Sustainability Report of the Angelini Group, relating to the two-year period 2019-2020, reports the environmental and social, economic and governance impacts of the activities carried out by Angelini Holding and the Group's operating companies, with particular attention to practices and behavior towards collaborators, communities, the environment and, more generally, towards all the Group's stakeholders.
In 2020, the companies of the Group used 5.2 million Kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity purchased from renewable sources and 25 million kWh of self-produced energy. Water consumption was reduced by 2.5% compared to 2019.
There was a 15% increase in hiring, 47% of which concern workers under the age of 30, and over 71,000 hours of training were provided during the year. Particular attention was paid to combating the emergency due to Covid-19 through initiatives aimed at employees and the whole community.
Consult the Sustainability Report of the Angelini Group - 2019-2020
Innovation in pursuit of sustainability
Casa Angelini, Angelini Holding’s headquarters in Rome, boasts technologically innovative and eco-sustainable architecture aimed at reducing its environmental impact.
The redevelopment of the 30,000 sq.m area was carried out using innovative technologies and satisfied all the requirements needed in terms of virtuous design and construction practices in construction of sustainable buildings with people in mind. As a consequence, Casa Angelini obtained PLATINUM-rated LEED international certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).
Angelini Pharma’s commitment
Angelini Pharma’s three production sites are examples of best practice in protecting the environment. In 2004, the company obtained UNI EN ISO 14001:2015 certification, which recognises environmental management systems for performance enhancement.
Significant investments have been made in clean energy production, including a 1,600 kW photovoltaic plant, a modern cogeneration system, new evaporation towers and new high-yield steam generators.
These new technologies have been integrated with an automatic management system that optimises the consumption of climatising systems used to create microclimates. Continuous improvement in energy consumption is supervised by an Energy Management Team.
All these measures have reduced CO2 emissions by more than 650 tons a year. There is also an ongoing effort to reduce the environmental impact of packaging by combining “green” innovation with the requirements for optimum product conservation. The packaging weight and volume have been reduced to optimise transport logistics with the consequent reduction in atmospheric pollution from vehicle exhausts. Moreover, recycled materials are extensively used.
Fater for the environment
Fater is committed to offering products that concretely improve people's lives and at the same time reduce the environmental impact of its activities. This is why the company has adopted the LCA approach to environmental sustainability aiming to reduce the impacts at each stage of the life cycle.
4 are the main guidelines:
Packaging: by reducing the use of virgin plastic in products;
Product design: designing new conceptually different products, designed to reduce the environmental impact;
Circularity: aiming for zero waste with projects to eliminate post-industrial and post-use waste (absorbent products) in order to obtain new secondary raw materials and using 100% recyclable packs
Green logistics: through more efficient solutions in the loading of trucks and the choice of routes and combinations of vehicles with less impact.
Natural, transparent and sustainable
Care and respect for the environment have always been elements of the culture and philosophy of Bertani Domains. The agricultural branch of the Angelini group combines ethical values and transparency in production along with a deep commitment to environmental sustainability, which represents not only a production method but a clear behavioural choice. Tenuta Trerose, the vineyard at the heart of the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano region, is in its second year of a three-year conversion to an organic system, while Tenuta Novare, Bertani’s historic vineyard and icon of production for the entire Valpolicella Classica region. Since 2015, the use of weedkillers, insecticides and products with a high environmental impact has been banned from all properties. Moreover, all of the wineries are involved in a programme to optimise energy consumption.