CEMB’s commitment to environment and sustainable energy dates back to the 1990s, when it purchased the Pian dei Resinelli hydroelectric power plant.
Over the years, the production of energy from renewable sources has been further integrated with the installation of solar panels in all CEMB plants, leading in the last 3 years to the total production of 12,686 MWh.
All these efforts have led CEMB plants to use only 30% of the total green energy produced.
The strongly sustainability-oriented approach of CEMB is clearly visible in its commitment to renewable energy production, including hydroelectric power. The clean energy produced by CEMB has resulted in a saving of 4,566 tons of CO2 over the past 3 years, equivalent to the annual emissions of 4,530 cars. In 2020 alone, CEMB generated a total of approximately 5,000,000 kWh of clean energy, enough to power over 1,000 homes, while consuming 1,027,137 kWh.
These data highlight CEMB’s concrete commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and promoting the use of renewable energy. The company recognizes the importance of adopting sustainable energy sources to mitigate environmental impact and contribute to the fight against climate change. By continuing on this path, CEMB will keep on investing in clean energy solutions to further reduce its environmental footprint.
The choice of sustainable raw materials and the reduction of environmental impact are important goals for CEMB. An example of this commitment is the production of weight trays for balancing machines using rotational molding technology. This process is considered environmentally friendly as it does not require the use of chemical solvents or other polluting agents, thus minimizing the environmental impact associated with counterweight carrier production.
Additionally, CEMB has recently introduced the use of 98% recycled and certified “Plastica seconda vita” for the production of weight trays. This plastic is sourced from industrial waste and undergoes treatment and certification processes to ensure its quality and safety. The use of recycled plastic further contributes to CEMB’s efforts to reduce environmental impact.
By utilizing industrial waste as a raw material, the company reduces the need for virgin resources and avoids improper disposal of plastic waste. This initiative promotes a circular economy by reducing waste production and encouraging the reuse of existing resources. The introduction of recycled and certified second-life plastic demonstrates CEMB’s commitment to finding sustainable solutions and promoting environmental responsibility within its production process, thereby contributing to the conservation of natural resources and overall reduction of environmental impact.
CEMB is constantly committed to improving its practices in all its facilities, not only through sustainable energy production but also through consumption reduction. This commitment is reflected in various initiatives, such as the complete replacement of traditional lamps with LED lamps, the insulation of windows in all production buildings, and the installation of a compressor that recovers heat for hot water usage.
Furthermore, CEMB has implemented automatic rollers to connect the different buildings, aiming to eliminate van trips. This solution optimizes internal transportation within the company, thereby reducing the environmental impact associated with road transportation.
The constant pursuit of improvement is a fundamental value for the company, as it strives to remain at the forefront of sustainable practices. By actively pursuing new solutions and technologies, CEMB aims to surpass environmental standards and contribute to progress in the field of industrial sustainability.