Alfa Acciai Group's Sustainability Report
The Alfa Acciai Group has recently presented its first Sustainability Report, referring to the 2019-2020 years. The in-depth document is the result of a choral work involving all the operating companies of the Group: Tecnofil, Alfa Acciai, Acciaierie di Sicilia and Ferroberica.
The Report, you can read here, focuses on the materiality aspects of the activities of Group companies that are of interest for sustainability for the group itself and for its stakeholders, among which we would like to mention the territory and local communities. These aspects concern governance, environmental and social issues, and quality-related aspects, and represent the core theme explored in the various chapters of the document. the result of a choral work involving all the operating companies of the Group: Tecnofil, Alfa Acciai, Acciaierie di Sicilia and Ferroberica.
As a part of Alfa Acciai Group, Tecnofil also makes part of the reporting scope: the Sustainability Report describes the company's commitment to environmental, social and economic sustainability themes, and in particular to initiatives to make processes more efficient, limiting consumption and emissions.
Our company's commitment on the environmental front took form in 2018 with the ISO 14001 certification, (last update April 2021), which attests to the adoption of an Environmental Management System in line with international standards, and in various useful interventions to limit the impact of activities. Among these, the main intervention involved the electromechanical revamping of 6 drawing lines, which resulted in energy savings of around 70% compared to the previous plants. The renewal of the compressed air production system and the installation of a LED lighting network have contributed to a further reduction in consumption.
Tecnofil focus on safety in the workplace, which is actively implemented and constantly improved, has allowed the company to obtain OHSAS 18001 certification since 2011, which was then upgraded to ISO45001 in 2020; the accident rates for 2020 and 2021 are far below national standards.
Consistently with the Alfa Acciai Group's corporate culture about environmental, social and economic sustainability, the Report also expresses Tecnofil constant focus on quality. Since 2009 the company has held ISO 9001 certification, updated in April 2021, and with the collaboration of the centre of excellence Politecnico delle Marche - Ancona University since 2017 it has further improved its galvanising process, becoming a benchmark in the European market for corrosion resistance, surface quality and dimensional tolerances.
Finally, great attention has been paid to the company climate and the quality of life of all employees, both internal and external: a commitment that has been recognised by all the main stakeholders, this is a result of daily work where people are at the top of the scale of company values.