Gualerzi’s sustainability path: towards a tasty future, together.

Since the beginning of the 21st century, Gualerzi decided to comply to the EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS), a voluntary certification for organizations willing to evaluate and improve their environmental performance.

This instrument is aimed at achieving a sustainable economic development, focusing on companies’ roles and responsibilities.

In this framework, Gualerzi carried out significant investments towards energy efficiency, use of renewable sources, emission reduction and sustainable packaging.

The company obtained multiple environmental certifications to assess and measure the results of these implementations.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

GREEN
BUILDINGS

The new plant premises are designed according to the principles of eco-friendly architecture.

COGENERATION
PLANT

Provides for 60% of the electric power required for manufacturing, water heating and refrigeration.

ENTHALPIC
SYSTEM

Takes advantage of the natural outdoor environmental conditions to dry the cured meat.

SMART METERS

Constantly monitor the power consumption of the plants.

LOWENERGY IMPACT

The new production plants are extremely energy efficient.

ARCA GUALERZI'S ATTENTION TO THE ENVIRONMENT
5640

TREES SAVED PER YEAR

1240

TOND OF CO2 SAVED PER YEAR

USE OF RENEWABLE SOURCES

SOLAR
PANELS

Our 330 kW photovoltaic plant harnesses solar energy to produce clean power.

SOLAR THERMAL
TECHNOLOGY

This system leverages sunlight to generate water heating.

THE SUN: OUR NATURAL SOURCE OF POWER

EMISSION REDUCTION

SINGLE ENVIRONMENTAL
AUTHORIZATION (AUA)

The company obtained the Autorizzazione Unica Ambientale (AUA), a specific authorization ensuring control of atmospheric emissions through annual periodic audits of combustion efficiency.

WASTE
MANAGEMENT

Our waste is managed and disposed in compliance with the Italian regulations and the ISO 14001:2015 standard, to which we adhere.

REDUCTION OF
NOISE EMISSIONS

All our plans of interventions are aimed at the reduction of noise pollutionbelow legal limits (e.g.: sound-proof cabins and anti-noise rooms).

CERTIFICATIONS

EMAS
Eco-Management
and Audit Scheme

This certification shows the compliance to the EU Regulation No 1221/2009, which is intended to help organizations to manage their environmental performance. It not only focuses on the limits imposed by the laws, but it also fosters the active participation of the employees and the transparency of the organization towards the public institutions and the community.

ISO 14001
Certified
Environmental Management

This certification allows to define the company’s environmental policies and responsibilities, through a detailed analysis of various environmental aspects (emissions, use of resources, etc.) and the significance of their impacts.

ISO 50001
Energy Management
System

This certification enables theconstant improvement of the organization’s energy performance, including the aspects of energy efficiency and energy use and consumption.

BIO
CERTIFICATION

This certification guarantees that our supply chain fully complies with organic farming requirements at each production stage.

CARBON FOOTPRINT
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Evaluation

This certification assesses the environmental impact, in terms of global warming, by a product over its entire life cycle.

We are currently working on obtaining it for several products.

IVSI – Italian deli meats Promotion Institute

Gualerzi S.p.A. adhered to the Manifesto of the Italian deli meats Promotion Institute (IVSI),
promoting values including a deep bond with local areas, a future-oriented vision and also product quality and sustainability.

Its compliance is assured by a Third Party auditor.

ECO-FRIENDLY PACKAGING

RECYCLABLE TRAYS

30% of our sliced products is intended for recyclable paper trays (see picture on the right)

 

In 2020, Gualerzi S.p.A. added recycled plastics (RPET)
in trays, constantly increasing its use until currently reaching 50% of RPET per tray.

 

A share our folding cartons is made of
100% recycled fiber

 

The company goal is to further increase that amount

FSC® stands for Forest Stewardship Council: when a product has this certification, it was surely made using paper or wood issued from responsibly managed forests. FSC® ensures the whole supply chain is managed in an ethical and sustainable way: ecosystems are not destroyed, but protected. Thanks to FSC®, forests never stop growing!

SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING AND FOLDING CARTONS
30%

RECYCLABLE TRAYS FOR SLICED PRODUCTS

50%

RPET (RECYCLED PLASTICS) IN EACH TRAY

100%

RECYCLED FIBER FOR A SHARE OF OUR FOLDING CARTONS

OUR COMPANY AS A CASE STUDY BY CENTRICA BUSINESS SOLUTIONS

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