The circular economy for a better environment
The story of Santoni began in 1975, and certainly at the time, sustainability was a central concept. On the other hand, however, from the first day of the company's philosophy has always been based on a precise value: that of continuous improvement.
The main mission of our team is this: today do better than yesterday, tomorrow better than today, and so on.
And, in terms of sustainability, it is precisely this tendency to the continuous evolution that has allowed us to implement solutions to reduce our environmental impact.
For us, sustainability is first of all a human value
Everything that we do to the environment, natural resources, the market and the company changes the shape of the world that we will return to the new generations, and we want to leave them a better place than what has been entrusted to us.
To achieve this, we must be conscious and responsible: we must calculate our actions and their cost, not only in economic terms but also in an environmental and human sense.
Solutions to reduce the environmental impact
When we started to look for solutions to reduce the environmental impact of our production, we realized that the only way to combine profits and sustainability was to change the paradigms of the industry by launching a cultural revolution within the company, a process that has invested every person of our team.
This involvement has meant that the rush to sustainability was not from above, but is one of the authentic living in the first person, a challenge to grow both individually and as a group.
— Together we find solutions that maximize production efficiency and minimize the environmental impact of our production, by making important investments with the awareness that many advantages will be collected only in the long term.
THE RECOVERY OF WASTE MATERIALS FOR A NEW PRODUCT LINE
In 2022, it developed a new photovoltaic system that has allowed us to increase the percentage of energy produced to reach about 40% of the total requirement of the company, with a CO2 saving of around 100 tonnes per year. The result was certainly important, but the desire to further improve our performance has already led to the commissioning of a further expansion of the photovoltaic system to get to cover 50% of the energy needs of the company with energy produced from a renewable source.
"GIVE A TREE"
Where there is sustainability, there is evolution, where there is evolution cannot afford to miss
In the Meantime, we decided to invest in energy efficiency, resource recovery, in respect of the environment and in the centrality of the human being at the expense of the immediate profit, because we have the belief that the future should be built and that the environment is not an abstract concept but the bigger house that we have.