OUR COMMITMENT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

1 - GEOTHERMAL PLANT

In the new Pharma Division plant, a geothermal system has been created allowing the use of underground water resources for ecological purposes

2 - LED ILLUMINATION

the LED lighting system is currently implemented in 2 production plants: Pharma Division is completely LED lighted, while Cosmetics Division is under development.

3 - COMPANY CAR FLEET

Diesel cars are currently being replaced with hybrid cars. Currently, 40% of corporate cars use a Hybrid power supply.

4 - PV

A photovoltaic system is being planned, in order to obtain clean electricity.

CERTIFICATIONS

The Cosmetics Division has implemented an Environmental Management System to comply with the international standard UNI EN ISO 14001 which is committed to promoting any direct action to protect respect for the environment.

 

– 01

There has been a growing attention and a great interest on the geothermal resource as a source of renewable energy during the last few decades. The decision to focus on a renewable resource such as geothermal energy was undertaken with a special eye to environmental sustainability, contributing to the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions and fine dust deriving from air conditioning. According to the commitment made by most of the countries during the international Kyoto treaty in this branch, the use of low-depth geothermal energy was chosen in order to obtain sustainable resources both from an energy and environmental point of view.

“the use of underground water is extremely ecological”

Plants using water to perform heat exchange in a direct way, taking water from the aquifer and re-introducing it into the same aquifer, are called open loop systems or forced convection systems. The potential for heating and/or cooling of groundwater is very high but is linked to the hydro geological characteristics of the area. Luckily, from this point of view the subsoil of the provincial territory is rich in water bodies that guarantee high productivity, especially those of fluvial and glacial nature.

Details on the re-entry conditions

A real protection of the environment passes through the correct planning of the plant, so that the groundwater collected from the subsoil and passed through the heat exchangers is returned to the ground without alterations. For the re-introduction of the water in the same aquifer it is necessary to respect different conditions, such as:

  • Maximum allowed temperature for the returning water equal to 20 ° C
  • Absence of chemical-bacteriological variation between the values measured in the withdrawn and in the discharged water
  • No short or medium-term thermal short-circuiting
  • Verification of the heat bubble width in the operating conditions
  • Verification of the deformations induced locally on the stratum and possible failures or damage to the overlying and / or surrounding structures
  • Performing at least one analysis per year on the withdrawal and re-entry water, using by analogy, the tabular limits of the discharge in the course of water
Details on the re-entry conditions

A real protection of the environment passes through the correct planning of the plant, so that the groundwater collected from the subsoil and passed through the heat exchangers is returned to the ground without alterations. For the re-introduction of the water in the same aquifer it is necessary to respect different conditions, such as:

  • Maximum allowed temperature for the returning water equal to 20 ° C
  • Absence of chemical-bacteriological variation between the values measured in the withdrawn and in the discharged water
  • No short or medium-term thermal short-circuiting
  • Verification of the heat bubble width in the operating conditions
  • Verification of the deformations induced locally on the stratum and possible failures or damage to the overlying and / or surrounding structures
  • Performing at least one analysis per year on the withdrawal and re-entry water, using by analogy, the tabular limits of the discharge in the course of water

– 02

The LED technology (Light-Emitting Diodes) represents the evolution of lighting, in which the light’s generation is obtained by using semiconductors instead of using a filament or a gas. LED lighting has several advantages over other lighting technologies available on the market:

  • important energy savings
  • longer life (average life: 50,000 hours)
  • high luminous efficiency (120 lm/W compared to 13, 16 and 50 of incandescent, halogen and fluorescent lamps)
  • it does not emit warm light, thus optimizing efficiency
  • maintenance not necessary

However, the most noteworthy aspects related to the eco-sustainability concept that the APG group decided to bind with are:

  • silica powder content and not harmful substances
  • total absence of light pollution
  • minimization of UV and IR emissions

– 03

In the Pharma and Cosmetic divisions, 40% of the cars use hybrid power supply, which combines two different technologies, an electric motor and a petrol engine. In addition to the advantages in economic terms, such as consumption, the most important aspect concerns the emission reductions: with this technology reaches the minimum environmental impact thresholds: it is possible to travel in electric mode up to 50 km/h without producing any CO2 emissions.

– 03

In the Pharma and Cosmetic divisions, 40% of the car uses a hybrid power supply, which combines two different technologies, an electric motor and a petrol engine. In addition to the advantages in economic terms such as consumption, the most important aspect concerns the issue of emissions, which with this technology reaches minimum environmental impact thresholds: it is possible to travel in electric mode up to 50 km/h without producing any CO2 emissions.

– 04

The photovoltaic effect is a physical phenomenon that occurs within the single solar panel and allows the production of clean energy. It occurs when the photovoltaic cells, made of a semiconductor material, usually silicon, are contaminated (the technical term is “doped”) with boron and aluminum on one side and with arsenic, phosphorus and antimony, on the other.

This creates a zone with prevalence and one with absence of electrons inside the cell. The light that is not reflected or transformed into heat enters the panel and breaks the bonds of the crystalline structure, producing a charge shift within it. Thanks to this last phenomenon, solar energy is transformed into electricity.

CERTIFICATIONS

The APG Cosmetic Division has implemented an Environmental Management System conforming with the international standard UNI EN ISO 14001 which is committed to promoting any direct action to protect the respect for the environment. For this purpose, specific environmental programs are defined and activated for the optimal use of resources such as:

  • Water management
  • Atmospheric emissions
  • Promote energy savings
  • Prioritize waste recovery
  • Adopt technological processes that offer the least environmental impact

A fundamental requirement for the suppliers’ selection is sharing the environmental respect’s culture.

ISO 14001 / UNI EN ISO 14001:2015
Design, development and production of folding carton boxes for the cosmetic industry through processes of: graphic design (pre-printing, UV offset printing and UV screen printing), paper cutting, offset printing, laminating, die-cutting, screen printing, hot stamping and embossing, folding and gluing.

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FSC™ CHAIN — OF CUSTODY
Purchase of paper and cardboard (Mixed FSC, Recycled FSC) for the production and sale of die-cut paper and cardboard, paper folding boxes, cardboard folding boxes and leaflets (Mixed FSC, Recycled FSC). Coupling of paper and cardboard (Mixed FSC, Recycled FSC). Transfer system.

PEFC
Multi-site certification for the production and sale of die-cut paper and cardboard, paper folding boxes, cardboard boxes and leaflets x% PEFC certified. Paper and board coupling x% PEFC certified. Physical separation method (Input / Output: X% PEFC certified).