The company's environmental vision is to ensure environmentally friendly products and processes throughout their life cycle, working to reduce the consumption of non-renewable energy sources and the production of waste. The Company complies with all applicable environmental regulations and meets international voluntary standards.
Elica has been certified UNI EN ISO 14001 for its EMS – Environmental Management System and has adopted specific guidelines and procedures for the handling of chemicals, involving preventive measures information for the safety of workers and the environment.
In 2011, Elica officially opened the Group's first photovoltaic plant at the Castelfidardo plant near Ancona. The system is able to cover 35% of the plant's electricity needs, providing 1,240,000 kWh annually and avoiding the emission of 765 tons of CO2. This is the equivalent of 76,500 trees, 6.6 million kilometres in a car or the annual energy consumption of 128 apartments with a surface area of 100 m2.
At the Fabriano Headquarters, the Leaf Meter which measures sustainability, shows our energy production trend in real time and maps out the energy consumption trend for the plant.