Environment

Beyond Respect: Commitment To the Environment


Efficiency and environmental protection in production processes


The Group is constantly committed to improve the cycle of production processes and reduce its impact on climate change and water consumption by turning attention to the sustainable development of the local areas and communities involved. In order to ensure systematic and structured control of environmental risks, the Group has developed and maintains an up-to-date Environmental Management System based on the ISO 14001 standard. The Group voluntarily submits its system for periodical assessments by independent third-party organisations to ensure its full compliance with international standards.

In addition to investments in technology and services to protect the environment, the human factor is a decisive element for ensuring the effective protection of the environment in everyday corporate activities. Because of this, as part of its Management System, Brembo invests in training activities designed to provide indications on how to deal with the main environmental aspects. Brembo’s approach to protecting the environment at all its production sites can be summed up in the application of the best practices and the most restrictive standards, so as to ensure excellent performances. ​​​​


 

Energy consumption

 

At Brembo the development of high-quality products with an increasingly lower environmental impact is combined with ongoing innovation of production processes, through the adoption of solutions aimed at reducing the use of resources - first and foremost water and energy - during all processing phases, ensuring efficient use of raw materials and the proper handling of waste.

Consumption are primarily in the form of electrical energy (around 70% of total consumption). To this regard, in 2017 Brembo guaranteed that part of its energy requirements would be met by the use of energy from renewable sources, in line with the Group’s commitment to the environment and natural resources.​







Energy consumption optimisation measures have resulted in major energy savings and a significant cost reduction, particularly in the Group’s long-established plants such as those in Italy, which had been based on the previous generation technology.

A variety of solutions has been adopted to date in this area: over the past few years, all the basin casting furnaces in the Mapello (Bergamo) aluminium foundry have been replaced by new-generation furnaces which drastically reduce methane gas consumption per tonne of aluminium produced.

the efficient management of melting process that can provide the largest benefits in terms of optimising the energy requirement and reducing the gases released into the atmosphere. ​​

 


​In order to ensure transparency and accurate information about these aspects, Brembo has voluntarily adhered to Carbon Disclosure Project initiatives since 2011. This independent organisation promotes synergies between the financial community an the business world, monitoring and advocating for commitment to limiting climate change and ensuring responsible and sustainable use of water resources. ​

In recognising this commitment, in 2017 CDP named Brembo as one of the world’s leading companies in terms of its efforts to fight the causes of climate change and included the Company on the Climate Change programme “A list”. ​

 

 

Scope 1

Climate-changing emissions generated directly by Brembo come from plants, assets and vehicles operated directly by the Company. This scope includes emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels in melting furnaces, leakage of coolants in air conditioning systems or use of the Company fleet. ​

Scope 2

Indirect emissions of greenhouse gases resulting from the generation of electricity purchased by Brembo, as well as the heating of water/steam procured by the Group through district heating systems. With these purchases Brembo indirectly contributesto the emissions generated by electricity or heating suppliers.​

Scope 3

Emissions that are not included in the previous scopes linked to Brembo’s value chain. This scope includes emissions from Brembo product distribution and handling among plants, personnel commuting from home to workplace or business trips. ​

 

 
 







The emissions inventory and calculation methodology undergoes annual assurance certification by a third-party body in accordance with the ISO14064 standard. ​ ​


 

Future goals ​


The Group has set specific medium- and longterm objectives to reduce greenhouse gases and implement Brembo’s commitment to environmental protection and combating climate change: ​ serra:

► By 2025

Brembo is committed to reducing Scope 1 and Scope 2 direct and indirect emissions by 19% compared to the levels measured in 2015 (on a like-for-like consolidation basis).

 By 2040

Brembo is committed to reducing Scope 1 and Scope 2 direct and indirect emissions by 41% compared to 2015 levels (on a like-for-like consolidation basis). 

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​​​Waste reduction​

 

All waste produced by the Group is disposed of through external specialised firms, which are checked for possession of the necessary permits. Most waste is due to scrap metal which is reused in the production processes.

Only 6% of the waste generated during the year - equal to a quantity of about 18,000 tonnes - is classified as hazardous under current local legislation. ​





 

 
 

 
 

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