Energy

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Energy consumption​​​

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It is claimed by the world’s scientific community that one of the main contributors to the emissions of climate-altering substances lies with CO2 emissions due to electrical energy production​. 


For this reason, Brembo is working hard to reduce its impact due to electrical energy use, undertaking to play its part in containing global warming. ​

This general commitment — in accordance with the Environment and Energy Policy — translates into both the introduction of an Energy Management System certified compliant with the ISO 50001 standard and decisions regarding energy procurement, seeking to make the greatest possible use of renewable energy sources — instead of fossil fuels — and self-generation, through the installation of photovoltaic panels. Obviously, the implementation of a gradual reduction of energy consumption is also fundamental to reduce both processing costs and the Group’s contribution to the emission of climatealtering substances. Accordingly, as part of its strategy, the Group has formulated a series of challenging objectives for reducing the consumption of its production facilities, which have resulted, and continue to result, in search for and implementation of new energy-efficiency initiatives.​

 

Regarding the “Green” electrical energy quota which the Group procured during 2019, this rose from 21% in 2018 to 30%. ​


The promotion of energy saving, which is reflected in the rational use of energy and hence in reduced consumption, is a topic that involves all the Group’s operating units, which were asked to help achieve Brembo’s energy efficiency objective set for 2019 at 2.34%. This objective has been largely exceeded, with an about 4.9% result especially thanks to the activities aimed at optimising the foundries’ production processes.​​

Overall in 2019 Brembo consumed around 4.6 million GJ with a slight increase of 0.49% compared to 2018 as a result of a balance between the rise of new production facilities (chiefly foundries), the lower production of several facilities near the end of the year, the installation of new machines and implementation of new processes, as well as energy efficiency projects. 


This consumption is primarily in the form of electrical energy (around 71% of total consumption). ​


 
Future goals​

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By the first quarter of 2020 the IT platform called “Brembo Energy Platform” (BEP) will be rolled out across all production facilities. The project, started in 2018 as a pilot at the Curno site and then continued in 2019 with the installation, in nearly all production sites, of a network of measuring equipment able to monitor the consumption patterns of each site and to provide more targeted energy efficiency programmes, has the aim to permanently monitor the energy consumption of every facility, every department, and where consumption levels are significant, even production machinery. Measuring and monitoring in detail own consumption will allow Brembo to enable the creation of an internal benchmark and the implementation of improvement measures, also through a comparison between the different production sites. Finally, since abnormal consumption - including in terms of energy - can be a tell-tale sign of malfunctioning machinery, the platform will be an important source of information for maintenance and production teams, enabling the deployment of preventative and predictive actions which can ensure production continuity at optimal machine capacity levels. In 2020, training activity will start on the IT platform understanding and use.​


 
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