THE CHALLENGES OF SOPREMA GROUP: OUR VISION FOR 2030
In line with the Sustainable Development objectives defined by the United Nations, Soprema has developed a strategic plan divided into three areas and aimed at ensuring long-term business continuity, guaranteeing customer satisfaction, protection of the environment and the surrounding communities .
For over 20 years, Soprema has implemented numerous measures to limit the impact of its products and activities as much as possible. These actions affect all stages of the life cycle of Soprema's products: from design to construction, up to the demolition and disposal of the work.
The Company's Research & Development group develops innovative solutions to meet new market needs, in collaboration with international public and private research laboratories.
Main results obtained by SOPREMA:
A photovoltaic system with a power of 157 kW/h is installed in the Villa Santo Stefano (FR) plant
An 800 KW/h Tri-generation unit is installed in the Chignolo d'Isola (BG) plant to supply electricity and cooling for the plant's production processes
The entire factory and offices in Chignolo d'Isola (BG) are illuminated with LEDs, with savings of around 70% in energy consumption
In Italy, a 360-degree analysis of all the energy vectors of the plants is underway in order to define which technological investments to implement to further reduce our consumption
Flameless waterproofing systems, which eliminate the risk of fire on roofs during installation
- Solvent-free products (volatile organic compounds, VOCs)
- Membranes in lighter rolls, to facilitate their use and handling on site
- Cool Roof membranes for the reduction of urban heat islands.
Soprema's commitment to sustainability
Soprema believes it is important to know the environmental impact of its products along the entire life cycle with the LCA methodology.
For this purpose, it requested and obtained the EPD Certification for the FLAGON PVC and FLAGON TPO synthetic membranes and the bitumen-polymer membranes. The study considered the entire product life cycle.
What is the EPD
The main purpose of the EPD of construction products is the communication of complete, verifiable, exact and non-misleading information regarding the environmental aspects of construction products throughout their life.
The environmental declaration, described in the ISO 14025 standard, is voluntary and provides useful information for the design and evaluation of construction products. It is useful for making comparisons between different products when subjected to the same conditions such as, for example, in the design, construction and management phases of a building.
The path of Sustainability undertaken by Soprema means Innovating, Investing and developing the Quality of the service in compliance with the Technical and Human Values, which the group has made its own, to safeguard customers, workers and the environment.