Salcef for sustainability
Salcef for sustainability
The Group’s commitment to sustainable development takes concrete form through corporate social responsibility.
Salcef has always followed an industrial development model that embraces the principles of sustainability, transparency and quality, making concrete commitments and adopting specific management and organisational structures based on corporate social responsibility to create value for its clients, for society and for the community, while respecting the environment.
All Group companies are currently engaged in a process of sustainable innovation involving both construction sites and production plants, in Italy and abroad.
The Salcef model
In terms of environmental impact, the Group aims to decrease energy consumption and promote the use of renewable sources, progressively reducing its vehicle emissions by improving the efficiency of machinery and investment in hybrid or electric cars. It also continues to manage waste correctly and efficiently.
In the social sphere, Salcef has always prioritised respect for human rights, improved working conditions, attention to equality and inclusion and the control of the entire supply chain.
In the area of governance, the Group carefully monitors the implementation of corporate social responsibility and anti-corruption regulations.
Social responsibility first
In March 2020, Salcef S.p.A. obtained SA8000 certification, attesting company management’s compliance with regard to corporate social accountability.
The aim of SA8000:2014 is to provide a management standard based on international UN and ILO provisions, on national labour laws, and on agreements signed with social partners. By achieving certification, Salcef renews its commitment to protecting all personnel, not only its own but also those employed by its suppliers.
The Salcef Group has also prepared its own Social Report, with the aim of providing all interested parties with a report on the activities, initiatives and projects carried out within the scope of issues linked to social responsibility.
In June 2020, Salcef S.p.A. obtained ISO 37001 certification, which certifies company compliance with anti-bribery management systems.
By adhering to the principles of ISO 37001:2016, Salcef is formally committed to the fight against corruption, and to promoting a culture of ethics, legality and transparency.
The Salcef Group has also prepared an Anti-Corruption Policy, to encourage continuous improvement of the system and to communicate its commitment to these principles to all stakeholders.
Clean energy production: towards energy self-sufficiency
The Group is increasingly committed to energy production from renewable sources in order to progressively achieve self-sufficient plants.
As part of the expansion of its operational headquarters in Fano, SRT built a photovoltaic system with a total capacity of around 200 kWp, which should generate about 80% of the energy the company needs.
At the Aprilia industrial plant managed by Overail there is a 361 kWp photovoltaic system, which powers the main systems with an estimated annual production of over 447,000 KWh, equivalent to 176 tons of CO2 emissions avoided and 590 trees planted.
Water is a precious resource
The new Overail plants reuses industrial water to produce concrete for sleepers and slabs, thanks to an innovative purification system that minimises water waste through recirculation.
At the Fano plant, inside the production complex for the maintenance and construction of rolling stock, a water treatment plant was created from the railway machines wash. The system prevents polluting water from being released into the environment before it has been properly treated and sanitised.
Increasingly sustainable rail construction sites
The Group is carefully controlling and reducing the fuel consumption of the many construction vehicles used during railway construction and maintenance activities.
In 2019, a number of measures were implemented to increase the efficiency of the vehicle fleet and major investments were made in higher performance machinery. This resulted in a 5% reduction in overall diesel consumption and a 45% reduction in vehicle fuel consumption compared to 2018.