THE ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN INDUSTRIAL PROCESSES: THESE ARE THE MAIN CHALLENGES ALSO AFFECTING THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY.THE ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH AND SAFETY AREA DRIVES THIS CHALLENGE.

“Improving energy efficiency and environmental protection parameters in our plants and industrial processes requires agility and perseverance”, comments Magneti Marelli’s Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) area.

“In 2015 we initiated all actions necessary to adapt our operations to the ISO 14001/2015 environmental standard update, which involves the alignment to the new standard by 2018. Our goal is to adapt all plants one year early so they will be ready by 2017”.

The Electronics plant in Corbetta has obtained the new certification, and in 2016, works will get underway for all other plants.
Employee awareness has grown thanks to aware- ness-raising initiatives launched during the International Environment and Safety Days held and to EHS workshops periodically organised to raise awareness of best practices, engaging employees from the dedicated areas. On the other hand, the EHS Leadership Award, a competition launched worldwide at the Group level with the aim to reward the best projects in the environment, energy and health and safety are- as, served as an opportunity to strengthen internal engagement, to benchmark the positive experiences of different plants and to propose initiatives and ide- as aimed at improving sustainability.

Within this context focused on continuous improvement, central initiatives come together and can be compared with local ones, fostering and encouraging change”.