Mitigating climate change
Reversing the course
Climate change is a global problem that is causing effects which are often irreversible.
To change the course of events, it is vital to put in place a series of immediate and concrete actions to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions on a large scale.
Alfaparf Milano is aware of the risks and opportunities associated with climate change and has decided to take these into account both in its strategic planning and business operations.
CO2 emissions from manufacturing
Since 2018, Alfaparf Milano has been measuring the CO2 emissions (scope 1 and scope 2) generated through its manufacturing. It has been publishing these results in the Sustainability Report and undertaking a series of actions to start reducing and offsetting these.
We use electricity from renewable sources in our manufacturing sites in Italy (100%), and Brazil and Venezuela (over 80%). In Italy, natural gas emissions are offset. Solar panels have been installed at the Mexican manufacturing site to provide hot water, and 100 trees have been planted.
In Italy, we have installed electric vehicle charging points in the employee car park and we have introduced electric and hybrid company cars.
To fight deforestation and forest degradation, we have chosen in the Italian offices to use only recycled paper and FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) paper shopping bags.
Elimination of disposable plastics
We have installed water dispensers in the refreshment areas and we have provided a recyclable aluminum bottle to all employees in the Italian office.
CO2 emissions of products
As far as product-related emissions are concerned, we have chosen to focus our attention on packaging, reducing any unnecessary wrapping, using sustainable raw materials and offsetting residual emissions.
“Evolution of the Green” project
We only use 100% recycled materials (aluminum, plastic and paper) for our Alfaparf Milano color tubes, which are made in Italy. We have eliminated leaflets in favor of QR codes. This project won The Procurement Award 2021 in the Ethical and Sustainable Purchasing category.
OLOS: sustainable, natural, Italian
The OLOS skincare line offers natural products in sustainable packaging: tubes and bottles made of 50% recycled plastic; jars and bottles made of 90% recycled glass with labels in 80% recycled plastic and with shive and cap in untreated 100% recycled plastic; boxes made with 100% FSC recycled paper.
All the external packaging of the Italian manufacturing site contributes to the protection of the environment and the preservation of the forests as it is made of FSC mix cardboard.
We evaluate, monitor and undertake to reduce all other impacts on the environment, implementing measures and actions aimed at promoting the efficient use of water and energy, and the reduction of waste production.
In our plants in Italy and Mexico, part of the water is reused and container washing has been drastically reduced.
“Industria Limpia” (Clean Industry) environmental certification
In 2021 the manufacturing plant in Mexico obtained the (voluntary) "Industria Limpia" certification, issued by the Federal Agency for the Protection of the Environment of Mexico.
ISO 14001 regulation
We are standardizing the environmental management systems of our manufacturing plants to meet the international regulation ISO 14001.