In 2013 Steel Color S.p.A is admitted to the “Program for the assessment of the environmental footprint”, a project co-financed by the ministry of the Environment, Land and Sea.
The endorsement to such a project is an ambitious voluntary commitment, in order to contribute to the decrease of greenhouse gases emissions, in line with the Kyoto protocol and the “Climate Energy Package” adopted by the European Union Council in 2008.
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Program for the assessment of the environmental footprint
Steel Color, with the project “Calculation of the carbon footprint of four significant products of the Company Steel Color S.p.A” carried out a study of the Life Cycle assessment on its own products, to quantify the main environmental impacts associated with each single phase of the life cycle of stainless steel sheets.
In 2015, the results of this study have been published and reported in a draft of a specific environmental product declaration or EPD (Environmental Product Declaration).
Calculation of the carbon footprint of four significant products of the Company Steel Color S.p.A
Project co-financed by the ministry of the Environment, Land and Sea
Throughout the elaboration and the certification of the analysis of the life cycle and the environmental declaration of its own products, Steel Color S.p.A a company that has always been careful to the environment awareness and protection, has chosen to proactively go towards sustainability and prove its commitment to consumers.
The EPD declaration is designed to give the end user a comparison tool between similar products or alternative to their direct impact on the ecosystem.
Such document is prepared by checking the life cycle assessment of the product on the basis of the UNI EN ISO 14020 guidelines and following the specific rules of the product category (product category rules).
Steel Color S.p.A, through the assessment of the production processes of four different stainless steel sheets (differentiated between them by type of polishing, brushing and decoration), has occurred, among others, the procedures of: