At a local level, ALFA ACCIAI is a founder member of RAMET, a consortium that conducts environmental research for metallurgy. Set up by the Brescian Industrialist Association, it presented a programme in June 2011 to implement a scheme of voluntary improvement of environmental performance for businesses. Achieving the planned projects immediately, from January 2012 Alfa Acciai has already ensured compliance with the new limit values coming from the European and national legislation, which expires only in 2016.
RAMET today brings together no less than 22 Brescia-based metallurgical companies, the aim being to study and monitor the impacts that these production processes have on the workplace and the surrounding environment. The guidelines of the Consortium cover research, communication and transparency.
Since 2011 Alfa Acciai has collaborated with a group of local residents, called CO.DI.SA, an environmental protection committee.
Periodic meetings are held to inform the local residents and share with them improvement projects for the environment and production that the company has put in place or intends to develop.
The meetings allow confrontation and continuous growth on both sides and give the possibility to the citizens to better understand the world of production and interact directly with the company.
The Observatory is a forum created and operated under the auspices of the Brescia Town Council, and comprises the following:
The observatory periodically assess the impact of the steel mill on the environment, with particular reference to:
As proof of the utmost respect and consideration of its stakeholders and a guarantee of its commitment to sustainability and eco-compatibility, Alfa Acciai participates pro-actively at Observatory meetings, provides the necessary premises, equipment and information and support in tackling the issues being analysed.