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Environmental Management System (EN ISO 14001)

Environmental Management System (EN ISO 14001)

Alfa Acciai and Acciaierie di Sicilia continually strive for the best available techniques, and are committed to pursuing an ongoing policy to improve environmental performance, minimising the negative impact of their operations on the environment where technically possible and economically sustainable.

 

Alfa Acciai and Acciaierie di Sicilia have adopted environmental management systems as a tool for all stakeholders which ensures that respect for the environment is pursued and achieved at the best, and through these management systems are committed to:

  • Knowing, understanding and monitoring developments in their own specific area, internally and externally, to quickly understand changes to risks and opportunities;
  • Maintaining ongoing constructive dialogue with all stakeholders;
  • Seeking, assessing and implementing the best available sustainable techniques, defined as technological and/or procedural options;
  • Planning, monitoring and possibly correcting the efficiency of processes/services implemented internally or by suppliers and subcontractors;
  • Preventing all forms of pollution and protecting the environment by optimising the consumption of resources and waste production processes, improving and monitoring emissions into the atmosphere and water, containing noise levels, protecting the soil and subsoil, and controlling any other direct/indirect impact;
  • Planning the management of emergencies and regularly testing response procedures.

 

In particular, the system is characterised by interaction between environmental requirements and production processes, with the precise aim of identifying environmental aspects, assessing impact regarding activities, and controlling their effect in terms of:

  • Protecting the soil, subsoil and water;
  • Offgas filtering system;
  • Consuming less energy;
  • Containing noise;
  • Managing waste;
  • Ensuring radiation protection.

 
These objectives underpin the Environmental Policy and are transformed into concrete plans and targets that can be measured and monitored regularly.
Alfa Acciai has held certification since May 2005 and Acciaierie di Sicilia since February 2004.

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ACCIAIERIE DI SICILIA
Environmental Management System (EN ISO 14001)

Recycled content (EN ISO 14021)

Nothing is wasted

Recycled content (EN ISO 14021)
  • Scrap is completely recyclable with the electric melting furnace process;
  • Alfa Acciai and Acciaierie di Sicilia products have been certified as containing at least 97% of recycled material (a very high percentage compared with other construction materials);
  • Alongside the declaration on the origin of materials, recycled content contributes to LEED credits:
    • MR Credit 4 – Recycled Content;
    • MR Credit 5 – Regional Materials.
ALFA ACCIAI
ACCIAIEIRIE DI SICILIA
Recycled content (EN ISO 14021)

Environmental product declaration (EN ISO 14025)

The environmental impact of products

  • A voluntary certified declaration of product-associated environmental impacts;
  • A public document available for consultation, reporting the commitment of Alfa Acciai and Acciaierie di Sicilia to data transparency in terms of:
    • Process energy efficiency;
    • Reduced impact on renewable and non-renewable resources;
    • Low emission levels (air, water and soil).
  • Requires the presence of:
    • Water treatment systems;
    • Offgas filtering systems;
    • Radiation monitoring system for inspecting incoming and outgoing materials and products.
ALFA ACCIAI
ACCIAIERIE DI SICILIA

ICMQ ECO

The measure of product-associated environmental performance

ICMQ ECO

Requirements:

  • Annual validation of greenhouse gas emissions (EU Regulation no. 601/2012);
  • Implementation of the organisational model under Italian Legislative Decree no. 231/01;
  • Certification of quality, environmental and safety management systems (EN ISO 9001- EN ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001);
  • Validation of the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD);
  • Offgas filtering system generated by the steel-making process;
  • Continuously monitoring system for dust emissions;
  • Wastewater treatment system and process water recycling;
  • Radiation monitoring system for inspecting incoming materials and outgoing products and the smelting process.

 

Measurement of environmental performance:

  • Energy efficiency;
  • Recycled content;
  • Water consumption;
  • Concentration of total suspended solids in the wastewater;
  • NOX emissions (nitrogen oxides);
  • SO2 emissions (sulphur dioxide);
  • Dust emissions;
  • Organic micro-pollutant emissions;
  • Greenhouse gas emissions (carbon dioxide);
  • Hazardous waste.
ALFA ACCIAI
ACCIAIEIRIE DI SICILIA
ICMQ ECO

SUSTSTEEL

Sustainable steel

SUSTSTEEL

Alfa Acciai and Acciaierie di Sicilia are among the first European companies to obtain SUSTSTEEL certification (sustainable steel).

EUROFER, the European Steel Association has created the mark SUSTEEL to organise, develop and promote the sector of products for steel construction, based on an independent certification scheme, in the context of its members’ sustainability and corporate social responsibility, so as to  allow an assessment by the users and the other stakeholders, such as the European, national and local institutions.

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ACCIAIERIE DI SICILIA
SUSTSTEEL
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IGQ
AVD
Suststeel
ICMQ
EPD
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