Carapelli Firenze S.p.A. obtains AENOR’s “Zero Waste” certification.
by SOLUZIONE – Communications Group, Italy
Florence, June 6, 2023 – The official delivery to Carapelli Firenze S.p.A. of the AENOR “Zero Waste” Certification took place this morning at the Barberino Tavarnelle (FI) headquarters. This is the very first Italian attribution in this category, therefore a reason of great satisfaction and pride for the Tuscan olive oil company.
The topic at the core of the award is among the most widely debated, not only by those concerned with the environment. Namely, it the economic development that has tested the environment with one of the greatest modern challenges: the enormous creation of waste. Globally, waste generation is increasing steadily due to population growth. Improper disposal of waste has a major negative impact on the environment, ecosystems and human health.
It is in this context that AENOR has established the “Zero Waste” Certification to recognize organizations that have a waste management traceability system aimed at 90%-100% recovery. That is, those companies that ensure the recovery of the waste they generate, thus avoiding managing it by depositing it in landfills and contributing to promoting sustainability through the circular economy.
The analysis carried out on Carapelli from August ’22 to January ’23, covered the entire establishment; consequently, waste from packaging, warehouses, oil cutting, offices, and facility activities (maintenance, cleaning, revamping, etc.) were considered.
A preliminary analysis divided by separate semesters was made. According to this calculation, the company went from a 31.36% valorizable waste for the first semester of 2021 to 91.4% for the semester of reference for the certification. The 91.4% corresponds to 244.89 tons of valorized waste that was recovered.
In order to improve the achieved result, the calculation of the percentage of valorizable waste was analysed on a monthly basis and presented when discussing the KPIs. For example, a percentage of 94.22% was achieved in April 2023.
Bruno Seabra, General Manager of Carapelli Firenze S.p.A, stated, “We are honoured and proud to receive the ‘Zero Waste’ certification. This prestigious recognition confirms and reinforces the company’s commitment to sustainability matters, a pillar of our strategic plan. From the adoption of sustainable practices in the production chain, to the traceability of products, to waste recovery projects of the company’s management: all testifying to our sense of responsibility towards the olive oil category, the consumer and the environment.”
Attending this morning’s AENOR certification handover for Carapelli Firenze were Silvia Donnini – Director Legal, Public Affairs, Customs, Labor Relations and HR Excellence, Simone Fornera Environment & Safety Manager, Leonardo Bandinelli, Santina Ferri and Giacomo Borselli representing Confindustria Firenze, and Alice Cabras and Pierpaolo Arca representing the certification body itself.