Biesse Group
Sustainability Report

Globally, a new business and production model is increasing becoming popular that, together with economic growth, recognises the need to combine social development and environmental sustainability, leading to the creation of a new entrepreneurial paradigm. Pursuing excellence and generating shared value with a sustainable approach to business.
Discover the third edition of the Sustainability Report.

Our goals

Aware of the global challenges and objectives promoted also at Community level on the basis of the 2030 Agenda, the Group actively contributes to the fight against climate change.
Discover the Sustainability goals.


Reduction of Co2 emissions

As a sign of the Group's commitment to contribute to a sustainable, decarbonised economy, effective 2020, in addition to strengthening its existing energy efficiency improvement schemes, most of the Italian companies will purchase energy from GO (guarantee of origin) certified renewable sources, with the aim of significantly reducing indirect CO2 emissions.


Towards the ISO 45001 certification

Biesse S.p.A. has implemented a process for the formalisation and certification of the workplace safety management system to ISO 45001 standards. This decision was taken partially based on feedback from Stakeholders, who deemed occupational health and safety to be the most predominant of the material issues addressed during the course of stakeholder engagement activities.

Our results

Biesse Group is a global business with a strong Italian identity and is capable of communicating with its Stakeholders based on the core values that characterise the Group.
Discover the results achieved in 2019 in terms of economic, social and environmental sustainability.

Biesse Group’s identity

A Group made up of people. In this way, innovation and business ethics also become economic values.

Transparent relationships with all Stakeholders, supported by the sharing of knowledge and experience.

Transparent corporate governance that complies with legislative requirements and Borsa Italiana's corporate governance code.
38 legal entities, 12 manufacturing sites, more than 200 registered patents, customers in approximately 120 countries, approximately 4,200 employees and other workers around the world.
Dedicated reporting channels in line with "whistleblowing" legislation.
50% quota for female board members.


Economic sustainability

When technology cuts distances.
Industry 4.0 and the irresistible tendency to think about the future.

Constant technological innovation that generates economic value for Stakeholders.
A continuous search for excellence to support the competitiveness of every customer.

+661 million Euro of economic value distributed by the Group in 2019
Approximately 706 million Euro of total revenue in 2019
10 manufacturing plants awarded ISO 9001:2015 certification in Italy, India and China
+300 persons involved in Research and Development activities, totalling 276,000 working hours.
89% of purchases from local suppliers, as far as manufacturing plants in Italy, India and China are concerned.

Social Sustainability

Continuous training and improvement.
Growth and development of skills as an appreciation of differences.

The Group provides the highest standards of safety for operators and provides contributions and donations in support of the region.
Support for social, cultural, artistic and sports initiatives at the local level

95% of Senior Management hired from the local community
95% of employees with permanent contracts
≈1.500 persons have worked in Biesse Group for more than 10 years
+13.000 hours of training dedicated to safety at work
+120.000 hours of training provided to personnel during the course of 2019
Workplace safety management system of HSD S.p.A. certified to ISO 45001:2018 standard

Environmental Sustainability

Savings and respect.
The environmental strategies implemented.

Centralised overhaul of all Biesse SpA plants.
Extension of the automatic electricity consumption monitoring system.

92% of waste products are non-hazardous
16.500 mof photovoltaic panels installed
539 tonnes of Co2 saved through the use of photovoltaic panels
-11% water consumption compared to 2018
Energy audits conducted on Biesse S.p.A.'s manufacturing plants
Various energy efficiency improvement schemes implemented and planned as part of the environmental management system


Sustainability highlights

Discover the document that summarizes a year of Biesse Group’ Sustainability.

Download the Sustainability Report 2018

The document is updated on December 31, 2018.

Download the Sustainability Report 2017

The document is updated on December 31, 2017.


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