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Sustainability Report

The 2020 consolidated non-financial statement describes the Group's approach to social responsibility and reports the key results achieved in terms of economic, social and environmental sustainability as well as defining future objectives.
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2020 in a nutshell

Discover the results achieved in 2020 in terms of economic, social and environmental sustainability.

ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY

For Biesse Group, economic sustainability is synonymous with the creation and distribution of value added for shareholders and for all other parties that form part of its value chain, including trade partners, customers and local communities.

 
  • Over € 534 million of economic value distributed by the Group in 2020
  • Over € 579 million of total revenue in 2020
  • 89% of purchases from local suppliers, as far as manufacturing plants in Italy and India are concerned
  • 8 manufacturing plants awarded ISO 9001:2015 certification in Italy and India
  • Over 300 persons involved in research and development activities, totalling approximately 206,000 working hours
  • Launch of Open-I, the Biesse Group's open innovation project
  • HSD becomes a Lighthouse Plant of the Factory Cluster with the Elettrospidle 4.0 project

SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY

People are the lynchpin of the Group success and every business activity must be inspired by their protection and the development of their well-being, while fully respecting cultural diversity.

 
  • 95% of employees have permanent contracts
  • Approximately 1,500 persons have worked in Biesse Group for more than 10 years
  • 97% of senior management hired from the local community
  • Approximately 69,000 hours of training provided to personnel during the course of 2020
  • Approximately 6,000 hours of training dedicated to safety at work provided to employees
  • Workplace safety management system of HSD S.p.A. certified to UNI ISO 45001:2018 standard
  • Support for social, cultural, artistic and sports initiatives in the community

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

The Group's environmental management system is inspired by the principles of energy savings, reduction of the impact of production systems on the environment and compliance with relevant legislation.

 

  • CO2 emissions -70% (Scope 2 market-based) compared to 2019
  • 100% of electricity purchased from renewable sources with guarantees of origin for the Group's Italian companies
  • 4,893 tonnes of CO2 avoided through the purchase of electricity from renewable sources with guarantees of origin for the Group's Italian companies (Scope 2 market-based)
  • 16,500 m2 of photovoltaic panels installed
  • 560 tonnes of CO2 avoided through the use of photovoltaic panels
  • 90% of waste products are non-hazardous
  • Various energy efficiency improvement schemes implemented and planned as part of the environmental management system






 

MANAGEMENT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The Group has implemented a series of projects for the benefit of the main stakeholders aimed at:

 
  • Countering the pandemic 
    Euro 100,000 donation at the beginning of the emergency to purchase the necessary equipment to set up the intensive care unit of the "Ospedali Riuniti Marche Nord" hospital.
  • Personal safety
    Periodic screening, sanitisation, distribution of protective equipment, extensive use of smart working, as well as changes to working hours to avoid gatherings.
  • Supporting customers and the community
    Free video-assistance for customers and increased distance learning projects
  • Enhancing dialogue and reducing distances
    Periodic press releases and videos to provide direct, clear and timely information in response to the evolving global scenario.

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The document reports the year 2020

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The document is updated on December 31, 2018.

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