WASTE MATERIAL ENHANCEMENT
The challenge is to adopt a new paradigm and business model based on the Circular Economy. How to manage wasting material and how to enhance them.
Disposal can become an ADDED VALUE; from costs to revenues, through innovation and paradigm change. Such as? Through Waste reduction, Reuse, Recycle, Separate collection and Energy recovery.
RENEWABLE ENERGIES – CARBON FOOTPRINT ZERO
The challenge is to use renewable energies in the value chain processes, improving the renewable / total energy consumption ratio.
The process of verifying the energy supply sources used along the value chain must aim at a lower contribution in terms of CO2 emissions and at the same time provide the elements for a correct planning of the energy needs and for the continuity of the future supply.
B) RENEWABLE ENERGIES THROUGH SELF-PRODUCTION
The challenge is to reduce the costs and risks of price fluctuations: to become self-producers of energy needs through cogeneration, renewable energy and energy savings.
RETROACTIVE INTELLIGENCE OF LOGISTICS
The challenge is an increasingly responsible product design that considers the effects on greenhouse gas emissions and harmful substances, energy consumption, soil, water and other natural raw materials in all phases of the product’s life.
The organization uses data related to logistic processes to improve product design processes (weight, portability, resilience, duration etc.)
The challenge is to extend end-of-life products and reuse.
A distinctive value is created on the market. Re-use serves to reduce the environmental impact of products at the end of their life cycle; to recover the products and re-insert them in the production cycle.
REDUCTION OF HARMFUL EMISSIONS ALONG THE SUPPLY CHAIN
The challenge is to respect the environment by reducing GHG emissions and natural resources consumption.
The organization implements measures to reduce GHG emissions in its supply chain and at the same time measures its direct and indirect environmental impacts on natural resources (air, water, soil), tending towards a carbon footprint balance over the medium / long term.
Transport and distribution
EFFICIENCY OF TRANSPORT, HANDLING OF GOODS AND PEOPLE MOBILITY
The challenge is the development of policies and rules for improving the efficiency of distribution, handling and transport processes.
Development of policies for filling round-trip vehicles to improve vehicle saturation. TCO reduction (total cost of ownership) through investments in handling and transport vehicles capable of reducing the environmental impact and management costs.
The challenge is to better balance “service”, “costs” and “emissions” level”: developing intermodal transport solutions establishing and monitoring improvement targets on an annual basis.
People and logistic processes
The challenge is the awareness of individual and organizational behaviors and competence, which develop sustainability: design and execution of a widespread training program on values, behaviors, and good sustainability practices, benchmarking competition, involving local stakeholders, employees and managers of the company.
DIGITALIZATION OF OPERATIONAL PROCESSES
The digital challenge includes the digitalization of processes to reduce costs, improve delivery times and optimize processes with consequent lower emissions and lower costs.
The challenge is the continuous improvement of products and processes: to define and adopt a strategy, organization and planning for the continuous improvement of processes / products and KPI of operational sustainability (KPI: key performance indicators)
METRIC – MEASUREMENT OF RESULTS AND PERFORMANCES
The challenge is to activate proper KPI to encourage virtuous practices: translate virtuous practices into incentive mechanisms, using economic indicators as measurement tools.
PARTICIPATED DESIGN OF SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS
The challenge is stakeholder engagement in solutions: learning from stakeholders, accelerating and innovating solutions, and including employees, suppliers or competitors in the design of sustainable solutions.
COMMUNITY and Public Authorities (PA)
The challenge is the inclusion of “territory” in company projects: exploit the know-how of the communities and the information and policies of the PA to improve projects and the reputation in the territory.
SHARING OF RESOURCES
The challenge is to cooperate with stakeholders – sometimes even competitors – to reduce costs: share key process resources, such as warehouses, transportation and delivery circuits in order to reduce costs and environmental impact.