Cartografica Galeotti believes that it should develop its business with environmental compatibility in mind: it optimises the use of resources at every stage ensuring that consumption is more efficient and that waste is recovered more effectively, contributing to the protection of our forests and using renewable energy sources.

The company has developed an Environmental Management System in compliance with ISO 14004 and the EMAS Regulation and draws up an annual “Environmental Declaration” in which it defines its aims for improving its environmental performance in line with emerging critical points and specific action aimed at reaching pre-established targets. A copy of the “Environmental Declaration” can be requested by contacting the company’s Environment Manager.

The raw materials used in its production processes are made from recycled fibres and, partially, virgin fibres. In case of the latter the company is dedicated to favouring the correct use and exploitation of forest resources, ensuring that the supplied fibres come from certified or controlled sources in accordance with the principles of the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and PEFC (Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes). The end product is fully recyclable.

In 2012 a photovoltaic system was installed covering the roof of the tissue plant with a power of 600 KWp and an annual electricity production of 700,000 KWh/year. With this installation the company intends to make significant energy savings by using this renewable energy source for approximately 25.8% of its power.

Use of this technology means the company can achieve the following objectives:

  • Electrical energy production without emitting pollutants or noise pollution;
  • A reduction in CO2 emissions into the atmosphere, which can be quantified at approximately 500 tonnes/year;
  • Fuel savings for the production of electrical energy thanks to the use of renewable energy sources. This value is expressed by the TEP conversion coefficient (tonne of oil equivalent) necessary for the creation of electrical energy. The estimated saving in twenty years is 3,200 TEP