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Sustainable Products

Our new cable-laying vessel, Leonardo Da Vinci delivers environmental benefits. Its engines and propulsion systems have been designed specifically to save energy and reduce pollution. And the ship is designed to install a new generation of cables with synthetic armor that is 30% lighter and more environmentally friendly. 

P-Laser power transmission and distribution cables provide the best performances with a reduced environmental impact, using fully-recyclable materials and a “zero gas” process to reduce CO2 emissions up to 35 %.

Our FlexRibbon fibre optic cable has the highest fibre density in the world as we pack more fibre into a smaller space. This makes installation quicker and cheaper.

Alesea is our new IoT solution that offers near real-time information on cable drum location, drum use and the amount of cable available, keeping cable waste and scrap at a minimum. 
Our high depth submarine cables have been redesigned with synthetic armor to be 30% lighter than the equivalent steel predecessors, enabling installation ships to reduce the number of voyages for each project.

Our targets for a more sustainable product


Designing and manufacturing sustainable products is a way we can meet our own targets and do our part to protect the environment for all. Here are some of our goals that underpin our sustainable product efforts:
Analyse the carbon footprint of our products in order to measure the improvement in terms of environmental impact reconnected to redesign. Until 2019, 70% of our product families were covered by carbon footprint measurement, we are now working towards reaching 85% in 2022. 
We re-use 50% of our drums during the year in order to lower our impact on products packaging.

Boosting a greener and digitalised world with sustainable networks

The telecom and energy industries play a key role in global goals to digitalise the economy while reducing carbon emissions.

As fibre optic technology provider we are working hard and progressing on energy efficiency issues.

Reaching energy costs reduction, being equipped for future iterations of mobile networking and having a wide portfolio of solutions is what differentiates us in the market.

In order to enhance circularity and cut the carbon footprint of fibre optic, we are also introducing new production methods and eco-design solutions such as the deployment of sustainable materials and a reduction in raw materials used in the production process.

At the same time, we’re working on making supply chains more sustainable, that will benefit the customer, the European consumer and the world from and ecological point of view.

Our Circularity Commitment

Sustainability means to reduce our impact on the natural capital, using less resources for our products and keep the materials as long as possible in the production loop. We aspire to be the industry leader in the usage of recycled materials and for the recyclability of our products.

We aim at introducing a 20-40% recycled cable sheathing for a big part of our portfolio in the next years

Circularity implies regenerating used material and reintroducing it in the value chain. This is true for our production waste, which in 2021 were recycled for almost 70%, and also for our cable products at their end of life. The 88% of our cable components are recyclable (2021 data), and we are working to increase this number even more through innovation as P-Laser.