Fast Forward to Sustainable Manufacturing
Discover the new Prysmian Group booklet on "Sustainable Manufacturing". It is a valuable tool regarding Sustainability, born to communicate the strategy, the targets and the achievements of the company with a deep focus on the following topics: waste, energy, carbon emissions, health and safety.
Customer Centric solutions that don’t cost the earth
Quality and innovation are the hallmarks of everything we do. Why? So we can fulfil the needs of our customers today and anticipate their needs for tomorrow. We’re committed to being at the customer’s side at every stage: from understanding their specific needs, through to execution completion and delivery of a project.
But it doesn’t end there. We believe the future of cutting-edge cable technology is sustainable. How will we achieve this? Through a commitment to developing products and processes that minimise environmental impact.
Viable long-term sustainable solutions are good for the environment, good for our customers and they’re good for us.
Environmental responsibility in action
Every day, we champion efficient use of natural resources, we optimise our logistics flows and we practise responsible waste management. Wherever we operate in the world, we create close relationships with local communities to help us understand and mitigate the impact of our projects.
We participate in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), an international initiative aiming to help meet the Kyoto Protocol's targets for worldwide reduction in greenhouse gases. See 2018 Sustainability Report for more details.
But we don’t stop there.
Significant investment is made in the search for, and development of, sustainable products. We want to make tomorrow’s world better. Starting today.
Our HSE strategy is leading the way
And we’re succeeding. How do we know? Our Health and Safety Environment (HSE) routinely checks our compliance (at both international and local level) with legislation covering health and safety at work standards, energy consumption, waste management, water usage and greenhouse gas emissions.
Local organisations are able to implement their programmes of improvement and investment with regard to the specific nature of their manufacturing sector and geographical area.
Not only does this help us guarantee the wellbeing of employees and respect for the environment but it also allows our senior management to analyse and assess our achievements in this area and define objectives for improvements at Group level.
Certifications in 2018
Environmental Management Systems were updated in 2018 — where this had not already been done in the previous year — in order to maintain certifications in all organisations, in accordance with the most recent version of the ISO 14001 standard.
At the same time, in order to facilitate the local implementation of the new ISO 14001 requirements, the Group updated its procedures relating to its Environmental Management Systems (pursuant to ISO 14001:2015) and Security Management Systems (pursuant to OHSAS 18001:2007), which are basic reference documents that local organisations are required to adopt and integrate into their own systems, in a manner consistent with their specific situations. They were revised in order to improve their application as guidelines for the local implementation and maintenance of the systems.
These efforts made it possible to complete the update of the procedures to the 2015 version of the ISO 14001 standards at all certified plants.
The percentage of Prysmian plants that have been certified has remained essentially stable (with some limited variation) at 95% for ISO 14001 and 78% for OHSAS 18001 (Prysmian Group perimeter without General Cable).
Within the Group, various organisations (R&D, installation activities, distribution centres, etc.) have also been certified.