SUSTAINABILITY

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SUSTAINABILITY

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TO ENVIRONMENT

We recognize to Environment an essential function for the peaceful and liveable permanence of humanity on the Planet.

In order to help create conditions of prosperity for the biosphere, we are committed to act in order not to cause damage to the environmental system, promoting production models that tend to close cycles, taking the least from natural systems, reducing consumption and waste of resources, managing production processes with low environmental impact and promoting activities of dissemination and involvement of customers and suppliers to stimulate common actions on environmental issues that are strategically and mutually relevant within the value chain.

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TO ENVIRONMENT

We recognize to Environment an essential function for the peaceful and liveable permanence of humanity on the Planet.

In order to help create conditions of prosperity for the biosphere, we are committed to act in order not to cause damage to the environmental system, promoting production models that tend to close cycles, taking the least from natural systems, reducing consumption and waste of resources, managing production processes with low environmental impact and promoting activities of dissemination and involvement of customers and suppliers to stimulate common actions on environmental issues that are strategically and mutually relevant within the value chain.

TO PEOPLE

We recognize that Person plays a leading strategic role in the social and corporate context.

We promote human and cultural development same as professional and work development and is committed to creates an environment suitable for creating a productive, rewarding and satisfying well-being, stimulating and rewarding creative thinking, guaranteeing continuous training and the exchange of knowledge and skills, sharing objectives and results.

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TO PEOPLE

We recognize that Person plays a leading strategic role in the social and corporate context.

We promote human and cultural development same as professional and work development and is committed to creates an environment suitable for creating a productive, rewarding and satisfying well-being, stimulating and rewarding creative thinking, guaranteeing continuous training and the exchange of knowledge and skills, sharing objectives and results.

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TO COMMUNITY

We recognize the social function and the role of positive force of the Company to the Territory and we are aware that companies develop hand in hand with everything around them and this may involve redefining the way in which the activities of business generate wealth and well-being, also considering social and environmental balances.

We would like to increase our corporate citizenship and we are committed to improve our social impact by supporting and promoting projects for the community, spreading the culture of sustainability in the area in which it operates, activating synergistic collaborations with local stakeholders guided by reciprocity of intent, gives transparency of purposes and methods also through the care and conservation of values, culture, processes and good practices.

ETHICS AND SUSTAINABILITY

We recognize the social function and the role of positive force of the Company to the Territory and we are aware that companies develop hand in hand with everything around them and this may involve redefining the way in which the activities of business generate wealth and well-being, also considering social and environmental balances.

We would like to increase our corporate citizenship and we are committed to improve our social impact by supporting and promoting projects for the community, spreading the culture of sustainability in the area in which it operates, activating synergistic collaborations with local stakeholders guided by reciprocity of intent, gives transparency of purposes and methods also through the care and conservation of values, culture, processes and good practices.

ETHICS AND SUSTAINABILITY
ARCA ETICHETTE GROUP’S APPROACH

ETHICS AND SUSTAINABILITY
ARCA ETICHETTE GROUP’S APPROACH

ENVIRONMENT

Arca Etichette has always pursued the goal of minimum environmental impact, achieving ISO14001 certification already in 2009.

Every year, in support of our ethical commitment, we invest in various projects to protect biodiversity:

OUR “GREEN HEART” FOREST

On the occasion of World Environment Day 2021, Arca Etichette has decided to continue its path towards a more sustainable business, creating a real forest. Trees play a vital role in biodiversity as the foundation of our ecosystems, contributing to the well-being of animals, insects, plants, people and even the air we breathe. We have planted 114 trees, one for each year of life of our companies: 73 for Arca Etichette, 34 for Etifix and 7 for Arca Sleeves, between Tanzania, Ecuador, Haiti, Kenya and Madagascar!

The goal is to enlarge our “GREEN HEART” forest with new successes to celebrate with you.

OUR “GREEN HEART” FOREST

On the occasion of World Environment Day 2021, Arca Etichette has decided to continue its path towards a more sustainable business, creating a real forest. Trees play a vital role in biodiversity as the foundation of our ecosystems, contributing to the well-being of animals, insects, plants, people and even the air we breathe. We have planted 114 trees, one for each year of life of our companies: 73 for Arca Etichette, 34 for Etifix and 7 for Arca Sleeves, between Tanzania, Ecuador, Haiti, Kenya and Madagascar!

The goal is to enlarge our “GREEN HEART” forest with new successes to celebrate with you.

A FUTURE FOR OUR BEES:
BEE MY FUTURE

Even this year Arca Etichette is alongside LifeGate for the Italian project “Bee My Future”.

We continue with the adoption of a hive managed, a few kilometers from Milan, by an expert beekeeper who follows the guiding principles of organic farming; operates in full safety and efficiency, guaranteeing well-being and prosperity to our small but hardworking friends.

Our contribution is to protect this species, in order to receive many healthy foods on our tables including fruit, vegetables and dairy products. But not only that, it also contributes to the active maintenance of biodiversity and the emission of oxygen.

A FUTURE FOR OUR BEES:
BEE MY FUTURE

Even this year Arca Etichette is alongside LifeGate for the Italian project “Bee My Future”.

We continue with the adoption of a hive managed, a few kilometers from Milan, by an expert beekeeper who follows the guiding principles of organic farming; operates in full safety and efficiency, guaranteeing well-being and prosperity to our small but hardworking friends.

Our contribution is to protect this species, in order to receive many healthy foods on our tables including fruit, vegetables and dairy products. But not only that, it also contributes to the active maintenance of biodiversity and the emission of oxygen.

OUR PLANET FIRST OF ALL..ZERO WASTE!

SOLVENT-FREE

We are a Solvent-Free company, by eliminating organic solvents and even water from the pre-press and printing processes.

RECYCLING SYSTEM

Every year we renew the partnership with Cycle4Green, specialized company in the management of the recycling system of the labels’ siliconized paper support, which represents about 60% of waste. In 2020 we recycled 16.2 tons of siliconized, equal to about 32 tons of CO2 eq.

DIGITAL PRINTING

We use, in growing trend, digital printing to replace traditional printing. This choice allowed us huge savings in waste materials, production hours and electricity.

Self-adhesive material waste: 320,000 square meters saved, about 25% of the total waste, equal to 1,400,000 frames, 2018-2019 average. (Source: ERP Arca Etichette)

Printing plates and not produced sheets and therefore not sent to landfill after production: 6,000 printing matrices, flexo plates in plastic material or litho-offset metal sheets.

Arca has chosen to use 100% renewable energy of certified origin GO Zero Impact®. In 2020, with the supply of all energy entrusted to LifeGate, we consumed 1,815,874 kWh, avoiding the combustion of 1,101 barrels of oil and the emission of 964,229 kg of CO2 into the atmosphere.

Electricity: 255,000 kwh, compared to a total of 1,627,000 kwh (total energy consumption of the two divisions), thanks to the fewer hours of production and the lower number of UV lamps needed for digital printing.

Production hours: 1500 hours of printing machine and auxiliary machines, compared to a total of approx. 23000 hours of production (total hours of digital and analogue work, from ERP Arca Etichette).

Ink waste: 540 kg that would have remained on the discarded printed material, Approximately 25% of the total waste ink, equal to 2362 kg.

100% ENERGY FROM RENEWABLE SOURCES, ZERO IMPACT

Arca Etichette has chosen renewable energy from LifeGate, for years for natural gas and from 2020 also for electricity. With LifeGate Arca plays an active role as a change agent in the most important environmental challenge of our time: the energy transition from fossil fuels to renewables.

100% ENERGY FROM RENEWABLE SOURCES, ZERO IMPACT

Arca Etichette has chosen renewable energy from LifeGate, for years for natural gas and from 2020 also for electricity. With LifeGate Arca plays an active role as a change agent in the most important environmental challenge of our time: the energy transition from fossil fuels to renewables.