Social responsibility is a distinctive feature of the company’s presence in the market, passed down by its management from generation to generation. Over time, the company has solidified this commitment to supporting the community and the environment, resulting in a renewed focus on conscious use of natural resources and environmental stewardship. Consistent investments in innovation have enabled the company to achieve increasingly ambitious targets, reflected in virtuous processes and the production of excellence.
Metallurgica San Marco and the environment
Increasing performance, minimising environmental impact
both the means and
the ultimate goal
Innovation goes through
all business levels.
Installation of solar panels
The issue of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere is the core of the green strategy of Metallurgica San Marco.
A challenging topic, on which one measures one’s conviction to achieve the final goal. The quantity and intensity of initiatives implemented by the company act simultaneously to give substance to a process of constant reduction and optimisation of energy sources, limiting waste and dispersion.
In December 2021, Metallurgica San Marco embarked on a virtuous path in cooperation with FEDABO. Within this period, a thorough system of controls and tests produced a precise report measuring direct and indirect emission performance, constantly raising standards. Thanks to an in-depth analysis, production processes will be analysed: several procedures and tools will allow excellent levels of energy efficiency and savings, resulting in significant reductions in emission thresholds. These thresholds, in a regime of total transparency with stakeholders and the public, will be faithfully reported in Metallurgica San Marco’s Sustainability Report, and matched with precise reduction targets.
The project in its full extension will span a three-year period and will result in extremely stringent international certifications, sustainability reports with ambitious targets and broad thematic analyses, involving social and governance spheres in addition to the environmental aspect.
CO2 nel mirino: MSM verso la carbon neutrality
Compensation of all
direct greenhouse gas emissions
by purchasing carbon credits
Metallurgica San Marco has implemented a carbon neutrality strategy that involves compensating for all direct greenhouse gas emissions by purchasing carbon credits. In 2021, the company purchased 3886 carbon credits in the voluntary offsetting market, selecting three projects that focus on two intervention strategies: promoting energy production from renewable sources and reducing emissions that are harmful to both the environment and health. This is a worldwide commitment that involves both the American and Asian continents. Specifically, in India and Brazil, Metallurgica San Marco has supported the development of hydroelectric power generation through its voluntary offsetting strategy. In the state of Mato Grosso, at the Braço Norte III plant, the action aims to reduce direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by over 40,000 tonnes per year. The project aims to achieve three goals: reduce emissions by eliminating fossil fuels, produce clean renewable energy for the local population, and create new jobs for the communities in the state of Mato Grosso.
In the Karnataka region in India, Metallurgica San Marco is involved in a hydroelectric energy production project, harnessing the power of the Kemp Hole river and contributing to the economic development of the Hassan district. This initiative generates clean energy, creates employment opportunities for the local population and reduces GHG emissions, with a significant contraction of over 48,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year. In Mexico, the company is also using carbon credits to reduce N2O emissions during the nitric acid production process. Metallurgica San Marco believes in a world that is inclusive and sustainable, where environmental impact is minimised, and innovative projects and development are carried out where they are most needed. This is the path towards achieving zero emissions.
Metallurgica San Marco's pilot project in Kyrgyzstan
Man and environment:
a union that has never been
more inextricably linked
Metallurgica San Marco firmly believes that improving the quality of life for individuals should not come at the cost of compromising their health. The company recognizes that these two spheres are interconnected and advocates for a new paradigm that embraces this belief. As evidence of this commitment, the company has played an active and pioneering role in a pilot project in Kyrgyzstan.
In accordance with the aims of the Kyoto Protocol, Metallurgica San Marco has launched its first initiative in the Central Asian country, working jointly with the State Forestry Corps and a team of agronomists. The project is a conscious reforestation initiative that aims to achieve both social and environmental objectives. On the one hand, reforestation leads to an increase in oxygen release into the atmosphere, which helps to counteract toxic CO2 emissions. On the other hand, the skillful selection of trees for planting, carried out in direct collaboration with local authorities, fosters the involvement of the local population and triggers a virtuous cycle that has valuable implications for the country’s development and livelihood.
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As an international player in the production and processing of brass, Metallurgica San Marco is fully committed to its role as a global player in addressing social and environmental challenges for the betterment of the entire planet. The company firmly believes in supporting and promoting groundbreaking initiatives that pave the way towards achieving a common and fundamental goal of improving life and the planet. Metallurgica San Marco recognizes that true revolutions happen when the courage to walk down new paths is combined with the hope of inspiring others to follow. Through its unwavering commitment and support of innovative initiatives, the company is playing a significant role in tackling the challenges that we face as a global community.
Brass Manufacturing Optimization
Experience is only the basis from which real change can be achieved and constantly improved. Brass manufacturing optimization is the essence of this conviction. The project - born from the collaboration with the spin-off iq consulting srl of the university of brescia - acts on three trajectories (strategic setting, organisational setting, continuous improvement organisation) to introduce practices and systems of operational excellence in the company's three operating departments. through this project, foundry, extrusion and finishing are imbued with capillary control practices and new management procedures for operational optimisation.
CAPILLARY CONTROL PRACTICES
NEW MANAGEMENT PROCEDURES FOR OPERATIONAL OPTIMISATION
The territory and its communities need to be supported and their social actions must be approached by business. The proximity of the production system, as well as being necessary, contributes to the transmission of messages, culture and training typical of the sports world. This is why Metallurgica San Marco supports sports clubs operating in different disciplines. Sport is an exceptional vehicle of messages of health, inclusion, respect. It contributes to the construction of the individual and does so in a context in which the value of the group is placed at the service of the individual who grows in it, stimulating their physical and moral development. Metallurgica San Marco supports the action of different sports, thus promoting diversity of approaches and contexts to cultivate a valuable educational plurality for the benefit of the community.
PALLACANESTRO BRESCIA S.R.L.
ATLETICA BRESCIA 1950
A.S.D. TEAM BOXE PIPIA
ESC SOCIETÀ SPORTIVA DILETTANTISTICA
Tennis Spalto San Marco
PONTE DI LEGNO SKI SCHOOL
F.C. LUMEZZANE S.S.D. S.R.L.
VIRTUS BASKET LUMEZZANE
F.C. PRO VERCELLI 1892 SRL
IL POLIGONO DELLA GALLERIA ASD
Poligono di tiro
PRO-AM GOLF CLUB VERONA
SMS RE S.R.L.
Attività sportive settore calcio
UNIONE CALCIO MONTECCHIO MAGGIORE
ZANCHI MOTORSPORT ASD