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
On the 50th anniversary of our foundation, in line with our innovative and dynamic spirit, we would be pleased to present our first Sustainability Report.
A COMPREHENSIVE ANALYSIS OF OUR INDUSTRIAL REALITY, INVOLVING OUR COMPANY IN ALL ITS DIMENSIONS.
Innovation goes through
all business levels.
High-tech production and management softwares allow to increase productivity, optimizing processes and work. An internal efficiency that has an impact on the reliability towards customers: delivery times are calculated with precision and quality of production is constantly guaranteed, making Metallurgica San Marco a strategic business partner. Investments and planning led the company to an increase in volumes combined with a differentiation of production
Innovation and sustainability meet in the production of special low lead brass alloys. Finally, it is worth mentioning the implementation of automation systems in production departments, designed to support human work and enhance its stability and security.
Installation of solar panels
Environmental sustainability is structurally linked to the energy issue. In full compliance with European and national plans, Metallurgica San Marco has embarked on a path of energy transition that will make the company increasingly oriented to renewable energy.
LOWERING OF CO2
REDUCTION IN THE USE OF FOSSIL FUEL ENERGY
IN FAVOUR OF RENEWABLE AND ZERO-IMPACT SOURCES
A green evolution program that will see the first significant step starting from 2023 thanks to the installation of solar panels that will produce about 2.8 megawatts per hour. This investment will be a significant contribution to the lowering of the CO2 emission thresholds, limiting the use of fossil fuel energy in favour of renewable and zero-impact sources. The European Green Deal – which aims to zero net carbon emissions by 2050 with a 50% reduction by 2030 – requires a responsible engagement of the society. Metallurgica San Marco thus reaffirms its conscious role as an actor of this evolution, in favour of the territories within which it operates and of future generations.
Sustainable development goals: Metallurgica san marco commitment
Fighting global warming is one of the greatest challenges for all countries and organisations in the world. In 2015, the UN endorsed the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs/SSGs) and 169 sub-goals. The SDGs have universal validity, i.e. all countries must make a contribution to achieve the goals, according to their capacities. Metallurgica San Marco felt it was important to do its part. Therefore, in 2021, Metallurgica San Marco drew up a sustainability plan with the aim of reducing the impact of its manufacturing process and contributing to the achievement of sustainable development. For the year 2021, the first steps taken by the Company contributed to goals 7, 8, 9 and 13 of the Sustainable Development Goals.
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.
FUTURA Expo has presented an occasion to embark on a bold and daring mission: the Pact sets out a long-term vision for sustainable development in the Brescia area, committing its signatories to work towards a future that is socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable. As a company committed to environmental stewardship, Metallurgica San Marco has proudly signed the Pact, and will continue to pursue sustainability in all aspects of its operations.
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.
IN 2021, MSM PURCHASED
IN 2021, MSM PURCHASED
REDUCTION OF EMISSIONS
SUPPLY OF CLEAN ENERGY
CREATION OF NEW JOBS FOR COMMUNITIES
Energie rinnovabili mettono in moto la produzione di Metallurgica San Marco
Metallurgica San Marco has pledged to minimise the use of environmentally harmful raw materials in favour of renewable resources. In addition, the company has committed to sourcing a portion of its energy needs from renewable sources until 2022. Specifically, it plans to procure 8000 MWh of electricity with a Guarantee of Origin. This pledge applies to all aspects of the company’s energy supply. The company recognizes that energy is essential to all activities and acknowledges the importance of making responsible choices that benefit the environment and future generations.
Commitment to indirect emissions reduction
Metallurgica San Marco’s commitment to reliability, environmental sustainability, and social responsibility is based on a comprehensive and detailed overview, as well as a constant and in-depth analysis. In 2021, the company demonstrated this commitment by purchasing 13,494.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide from the voluntary market. These emissions will be offset through the purchase of Guarantees of Origin, which are official certificates that verify the purchase of clean energy produced in other locations. This action demonstrates the company’s dedication to mitigating its environmental impact and promoting sustainable practices.
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.
Release of oxygen into
Oxygen emission into
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