Craftsmanship and Innovation: Surgital’s path towards Global Sustainability30 January 2024
We at Surgital have always aimed at combining the high artisanal quality of fresh pasta with large-scale production, maintaining a strong commitment to innovation, food safety and environmental sustainability.
Our shared vision includes spreading Made in Italy worldwide, in addition to a continuous improvement in business practices, focusing on quality, environment, safety and social responsibility.
This philosophy reflects a virtuous path of sustainable and responsible growth.
For this reason, we continuously invest in research and innovation, aiming at constantly improving processes and products, with a strong focus on employee well-being, customer satisfaction and environmental protection.
The result is a comprehensive action plan, focused on some priorities, in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Aware of the importance of formalising and communicating our initiatives, today we propose to work together to improve visibility, consolidate positioning and make public our contribution to the UN 2030 Agenda.
In the meantime, an analytical and in-depth evaluation of the activities carried out to date has allowed us to identify the critical issues and areas in need of improvement, in order to align ourselves in the most efficient and incisive way with the SDGs.
What we already do and what more we can do
Currently, we operate on a total area of 102,133 square metres, of which 32,000 square metres are dedicated to production and 34 are active production lines. We have implemented an integrated management system certified by RINA SpA, compliant with ISO 9001, ISO 14001, SA8000, as well as IFS and BRC food safety standards.
To reduce the environmental impact of all our activities, we have adopted energy production systems that minimise CO2 emissions.
We work to improve the sustainability of our supply chain, packaging and the entire production cycle in response to the increase in interest from stakeholders and institutions towards environmental and social sustainability.
Through a careful analysis of priorities, we are also trying to assess in advance the possible requests that customers, who are also obliged to achieve sustainability objectives, could make to their suppliers. For this reason, we constantly work to adopt the most advanced technologies for efficiency and waste reduction. This includes, for example, a constant commitment to reducing the environmental impact of our packaging, exploring new materials and reducing the weight of that already in use.
Areas of responsibility and sustainable development
While we have already implemented many activities to promote sustainability, these efforts have not yet been fully integrated into a formalised Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) framework.
To address this challenge, we have chosen eight areas of responsibility, considering their interconnections, in order to ensure a holistic and measurable approach to sustainability. This will allow our company as a whole to effectively communicate its sustainability initiatives and draw up a Sustainability Report:
- Responsibility towards our customers
- Responsibility towards our suppliers
- Responsibility towards our Employees
- Responsibility towards the local community
- Circular Economy
- Governance and Compliance
- Economic responsibility
- Environmental Responsibility
Sharing values and objectives
In line with our overall vision, we wish to actively involve and train the entire population on sustainability issues, promoting a profound sharing of values and responsibility for a shared and shareable sustainable future.
Through our commitment, we want to show our desire to contribute to the well-being of society and the environment.
In the near future, we will continue to pursue the objectives of the UN Agenda 2030 in an even more conscious and proactive way, measuring ourselves with them in all activities and collaborating with the local community, partners and stakeholders to spread a culture of environmental and social responsibility.
Happy reading and stay tuned for the next appointments of our column, where we will continue to explore and share the commitment and the small and large achievements that we will carry forward together.
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