Made for Gaia®
“GAIA – planet Earth, named after the Greek goddess who personifies”
With the payoff Made for Gaia® we remember and remind all the choices, initiatives and projects that Diachem adopted and argues in defense of our Earth and the environment in which we work and live.
Made for Gaia®, literally “made for the Earth”, contains an increasingly important and broad concept: for Diachem respecting the Earth means a daily commitment to be more and more sustainable in all areas of our business, with projects to protect environment, welfare and training …
In 2005, we have achieved near the plant a photovoltaic system on the ground, which helps to satisfy for about 25% the energy requirements by the production lines.
PHOTOVOLTAIC PANELS ON ROOF SLOPE
On the south-facing slopes of the office building built in 2012, photovoltaic panels are installed and they produce the energy needed to operate the heat pumps, which in turn feed the building’s heating and cooling system.
|Photovoltaic park – Factory||241.925||3.212.011|
|Roof – Offices||18.000||212.725|
The heating and cooling system for the offices works with geothermal energy and heat pumps.
THE EMISSION CONTROL
Atmospheric emissions of pollutants production are part of the treatment and abatement plants wich are regularly reported to the competent authority and subject to regular inspection, so that the emission of pollutants is kept well within the legal limit. Each emission point is authorized and is constantly monitored.
COLLECTION AND WATER TREATMENT
Industrial liquid waste: the industrial liquid waste are all collected in special containers and then suitably stored for subsequent disposal by specialized companies in authorized treatment facilities, in compliance with current legislation.
Rainwater: the site have a ” white” drainage systems for the collection and disposal of rainwater from waterproof surfaces:
- from coverings and roofs in gender;
- from yards and parking.
The network flows in a suitable plant for the collection, processing and analysis of the waters, before being delivered in tanks for subsequent release into surface water bodies. All this following a regular discharge authorization issued by the competent managing institutions.
FORMULATION SOLVENT FREE & FORMULATIONS SC
The formulations based on toxic solvents were reduced in the years and replaced with products based on vegetable solvents. SC formulations have been stimulated compared to powder products, to better protect the user from exposure during use.
The CHIMIBERG packaging ecofriendly Cubiflex, reduces by ‘80% the use of plastic to be disposed of and by 90% the volume of space, compared to traditional packaging.
The construction and architectural choices answer to the needs of efficiency and energy saving: the layout of the building, the organization of space and the treatment of the facades- windows were designed in such a way to make the work environment enlightened naturally as much as possible and irradiated in winter and shaded in summer. While photovoltaic panels installed on the roof help to meet the energy needs of the offices.
For most of the business processes a system is used for the management and digital archiving of all documents.
The progressive replacement of the company vehicle fleet with electric vehicles is underway.
Charging stations are installed at the offices and the Caravaggio plant, available to employees and visitors.
Diachem has been a member of the WHP – Workplace Healt Promotion program for years, proposing good practices to improve the health of all employees, for example by encouraging physical activity, offering opportunities to quit smoking, promoting healthy eating, implementing measures to improve well-being at work and beyond work … Get to know the WHP program!
Smart working and part-time is a concrete and usable proposal for most roles and tasks!
Diachem collaborates with the schools of the territory by adhering to most of the initiatives promoted by Confindustria Bergamo: ArGo, PMI DAY, School-Work Alternation Projects, Bergamo Job Festival, Gruppo Chimici scholarships, ..
With satisfaction and pride Diachem organizes corporate open days for anyone interested in understanding our business and visiting our Caravaggio site: schools, citizens, family and friends are welcome guests!
Adjacent to the production site and offices, Diachem has created an experimental field: not only to test and compare products but also to let all collaborators “touch” the result of their work!
… and more