RESPECT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
Fulgar's sustainability strategy is based on conscious environmental behaviour, aimed at the conservation and improvement of the world ecosystem.
Fulgar's environmental strategy is based on three key principles:
- A production process with low energy consumption
- A strong focus on recycling and waste management
- The adoption of a traceability system for the final products.
The corporate motto itself - A better way to the future - presents the will to implement a series of virtuous practices aimed at preserving and improving the environment in which we live, both from an ecological and social point of view.
Following this path, Fulgar has created an increasingly rich and transversal range of yarns which includes around 30 products, with functional and sustainable fibers suitable for multiple applications and above all environmentally friendly.
PROCESSES WITH LOW ENERGY CONSUMPTION
Energy saving is applied in all the group's plants, without distinction, with standards always compliant with local regulations in force. In this scenario, Italy represents an incubator of innovation on an environmental level, with experiments to be tested and then exported to foreign plants.
Energy is a key component for the competitiveness of the final product; among the experiments in progress, it is worth noting the large-scale diffusion of LED lamps for lighting inside the plant. In the same factory, in the spinning department, natural light is in any case favoured, which is more ecological and more restful for the human eye.
In this process, since 1995 Fulgar has been certified Oeko tex Standard 100 class 1 and since 2009 it has been the first polyamide 6.6 producer in Europe to have obtained the Ecolabel.
EU-Ecolabel is the European ecological quality label that rewards the best products and services from an environmental point of view, analyzing their impact along the entire life cycle. To achieve this goal, the company has developed a production system that is as environmentally friendly as it is capable of maintaining a high level of competitiveness on the international scene.
AIR AND WATER: RESOURCES TO PRESERVE
The management of environmental risk throughout the entire production cycle pays the utmost attention to maintaining the quality of the air and water, minimizing the use of materials used for production. The water resource management system, designed internally, allows the company to optimize the quantity of water, essentially used in the air and machinery cooling cycle: the withdrawal takes place through an internal network of wells, which fully cover the needs plant water. Similarly, technologically advanced plants associated with the use of renewable energy limit emissions into the atmosphere.
The production waste management and recycling policy is based on the fundamental principle that every material used can have a second life, once used in the production cycle, starting with paper and plastic packaging. Fulgar recycles over 63% of the material used in the production cycle.
Furthermore, the company has adopted pallets for handling goods made of eco-sustainable wood, coming from certified environmental management forests and assembled with 100% renewable energy.
The pallets used internally are made of metallic material, continuously reused; an electric transport system is the means used to move the yarns inside the plant, thus guaranteeing zero carbon dioxide emissions.
In terms of packaging, 20% is reused at least once. No external packaging is used for the delivery of yarns to companies in the nearby industrial district.
A TRACEABILITY SYSTEM
Raw materials and semi-finished products are subject to various quality and worker protection standards. With this in mind, Fulgar, in order to guarantee maximum transparency towards its customers, requires all its suppliers of raw materials to submit the Reach Declaration relating to the substances supplied and to communicate the methods of use of the substances used.
On the consumer side, Fulgar has adopted the TF traceability system: a real product "passport" with key information, such as the geographical location of the main processing stages of the purchased good. Everything is summarized in a special label, which contains an alphanumeric code, useful for retracing the history of the product, from which it is therefore possible to trace the ethical nature of the production or the wholesomeness of what was purchased.