The Bausano Green Story
A project realized in partnership with ForGreen Spa
One of the most important costs affecting a company's turnover is energy, and we wondered if it would be possible to save money while doing good for the environment.
The energy consumption of the industrial manufacturing sector represents, today more than ever, an important percentage of the total energy consumption of our countries. Production machinery, plant lighting and heating systems, industrial refrigeration systems are just some of the items that contribute to raising the load curve, especially when there are obsolete and inefficient systems in the company. By choosing ForGreen (https://www.forgreen.it/) we have also chosen to do our part in the field of energy sustainability.
What actions can lead a business like yours to be sustainable in a concrete and profitable way?
Every day, with our team, we are always looking for useful ideas for the future. We have great ambitions. Numbers, turnover, and market share are only one aspect of these ambitions.
So, we asked ourselves: besides the daily search for new business opportunities, what could really make a difference for us? The answer was not long in coming: cutting costs for us and our customers, seeking maximum efficiency with reduced environmental impact.
Apart from the consumption of renewable energy, in what other ways have you incorporated 'sustainability' into your business model?
Every day we work to improve the quality and raise the technological level of our machines. We care about our customers and our goal is to help them realise their business projects. Our goal is solving their day-to-day problems by producing more efficient machines.
Again, crosswise, in each of the four continents of the world where we are present, we perceive the pressing need to reduce energy consumption and it is in this direction that our technical department moves to design the extrusion lines.
In 2018, we developed a new cylinder heating system that uses the induction principle. The tests we carried out, both in the laboratory and on machines already on the market, have returned a result that induction system reduces energy consumption by more than 30%.
We are also very committed to raising awareness of reducing waste and recovering plastics. We have designed extrusion lines dedicated to achieving this goal, with a focus on recycling urban waste.
Starting a recycling process is not only good for the environment but also for business. Awareness of recycling is a great benefit to businesses, both large and small companies, as the consumption of green products increases. Being an entrepreneurial reality attentive to sustainability and environmental protection is a duty, it opens also new markets and motivates employees by stimulating the whole company to achieve a socially useful objective.
Do you communicate your sustainability choices to your customers? How do you do this?
We are going through an increasingly sensitive period in history regarding the conscious use of plastics. By producing machinery for plastic production, we are motivated to develop an environmental awareness aimed at reusing plastics and promoting energy-saving production. So, for us at Bausano, promoting such savings means encouraging and improving performance while respecting the environment and people. We communicate our values and our commitment every day through social media, during "Open Doors" events, but above all with a concrete commitment that our customers appreciate every day.