2014 ECOCARE AWARD FOR EPTA SUSTAINABILITY PROJECT

15/10/2014

Epta achieves the silver medal in the 2014 ECOCARE, an event promoted by the German magazine “Lebensmittel Praxis” to award the best sustainability concepts offered by retailers, food producers and suppliers of the supermarket business.

Epta, the only refrigeration equipment supplier winner, was awarded the ‘Project’ category second prize, for environmental friendly production of cabinets in the Limana production site (North of Italy).
Specifically, through the installation of a cogeneration plant and photovoltaic technology Epta are able to support 37% of the entire facility’s needs for thermal and electrical energy.
Moreover, further reductions in consumption are also achieved as the hot air produced by the thermoelectric equipment is reused by the painting ovens.
In addition the new painting line that has doubled productivity, allowing a substantial decrease in energy and water consumption.

The jury also appreciated Epta’s proactive Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy. The Group has set long-term sustainability goals reflected in its environmentally friendly manufacturing process, using natural refrigerants and in the ongoing development of sustainable technical solutions for food retailers.

Epta 2nd Corporate Social Responsability Report