Candy Group
our commitment to sustainability

                                                              Our commitment...
a shared
corporate value
❂ A company can’t be “green” without minimising
  energy consumption through every...

                                                      Today’s business models must be transformed ...
Why appliances
are important to achieve
the goal of sustainability
An European Commission research shows that about 20    ...
CO2 emission (kg/unit manufactured)(*)




TWh. This would cut 13 million tons from CO2 emissions.
• For the community:
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  1. 1. Candy Group our commitment to sustainability Our commitment to sustainability in the R&D, manufacture, and sale of innovative appliances is focused and straightforward: it aims at the effectiveness of actions and pro- grams, it has been engineered for results. In all our operations and strategies, we aim at pre- serving resources for future generations and reducing our car- bon footprint. At the heart of our approach are the develop- ment and delivery of energy-efficient products that satisfy customers and minimise environmental impact. Five Candy products for a “green” kitchen have already been certified by Carbon Footprint: they were award- ed two stars for their excellence in energy saving. This leaflet summarises what we have achieved in terms of sustainability and outlines our “green” objectives. Its content will provide you with valuable information and help clarify the issues. I hope that when you have read it, you will spread the message and make a contribution to the success of our environmental policies. Aldo Fumagalli President, Candy Group A selection of logo of corporate and product awards, appraisals, partnerships, certifications on ecological values acknowledged to Candy Group in various countries. Candy Group is a partner in the European Commission’s Sustainable Energy Europee 2005-2008 campaign.
  2. 2. Sustainability a shared corporate value ❂ A company can’t be “green” without minimising energy consumption through every stage of its operations and in the use of the products it sells. ★ Energy efficiency is the quickest, most cost-effec- tive way to use less energy and reduce harmful emissions into the atmosphere. ❦ Energy efficiency is the “sixth fuel” alongside bio- masses, coal, gas, oil, uranium. It is free from price fluctuation and its only by-product is increased wealth. ❄ More efficient household appliances are an effec- tive means to save both energy and water.
  3. 3. CO2 AND CLIMATE CHANGE Today’s business models must be transformed to achieve sus- tainability with reduction of the carbon footprint, i.e. the greenhouse gases emission(*), being the central business driver. There remains much ground to cover before sustainable prod- ucts capture a critical mass of market share, but the signs are promising. Demand for environment-friendly products is growing, yet too many customers still ignore that the sustainability value of a product is closely related to its use. Nearly two thirds of a major domestic appliance’s total carbon footprint is gen- erated after it leaves the sales room, when it is in use by the customer. (*) CO2 is the gas responsible for the greenhouse effect and global warming. It is the by-product of every combustion of fuels like in power plants burning oil, WHAT IS gas, coal to generate electricity. A CARBON FOOTPRINT? A carbon footprint is a measure of the impact human activities have on the envi- ronment. It is quantified in units of green- house gases, such as carbon dioxide (CO2), that are produced. The total carbon footprint is the sum of direct (primary) and indirect (secondary) footprints. • The primary footprint is generated and directly controlled by people and business- es for basic activities like burning fuels for power generation, travel, and electricity use in households. • The secondary footprint is a measure of indirect emissions from the whole lifecy- cle of products we use. It measures emis- sions in the design and manufacturing stages, and in the eventual breakdown and recycling.
  4. 4. Why appliances are important to achieve the goal of sustainability An European Commission research shows that about 20 There is a huge potential for additional savings in electric- ity and emissions into the atmosphere: 44 TWh(1) can be percent of the energy consumed in Europe is being wasted through inefficient practices and equipment. Energy usage saved by replacing the 188 million household appliances causes 80% of CO2 emissions in the atmosphere. over 10 years old, that are still used in European homes. Replacing these with In Europe, electricity consumption by appliances, including ones using the latest technology would cut 22 million tons(2) from CO2 released TV and audiovisual equipment, equals the combined total for all the continent’s factories, offices, shops and shopping into the atmosphere. malls. (1) 1 TWh (Terawatt-hour) is a very large figure: 1 billion kWh (kilowatt-hour).The kWh is the standard Over the last 10 years, European manufacturers have unit for electricity consumption and prices. invested € 10 billion of their own money to improve the (2) The relation between TWh and Mtons (million tons) is based on average fossil fuel mix used in elec- energy-efficiency and the performance of appliances. tricity generation. The generation of 1 TWh of elec- tricity disperses into the atmosphere about 0.5 Mtons CO2. Energy efficiency improvements (1996 =100) 180 170 s ers er sh ez wa 160 fre sh nd Di sa or rat 150 ige rs efr ne R itio nd co / 140 Air 130 ds Hoo 120 nes chi 110 ma ing sh Wa 100 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
  5. 5. CO2 emission (kg/unit manufactured)(*) 20 15 10 Candy Group 5 emission appraisal 0 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 and action plans Energy consumption (kWh) per unit manufactured 60 The 2008 appraisal by Carbon Footprint Ltd, an independ- ent environmental appraisal company based in UK, is an 50 important step in the programme to measure and minimise 40 the Group’s environmental impact. 30 Carbon Footprint estimates Candy Group’s 2007 emissions 20 at 20,181 tons of CO2. The figure includes staff’s flights and mileage by company cars. A modern, 500 MW elec- 10 tricity generating plant releases over 2.4 million tons CO2 per year, so emissions by Candy Group are equivalent to 0 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 just 72 hour operation by such a plant. Water consumption per unit manufactured (cubic meter) Following the appraisal, Candy Group can use the Carbon 0.6 Footprint logo with a star. The second star will be granted if a reduction of at least 5% in the measured emissions is 0.5 reached at the end of 2008. The Group is already well 0.4 ahead of schedule to achieve this through action plans implemented in its factories. 0.3 Since 2000, Candy Group has cut CO2 emissions per unit 0.2 manufactured by 29% to 10.6 kg. Over the same time, it 0.1 has also cut energy consumption per unit manufactured by 21% to 38.4 kWh. This is the same energy that a 100W 0 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 bulb consumes in 4 h/day during 3 months. Recycled industrial waste (%) The use of water has been reduced 43% per unit manufac- 100 tured since 2000, and the amount of industrial waste fully 90 recycled has been raised to 84.7%. 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 (*) Data measured in the Brugherio (Italy), S. Maria Hoè (Italy), Merthyr (Great Britain), Podborany (Czech Republic), Bourges (France), ˇ Bergara (Spain) plants, 2000-2007. All data has been processed following GRI-Global Reporting Initiative guidelines. They have been selected as the most environmentally sensitive in order to continuously monitor and improve the parameters, as charted in the Group’s Environmental Policy.
  6. 6. TWh. This would cut 13 million tons from CO2 emissions. The construction of six new electric generation plants of 500 MW each would be avoided or as many existing ones could be closed. Candy Group launched in 2003 the 3EKA (Ecological Energy-efficient Kitchen Appliances) programme investing heavily in R&D and technological innovation to develop Candy appliances “green” products with outstanding performances. As well as available “green” products, such as the Hoover Vision for the “green” washing machine, new Candy and Hoover hi-efficiency, built-in and free-standing appliances are in the pipeline. kitchen (1) Computed on 1 hour of daily operation for oven and hob, 3 hours for the hood, 1 daily cycle for the dishwasher. The refrigerator is always on. Among the new Candy and Hoover built-in collections, five Candy products have been rated two stars by Carbon Footprint for their outstanding achievement in energy and water saving. The combination of the five built-in products offers the option of having a “green” kitchen. With this, families can enjoy a combination of high performances and low con- sumptions of energy and water, benefiting their own home and the environment that is shared by everyone. “Eco” oven. Class A energy-efficiency and replacement of the light bulb with leds brings a 20%, 210 Wh saving over the previous model. Induction hob. Induction technology cuts cooking time, reducing electrici- ty consumption by 150 Wh to about half the level of other hob technologies. Hood. The led lighting brings a saving of 36 Wh, i.e. - 22.5%. Dishwasher. Electricity saving amounts to 50 Wh, but the biggest advantage is water saving. The new model uses only 10 litres of water thanks to an innovative filtering system. Annual saving amounts to 1,092 litres over previous gen- erations of dishwashers. Refrigerator. The Class A++ and the led lighting reduce the electric con- sumptions by 38%, i.e. 274 Wh/day. Combined annual electricity savings for the five appliances is up to 285 kWh(*). This is equivalent to cutting 14.5 tons from the annual CO2 emissions of one family. Just multiply the figure for the number of families in a country to under- stand why “green” appliances are a powerful means to safeguard the environment. If all ovens, hobs, hoods, dishwashers, refrigerators more that ten years old were replaced by new, “green” versions, the electricity savings across the EU would be up to 25.6
  7. 7. And sustainability means... • For the community: – Lower spending on power stations and big reductions in CO2 and other harmful emissions. – Reduced energy imports The commitment to ener- and dependence from outside suppliers. gy efficiency is a duty that Candy – Preservation of natural resources Group believes is central to all its opera- and the environment for future generations. tions and products. All Candy Group products are compliant with • For the consumer: the EU RoHS Directive on the elimination of dan- – Smaller electricity bills. gerous substances. – Better product performance. They are also compliant with the European EuP – A personal contribution to Directive on eco-design, which includes provision for the good of society as a whole. disposal of products at the end of their life. The Group’s R&D teams are now working on full implementation of eco-compatible design rules. • For Candy Group: – Conformance with the Corporate Social Responsibility principles published in 1998. – Lower operating cost giving a competitive edge. – Compliance with environmental laws and directives. – Meeting energy saving objectives shared by all company employees and the supply chain. CO2 emission using the 5 Candy “green” products –14.5 tons per family
  8. 8. © Candy Group, September 2008 Keep going Share the message A Task Force of experts with specific and multidisciplinary know-how has been formed to promote the use of renew- able energies. It will also enforce measures to reduce the company’s overall carbon footprint and increase recycling of industrial waste to 94%. This will result in recycling 1,500 tons of metal, 250 tons of plastics and 15 tons of glass each year. Our key commitment is the additional reduction of energy- efficiency of our appliances while continously improving performances and ease of use to achieve complete customer satisfaction. In achieving the targets, we rely on the contributions of everyone in the Group and along the supply chain. If you have read this leaflet, you will now have a better understanding of an environmental issue and what is at stake. Please, be an “evangelist” of our Group’s commitment, results, and action plans. Share the message with col- leagues, customers, suppliers and everyone else. Do it for the good of the environment that we will pass on to future generations. And also for the business. Via Privata Eden Fumagalli - 20047 Brugherio (MI) Tel. +39 039 2086 1 - fax +39 0392086 850 Candy Group improves constantly its products and reserves the right to alter specifications without notice: the description of products in this document doesn't mean any legal obligation.