During 2022, activities for the continuous pursuit of energy efficiency and optimization of production facilities in Italy, Germany, and Portugal enabled GEWISS to reduce energy consumption by 8% compared to 2021. In particular, there has been a 23% decrease in the consumption of natural gas used for heating and industrial processes. Consistent with the reduction in direct energy consumption, direct emissions dropped by 13%. With a total of 2,058 tons in 2022, waste generated also decreased by 9% from the previous year. The company’s non-hazardous waste management also marked a recovery rate of more than 75% of the total. Attention is also paid to the supply chain: in 2022, 60 percent of suppliers are based in Italy, while the rest are distributed 33 percent in Europe and 7 percent in the rest of the world.
To promote and develop human capital internally and in local communities in 2022, a total of 19,312 hours of training were provided to Group people, while GEWISS Academy, the corporate area dedicated to professional training, carried out the tenth edition of “Un Progetto di Classe”, a competition intended for professional institutes throughout Italy, with the aim of enhancing and disseminating good practices in electrical design through the use of GEWISS technical softwares.
With a view to the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda, PERFORMANCE iN LIGHTING developed a plan with three main goals: health and well-being (SDG3), gender equality (SDG5), and dignified work and economic growth (SDG8). Each goal was the focus of an additional internal survey that involved the entire company and the ambassadors identified for each area in a participatory manner.
With the aim of improving employees’ quality of life, facilitating efforts to balance work and family, and creating a healthy and efficient work environment, PERFORMANCE iN LIGHTING enhanced its offerings of welfare goods and services.
An approach to the well-being of people and the environment that in PERFORMANCE iN LIGHTING also translates into product design. In addition to technical requirements, the Human Centric Lighting approach ties in with circadian rhythms and develops lighting that focuses on people’s physical well-being and emotional sphere through concrete and tangible effects.
Environmental initiatives in 2022 include the introduction of electric and hybrid vehicles and the relamping project to replace obsolete luminaires in product departments with LED technology.