Sabaf actively contributes to protecting the environment and adopts a business model that combines economic objectives and environmental sustainability. The Group informs, encourages, and drives employees towards good environmental behavior.


We are committed to the following objectives:

  • pollution prevention and rationalization of the use of energy through the continuous improvement of our processes and products;
  • efficiency in the use of natural resources, particularly water and energy consumption;
  • reduction of the quantity of waste produced and the improvement of its quality in terms of recoverability and hazardousness.


Product and process innovation and environmental sustainability 

High-efficiency burners     

For many years Sabaf has been offering state-of-the-art burners characterized by efficiencies higher than standard burners.         
In the range of standard single ring flame sizes, since early 2000, Sabaf has introduced four series of burners (Series 3, AE, AEO, and HE) to the market, all characterized by high energy efficiency up to 68%.

In order to expand the existing special (multiple flame ring) burner series, Sabaf created the DCC burner series. This burner series is characterized by an energy efficiency of over 60%, the highest currently available on the market for multiple flame ring burners.  In order to meet the needs of the Chinese market, Sabaf also created DCC burners with a brass flame-spreader ring that carries an efficiency of more than 68%, a result previously not achieved in the market. 

High-efficiency burners represent more than 25% of the total burners produced by Sabaf.


Light alloy valves

Aluminum alloy valves offer several advantages compared to brass valves. Some of the benefits are the elimination of the hot molding phase of brass, lower lead content in the product, lower weight, and consequent reduction in consumption for packaging and transport. 

Light alloy valves now account for around 90% of the valves produced by Sabaf.


Metal washing

In the production process of valves, it is essential to wash metals in several stages. Sabaf uses a washing system based on modified alcohol, a solvent that is redistillable, therefore wholly recyclable. The environmental impact and operating costs of this solvent, including the emissions and production of special waste, have been completely eliminated. 

Sabaf S.p.A uses this efficient and sustainable technology in the washing of metal since 2013. This technology has also been used by Sabaf do Brasil since 2016 and Sabaf Turkey since 2018.


Key Performance Indicators


CO2 Emissions   2021 2020 2019

Scope 1 (direct emissions)
from refrigerant gases

tCO2eq 231 162 59
Scope 1 (direct emissions)
from fuel consumption
tCO2 11,262 9,247 7,734

Total Scope 1 (direct emissions)

tCO2eq 11,493 9,409 7,793
Scope 2 (indirect emissions)
- location based
tCO2 14,150 11,998 9,979
Scope 2 (indirect emissions)
- market based
tCO2 17,641 14,969 12,484
Total emissions 
Scope 1+2 (location based)
tCO2eq 25,643 21,407 17,772
Total emissions 
Scope 1+2 (market based)
tCO2eq 29,134 24,378 20,277


Water consumption (m3) 2021 2020 2019
from municipal water supply 69,109 50,682 56,409
from well 30,630 27,675 35,516
Total 99,739 78,357 91,925


Materials used (t) 2021 2020 2019

Raw materials

Steel 26,801 26,046 21,881
Aluminium alloys 11,326 9,188 6,476
Brass 1,227 638 481
Enamel 289 246 193
Cast iron 144 96 142
Stainless steel 139 103 116
Zamak 12 10 11
Packing materials Cardboard 1,019 706 397
Wood 935 683 479
Plastic 281 220 136


Waste (t) 2021 2020 2019
Similar to urban 356 291 225
Hazardous 2,238 2,256 1,631
Non-hazardous 9,385 8,132 6,164
Total waste 11,979 10,679 8,020


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