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 30% 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 more than 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   2022 2021 2020

Scope 1 (direct emissions)
from refrigerant gases

tCO2eq 49 231 162
Scope 1 (direct emissions)
from fuel consumption
tCO2 8,497 11,262 9,247

Total Scope 1 (direct emissions)

tCO2eq 8,546 11,493 9,409
Scope 2 (indirect emissions)
- location based
tCO2 11,822 14,150 11,998
Scope 2 (indirect emissions)
- market based
tCO2 14,604 17,641 14,969
Total emissions 
Scope 1+2 (location based)
tCO2eq 20,368 25,643 21,407
Total emissions 
Scope 1+2 (market based)
tCO2eq 23,150 29,134 24,378


Water consumption (m3) 2022 2021 2020
from municipal water supply 71,982 69,109 50,682
from well 43,536 30,630 27,675
rainwater 464 2,708 -
Total 115,982 102,447 78,357


Materials used (t) 2022 2021 2020

Raw materials

Steel 20,587 26,801 26,046
Aluminium alloys 7,917 11,326 9,188
Brass 639 1,227 638
Enamel 301 289 246
Cast iron 168 144 96
Stainless steel 50 139 103
Zamak 6 12 10
Packing materials Cardboard 744 1,019 706
Wood 813 935 683
Plastic 282 281 220


Waste (t) 2022 2021 2020
Similar to urban 209 356 291
Hazardous 1,618 2,238 2,256
Non-hazardous 7,833 9,385 8,132
Total waste 9,660 11,979 10,679


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