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
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 23% 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 92% of the valves produced by Sabaf.
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
Scope 1 (direct emissions)
|Scope 1 (direct emissions)
from fuel consumption
Total Scope 1 (direct emissions)
Scope 2 (indirect emissions)
- location based
|Scope 2 (indirect emissions)
- market based
Scope 1+2 (location based)
|Water consumption (m3)||2020||2019||2018|
|from municipal water supply||50,682||56,409||110,655|
|Materials used (t)||2020||2019||2018|
|Similar to urban||291||225||186|