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 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.


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   2020 2019 2018

Scope 1 (direct emissions)
from refrigerant gases

tCO2eq 162 59 -
Scope 1 (direct emissions)
from fuel consumption
tCO2 9,247 7,734 8,022

Total Scope 1 (direct emissions)

tCO2eq 9,409 7,793 8,022
Scope 2 (indirect emissions)
- location based
tCO2 11,998 9,979 10,498
Scope 2 (indirect emissions)
- market based
tCO2 14,969 12,484 13,133
Total emissions 
Scope 1+2 (location based)

tCO2eq 21,407 17,772 18,520


Water consumption (m3) 2020 2019 2018
from municipal water supply 50,682 56,409 110,655
from well 27,675 35,516 29,185
Total 78,357 91,925 139,840


Materials used (t) 2020 2019 2018


Brass 638 481 789
Aluminium alloys 9,188 6,476 7,831
Zamak 10 11 33
Steel 26,046 21,881 7,861
Cast iron 96 142 137
Enamel 246 193 189
Bronze 0 1 -
Packing materials Cardboard 706 397 454
Plastic 220 136 140
Wood 683 479 503


Waste (t) 2020 2019 2018
Similar to urban 291 225 186
Hazardous 2,256 1,631 2,434
Non-hazardous 8,132 6,164 6,008
Total waste 10,679 8,020 8,628


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