Scrigno invests in sustainable innovation

Scrigno invests in sustainable innovation

Sustainability has become one of the major leverages of development

Maddalena Marchesini, Chief Executive Officer of Scrigno Group - leader in the design, production and commercialisation of innovative opening systems, exclusive frames for sliding doors, flush-to-wall solutions, security doors and technical seals - declares “SCRIGNO is company that produces: we are aware that our economic activities have repercussions on the environment. But we are also a responsible company, with our eyes set on the future. This is why we have also chosen to commit to ensuring the long-term development of our company respects nature and the well-being of people. In line with this commitment, at the start of the year we appointed an Environmental Manager, tasked with working with management to develop and implement the SCRIGNO Sustainability Plan. This orientation is palpable in all areas of company life, resulting in numerous projects. Innovation, reducing environmental impact, the safeguarding of resources and initiatives in favour of the community and inclusion, are key elements along the path towards the integration of ESG elements within our organisation." She adds "we are a solid and well-structure company. We have reaped the benefits of our management style, even in a year as tough as 2020, during which we chose to implement a growth plan for internal lines, with investments in innovation, including over half a million euros for sustainability.”

A philosophy which, in line with the new mission of “producing excellent opening systems that make people's lives more comfortable and contribute towards living comfort”, is concretely pursued with the achievement of increasingly high production standards. These are the results of a process combining research with the use of the best materials and application of the most advanced technologies. In detail, the drive to reach the highest levels of excellence is confirmed by our very own Smart Factory transformation and the adoption of the lean method, in order to cut cycle times and triple production capacity. In detail, a new frame packaging plant has been recently inaugurated at Scrigno facilities 2 and 3 in Savignano sul Rubicone, in the province of Forlì-Cesena, respectively dedicated to the fulfilment of 96% of total production of standard sizes and custom systems, for 7 million semi-finished products in total. The system, which will be further reinforced during the year, integrates robotic and anthropomorphised devices and an automatic frame transfer solution, with state-of-the-art factory management software.

Scrigno invests in sustainable innovation

Therefore, sustainability has become one of the major leverages of development, also in terms of the environmental and energy performance levels of production sites: a key element, at the very heart of company strategy. To this effect, Scrigno has established an Environmental Management System in accordance with the ISO 14001:2015 standard, currently pending certification, while also adopting a risk-based thinkingsystem. As confirmation of the Company's sensitivity to principles of Circular Economy, processes have been reorganised to monitor and reduce primary material and packaging consumption, waste and increase energy efficiency. Moreover, operative procedures have been introduced to guarantee greater safety for people, in compliance with the new ISO 45001 standard, with certification under way.

A virtuous approach to the business world must also embrace reflection on social innovation, as a strategy which aims to combine the capacity to evolve and managerial spirit, with the resources of other actors. The aim is to find original solutions to social-environmental challenges, with the development of alliances and original business lines.

This awareness has given rise to numerous initiatives promoted by Scrigno, in which the commitment and talent of people is enhanced with purposes of an ethical nature. “A door on a better world” is particularly worthy of mention in this sense, pursued in partnership with YACademy, Academy of international architecture and Mario Cucinella, one of the most important contemporary interpreters of ecosustainable architecture. An experiential laboratory which in addition to stimulating students in the creation of a work that will be installed in the ArteSella park of contemporary art, looks to future generations, finding its concrete expression in the environmental requalification of an area with a high level of criticality, by participating in its replanting. Lastly, OpenToMe is another significant project which celebrates diversity through the experience of authentic people with the courage to follow their dreams with determination, becoming an example for the community.

Maddalena Marchesini concludes in declaring “Sustainability and community are indissolubly bound together in the promotion of a kind of growth which considers attention to the environment and principles of responsibility as long-term competitive edges. Never before have these values been so necessary: as a leading company in one of the sectors that is reacting the fastest to global challenges, we are ready to make our contribution towards the relaunch of Italian industry.”


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