Gefran wins the Sustainable Innovation Award at SPS Italy, the Smart Industry exhibition

The award was given for the best sustainability strategy

Sustainable Innovation Award

Gefran’s commitment towards sustainability has been recognized once more. The company was given the Sustainable Innovation Award for the best strategy at SPS Italy (Smart Production Solutions). The latter being the exhibition for a smart, digital and sustainable industry. A key event for the Italian manufacturing sector, taking place from the 23rd to the 25th of May, at Parma.

The 2022 Strategic Sustainability Plan

The prize was granted for the strategic sustainability plan presented by Gefran in 2022. The jury was led by Giambattista Gruosso, professor of the Electronics, Information and Bio Engineering department at Milan’s Politecnico.

Gefran’s sustainability plan is held by four pillars: the importance of people; contribution to the ecological transition; sustainable product innovation; supply chain’s sustainability. For each pillar, specific objectives have been set and they will be reached through 26 different projects. Some of these activities are already taking place and have brought important results, while some have more long-term effects, such as reaching carbon neutrality when it comes to the ecological transition.

In 2020, Gefran formalized its commitment and vision in a plan inspired by the Sustainable Development Objectives of the United Nation (Global Compact), to which the Group has adhered. In 2022, the efforts were strengthened once again with a new plan, which, standing by the strategy set in 2020, defined new and measurable objectives coherently to the Industrial plan.

“The 2022 Strategic Sustainability Plan is an fundamental part of the Group’s business model and every day’s activities”, said Giovanna Franceschetti, Gefran’s Vice Chairwoman with responsibility for sustainability. “In Gefran, conducting business is today indistinguishable from respecting the sustainability principles. The company’s development strategy is also necessarily a sustainability strategy. This vision is the blueprint of our strategic and management decisions and has certainly made our growth more solid”.