GEFRAN’S SUPPLIER DAY: the company is committed to reduce carbon emissions’ impact by actively involving the supply chain

With the goal of defining real actions towards decarbonization, the Supplier Day third edition featured the participation of over 30 local companies of the Group’s supply chain.

Supplier Day 2023

Gefran is committed to reduce both direct and indirect CO2 emissions. This statement was reiterated during the 2023’s Supplier Day, the annual workshop in which the Italian multinational meets various local supply chain representatives, sharing values, objectives and action plans.

The sustainability of the supply chain stands as one of the main pillars of Gefran’s Strategic sustainability plan, which comes to fruition also through a shared sustainability culture amongst all small and medium-sized suppliers.

Stefano Mazzola, Gefran’s Chief Procurement Officer states: “I’m really satisfied with how this path has evolved, seeing how in the last years our suppliers have developed a better understanding of the various sustainability-related challenges. Such awareness greatly encourages me as we face the next step: decarbonization.”

This year’s Supplier Day revolved around defining and promoting real and collaborative actions to reduce indirect emissions of the value chain (Scope 3).

During the workshop, the main themes of Gefran’s decarbonization strategy have been presented along with the new norms which will come into effect starting next year.

The suppliers were asked their commitment to develop at least a project in one of the areas marked by the company: increasing the use of electrical energy produced by renewable sources; packaging awareness; sustainable goods mobility and transportation.

The recent opening of Gefran’s new HQ parking spaces portrays a further tangible example, which improves employees’ spaces and allows the company to increase the production of renewable energy via photovoltaic panels. This project made by Elettropiemme S.r.l, a Group’s company based in Trento, is part of a series of initiatives aimed at improving Gefran’s energy performance and will double the amount of self-generated energy by the company.

“We have always had a strong future-oriented vision – explains Giovanna Franceschetti, Gefran’s Vice Chairwoman with responsibility for sustainability – we firmly believe that sustainability represents a long-term strategic lever for value creation and that involving our suppliers can further support this path.