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A selection of logo of corporate and product awards, appraisals, partnerships, certifications on ecological values acknowledged to Candy Group in various countries.Candy Group is a partner in the European Commission’s Sustainable Energy Europee 2005-2008 campaign.
Our commitment to sustainability in the
R&D, manufacture, and sale of innovative
appliances is focused and straightforward: it
aims at the effectiveness of actions and pro-
grams, it has been engineered for results.
In all our operations and strategies, we aim at pre-
serving resources for future generations and reducing our car-
bon footprint. At the heart of our approach are the develop-
ment and delivery of energy-efficient products that satisfy
customers and minimise environmental impact.
Five Candy products for a “green” kitchen have
already been certified by Carbon Footprint: they were award-
ed two stars for their excellence in energy saving.
This leaflet summarises what we have achieved in
terms of sustainability and outlines our “green” objectives.
Its content will provide you with valuable information and
help clarify the issues.
I hope that when you have read it, you will spread
the message and make a contribution to the success of our
Aldo FumagalliPresident, Candy Group
Candy Groupour commitment to sustainability
Sustainabilitya sharedcorporate value❂ A company can’t be “green” without minimising
energy consumption through every stage of itsoperations and in the use of the products it sells.
★ Energy efficiency is the quickest, most cost-effec-tive way to use less energy and reduce harmfulemissions into the atmosphere.
❦ Energy efficiency is the “sixth fuel” alongside bio-masses, coal, gas, oil, uranium. It is free from pricefluctuation and its only by-product is increasedwealth.
❄ More efficient household appliances are an effec-tive means to save both energy and water.
CO2 AND CLIMATE CHANGE
Today’s business models must be transformed to achieve sus-tainability with reduction of the carbon footprint, i.e. thegreenhouse gases emission(*), being the central business driver.There remains much ground to cover before sustainable prod-ucts capture a critical mass of market share, but the signs arepromising.Demand for environment-friendly products is growing, yettoo many customers still ignore that the sustainability valueof a product is closely related to its use. Nearly two thirds ofa major domestic appliance’s total carbon footprint is gen-erated after it leaves the sales room, when it is in use by thecustomer.
(*) CO2 is the gas responsible for the greenhouse effect and global warming. Itis the by-product of every combustion of fuels like in power plants burning oil,gas, coal to generate electricity.
A carbon footprint is a measure of theimpact human activities have on the envi-ronment. It is quantified in units of green-house gases, such as carbon dioxide (CO2),that are produced.The total carbon footprint is the sum ofdirect (primary) and indirect (secondary)footprints.
• The primary footprint is generated anddirectly controlled by people and business-es for basic activities like burning fuels forpower generation, travel, and electricityuse in households.
• The secondary footprint is a measure ofindirect emissions from the whole lifecy-cle of products we use. It measures emis-sions in the design and manufacturingstages, and in the eventual breakdown andrecycling.
WHAT ISA CARBON FOOTPRINT?
An European Commission research shows that about 20percent of the energy consumed in Europe is being wastedthrough inefficient practices and equipment. Energy usagecauses 80% of CO2 emissions in the atmosphere.
In Europe, electricity consumption by appliances, includingTV and audiovisual equipment, equals the combined totalfor all the continent’s factories, offices, shops and shoppingmalls.
Over the last 10 years, European manufacturers haveinvested € 10 billion of their own money to improve theenergy-efficiency and the performance of appliances.
There is a huge potential for additional savings in electric-ity and emissions into the atmosphere: 44 TWh(1) can besaved by replacing the 188 million household appliances
over 10 years old, that are still used inEuropean homes. Replacing these withones using the latest technology wouldcut 22 million tons(2) from CO2 releasedinto the atmosphere.
(1) 1 TWh (Terawatt-hour) is a very large figure: 1billion kWh (kilowatt-hour).The kWh is the standardunit for electricity consumption and prices.(2) The relation between TWh and Mtons (milliontons) is based on average fossil fuel mix used in elec-tricity generation. The generation of 1 TWh of elec-tricity disperses into the atmosphere about 0.5Mtons CO2.
Energy efficiency improvements (1996 =100)
1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 20071996 1997
Why appliancesare important to achievethe goal of sustainability
Energy consumption (kWh) per unit manufactured
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
CO2 emission (kg/unit manufactured)(*)
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Candy Groupemission appraisaland action plans The 2008 appraisal by Carbon Footprint Ltd, an independ-ent environmental appraisal company based in UK, is animportant step in the programme to measure and minimisethe Group’s environmental impact.
Carbon Footprint estimates Candy Group’s 2007 emissionsat 20,181 tons of CO2. The figure includes staff’s flightsand mileage by company cars. A modern, 500 MW elec-tricity generating plant releases over 2.4 million tons CO2
per year, so emissions by Candy Group are equivalent tojust 72 hour operation by such a plant.
Following the appraisal, Candy Group can use the CarbonFootprint logo with a star.The second star will be grantedif a reduction of at least 5% in the measured emissions isreached at the end of 2008. The Group is already wellahead of schedule to achieve this through action plansimplemented in its factories.
Since 2000, Candy Group has cut CO2 emissions per unitmanufactured by 29% to 10.6 kg. Over the same time, ithas also cut energy consumption per unit manufactured by21% to 38.4 kWh. This is the same energy that a 100Wbulb consumes in 4 h/day during 3 months.
The use of water has been reduced 43% per unit manufac-tured since 2000, and the amount of industrial waste fullyrecycled has been raised to 84.7%.
Water consumption per unit manufactured (cubic meter)
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Recycled industrial waste (%)
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
(*) Data measured in the Brugherio (Italy),S. Maria Hoè (Italy), Merthyr (Great Britain),Podborany (Czech Republic), Bourges (France),Bergara (Spain) plants, 2000-2007. All datahas been processed following GRI-GlobalReporting Initiative guidelines.They have beenselected as the most environmentally sensitivein order to continuously monitor and improvethe parameters, as charted in the Group’sEnvironmental Policy.
Candy appliancesfor the “green”kitchenAmong the new Candy and Hoover built-in collections, fiveCandy products have been rated two stars by CarbonFootprint for their outstanding achievement in energy andwater saving.
The combination of the five built-in products offers theoption of having a “green” kitchen. With this, families canenjoy a combination of high performances and low con-sumptions of energy and water, benefiting their own homeand the environment that is shared by everyone.
“Eco” oven.Class A energy-efficiency and replacement of the light bulbwith leds brings a 20%, 210 Wh saving over the previousmodel.
Induction hob.Induction technology cuts cooking time, reducing electrici-ty consumption by 150 Wh to about half the level of otherhob technologies.
Hood.The led lighting brings a saving of 36 Wh, i.e. - 22.5%.
Dishwasher.Electricity saving amounts to 50 Wh, but the biggestadvantage is water saving. The new model uses only 10litres of water thanks to an innovative filtering system.Annual saving amounts to 1,092 litres over previous gen-erations of dishwashers.
Refrigerator.The Class A++ and the led lighting reduce the electric con-sumptions by 38%, i.e. 274 Wh/day.
Combined annual electricity savings for the five appliancesis up to 285 kWh(*).This is equivalent to cutting 14.5 tonsfrom the annual CO2 emissions of one family. Just multiplythe figure for the number of families in a country to under-stand why “green” appliances are a powerful means tosafeguard the environment.
If all ovens, hobs, hoods, dishwashers, refrigerators morethat ten years old were replaced by new, “green” versions,the electricity savings across the EU would be up to 25.6
TWh. This would cut 13 million tons from CO2 emissions.The construction of six new electric generation plants of500 MW each would be avoided or as many existing onescould be closed.
Candy Group launched in 2003 the 3EKA (EcologicalEnergy-efficient Kitchen Appliances) programme investingheavily in R&D and technological innovation to develop“green” products with outstanding performances. As wellas available “green” products, such as the Hoover Visionwashing machine, new Candy and Hoover hi-efficiency,built-in and free-standing appliances are in the pipeline.
(1) Computed on 1 hour of daily operation for oven and hob, 3 hours for thehood, 1 daily cycle for the dishwasher.The refrigerator is always on.
The commitment to ener-gy efficiency is a duty that Candy
Group believes is central to all its opera-tions and products.
All Candy Group products are compliant withthe EU RoHS Directive on the elimination of dan-
gerous substances.They are also compliant with the European EuPDirective on eco-design, which includes provision fordisposal of products at the end of their life.The Group’s R&D teams are now working on full
implementation of eco-compatible design rules.
Andsustainabilitymeans...• For the community:
– Lower spending on power stationsand big reductions in CO2 and otherharmful emissions.
– Reduced energy importsand dependence from outside suppliers.
– Preservation of natural resourcesand the environment for future generations.
• For the consumer:– Smaller electricity bills.– Better product performance.– A personal contribution to
the good of society as a whole.
• For Candy Group:– Conformance with the Corporate Social
Responsibility principles publishedin 1998.
– Lower operating costgiving a competitive edge.
– Compliance with environmental laws and directives.– Meeting energy saving objectives shared by all
company employees and the supply chain.
CO2 emission using the 5 Candy “green” products–14.5 tons per family
Keep goingShare the messageA Task Force of experts with specific and multidisciplinaryknow-how has been formed to promote the use of renew-able energies. It will also enforce measures to reduce thecompany’s overall carbon footprint and increase recyclingof industrial waste to 94%. This will result in recycling1,500 tons of metal, 250 tons of plastics and 15 tons ofglass each year.
Our key commitment is the additional reduction of energy-efficiency of our appliances while continously improvingperformances and ease of use to achieve complete customersatisfaction.
In achieving the targets, we rely on the contributions ofeveryone in the Group and along the supply chain.
If you have read this leaflet, you will now have a betterunderstanding of an environmental issue and what isat stake.
Please, be an “evangelist” of our Group’s commitment,results, and action plans. Share the message with col-leagues, customers, suppliers and everyone else.
Do it for the good of the environment that we will passon to future generations. And also for the business.
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