Smeg & the environment

Smeg & the environment

Smeg is comitted to sustainabile working. The company has numerous policies designed to target ongoing improvement including the use and recycling of materials, natural and renewable resources, minimisation of waste, as well as responsible design.

GREEN HEADQUARTERS

Our Italian headquarters has been named one of the most innovative sites in Italy thanks to its intelligent consumption management and sustainable development policies.

In 2007 it won the Modena Domotics Competition, part of the "Bio-architecture Week" held in the city, not only its sympathetic design, but its use of sustainable resources, from rainwater harvesting through to the generation of solar energy.

Responsible design

Smeg's domestic appliances from ovens through to hobs, cookers through to dishwashers, washing machines to fridge freezers have all been designed with longevity in mind and to reduce environmental footprint where possible.

The greatest emphasis is placed on the choice of materials, such as steel, glass, aluminium and brass, which can be easily recycled using carefully-planned separate collections.

In addition, Smeg fully complies with the stipulations of the EU directives RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) and REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical Substances), going further than just the minimum requirements.

SUSTAINABILITY POLICY

Smeg's sustainability and social responsibility policies are integral to the company's Quality, Health, Safety & Environment (QHSE) systems, fully compliant with UNI EN ISO 9001, UNI EN ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards. These are all compatible with one another, enabling an easy integration into the three management systems.

UNI EN ISO 9001 outlines the requirements for the adoption of an quality management system in order to help companies improve their production and management processes, ensure product quality and increase customer satisfaction.

UNI EN ISO 14001 is a standard which outlines the requirements for the adoption of an environmental management system and provides guidelines that companies can follow when drafting corporate policy on eco-sustainability and pollution. The certification focuses on optimising the use of energy and natural resources and quality systems for waste disposal.

OHSAS 18001 certification shows that Smeg has voluntarily implemented a sound occupational health and safety management system.

Reducing Energy Consumption

Solid performance and low energy consumption are common features of all Smeg appliances. Special focus is placed on building products to last and working hard to obtain the highest energy efficiency class rating as possible on each and every new product introduced in order to reduce environment impact and improve quality of life.

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