From Design to Eco-Design
To become increasingly sustainable, it is essential to go beyond the use of green materials alone. In today's environmentally conscious society, consumers expect companies to go the extra mile in minimising the impact of their products. This requires that the design approach not only of the appliance but also of the packaging becomes eco-design. How? By designing, for example, smart packaging with reduced dimensions that ensure the correct protection of the product and at the same time eliminate any superfluous layer. Smeg's commitment to materials and packaging is developed on the large and small appliance front through a relentless pursuit to collaborate with the best partners.


Right from the development stage, Smeg meticulously designs their products to surpass even the most rigorous environmental standards. This includes a deliberate preference for materials like steel or glass, which facilitate easier disposal

Adopting the principles of eco design means progressively extending the life of the appliance and simplifying its maintenance. Consequently, the integration of modular elements, like removable glass in ovens, or the substitution of glue with screws, has become increasingly significant.

Galileo ovens

The Galileo range of ovens represents a major achievement that brings Smeg closer to attaining its sustainability targets for production.

The new generation ovens allow:

  • An energy saving of up to 25% compared to traditional cooking
  • The use of one product instead of three: thanks to the combination of traditional, steam and microwave cooking in a single oven, reducing the number of products to be disposed of at the end of their life cycle.
  • Making more efficient use of the oven. In fact, cooking several dishes at the same time reduces energy consumption by up to 50%.
sustainability goals


During 2021, Smeg obtained ISCC certification for the use of Tritan™ Renew, a recycled copolyester material, which the Group will use for a gradual replacement of certain plastic components in SDAs.
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Since 2022, the Small Domestic Appliances division has initiated a comprehensive renewal process for materials and packaging of new products. The primary objective in the initial phase is to minimise or eliminate plastic components (such as plastic bags or polyester shells) within the packaging while ensuring the product's protection remains unaffected during transportation. In the subsequent phase, another measure will involve adopting FSC mix paper for printing instruction manuals, certificates of guarantee, and product packaging