The issue of sustainability is being firmly established as a cornerstone of the business strategy of Nice, the Italian multinational company for home automation, home security and smart home. A paradigm shift in corporate development needs to be implemented at a global level.
The Baden-Württemberg-based company elero, a 100% subsidiary of Nice and a specialist within the group in the roller shutter and sun protection sectors, are also part of the sustainability initiative.
To achieve its ambitious goals, Nice relies on the expertise of eAmbiente, an external consultancy specialising in sustainable management solutions from an environmental, social and financial perspective.
In a first step in 2021, the CO2 footprint of the organisation was measured, i.e. the greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the production activity, expressed in CO2-equivalents. Nice's processes and products are evaluated on this basis to reduce their effects on health, water, atmosphere and soil. The aim is to bring CO2 emissions down to zero or reduce them significantly. In doing so, the company intends to align itself with the standards of the United Nations Paris climate agreement.
A sustainability report is being prepared in parallel. This comprehensive analysis of the effects of Nice's activities on the immediate environment and the environment at a global level is intended to serve as a guideline for the definition of the company's sustainable strategy.
Furthermore, ambassadors are being recruited for this topic within the company and a sustainability committee is being founded that works both strategically and operationally. These teams will define in detail the vision, mission and objectives on the path to greater sustainability and establish time frames and evaluation criteria for the implemention of the measures.
"The path towards sustainability requires a fundamental cultural change, which will affect the group at an international level and every plant will be involved. It is an ambitious but beautiful challenge that we hope will inspire others to do the same," says Roberto Griffa, CEO of Nice and main promoter of the project.
Gabriella Chiellino, founder and president of eAmbiente adds, "Nice's innovative strength will be instrumental in working with our experts to create a global sustainability plan and make a contribution to reducing the effects on the climate."
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