X
COVEME - The Value Of Innovation
Menu

Sustainability

Coveme's commitment to a sustainable future is reflected in the numerous environmental and social activities carried out by the company. Within the production processes particular attention is paid to central issues such as: sustainable and ecological products, carbon footprint and EOL (study of the life cycle and recycling of the product). Educational programmes, sports sponsorships and donations to charities both nationally and internationally complete the picture of the company's lasting social commitment.
Coveme is ISO 14001: 2015 certified for environmental management, testimony of Coveme willing and capacity to contribute to a sustainable growth model that focuses on the environment. In 2021 Coveme also received the silver medal of the Ecovadis certification, a platform that evaluates the sustainability performance of companies, placing the compnay among 10% of the best companies in its sector.

Environmental Measures video

Coveme is ISO 14001: 2015 certified for environmental management since 2012 and ISO 45001 certified for occupational health and safety, wheras in 2021 it received the Silver Medal of the Ecovadis certification.
The achievements and the desire to improve constantly have led the company to undertake an important sustainability path that will see the company's first Sustainability Report to be published in June 2023.

ISO 14001 CERTIFICATION

FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

In 2012 the company adopted the international standard ISO 14001 which establishes the requirements for an environmental management system. For Coveme, the voluntary adoption of an environmental management system means committing itself to reducing its impacts, paying attention to the consumption of natural resources and improving its environmental performance in compliance with legal requirements.

This is a strategic choice for Coveme, which is aware of the value and importance of being able to contribute to a sustainable growth model that places the environmental issue at the center.

Coveme, by pursuing the environmental management policy of ISO 14001, participates in the achievement of some of the objectives in the UN Agenda 2030 for sustainable development, more precisely Goals 7,8,9,12,13.

ISO 45001 CERTIFICATION

FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK

The continuous attention in guaranteeing adequate working conditions in terms of health and well-being has led Coveme to obtain the ISO 45001 certification. This standard  with its systemic approach guides the company in risk management, in managing legislative compliance, the diffusion of increasingly safe work practices, and in the assessment of workers' health.

Coveme, by promoting the occupational health and safety policy of ISO 45001, participates in the achievement of some of the objectives in the UN Agenda 2030 for sustainable development that are Goals 3 and 8.

The UN Agenda 2030

The UN Agenda 2030

The UN Agenda 2030 is an action program for people, the planet and prosperity signed in September 2015 by the governments of the 193 UN member countries and incorporates 17 different objectives for Sustainable Development, the Sustainable Development Goals, short SDGs.

The official launch of the Sustainable Development Goals was at the beginning of 2016, and these goals have the task of guiding the world over the next 15 years with the aim to help the  countries involved in their achievement by 2030

ECOVADIS CERTIFICATION

In 2021 Coveme received the silver medal of the Ecovadis certification, a platform that evaluates the sustainability performance of companies, becoming part of the 10% of the best companies in its sector. The rating is based on the main international sustainability standards that take into account the sector, size and geographical location of the company.
The score takes into account the policies adopted, the actions taken and the results obtained by Coveme with respect to 21 sustainability criteria collected in four macro-areas: environment, work practices and human rights, ethics and sustainable purchases.

FUTURE GOALS

The results obtained in recent years and the desire to do better and better testify to Coveme's constant commitment to the issues of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and have led the company to undertake an important sustainability path that will end in June 2023 with the company's first Sustainability Report.
As a manufacturing reality, our major investments are aimed at production capacity and the efficiency of the production process. Concentrating investments on innovative production technologies with low environmental impact, as well as on the well-being and professional development of our employees, it means carrying forward a business model that is not only profitable but also sustainable in future years.

GREEN PRODUCTS AND CIRCULAR ECONOMY

BOLOGNA PHOTOVOLTAIC PLANT

99 KW: energy output

GORIZIA PHOTOVOLTAIC PLANT

154 KW: energy output

GREEN PRODUCTS AND CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Coveme is working in partnership with customers and suppliers to offer the market eco-friendly products and to contribute to a circular economy and "Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)" process:

  • GREEN PRODUCTS: a range of products based on polyester film with coatings free of chromium, formaldehyde and phthalates free coatings. The coating technology developed by Coveme features an innovative solvent-free curing system for an eco-friendly production process and coated end product.

  • RECYCLED PRODUCTS: in collaboration with its suppliers Coveme has developed a revolutionary range of products based on polyester film composed of 70% recycled polyester (rPET), with the aim of reaching a 100% rPet content. This rPET has the same mechanical and chemical, shrinkage and transparency properties as virgin PET, and therefore the final product features the same characteristics and guaranteed performance as Coveme's standard products.

  • CIRCULAR ECONOMY: in partnership with its suppliers and industry partners  Coveme is creating a closed loop recycling scheme to recover its own and its customers' waste, then recycle it through Monomer recycling, with the possibility of upcycling, in order to finally convert it back into polyester film (rPET) as a raw material for Coveme products.

  • LCA: in cooperation with commercial partners, scientific and governmental bodies Coveme is supporting and promoting the themes of “Life Cycle Assessment” (LCA) and “End of life (EOL)” through publications, dedicated workgroups and research projects.

To learn more about specific Green and recycled products, click:
Transfer release sustainable products
Photovoltaic sustainable product

SUSTAINABILITY MEASURES TAKEN WITHIN THE PRODUCTION PLANT

SUSTAINABILITY MEASURES TAKEN WITHIN THE PRODUCTION PLANT

  • We differentiate and recycle almost 50% of the waste from the production activity in both plants.
  • Both in the Gorizia plant and in the Bologna headquarters we produce renewable energy for self-consumption thanks to installed solar panels. In Bologna this covers 100% of our energy need.
  • We have a system for the collection and treatment of harmful fumes coming out of the production converting them into 100% clean emissions with zero pollution for the environment.
  • We are equipped with treatment system for water coming from the industrial processes which is stored in special silos and then disposed of by specialized and authorized companies.
  • Coveme's post-combustion systems are designed to make part of an autothermal process reducing methane gas consumption to zero.
  • A regenerative thermo oxidizer has been installed in our Chinese production site. This virtuous system captures the heat from the exhaust gases, converts the solvent into carbon dioxide and water and generates a recovery of thermal energy
  • Both production sites have special systems installed to treat solvents used in production. 75% of the solvents are regenerated to be reused in production and 25% of these are disposed of.
ECO-SUSTAINABLE MEASURES TAKEN IN THE COMPANY

ECO-SUSTAINABLE MEASURES TAKEN IN THE COMPANY

    • We differentiate and recycle almost 90% of office waste both in Italy and in China.
    • Recovery and reuse of packaging, encaps and cores, which are collected from our customers and reused in future supplies.
    • We have replaced all disposable consumables with recycled and recyclable materials (paper or wood) or with reusable materials (glass).
    • In our exhibition stands we decided to employ reusable and reciclable modular systems.This means a reduction to almost zero of single use materials in our tradeshow presences.
    • All Coveme staff is given a thermal bottle to encourage the use of filtered water and not in plastic bottles.
    • To balance the carbon footprint on the occasion of the opening of the Chinese Coveme plant, the company participated in the "Million tree project".

    CHARITY

    CHARITY

    Coveme contributes with regular donations to help various charities and voluntary organizations, both within Africa and Italy area.
    IN AFRICA OUR ASSISTANCE GOES TO:
    • Save the Children: an international ONG that operates in 125 countries and works to promote and protect the rights of children and teenagers. In particular, in 2022 Coveme has contributed to opening a new surface well in Uganda and providing clean water to the local community.
    • James non morirà: Italian foundation active in Ethiopia since 2002 and with the aim to help orphaned children, children in difficult situations. as well as poor and marginalized women. Each year Coveme is involved in specific projects according to the needs present in the village of Adwa in Ethiopia. In particular, in 2022 Coveme's contribution will be destined for medical assistance and pediatric surgery within the Adwa emergency center.
    IN ITALY OUR ASSISTANCE GOES TO:
    • Lilt: Italian League for Cancer Research.
    • Maternal Aid Luisa Valentini: Onlus operating in the Faenza area that assists families with small children.
    • Dishub: Bologna non-profit organization located within the hospital “Ospedale Maggiore” in the neonatology and pediatric departments that looks after disabled children and their families.
    SPORT

    SPORT

    FOR SPORT OUR CONTRIBUTION GOES TO: 
    • Daniele Lupo: since 2019 Coveme is supporting and sponsoring the Italian athlete Daniele Lupo, a professional Beach Volleyball player and silver medal winner at the Rio Olympics.
    • TELETHON Cormons: Coveme since 2021 participates with its team in the non-competitive Telethon race in Cormons, Friuli, in favor of rare genetic diseases research.
    • To the Juventina amateur sports association, S Andrea di Gorizia football team.

    EDUCATION

    EDUCATION

    FOR EDUCATIONAL OUR CONTRIBUTION GOES TO:
    • La Città dei Ragazzi” of Mola di Bari: Coveme, starting from 2020, participates in the youth support of children and children who suffer from both moral and educational poverty to help with education and constructive inputs to give them future prospects for change.
    • To the association Skultura 2001: since 2016 Coveme contributes to the spreading of local culture and specialties by supporting the educational institutions present in Gorizia.
    • To the S Andrea kindergarten and primary school: since 2000 Coveme contributes to enrich the learning equipment by improving the school's educational offer.

    Coveme is ISO 14001: 2015 certified for environmental management since 2012 and ISO 45001 certified for occupational health and safety, wheras in 2021 it received the Silver Medal of the Ecovadis certification.
    The achievements and the desire to improve constantly have led the company to undertake an important sustainability path that will see the company's first Sustainability Report to be published in June 2023.

    ISO 14001 CERTIFICATION

    FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

    In 2012 the company adopted the international standard ISO 14001 which establishes the requirements for an environmental management system. For Coveme, the voluntary adoption of an environmental management system means committing itself to reducing its impacts, paying attention to the consumption of natural resources and improving its environmental performance in compliance with legal requirements.

    This is a strategic choice for Coveme, which is aware of the value and importance of being able to contribute to a sustainable growth model that places the environmental issue at the center.

    Coveme, by pursuing the environmental management policy of ISO 14001, participates in the achievement of some of the objectives in the UN Agenda 2030 for sustainable development, more precisely Goals 7,8,9,12,13.

    ISO 45001 CERTIFICATION

    FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK

    The continuous attention in guaranteeing adequate working conditions in terms of health and well-being has led Coveme to obtain the ISO 45001 certification. This standard  with its systemic approach guides the company in risk management, in managing legislative compliance, the diffusion of increasingly safe work practices, and in the assessment of workers' health.

    Coveme, by promoting the occupational health and safety policy of ISO 45001, participates in the achievement of some of the objectives in the UN Agenda 2030 for sustainable development that are Goals 3 and 8.

    The UN Agenda 2030

    The UN Agenda 2030

    The UN Agenda 2030 is an action program for people, the planet and prosperity signed in September 2015 by the governments of the 193 UN member countries and incorporates 17 different objectives for Sustainable Development, the Sustainable Development Goals, short SDGs.

    The official launch of the Sustainable Development Goals was at the beginning of 2016, and these goals have the task of guiding the world over the next 15 years with the aim to help the  countries involved in their achievement by 2030

    ECOVADIS CERTIFICATION

    In 2021 Coveme received the silver medal of the Ecovadis certification, a platform that evaluates the sustainability performance of companies, becoming part of the 10% of the best companies in its sector. The rating is based on the main international sustainability standards that take into account the sector, size and geographical location of the company.
    The score takes into account the policies adopted, the actions taken and the results obtained by Coveme with respect to 21 sustainability criteria collected in four macro-areas: environment, work practices and human rights, ethics and sustainable purchases.

    FUTURE GOALS

    The results obtained in recent years and the desire to do better and better testify to Coveme's constant commitment to the issues of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and have led the company to undertake an important sustainability path that will end in June 2023 with the company's first Sustainability Report.
    As a manufacturing reality, our major investments are aimed at production capacity and the efficiency of the production process. Concentrating investments on innovative production technologies with low environmental impact, as well as on the well-being and professional development of our employees, it means carrying forward a business model that is not only profitable but also sustainable in future years.

    GREEN PRODUCTS AND CIRCULAR ECONOMY

    BOLOGNA PHOTOVOLTAIC PLANT

    99 KW: energy output

    GORIZIA PHOTOVOLTAIC PLANT

    154 KW: energy output

    GREEN PRODUCTS AND CIRCULAR ECONOMY

    Coveme is working in partnership with customers and suppliers to offer the market eco-friendly products and to contribute to a circular economy and "Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)" process:

    • GREEN PRODUCTS: a range of products based on polyester film with coatings free of chromium, formaldehyde and phthalates free coatings. The coating technology developed by Coveme features an innovative solvent-free curing system for an eco-friendly production process and coated end product.

    • RECYCLED PRODUCTS: in collaboration with its suppliers Coveme has developed a revolutionary range of products based on polyester film composed of 70% recycled polyester (rPET), with the aim of reaching a 100% rPet content. This rPET has the same mechanical and chemical, shrinkage and transparency properties as virgin PET, and therefore the final product features the same characteristics and guaranteed performance as Coveme's standard products.

    • CIRCULAR ECONOMY: in partnership with its suppliers and industry partners  Coveme is creating a closed loop recycling scheme to recover its own and its customers' waste, then recycle it through Monomer recycling, with the possibility of upcycling, in order to finally convert it back into polyester film (rPET) as a raw material for Coveme products.

    • LCA: in cooperation with commercial partners, scientific and governmental bodies Coveme is supporting and promoting the themes of “Life Cycle Assessment” (LCA) and “End of life (EOL)” through publications, dedicated workgroups and research projects.

    To learn more about specific Green and recycled products, click:
    Transfer release sustainable products
    Photovoltaic sustainable product

    SUSTAINABILITY MEASURES TAKEN WITHIN THE PRODUCTION PLANT

    SUSTAINABILITY MEASURES TAKEN WITHIN THE PRODUCTION PLANT

    • We differentiate and recycle almost 50% of the waste from the production activity in both plants.
    • Both in the Gorizia plant and in the Bologna headquarters we produce renewable energy for self-consumption thanks to installed solar panels. In Bologna this covers 100% of our energy need.
    • We have a system for the collection and treatment of harmful fumes coming out of the production converting them into 100% clean emissions with zero pollution for the environment.
    • We are equipped with treatment system for water coming from the industrial processes which is stored in special silos and then disposed of by specialized and authorized companies.
    • Coveme's post-combustion systems are designed to make part of an autothermal process reducing methane gas consumption to zero.
    • A regenerative thermo oxidizer has been installed in our Chinese production site. This virtuous system captures the heat from the exhaust gases, converts the solvent into carbon dioxide and water and generates a recovery of thermal energy
    • Both production sites have special systems installed to treat solvents used in production. 75% of the solvents are regenerated to be reused in production and 25% of these are disposed of.
    ECO-SUSTAINABLE MEASURES TAKEN IN THE COMPANY

    ECO-SUSTAINABLE MEASURES TAKEN IN THE COMPANY

      • We differentiate and recycle almost 90% of office waste both in Italy and in China.
      • Recovery and reuse of packaging, encaps and cores, which are collected from our customers and reused in future supplies.
      • We have replaced all disposable consumables with recycled and recyclable materials (paper or wood) or with reusable materials (glass).
      • In our exhibition stands we decided to employ reusable and reciclable modular systems.This means a reduction to almost zero of single use materials in our tradeshow presences.
      • All Coveme staff is given a thermal bottle to encourage the use of filtered water and not in plastic bottles.
      • To balance the carbon footprint on the occasion of the opening of the Chinese Coveme plant, the company participated in the "Million tree project".

      CHARITY

      CHARITY

      Coveme contributes with regular donations to help various charities and voluntary organizations, both within Africa and Italy area.
      IN AFRICA OUR ASSISTANCE GOES TO:
      • Save the Children: an international ONG that operates in 125 countries and works to promote and protect the rights of children and teenagers. In particular, in 2022 Coveme has contributed to opening a new surface well in Uganda and providing clean water to the local community.
      • James non morirà: Italian foundation active in Ethiopia since 2002 and with the aim to help orphaned children, children in difficult situations. as well as poor and marginalized women. Each year Coveme is involved in specific projects according to the needs present in the village of Adwa in Ethiopia. In particular, in 2022 Coveme's contribution will be destined for medical assistance and pediatric surgery within the Adwa emergency center.
      IN ITALY OUR ASSISTANCE GOES TO:
      • Lilt: Italian League for Cancer Research.
      • Maternal Aid Luisa Valentini: Onlus operating in the Faenza area that assists families with small children.
      • Dishub: Bologna non-profit organization located within the hospital “Ospedale Maggiore” in the neonatology and pediatric departments that looks after disabled children and their families.
      SPORT

      SPORT

      FOR SPORT OUR CONTRIBUTION GOES TO: 
      • Daniele Lupo: since 2019 Coveme is supporting and sponsoring the Italian athlete Daniele Lupo, a professional Beach Volleyball player and silver medal winner at the Rio Olympics.
      • TELETHON Cormons: Coveme since 2021 participates with its team in the non-competitive Telethon race in Cormons, Friuli, in favor of rare genetic diseases research.
      • To the Juventina amateur sports association, S Andrea di Gorizia football team.

      EDUCATION

      EDUCATION

      FOR EDUCATIONAL OUR CONTRIBUTION GOES TO:
      • La Città dei Ragazzi” of Mola di Bari: Coveme, starting from 2020, participates in the youth support of children and children who suffer from both moral and educational poverty to help with education and constructive inputs to give them future prospects for change.
      • To the association Skultura 2001: since 2016 Coveme contributes to the spreading of local culture and specialties by supporting the educational institutions present in Gorizia.
      • To the S Andrea kindergarten and primary school: since 2000 Coveme contributes to enrich the learning equipment by improving the school's educational offer.