Sustainability

The Gualadispensing Group aims to be a leader in its market by guaranteeing product excellence and placing sustainability at the centre of its innovation processes. The goal is to offer clients a beacon for any need related to plastic packaging, while building a healthy business and a pleasant environment for personnel, where everyone can do their part for the planet with a view to sustainability.

 

Products and processes

Circular economy and the focus on climate change have become topics for daily discussion and integral part of our business context. Today our product portfolio includes several platforms as a result of an ongoing evolution over time. Thanks to the introduction of new technologies as well as our designers’ expertise, we could reduce final product weight and decrease the number of components, while maintaining performance at the highest level. The use of recycled raw matter allows us to further lower our products’ environmental impact: in fact, the content of validated PCR material varies according to technical feasibility, reaching significant percentages (up to 70%) in various trigger sprayers.

Recyclability is another key aspect in terms of sustainability: the exclusive use of polyolefins in most recent platforms allows a precise placement in the recycling stream and the optimization of plastic reuse.

To correctly evaluate different alternatives and identify new opportunities for improvement, it becomes essential to leverage new and useful tools for an in-depth and rigorous analysis. Among these, in 2021 Gualadispensing adopted the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) method to measure the environmental impact of its products.

In our manufacturing plants, we are committed not only to meeting the applicable legal requirements but also to progressing on a path of continuous improvement for our operations and consequent impacts. The key elements in our approach for efficiency include detailed operational procedures, data collection and monitoring, and investments in technologies that can increase productivity and reduce impacts.  We constantly monitor performance indicators to identify improvement actions and results achieved. A variety of data are tracked including energy consumption, CO2 emissions, water management and the generation of waste.

Social initiatives

Guala Dispensing plays an active role in both guaranteeing safe working conditions and creating a positive impact in the communities in which it operates.

Health and safety in the working place are our priority and are guaranteed through the application of a dedicated management system. Employees’ involvement and training are fundamental instruments for continuous improvement aiming at preventing injuries and reducing risks in the workplace.

In Italy Guala Dispensing promotes and supports cultural initiatives and provides social assistance through Fondazione SociAL.

For more information on trends and our achievements on social and environmental matters, download our latest Sustainability Report.