Ratti is actively engaged in initiatives for reducing consumption that involve investments and the reviewing of processes and work routines. In 2019 Ratti obtained ISO 50001 energy certification. For some time the company has been using a measurement system that involves the main sources of consumption.
In order to identify how much each form of consumption contributes to its environmental impact, Ratti carried out an LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) of its organization at the Guanzate site (LCA gate to gate, reference standard ISO 14040 – 44: 2006), assigning the task of carrying it out to a external specialist company. The study was reviewed by the Bureau Veritas certification company.
The measures taken to improve energy efficiency include the installation of a system to recover heat from the fumes of the steaming department, which also involved the washing, finishing and heating plant departments, resulting in a reduction in consumption. The company also replaced the air conditioning plant of the Weaving and Printing departments, installed a lighting system with LED lights in the printing room and in the maintenance tunnels, and used high-efficiency batteries that guarantee energy savings of about 30%. Finally, the burners of the production department’s heating plant were replaced with burners fitted with inverters and an oxygen probe.
The table below shows the consumption.