Consumables - Environment
With a view to reducing our environmental impact, we are working on two fronts: type of material and lower consumption.
We mainly purchase FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) certified paper in A3 and A4 sizes. These certifications guarantee that the paper comes from responsibly managed forests. In particular, for internal use of the A4 size, we only use recycled paper.
We mainly use refurbished toner cartridges.
In order to lower our consumption, we have moved from the paper distribution of internal reports to digital. Furthermore, we have stopped purchasing pre-set quantities of letterhead paper and now encourage using its electronic format. This solution allows us to avoid throwing away the excess, when the paper is updated.
In 2019, the Ecobox project dedicated to the separate waste collection of physical tokens and payment cards that had expired or were no longer working, was extended to all of the Group’s branches with the installation of a specific container which enabled around 206,000 tokens returned from customers to be collected, making an increase of around 50,000 pieces compared to the previous year.