Our sustainability commitment

Promoting environmental responsibility means investing in our present to live a better futur, thus Carvico and Jersey Lomellina have been implementing several innovative environmental policies aimed at creating a truly sustainable supply chain and contributing to the creation of a circular economy model. Our business vision focuses on a deep respect for man and for our environment and translates into a real sustainability commitment to safeguarding the health of our staff, the local communities and the global eco system through a series of projects.
“Nature’s Voice” is the new name we have chosen to identify our commitment to preserve nature, a new challenge we have enthusiastically embraced and which we intend to win by applying a structured ethical code which can be summarized as follows:

1. optimizing production processes by introducing cutting-edge technologies to monitor and reduce waste and polluting residuals
2. certifying, by means of clear data, the environmental results achieved
3. showing a real interest in research and in the use of new sustainable raw materials, such as recycled yarns
4. supporting important international projects aimed at safeguarding our environment
5. contributing to the social and financial development of local communities
6. spreading awareness among our employees and customers so that they can be more respectful of the environment

After many years of research, analysis, consistent upgrades and updates finally Carvico and Jersey Lomellina production plant can be considered as the benchmark for successful, green entrepreneurship.
Here it is how and why.

Electricity

In our production we only use electricity deriving from renewable sources. Furthermore, by replacing all mercury bulbs with last generation lamps, introducing new inverters, led lamps, high efficiency engines and upgrading all the knitting equipment and machinery, we have further decreased our energy consumption.

– over 300.000 kwh saved every year, which are equal to the annual energy consumption per capita of over 400 people
– from 2002 to 2017 reduction by 17,42% in the energy consumption per each ton of finished product manufactured

Cogeneration

In 2013, thanks to the installation of a high-tech co-generation plant and the use of methane gas, currently the “greenest” fossil fuel, Carvico and Jersey Lomellina won the challenge of independently producing electricity, thus cutting down on energy consumption.

– over 10.590.000 kwh of electricity produced internally in a year, which are equal to the energy used to light up 15 Eiffel towers for a year.

Water

In compliance with the most recent European standards and with National and regional laws and regulations, we have adopted a high tech, waste water homogenization and treatment plant aimed at reducing the amount of polluting agents contained in industrial waste water before it is sent to the municipal water treatment plant.
Moreover, a sophisticated system to sort rainwater from civil and industrial waters has also been implemented so as to harvest and re-use rainwater in the production process.

– 448.953 m3 of water recovered and re-used in a year, which are equal to the annual consumption of about 7.000 people

Our water circle

Water to be used in our company is extracted from our own boreholes and is first used to cool down the knitting machines oil. Then it is treated and used for cooling down the dyeing machinery. After that, it is collected and re-used for rinsing fabrics after they are dyed and if finally sent to the homogenization plant. After an efficient equalization process it is sent to the municipal waste water treatment plant which, through a chemical-physical biological process, purifies it and discharges it inside the river Brembo.
Water discharged by Carvico and Jersey Lomellina is clean.

– 36% of the water used in our production process in 2017 was actually recycled.

Heat recovery

Our innovative heat recovery system, is aimed at exploiting the thermal power produced during our fabrics production cycle to heat part of our premises: our offices, dressing rooms, the dyeing and knitting departments, the color kitchen and the maintenance department.

– in 2017 we prevented 2.101.650 i kg di CO2 from being released into the atmosphere; we are talking about the same amount of emissions produced by our company cars if they were to go round the world 46 times!
– -20% of CO2 released in the atmosphere per each kg of fabric produced in comparison with the early years of the millennium (ETS Kyoto)
– 142.498 Sm3 of methane gas were saved in 2017 thanks to the use of the heat recovered from the fumes produced by the finishing and dyeing processes
– -200 TEP/year (ton of oil equivalent) in one year
– from 2002 to 2016 reduction by 60,44% in the thermal consumption per ton of finished products.

Aria

Carvico enforces an efficient program for the reduction of emissions. Thanks to the use of last generation plants (BAT, best available technology), we can ensure our emissions temperatures and values are far below the limits set by the law

– Our emissions are 10 times lower than the limits set by the law.

Wastes

The use of recycled raw materials, the reduction of packaging materials and the recovery of non hazardous waste have allowed us to cut down on waste.

– 95% of our wastes are recycled and re-used, so the equivalent of the content of 154 garbage trucks avoids ending up in the landfill

A green belt

Since our early days, we have always paid a lot of attention to the maintenance of the green belt surrounding our premises and we have also planted a relevant quantity of new trees. In addition to enhancing the appearance of our premises, the presence of such green belt, contributes to the absorption of the CO2 released into the atmosphere, improving our environmental balance.