Cimbali commits to green Standard
Gruppo Cimbali, the world’s largest espresso and cappuccino machine manufacturer has been awarded ISO 14001, an internationally recognised voluntary Standard which acknowledges the commitment a company is making to improve its environmental performance.
The Standard sets out a framework for a successful environmental management system, the ultimate goal being to improve resource efficiency, reduce waste and drive costs down.
Maurizio Cimbali, Gruppo Cimbali explains “ This set of Standards has been created to help organisations minimise how their operations negatively affect the environment. Cimbali operates the world’s largest area dedicated to the production of professional espresso machines. We have 4 manufacturing plants over a total of 75,000 square metres and are active in over 100 counties worldwide. As a business with such a large scale operation we have naturally become increasingly aware of the impact we may have on the environment.
“In terms of product development, our engineers routinely look for ways to design green measures in to the equipment. This can include opportunities to limit water and energy consumption whilst maintaining product quality and reliability. This same discipline applies to the operation of the plant too, where numerous measures have been introduced to conserve resources and limit wastage.
“Our new environmental policy has been embraced throughout the company with all areas of the business involved in monitoring our progress towards a greener operation. Achieving ISO14001 also provides a reassurance to all our external stakeholders that we are acting responsibly by actively measuring and improving how we operate.”
In 2012 Gruppo Cimbali, celebrated 100 years in business and to mark this milestone opened MUMAC, a homage to the development of coffee machines from 1900- 2012. Over 200 coffee machines and 15,000 archive documents telling the production, cultural and design history of coffee equipment are on show for the general public to enjoy. The 1500 sq m purpose built MUMAC museum is located alongside the Cimbali production site at Binasco, Italy.
For further information, please contact Cimbali UK on 0208 2387 100 or visit www.cimbali.com
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