Coem Sustainability Report 2022: second edition
Coem is continuing its commitment to sustainable development through a programme of actions to promote a circular economy. The goal of the Green Deal is to reduce greenhouse gases by 55% by 2030 compared to 1990 and to achieve neutrality by 2050. To accomplish these objectives, a transition to renewable energy sources and a more efficient use of resources is necessary.
Since its inception, Coem has been committed to operating according to ecological principles and protection of the environment. As early as 1999, the company’s experts began transforming production cycles with a focus on energy saving and the environment. Research led to ever-more efficient plant and to the production of tiles with a high content of recyclable material and industrial waste.
In 2023, Coem took a significant step towards sustainability by installing a new photovoltaic system on the roof of its production facility in Fiorano Modenese. This project aims to progressively reduce emissions by utilising alternative energy sources.
Product quality and design go hand-in-hand with sustainable innovation focused on customer satisfaction. Coem considers values to be essential to its business practices, including the continuous optimization of corporate processes to deliver products that consistently meet customer needs while respecting the environment and the health and safety of its workforce.
Coem meets the requirements of the ISO 17889-1 standard, implementing a series of actions and measures throughout the entire product lifecycle. This important recognition confirms Coem’s commitment to pursuing environmental and social responsibility policies with determination in all production processes, certifying the excellence of its highly sustainable porcelain stoneware.
Coem is aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and identifies the most important SDGs in relation to the impacts generated in the local region. Coem refers to the United Nations 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a guiding approach for business sustainability.
The 17 goals are an international Plan of Action shared by Governments and the business world which establishes 169 specific interconnected targets for saving the planet, promoting economic prosperity, empowering people and fostering social development.
Coem utilises this international framework to measure in qualitative terms how its actions contribute to achieving the shared goals in a given timeframe.