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Elesa standard component manufacturing goes Green

Elesa standard component manufacturing goes Green

Elesa is delighted that its “Elesa goes Green” program has recently advanced with the signing of a “renewable energy” contract with major supplier A2A. The “Elesa goes Green” program means that in its Monza production plant Elesa is now contracted to use only electricity from 100% renewable sources. That is to say only energy produced through the use of natural resources (water, sunlight, wind, tides, geothermal heat, etc.) which therefore do not involve CO2 emissions.

This ensures significant Green benefits that are immediately passed on to Elesa customers by reduction of CO2 in their supply chain, so improving their own carbon footprint.

Dr Andrea Bertani, Elesa executive director for finance and administration, explains: “This supply will have a slightly higher cost but we believe that this and many other efforts must be made by everyone in the world to reduce global emissions as soon as possible and in any case bring them to zero within 2-3 decades. This is an objective and a challenge of a difficulty never encountered before by human civilization, and which can only be achieved if we all consider it an emergency and act accordingly.”

The “Elesa goes Green” program selected A2A, the primary Italian national electricity supplier, which favours hydroelectric energy produced with water from reservoirs located in the nearby Italian Alps. Water power, of course, represents one of the few storable and renewable energy sources and is among the main alternatives to fossil fuels.

The A2A hydroelectric plants utilize both flowing water, directly tapping kinetic energy from the flow of a watercourse, and potential energy storage, using dams to collect the water upstream of the plants.

Elesa is a market leading manufacturer of standard industrial components and related measurement devices such as handwheels, clamping handles, positioning indicators and many other items for machine and equipment producers. Environmental considerations are therefore an important consideration in the overall production mix.

Energy partner A2A is focused on contributing to the attainment of 11 of the 17 United Nations 2030 Agenda of Sustainable Development Goals and so make an excellent supplier for companies seeking to lower their impact on the environment.


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