Economic results and social benefits are complementary objectives through which we have always generated value for our company, customers, our employees, suppliers and for the entire community.
We know that, to proceed on our growth path, it is necessary to redirect our mentality towards newer and greater goals. At this point in history, we must do it not only for our business but mostly for the environment and for the society we live and operate in.
Starting from innovation, IMA ZERO is our latest commitment towards creating products, production processes and services, benefitting from a renewed logic of sustainability and from the awareness that our efforts today will help to shape the world of tomorrow.
Launched in 2019, IMA ZERO is the evolution of IMA’s commitment to Sustainable Development, born many years ago with the annual publication of the sustainability report. It includes all practices already in place, plus those we are currently implementing, and has both the ultimate goal of minimizing environmental impact in industrial manufacturing, and of promoting and creating a working and living habitat that always puts people and biodiversity at the centre.
IMA’s pioneering approach to sustainability leads to find groundbreaking and eco-friendly ways to lower energy and water consumption, to offset emissions, to manage waste promoting recycling and a circular economy, to replace plastic with more sustainable materials, to foster sustainable mobility and, more in general, to take more sustainable actions.
All of this, while valuing people, who are at the core of any initiative.
What is our approach?
The Group identified 5 macro-areas of engagement to support the UN’s 2030 Agenda: these include concrete actions in line with the pursuit of those Sustainable Development Goals (UN’s SDGs)
that are consistent with IMA’s sectors and that represent our sustainability approach.
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being transparent and acting according to rules of ethics, integrity, legality and respect in all relations with our stakeholders.
We develop eco-friendly projects that lead IMA to find a balance between the need to produce and generate shared wealth in order to reduce inequalities, and the need to conserve the planet on which we live, fighting climate change and reducing environmental impact.
Our IMA ZERO’s projects are categorised into 4 main programs:
OPENLab is the IMA Group’s network of technological laboratories and testing areas, dedicated to the research on sustainable materials, technologies and production optimization processes.
Being a symbol of IMA’s innovation and a benchmark for sustainability, OPENLab represents a pivotal point of IMA ZERO’s No-Plastic Program (NoP).
The main goal of the laboratories is to find alternative materials to plastic, fostering plastic-free, compostable or biodegradable materials, recyclable and/or more sustainable plastic-based materials, through the research and testing of alternative processes.
It also aims at merging studies, experimentation and industrial development activities on materials including all laboratory phases, from design to engineering, of products and processes.