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Environmental Management System (EN ISO 14001)

Environmental Management System (EN ISO 14001)

Alfa Acciai and Acciaierie di Sicilia continually strive for the best available techniques, and are committed to pursuing an ongoing policy to improve environmental performance, minimising the negative impact of their operations on the environment where technically possible and economically sustainable.


Alfa Acciai and Acciaierie di Sicilia have adopted environmental management systems as a tool for all stakeholders which ensures that respect for the environment is pursued and achieved at the best, and through these management systems are committed to:

  • Knowing, understanding and monitoring developments in their own specific area, internally and externally, to quickly understand changes to risks and opportunities;
  • Maintaining ongoing constructive dialogue with all stakeholders;
  • Seeking, assessing and implementing the best available sustainable techniques, defined as technological and/or procedural options;
  • Planning, monitoring and possibly correcting the efficiency of processes/services implemented internally or by suppliers and subcontractors;
  • Preventing all forms of pollution and protecting the environment by optimising the consumption of resources and waste production processes, improving and monitoring emissions into the atmosphere and water, containing noise levels, protecting the soil and subsoil, and controlling any other direct/indirect impact;
  • Planning the management of emergencies and regularly testing response procedures.


In particular, the system is characterised by interaction between environmental requirements and production processes, with the precise aim of identifying environmental aspects, assessing impact regarding activities, and controlling their effect in terms of:

  • Protecting the soil, subsoil and water;
  • Offgas filtering system;
  • Consuming less energy;
  • Containing noise;
  • Managing waste;
  • Ensuring radiation protection.

These objectives underpin the Environmental Policy and are transformed into concrete plans and targets that can be measured and monitored regularly.
Alfa Acciai has held certification since May 2005 and Acciaierie di Sicilia since February 2004.

Environmental Management System (EN ISO 14001)

Energy management system (ISO 50001)

Energy management system (ISO 50001)

A new feature has been added to the Brescia-based Alfa Acciai production site: the ISO 50001 certification for Energy Management, which helps develop a systematic approach in identifying, recording and evaluating energy-related results thus providing the best most effective means of managing and implementing its corporate Energy Policy.

Alfa Acciai’s key strategic priority is ongoing improvement of the its own corporate performance, including energy performance, through the implementation of energy efficiency measures in production processes and related auxiliary services to reduce the impact on the Environment.

All this is achieved through:

  • Automation systems for monitoring energy parameters 
  • Consumption diagnostics and definition of interventions
  • Selection of state-of-the-art technologies suitable for energy consumption mitigation
Energy management system (ISO 50001)

Organisational Carbon Footprint (UNI EN ISO 14064-1)

Organisational Carbon Footprint (UNI EN ISO 14064-1)

In 2023, the Alfa Acciai Group obtained the Corporate Carbon Footprint certification for its 9 production facilities and is now among the first Italian steel companies to hold it.
The CCF is a method for calculating and reporting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused directly and indirectly by an organisation, expressed as tonnes of CO2eq.
This certification is the baseline for the Group when setting up an action plan to improve/mitigate its GHG emissions through specific measures and investments.


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Organisational Carbon Footprint (UNI EN ISO 14064-1)

Recycled content (UNI/PdR 88:2020 according to UNI CEI EN ISO/IEC 17067)

Nothing is wasted

Recycled content (UNI/PdR 88:2020 according to UNI CEI EN ISO/IEC 17067)
  • Scrap is completely recyclable with the electric melting furnace process;
  • Alfa Acciai and Acciaierie di Sicilia products have been certified as containing 99% of recycled material (a very high percentage compared with other construction materials);
  • Compliance with the requirements relating to recycled or recovered contents and by-products, as set out in the Minimum Environmental Criteria (CAM) issued by the Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea, is proven by the certification issued by the relevant certifying body;
  • This practice is also instrumental to ensuring compliance of products, components and materials with current sustainability protocols for the construction industry (such as LEED and ITACA).

Recycled content (UNI/PdR 88:2020 according to UNI CEI EN ISO/IEC 17067)

Environmental product declaration (EN ISO 14025)

The environmental impact of products

  • It is a voluntary environmental product declaration that analyzes the entire life cycle of the product (life cycle assessment) evaluating its environmental impacts from the extraction of raw materials to their disposal;
  • It is a public document available for consultation, reporting the environmental performance of Alfa Acciai and Acciaierie di Sicilia in a transparent and comparable way;
  • It is recognized internationally and meets the requirements established by the CAM decrees (Minimum Environmental Criteria) essential for participating in public tenders;
  • Products equipped with EPD meet LEED requirements and can therefore contribute to earning points based on the value established by this rating system.

Hot-Rolled in wire rod EPD          NEW!

Refers to hot rolled products, especially wire rod steel for drawing.



EPD steel for reinforced concrete in Bars and Rolls

Refers to construction products, especially reinforcing steel IN BARS AND ROLLS (spool).


Cold rolled EPD and electrowelded mesh

It refers to products such as: Electrowelded mesh and recoiled wires (steel for reinforced concrete in rolls, hot rolled and cold stretched to increase the mechanical characteristics)



The measure of product-associated environmental performance



  • Annual validation of greenhouse gas emissions (EU Regulation no. 601/2012);
  • Implementation of the organisational model under Italian Legislative Decree no. 231/01;
  • Certification of quality, environmental and safety management systems (EN ISO 9001- EN ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001);
  • Validation of the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD);
  • Offgas filtering system generated by the steel-making process;
  • Continuously monitoring system for dust emissions;
  • Wastewater treatment system and process water recycling;
  • Radiation monitoring system for inspecting incoming materials and outgoing products and the smelting process.


Measurement of environmental performance:

  • Energy efficiency;
  • Recycled content;
  • Water consumption;
  • Concentration of total suspended solids in the wastewater;
  • NOX emissions (nitrogen oxides);
  • SO2 emissions (sulphur dioxide);
  • Dust emissions;
  • Organic micro-pollutant emissions;
  • Greenhouse gas emissions (carbon dioxide);
  • Hazardous waste.


Sustainable steel


Alfa Acciai and Acciaierie di Sicilia are among the first European companies to obtain SUSTSTEEL certification (sustainable steel).

EUROFER, the European Steel Association has created the mark SUSTEEL to organise, develop and promote the sector of products for steel construction, based on an independent certification scheme, in the context of its members’ sustainability and corporate social responsibility, so as to  allow an assessment by the users and the other stakeholders, such as the European, national and local institutions.

IMQ - ISO 50001
IMQ - ISO 50001
Certquality - ISO 45001:2018
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