Our commitment to the environment was evident right from the start of our activities. Way back twenty-two years ago, our first products were designed and manufactured using 100% recyclable and sustainable materials. We understood the importance of choosing the highest-quality materials to extend these products’ lives and reduce the generated waste.
Transparency is an essential component of public space. Transparent street furniture elements improve residents and commuters’ safety, allows more natural light, and increases openness in relatively dense and congested public pedestrian spaces. In addition, in cities with diversified and rich architectural heritage, transparent elements installed in the public areas are more respectful of their historical contexts.
The company has developed several methods to limit energy consumption. Starting in 2019, we are replacing the current lighting systems installed in our bus shelters with LED. We have changed 90% of our service vehicle fleet to 100% EV to reduce our fuel consumption. The new generation bus shelters are equipped with solar energy roofs.
The components, materials and manufacturing process used are sustainable and recyclable. We are using FSC and PEFC-certified paper from sustainably managed forests at our digital printing facility, using plant-based inks on our printers. Our investment in the newest printing machinery reduced our power consumption by 70%. At the end of thecampaigns, we collect and consolidate all used posters at our baling facility, making sure all materials are recycled.
Works on a rainwater collection and storage project are underway to reduce the amount of water we use to clean bus shelters. We invested in water filtration systems to eliminate the use of harmful detergent from our cleaning. Today, our service teams are using purified water only for its routine glass cleaning.
Our maintenance and service team are an integral part of our business. We keep these services inhouse to ensure the highest standards. Mantaining street furniture elements in public spaces requires rigorous training, planning and expertise. Our collective experiences improves our ability to design and produce products which are easier to service and mantain.