Care for the environment forms an essential part of the corporate policy. Proferro systematically takes account of the environment in its operating processes, and tries to minimize the impact of its activities on the environment by constantly paying close attention to energy consumption, waste management etc. Proferro processes scrap iron for the production of new castings. Hence Proferro does not consume any iron ore. By doing so, it can realize energy savings of 65%. Picanol-Proferro also joined the Benchmarking Covenant.
The health and safety of our employees is also of great concern to Proferro, including such aspects as ergonomics, accident prevention and protection on the work floor. Numerous safety questions are examined and dealt with each year in collaboration with the Committee for Prevention, Protection and Welfare at Work. One important part of the policy is the voluntary participation of many members of personnel, including first aiders, the internal fire brigade and the safety monitors who ensure that the necessary training courses are given annually in each department.