The Fanale Group has started its path of renewal in terms of eco-sustainability for several years, facilitated by its own identity which involves the use of noble materials that are already environmentally friendly such as glass, ceramic and metals despite plastic which is still used only for a few components that cannot be eliminated yet. Based on the principles of the LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) which analyzes the environmental implications of a product throughout all phases of its life cycle, the company is adapting its offer and business processes by opting for eco-sustainability policies that involve not only the choices of materials and packaging but also of the supply chain partners.
All the outdoor collections launched in recent years are 95% made with recyclable and environmentally friendly materials and all use LED technology that reduces consumption and CO2 emissions, does not contain harmful substances such as mercury and has a very long life span longer than traditional lighting. To this must be added the total compliance with the European legislation on light pollution for the protection of the night environment whereby all models have been designed not to create glare. Thanks to these characteristics, it is possible to illuminate gardens and outdoor spaces relying on efficient and low-impact technology. And we are not talking about some products but about 10 collections of ecological lights for the outdoors. Among these, Bitta stands out, winner in 2014 of the Compasso d’Oro for its very high efficiency which can be used in urban planning as a nautical berth, seat and bollard. To the eco-sustainability characteristics described above is added the new Bitta packaging with fully sustainable wooden crate packaging. But there are many “green” collections including Saint Tropez, Keirei, Bole, Game and the more recent To-be composed of small tubular elements that create paths by camouflaging themselves among the vegetation.
The path to sustainability does not only pass through product design and the materials used but provides for an accurate selection of suppliers to lower the environmental impact of all processes. From the use of solar panels for energy production, to the choice of “zero km” partners to reduce CO2 emissions in transport, but above all of suppliers of the highest quality raw materials to obtain products destined to last over time, according to one of the cardinal principles of the European Eco-Design Directive: “increase product life time”. The Fanale Group is also working with its Research and Development team to study solutions aimed at minimizing the use of polystyrene in packaging with a view to future total elimination of the most polluting materials.