Corporate Social Responsability

Sustainability is a key asset for
METRA that is fulfilled with the production
of the green METRA RE.AL.E. alloys.

Since 1962, we have been covering markets around the world with aluminium solutions manufactured to the strictest standards. We believe in a responsible approach and are committed to building a sustainable future for our society.

Our commitment is to respond to the needs of the planet, with the understanding that a successful economic strategy cannot ignore the environmental responsibilities of our activities. Our aim is to minimise our impact on the on the environment, setting new targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, renovating production facilities and investing to be more sustainable.

Recycling, control, responsibility.
These are the three pathways that describe
METRA's action.

ALUMINIUM

METRA’s continuous, high-performance research has enabled the development of ever-improving technologies for the recovery of aluminium. Its infinite recyclability meets at the same time the stringent need to protect the use of virgin raw material and the reduction of emissions into the atmosphere.

LIGHTWEIGHT
DURABLE
RESISTANT

100%
RECYCLABLE

METRA has designed METRA RE.AL.E. alloys, the range of low carbon alloys produced in its own headquarters. The five main types of billets produced with these alloys contain very high percentages of recycled aluminium, with peaks of 100%. RE.AL.E alloys have been awarded the EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) certification for both the European and UK markets, a document certifying the environmental impact of the material used (Al billets).

ALUMINIUM GREEN
ALLOYS

RE. - RECYCLE
AL. - ALUMINIUM
E. - EXTRUSION

MORE TYPES OF ALLOYS WITH 100% RECYCLED ALUMINIUM

RE.AL.E C1

carbon footprint
(Kg CO2 eq/kg Al)

0,54

Recycled aluminium:
PRE CONSUMER

100%

RE.AL.E C2

carbon footprint
(Kg CO2 eq/kg Al)

0,54

Recycled aluminium:
PRE CONSUMER

100%

RE.AL.E C3

carbon footprint
(Kg CO2 eq/kg Al)

4,33

Recycled aluminium:
PRE CONSUMER

>60%

RE.AL.E C4

carbon footprint
(Kg CO2 eq/kg Al)

1,68

Recycled aluminium:
PRE CONSUMER

>88%

RE.AL.E C5

carbon footprint
(Kg CO2 eq/kg Al)

1,71

Recycled aluminium:
PRE - POST CONSUMER

75% - 14%

Energy

The extrusion process in place boasts very high standards in terms of energy savings thanks to the increasing use of natural fuels (methane).

METRA aims to further reduce GHG emissions by 2%, through a pressing programme of interventions in the current three-year period.

The installation of LED lighting, heat exchangers and inverters, and the replacement of previous generation engines are just some of the activities underway to improve environmental impact.

Investments that are based on an articulated system of best practices adopted by all METRA employees who guard their respect and goals.

- EMISSIONS
- EXTRACTION
+ RECYCLING

A RESPONSIBLE
ENGINE

-2%

GHG EMISSIONS
IN THE NEXT 3 YEARS

LED LIGHTING

HEAT EXCHANGERS AND INVERTERS

IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW GENERATION ENGINES

SAVING
WATER RESOURCES

The water supply for the industrial plant is obtained through extraction from authorised wells.

In order to protect water resources, it was decided to include systems and technologies to minimise consumption, such as cooling towers and closed water cycles that allow part of the process water to be reused.

EXTRACTION

FROM AUTHORISED WELLS

 

Plants for

OPTIMISING
CONSUMPTION

 

WATER RECYCLING

THROUGH COOLING
TOWERS AND
CLOSED SYSTEMS

co2 Emissions

METRA is certifying the Carbon Footprint analysis: a complete inventory of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions according to EN ISO 14067, which stipulates that it takes into account both aspects directly attributable to its own production, as well as indirect aspects, generated by upstream and downstream activities.

The constantly updated detail analysis allows not only to maintain a relationship of total internal transparency, but also to make a pact of transparency with the territories and populations that receive our products and with whom we plan projects to improve air quality.

MONITORED
CO2

FOR ENVIRONMENTAL
IMPACT
CONTROL

CARBON FOOTPRINT

ANALYSIS

ACCORDING TO
UNI EN ISO 14064 AND 14067

CO2 EMISSIONS
are
6,948 tCO2eq/tAl
(european average: 8,460 tCO2eq/tAl)

Energy
Saving

METRA’s products for the building sector contribute directly to the user’s energy savings. The output, realised by the METRA Building division, in fact, is HES (High Energy Saving). A guarantee that the products boast thermal insulation standards.

sustainability
of building products

full control

over the entire production cycle

high standards

of thermal insulation

multi-certified
productions

METRA’s aluminium production enjoys ISO 14001 certification which demonstrates METRA’s commitment to the adoption of an effective
environmental management system to support the company’s sustainability objectives based on a guaranteed balance between environment, society and economy.

METRA is also a member of ASI, Aluminium Stewardship Initiative.
A global non-profit organisation, it certifies the standards of the aluminium industry in terms of environmental commitment and production sustainability.

EPD certification, on the other hand, certifies the consumption of resources and impacts on the environment at the various stages of a product’s life cycle.

aluminium stewardship
initiative (asi):

non-profit organisation for
environmental commitment and sustainable
production..

iso 14001 certification:

Environmental Management System
to support corporate
sustainability goals.

environmental product
declaration (EPD):

Issued by EPD ITALY and BRE to
guarantee the environmental
impact throughout the product’s life cycle.

high energy saving (hes):

Guarantees the highest standards
of thermal and acoustic insulation.

RESPONSIBILITY

For METRA, people and their well-being are truly at the centre. And not only because of the many environmental investments that the company has been making for a long time. People and their rights are, in fact, ratified within a Model of Organisation, Management and Control – Code of Ethics and Conduct, drafted on the guidelines of the UDHR (Universal Declaration of Human Rights).

ORGANIZATION MODEL,
MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL

PEOPLE AND
WELL-BEING
AT THE CENTRE

Equality, security,
health, freedom of expression and thought,
unconditional respect for the
dignity of the individual.

CODE OF ETHICS OF CONDUCT

FAIRNESS
TRANSPARENCY
AND LOYALTY

in internal relations
and with customers
and suppliers.

zero-waste philosophy

Finally, a zero-waste philosophy guides many of the company’s departments, which are equipped with water dispensers or fresh water fountains connected to the aqueduct network, waste sorting and electric car charging stations. Staff safety is placed at the centre. Every surface containing asbestos has been fully decontaminated.

RECYCLING

CHARGING
STATIONS

TOTAL ASBESTOS
REMOVAL

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