Panini works with unflagging commitment to the preservation and protection of the environment in compliance with international standards. The company’s goal is to make sure that all its activities meet the requirements of environmental sustainability, taking the same care in conservation and protection of natural resources as it does in all its activities.
Panini’s commitment to environmental protection is a process that starts internally—a real and constant effort, an integral part of the company mission, felt and pursued by all in order to:
- Honor the right of its clients, partners and employees to live in a clean and healthy habitat;
- Ensure that all company processes (production, distribution and administration) fully respect the requirements of sustainability and ecological compatibility;
- Reinforce an internal culture committed to meeting our environmental responsibilities.
At Panini, the environment is regarded as one of the most important resources to safeguard. The company takes practical measures to meet client needs with solutions for the management of payments that will fully satisfy their needs, including the possibility of working with the most ecological and environmentally safe tools.
As part of its commitment to eco-compatibility, the company has accepted the challenge of a radical shift, beginning with the design of its machines: the environmental impact of its products is determined in the conception phase and is considered equal to all the other variables taken into consideration during design.
The main goals of this “green” design are:
- Energy efficiency of the product’s operation
- Radical reduction in the number of components and the quantity of materials used in the device in order to facilitate recyclability at the end of the product life cycle.
- Maximum attention to the use of recyclable materials, and the possibility of easier recovery and/or upgrading of products and materials used
- Complete compliance with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive regarding limits in the use of substances determined to be hazardous in the production of electrical and electronic devices
Caring for the Environment in Everything We Do
Panini’s “green” challenge doesn’t stop with conception and design. All internal activities are studied and assessed carefully in order to achieve, maintain and improve our environmental commitment.
Thanks to ever increasing vigilance of all Panini employees, the consumption of water, gas, electricity and paper are decreasing, also thanks to continuous efforts to improve company infrastructure and efficiency. Additionally, in the area of logistics, we are constantly pursuing the objective of using solutions with less environmental impact for both product packaging and transport, in cooperation with partner companies. Panini activities do not result in any directly pollutant. Panini does maintain relations with third party entities such as suppliers and transportation companies, and these supply links fall directly under Panini’s environmental policy. The entire Panini team will continue to work proactively with its suppliers to obtain evidence of environmentally friendly procedures and processes.
Throughout its 60+ year history, Panini has made defining contributions to the development of check processing technology for banking and financial institutions. Manual check processing systems that require the check to travel from the customer to the bank teller to other banks or processing centers contributes to the development and aggravation of global pollution. The transformation of a physical check to a digital image and process creates, as a significant consequence, the elimination of paper use and the reduction of transportation for both banks and customers.
Panini recognizes its natural obligation to give relevance and prioritization to the environmental issues it can manage and control, and our products establish a tangible example of attention to, and respect for, the environment.
On the best-selling Vision X Series, for instance, the Company has paid special attention to environmental protection, with the implementation of Panini’s green production policy, and utilizing a UL labeled power supply which is classified as class V on an efficiency level as requested by California
Energy Commission, the primary energy policy planning agency. The Vision X is also Energy Star certified. All our devices, when idle, switch immediately to power save mode, avoiding any power waste until a check or other document type is inserted.
Our latest products are shipped in packaging designed to be completely ecological, entirely made of cardboard printed with water-based inks.
All products are fully compliant with RoHS requirements, and entirely manufactured without the use of hazardous substances (lead, mercury, cadmium, chromium VI, PBB, PBDE).
Panini's quality management process has identified and adjusted how company activities, processes and products can impact on environment. As a result of this analysis, Panini defined critical evaluation standards for these activities.
Panini put in place a strategic plan to reduce internal consumptions (water, electricity, paper, consumables), contributing to environmental protection. The company’s environmental strategy aims to obtain sustainable consumption during daily activities, fully respecting environmental and natural resources. To do so, Panini proposes to share a green corporate culture among both its employees and third parties, such as suppliers and transportation companies.
ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY IS AN ATTITUDE: PANINI INTERNAL RECYCLING CENTERS
Effective integrated waste handling is based on accurate differentiation, from collecting to final disposal phase. For this reason, recycling centers have been positioned in adequately equipped spaces internally to allow the Panini team to collect recyclable waste. Recycling centers significantly contribute to waste separation and guarantee an effective waste treatment.
WHAT CAN BE DISPOSED
Special containers have been set up to collect and separate woods (pallets, cases, packaging, furnishings, planks, girders), paper and cardboard, glass, metals, tin and aluminum, plastic, lubricating oils, accumulators and batteries, printer cartridges, neon, paints, solvents, diluents, spray. The different materials are then managed following the appropriate recycling procedures.
WEEE - Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
Panini is compliant with WEEE, the European Community directive on waste electrical and electronic disposal. Together with the RoHS precept, the WEEE Directive became European Law in February 2003, setting collection, recycling and recovery targets for all types of electrical goods.
WEEE instructions ask manufacturers to follow the European responsibility for collecting, stocking, transporting and recycling the products they produce, when dismissed. Giving instruction to manage the electronic waste, this directive helps to understand how to dispose the exhausted products, also taking advantage of a recycling and reuse policy.
As a manufacturer, Panini embraces the commitment to be first in line to contribute to the recycling process and environmental safeguarding.
One of the precepts given with this directive concerns the necessity to associate the company responsible to dispose electronic waste, to a specific national Consortium, in order to create a logical infrastructure for stocking, transporting and recycling the electronic waste. This entity is charged with the disposal, taking care of all exhausted products the company receives from its customers. To accomplish this request, Panini chose the Ecor’It Consortium.
For more information, please visit http://www.weee-europe.com.
As a WEEE/RoHS compliant company, Panini considers it necessary to promote the initiatives within its business network to improve the collection and treatment of WEEE within Europe. This is the reason why the company decided to take part in a non-profit organization, committed and qualified in waste collection, recycling and recovery targets for all types of electrical goods.
ecoR’it Consortium was founded in 2005 in Milan, to accomplish the European Directive on electronic waste disposal and WEEE Management. The Consortium comes from the efforts of qualified Information Technology Vendors, who planned the creation of a collective system able to operate under the terms of decree 151/2005 WEEE/RoHS.
In April, 2007, Panini became a member of ecoR’it Consortium, along with 550 well respected technological companies in the market. This membership clearly represents a confirmation of the “green commitment” that Panini is undertaking with the creation of a company-wide green policy. ecoR’it will help Panini to accomplish the WEEE/RoHS requests coming from Italian and international initiatives in the most sustainable way.
As member of ecoR’it Consortium, Panini will be a punctual intermediary, in the covered Territories, between customers and authorized collection points, to ensure the right electronic waste disposal.
For more information, please visit www.ecorit.it.