Panini and the Environment
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
Not Just “Green Design”
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 the environmental standards attained with the ISO 14001 certification.
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'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.
The Panini Vision X check scanners, Panini Vision S and Panini I:Deal establish a tangible example of attention to, and respect for, the environment. All products are fully compliant with ROHS requirements and entirely manufactured without the use of hazardous substances (lead, mercury, cadmium, chromium VI, PBB, PBDE).
VISION S: This solution has been specifically designed to help banks, financial institutions, data centers and outsourcing companies to succeed in their daily processing needs, for a wide array of documents, including checks, remittance documents, ticket restaurant, gift vouchers, lottery bills and coupons. Vision S has been designed and engineered following strict rules for environmental respect, being fully compliant with the RoHS Directive and adopting power saving features. Also, the Vision S power supply automatically adapts to different electric voltages (in all different countries), allowing the most efficient electric power use and therefore maximizing energy savings.
VISION X SERIES: Panini has invested along the entire value chain, with particular attention to total cost of ownership, reliability, ease of use, best image and recognition quality and new functionalities. Special attention has been made to environmental protection, with the implementation of Panini’s company–wide policy of green production. The Vision X Series has been designed with a power supply, branded by UL-Underwriters Laboratories, a U.S. not-for-profit, privately owned and operated product safety testing and certification organization. UL develops standards and test procedures for products, materials, components, assemblies, tools and equipment, chiefly dealing with product safety. Vision X power supply is classified 4th on an efficiency level as requested by California Energy Commission, the primary energy policy planning agency.
PANINI I:DEAL: The Panini I:Deal is Panini’s newest product taking advantage of the company’s new green production policy. Additionally, the product is shipped in a packaging designed to be completely ecological, made of cardboard printed with water-based inks, and the product’s power supply is classified as IV CAC class and absorbs the least energy possible while in stand-by mode. After it has been paused for 5 seconds, the I:Deal enters into “low consume” mode, ensuring real energy savings.
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 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.