Our goals for a more sustainable future
Sustainability has been central to the SOL Group's strategy since its foundation. In fact, the Group believes that its growth is closely linked to the growth of the world in which it operates.
In 2015, the United Nations launched the 2030 Agenda, a project of international interest that aims to align countries' development processes by pursuing 17 common sustainable development goals, to be achieved by 2030.
While recognising sustainable growth as a fundamental element, the SOL Group is committed to translating the principles of sustainable development into real actions and projects, with the aim of creating long-term value for the Group, its people, its customers, the community and the environment.
Sustainability for employees
The SOL Group has always invested in the well-being of people, promoting a work environment oriented towards the realising the full potential of our employee's skills and based on the principles of equal opportunities, where collaboration, social inclusion and listening are considered essential.
The commitment to the health and safety of our people is performed through extensive training, regular inspections, internal audits, investments in vehicles and equipment, but above all thanks to the participation of all our employees.
Through the Code of Ethics, the SOL Group shares with all its collaborators the moral and social principles to which the people of the SOL world must refer for the implementation of good behavioural practices in line with the identity and spirit of the Group.
Sustainability for customers and patients
The centrality of customers and patients is a primary objective: we want to anticipate customer needs, working on product and service innovation, guaranteeing high standards of quality and safety.
In the industrial sector, solutions with high technological and innovative content offer safer, cheaper and more environmentally friendly performance. We offer a service to improve waste water quality, thanks to the use of oxygen in sewage treatment. We work to reduce energy consumption and emissions by offering highly effective and efficient oxy-fuel solutions, which are widely used in the production processes of metals, ceramics and cements. Thanks to the construction of on-site production plants (plants built directly at the customer's premises and managed remotely) of oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen and singas-type mixtures, we offer solutions with lower environmental impact, which reduce road transport and streamline energy consumption. We promote sustainable mobility by investing in the development of technological solutions that use hydrogen and LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas). We contribute to the reduction of food waste and consumer safety, adopting preservative-free food freezing systems and promoting conservation technologies in a modified and controlled atmosphere, able to preserve the organoleptic characteristics of consumer products.
In the health sector, the wide range of services offered to hospitals (in terms of services, equipment and facilities), and to patients (through the range of Home Care services) places the care of people at the centre. The environmental impact from activities in the health sector is reduced through the streamlining of transport, the computerisation of accounting documents and reporting, and the optimisation of inventory. In fact, we offer management systems that monitor tank levels and keep track of packages distributed within healthcare facilities.
In the biotechnology sector, innovative diagnostic products allow the prevention and early detection of problems, significantly improving patient treatments.
The safe management of our products is ensured, for example, by the set of inspection, maintenance and testing measures of the containers, directly managed in our plants. We ensure the traceability of products and containers of medical gases, allowing their immediate localisation and, in the event of problems, timely intervention measures. Finally, all mobile substances and containers are respectively accompanied by safety data sheets (over 4,000) and labels compliant with Regulation 1272/2008*.
The SOL Group considers the environment an asset that must be protected in the interests of everybody, of future generations and of the company itself.
Therefore, it undertakes to disseminate a culture of safety and respect for the environment and promote responsible behaviour, through ongoing training and the adoption of management systems.
The SOL Group encourages each employee’s participation in the development of ideas to reduce environmental impact and preserve the environmental protection.
By first studying possible technological solutions theoretically, then in the field, SOL has developed CryoTruck, a refrigeration system capable of exploiting the thermodynamic characteristics of liquid nitrogen for cold generation in an ecological and sustainable manner.