What we do for the protection of the environment
Abhika is aware of the fact that the daily actions of each of us have an impact on the environment. This awareness has been with us since the beginning to help us improve the way we work and to build a sustainable future.
Below is a list of our precautions:
Reduce, optimize, reuse, invest in ethical choices
We use the same packaging, up to 7 times, when shipping materials for trade fairs.
We pack the goods for the orders of our customers on wooden pallets and we protect them with recycled paper and cardboard to reduce the consumption of other materials with high environmental impact such as plastic and PVC, we use pressed cardboard corners to build boxes for the transport of custom made chandeliers.
We design and build our stands with suitable materials to be reused for an infinite number of times to avoid the use of disposable materials and therefore unnecessary waste.
Our showroom and warehouse heating systems are floor radiators and they spread the heat in a homogeneous and constant way. They have been chosen to minimize consumption and are running for a limited period of the year from mid-October to mid-March. The cooling system instead is in operation from May to August only for offices and showroom, set at a temperature of 24 degrees, active only during working hours and days.
Doors and windows with high energy efficiency avoid heat loss, windows and glass panels are covered with high energy saving films that guarantee lower consumption for heating in winter and air conditioning in summer.
We install energy efficient light bulbs.
From certified companies we rent specific containers for waste and packaging disposal, broken items and all waste and consumables such as paper, plastic, ceramic, wood and metal. The processes of recycling and valorization of the recovered material are controlled with particular attention to the traceability of the flows. At the bottom of the page are mentioned the links to the websites of the companies we use.
We are registered with the authorities in charge of the national and international territory and we pay contributions for the disposal of electrical equipment, hardware and packaging.
We recycle properly IT equipment, toners, light bulbs and batteries.
The temperature of the building is set at 17°C in the winter and 24°C in the summer.
We promote a constant involvement of employees towards corporate values with appropriate meetings on recycling ethics, the conscious use of light and gas, encouraging a healthy lifestyle free from the smoking habit and with the utmost respect for nature. The company reports the names of entities specialized in the recovery and environmental protection to which they give 5 per thousand to this end.
We recycle paper, plastic, cardboard, glass, and toner cartridges in our offices.
We use recycled paper for wipes in bathrooms.
We use refillable bottles for water use.
We monitor the consumption of water/ gas/ electricity to help reduce consumption.
We buy wholesale organic and environmentally friendly cleaning products for cleaning environments.
We dispose coffee capsules at special recycling centers.
We prefer the use of public transport such as trains and buses for our business travels.
We promote the purchase of recycled goods and fruits and vegetables with minimum packaging.
We take responsibility and inform ourselves on issues related to environmental protection.
We use local and organic products for drinks and snacks in both bars and vending machines.
We set up lighting control systems and heating / cooling systems to operate only during working hours.
Our office is located in the industrial area of Santa Maria di Sala, on State Road 47 that quickly connects the airport of Venice and the station of Padua and therefore facilitates transport both by public and private transport, for customers who want to visit our showroom.
The lunch and catering service we offer to our guests includes vegetarian and vegan menus. We prefer the use of local products at zero km and glass drinks, we dispose the used food oil at the appropriate centers and we exclude any use of materials disposable such as plates, cutlery or plastic cups.
It's just the beginning, but we hope to do much more in the future!
We make use of the company Trevisan for the collecting and sorting of waste material for recycling purposes: http://www.trevisanecologia.it/it/
It is our desire to put your attention to the environmental Italian association MAREVIVO, aimed at protecting the environment, is a concrete association that deals with manifestations and concrete gestures in everyday life, for information and donations below the link: http://www.marevivo.it/