Architonic: What does this latest certification mean exactly?
Giuseppe Pedrali: The Corporate Carbon Footprint assessment measures the total greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions, reported in tons of CO2 equivalent, directly and indirectly produced by the organisation’s business activities over a given time interval.
The assessment refers to Pedrali’s production activities in 2018 and 2019 at two sites: Mornico al Serio, in the province of Bergamo, where metal, plastic and upholstered furniture is produced; and Manzano, in the province of Udine, where wooden furniture is produced. After completing the Corporate Carbon Footprint assessment, Pedrali obtained its certification according to the UNI EN ISO 14064-1:2019 standard. A new assessment for 2020 and 2021 is currently underway.
AT: What did the process to obtain it involve?
GP: In order to measure the total greenhouse-gas emissions produced, an in-depth analysis of the company’s environmental performance is first conducted, where the entire production cycle’s key emission sources are identified and quantified.
We commissioned an independent certification body, the CSQA, to validate and certify the assessment, in order to ensure the correctness and transparency of the results notified to stakeholders.