Workplace sustainability improvement plan
In line with the recent European Parliament rules abolishing single-use plastic items, Olitalia aims to reduce the use of plastic mainly in finished product packaging. Moreover, within the company offices, disposable plastic materials such as glasses, plates, cutlery, and straws have been eliminated. Vending machines no longer offer plastic bottles, while hot drinks are served in paper cups with wooden stirrers. Olitalia has decided to further raise awareness among its more than 130 employees by distributing a 500 ml stainless steel water bottle to each person and installing several water dispensers inside Olitalia and Acetaia so they can refill them with room temperature, chilled or sparkling water. Furthermore, guidelines have been established to avoid energy and water waste, and improve recyclable waste collection. Food scraps are collected by a specialized company, for the purpose of reusing them for animal feed or for biodiesel production.