Sustainability Report 2022

Water resource protection

The impact of PSC production sites on water resources is not very significant and none of the plants are located in areas with high water stress.
As for the plants of Prima Components Italia, in particular, it is divided into three categories:

  1. industrial water collection and purification tanks (if the painting process is present, for the moulding phase the water is conveyed in a closed circuit);
  2. civil discharges;
  3. meteoric waters.

The water is mainly used for cooling the presses and, where present, for the water curtains of the painting systems, for hygienic and cleaning purposes in the common areas, and as a fire reserve.
In the plants of Prima Sosnowiec APT and in all PCITA sites water consumption and drainage in sewers are monitored through KPI, while in Prima Poprad there is an emergency plan for the management of water resources issues.
In the Brazilian plants water is taken from the aqueduct and the municipal manager also monitors the withdrawals with a meter at the entrance of the sites. In 2022, due to a water emergency, the Brazilian PINDA I plant also used water from tanker trucks. For PSMM Pernambuco, the management and monitoring of water withdrawals is carried out by Jeep.
Annual monitoring of the water resource and its impacts is foreseen in all PSC plants.
Many sites in the group aim to reduce the impact on the resource through several initiatives, including the assessment of the state of integrity of water systems to avoid losses.
All volumes taken and discharged, as described in the tables below, refer to fresh water.

The volumes of water discharged into the sewers are obtained from the meter reading, while those managed as waste CER 200304 are taken from the unique models of environmental declaration (MUD).
For all Italian plants the emission limits in water are defined on the basis of Legislative Decree 152/06, Table 3, Annex 5. For the plants in Brazil, however, they are fixed by reference to CONAMA Resolution number 430/201.
Other emission limits for the protection of water quality are dictated by the Integrated Environmental Authorization (AIA) for Sole Oderzo and Sole Pontedera and by the Single Environmental Authorization (AUA) for Prima Components Anagni, Prima Components Paliano and Prima Components Gricignano d’Aversa


The energy consumption figure for the year 2021 published in the previous Report was incorrect due to a calculation error. The figures have been revised and are shown in this Report in the correct form (865,244 GJ instead of 865,006 GJ).

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