Atmospheric emissions

Atmospheric emissions mainly relate to the production sites and only some of the sites (Les Ulis – France, Pittsburgh – US, Naples and Piossasco – Italy).

In 2015, there was a reduction in atmospheric emissions at production sites due to lower consumption of natural gas as thermal plants were working, in contrast to other sites where an increase was recorded (particularly at the Piossasco site).

The Tito Scalo site monitors emissions of volatile organic compounds, volatile inorganic compounds and heavy metals derived from their production processes. CO and NOx emissions mainly derive from thermal energy plant equipped with effective filters to reduce pollutants. The emissions are measured directly in the chimneys.

Data on particulates relate to the Tito Scalo site and concern emissions from the production and handling of goods. The reduced welding of circuit boards, which are now purchased already completed, has led to a decrease.

NOx (Kg) 221.73 193.37 185.75
CO (Kg) 110.87 96.68 92.86
VOC - Volatile organic compounds (Kg) 1,021.53 63.2 0.0019
Volatile inorganic compounds (Kg) 0.10 0.10 0.10
Heavy metals (Pb, Hg, Cd, Cr, As, Co, Ni)(Kg) 0.10 0.10 0.10
Particulates (Kg) 1.70 1.60 1.60

18. 2015 emissions data have been estimated based on the consumption of natural gas and fuel oil to produce thermal energy using the rates in an analysis of 2014 data.
19. Estimated on the basis of 2014 data and the ratio of hours worked in 2015 compared to the hours worked in 2014 at the Tito Scalo site (1.0693).

SO2 (Kg) 157.28 179.24 175.91
NOx (Kg) 1,495.86 1,123.01 1,464.30
CO (Kg) 642.10 440.90 599.93