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Environmental sustainibility

A SUSTAINABLE COMPANY

We use, develop and encourage our customers to adopt environmentally friendly technologies to protect future generations 

Our strategy

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 

Our sustainable development strategy is based on technical research, innovation and effective management of all production processes since the success of an organization over time is based on the ability to quickly react to the needs and to the specific requirements of the market.

In our attempt to achieve this mission, we implement a sustainable growth process based on environmental respect and on the commitment for the social well-being of our staff nad the community in which we operate.

MANUFACTURING METHOD AND CERTIFICATIONS

THE MANUFACTURING METHOD 

Visa SpA has always focused a great attention on the respect of the interests of the community considering the natural environment as a fundamental value belonging to everyone that need to be protected.  For this reason, it has always committed to adopt responsible behavior in order to protect the environment, acting in compliance with the strictest environmental regulations established by the competent authorities and avoiding any behavior that could cause a damage for the environment. 

Our Environmental Plan includes some objectives that involve the entire organization:

  • ATMOSPHERIC EMISSIONS: continuous monitoring and reduction of emissions deriving from production processes or from the combustion of fossil fuels
  • ENERGY MANAGEMENT: reduction of total energy consumption by optimizing the efficiency of factory and processes.
  • WATER MANAGEMENT: constant commitment to reduce total water consumption and maintaining a high level of quality for waste water.    
  • WASTE TREATMENT: reduction of the generated waste quantity and increasing the rates of recovery and reuse. 

 

VISA SPA IS A CERTIFIED COMPANY:

ISO 14001:2015 - ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

All Visa SpA group facilities are ISO 14001: 2015 certified. The system defines specific monitoring and control procedures, assigns clear roles and responsibilities and maintains active communication with all people involved as well as with the competent Authorities. In compliance with the requirements of the Environmental Management System, every year the production plants define some activities to improve the environmental performance. The activities defined by the group are of great importance to ensure immediate action in situations of potential environmental emergency, guaranteeing a prompt reaction in the event of an accident and avoiding or minimizing the environmental impact. 

ISO 9001:2015 - QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Visa SpA is an ISO 9001: 2015 certified company. The standard specifies "The requirements of a quality management system when an organization demonstrates its ability to regularly supply products or services that meet customer requirements and applicable mandatory requirements and aims to increase customer’s satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes to improve the system itself and to ensure compliance with customer requirements and applicable mandatory requirements ".

ISO 3834 and EN 1090 - WELDING PROCESS

ISO 3834 defines the quality requirements for welding for fusion of metallic materials. Among the objectives of the standard are: to ensure the company’s competence in the welding process, to guarantee to customers the conformity of the products manufactured, and to safeguard workers during the work phases.

EN 1090 certification, on the other hand, certifies a company’s ability to produce materials that meet all the quality requirements of the standard.This type of certification allows, for example, to be able to mark CE our structural steel products and to sell them and work in Europe and abroad.

THE CARE OF THE INVIRONMENT FORMS PART OF OUR CORPORATE POLICY 

All our activities are focused on the protection of our environment by sharing a corporate culture based on a strong environmental awareness. In fact, we have always wanted to integrate our care and commitment for the environment into the "Company Policy" document.

ETHICAL AND SOCIAL RESPONSABILITY 

Visa SpA undertakes to operate in compliance with the respect of the human rights, of the rights and professionalism of its employees, to guarantee a healthy work environment to protect the health and the safety of people who work there.

Ecologial solutions already adopted by our generating sets

LATEST GENERATION LOW-EMISSION ENGINES 

Visa SpA provides different ranges of low emission gensets for stationary or mobile use applications. Generators for stationary applications are already available also equipped with engines complying with the strictest standards about emissions.

Galaxy and Galaxy PLUS ranges for stationary use have been equipped with emission-compliant engines (up to StageV), exceeding the requirements established by the 97/68 / EC regulation, which does not apply to fixed speed machines, but which is increasingly required for urban installations and allow the post-treatment of exhaust gases, guaranteeing a significant reduction in emissions and pollutants. Regarding the mobile use, the customer can choose, depending on the regulations in his territory, the type of emission-compliant machine he wishes by selecting amount the different configuration available, up to  the most performing STAGE V which allows a reduction of gaseous emissions by over 85% compared to non-emissioned engines.

GAS-EMISSION ABATEMENT SYSTEMS 

Visa SpA provides gas emissions abatement systems that effectively allow the reduction of fine dust generated by endothermic engines. Our ranges are suitable for the following solutions:

  • PARTICULATE FILTERS (DPF): They typically reduce fine dust (PM) and can reach very high reduction levels (over 90%). They work by activating an oxidation and they require high temperatures to clean (regenerate).  
  • SCR (Selective Catalyst Reduction): They are called selective filters and they are used to reduce NOx. They typically work by injecting ammonia or urea (AD-BLUE) before the filter. Within the active centers of the catalyst, nitrogen oxides react with the ammonia solution (direct ammonia solution 25% or obtained from the dissociation of urea at high temperatures) to produce nitrogen (N2) and water vapor (H2O). 

 

INTEGRATED LIQUID COLLECTION BASINS 

Fox / BigFox, Galaxy, Galaxy Plus and Galaxy GO series gensets are standard equipped with an appropriately sized retention basin to collect any kind of liquid that can be contained the engine, in the radiator and in the fuel tank, allowing to protect the environment from accidental or possible spills during maintenance operations. 

Furthermore, all Onis Visa generating sets are equipped with a collection basin to contain the dripping of liquids that may come from the machine during its normal operation, to avoid any pollutants to reach the ground. 

PLANNING A BETTER FUTURE: PROJECTS WITH ALTERNATIVE FUELS

ONIS VISA HYDROGEN POWER GENERATOR

Visa SpA is speeding up the investments in hydrogen technology. This process will improve the ability to deliver emission-free energy around the world. 

Based on a partnership with one of its engine suppliers, a prototype of 150 kVA hydrogen combustion genset was developed. This solution is Tier 4f / Stage V compliant with no after-treatment and results in almost no NOx emissions.

Visa SpA is currently exploring hydrogen technologies to better understand their potentiality and a long-term use in power generation. This type of solution will support companies around the world to reduce emissions and to bridge the gap towards  "zero impact" . This means better knowledge and higher investments in storage and transportation infrastructure, so we are testing different technologies in order to fully understand the role that hydrogen can play in the energy transition process. 

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