Bruschi has defined its own sustainability policy and an appropriate internal structuring in order to achieve better performances from an environmental, economic, and social point of view.
With the aim of meeting quality and sustainability standards demanded by the market, through the years, Bruschi has improved its production processes and adjusted its organizational approach to the internationally recognized sustainability principles. It has indeed achieved ISO 9001 and IATF certifications, representing the reference standard for quality management systems: IATF certification is especially relevant for the automotive industry. This challenging and complex market requires high-quality standards.
To have a look at the certifications achieved by Bruschi, click here: IS0 9001 and IATF.
Furthermore, with a view to continuous improvement and performances monitoring, Bruschi has defined an internal structuring in order to optimize controls in various business departments:
• Supply chain: improving checks on the supply chain through the planning of audits and inspections
• Metrology: increasing dimensional inspection activities, checks on production and reverse engineering
• Tool shop: better preventive maintenance of tools and molds and introduction of specific audits for molds
• Production: training on standardized work instructions to improve control activities in the foundry and enhance the detection of problems
• Non-conformity team: introduction of a team dedicated to the management of non-compliance issues
By implementing these activities, Bruschi has taken an approach that promotes the integration of HSQE issues in all business areas, thus encouraging internal cooperation and sharing of sustainability principles.
Bruschi always acts with due regard for environmental protection through a business model based on rationalization of resources and the adoption of sustainable practices. In order to reduce the company’s impact on the environment, Bruschi's sustainability policy is based on continuous improvement of production processes, accurate management of waste disposal, and meticulous selection of raw materials.
The Bruschi team daily checks and examines the raw material that lies at the heart of the production process: zinc. It is a natural and essential element for the environment, which has remarkable properties such as versatility, durability, and high recyclability rate. Products made of zinc that reach the end of their life cycle can indeed be recycled without deteriorating or losing physical properties, thus representing a new source of raw material. International Zinc Association reports that about 45% of zinc is recycled globally, reaching 50% in Europe and North America.
Bruschi focuses on careful management of internal production costs and its supply chain with particular attention to the energy aspects that impact CO2 production, with the aim of reducing the amount of CO2 to achieve the objectives defined at the level of the European Community.
Bruschi adopts a management system aimed at minimizing the risk of accidents and occupational diseases to its employees. To do this, it continuously monitors the events that may lead to an accident or damage to health, adopting a proactive and preventive management method.
The costs of ordinary and extraordinary maintenance are also monitored, which may impact health and safety, and the continuous growth of skills is guaranteed to raise the general level of health and safety culture.
Bruschi's sustainability policy promotes the protection of human rights, diversity, and equality. Bruschi's model supports the growth of a fair, transparent, and inclusive culture, which guarantees health and safety conditions at work, professional development, freedom of association, and collective bargaining. It refuses all forms of cultural and social discrimination and fights against all forms of forced and child labor.
Bruschi also supports a corporate culture based on trust, motivation, and staff involvement by promoting training activities in order to increase business culture and knowledge. Bruschi especially fosters the development of local communities by offering employment opportunities and establishing long-term relationships with local suppliers, with the aim of promoting the growth of the regional economy.
Bruschi pays attention also to the collection of employee ideas aimed at continuous improvement and continuous involvement in company development plans.
As far as CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) is concerned, Bruschi has adopted an approach based on the ethical principles defined by the main reference guidelines: accountability, transparency, ethical behavior, respect for stakeholder interests, respect for the rule of law, respect for international norms of behavior and respect for human rights. Bruschi has adhered to the principles of the RBA Code of Conduct. The RBA Code of Conduct is considered the reference point for companies that want to undertake a path aimed at the acquisition and the sharing of ethical and sustainable practices inside and outside the company, thus coming to have a clear and complete vision regarding the consequences of their actions in the ethical, social, and environmental fields.
Bruschi has achieved a high compliance score with the RBA Code of Conduct (see attachment), issued by a major customer, Schneider Electric.
Still concerning ethical and sustainability issues, in 2021, Bruschi has renewed the SMETA 4-Pillars certification, awarded by the non-profit association Sedex. SMETA is an acronym for Sedex Member Ethical Trade Audit. This audit certifies the company's ethical behavior in four different areas: labor standards, environmental management, health and safety, and business integrity. With the achievement of SMETA 4-Pillars, Bruschi has thus been recognized as an ethical company, able to instill trust and security to its clients, introducing itself as a responsible supplier mindful of environmental sustainability.
With the introduction of the new sustainability policy, Bruschi has launched various activities to increase business sustainability level to achieve a balance among quality, environment, staff management, and ethics. Bruschi has also set future objectives to intensify its practices and knowledge of sustainability further, increasingly integrating CSR principles into its business.