Coronavirus (COVID-19) Communiqué
ICT SpA is constantly and carefully monitoring the spread of the new Coronavirus (COVID-19), in order to identify the necessary preventive measures to guarantee the safety of its employees, their families, collaborators, suppliers, customers and the community, in accordance with the indications of Health Authorities and in compliance with local and national regulations.
A Crisis Unit has been established to manage the emergency, whose task is to analyse the internal situation and the evolution of the measures issued by competent authorities, highlight potential risks connected to the activities, identify possible containment measures and coordinate their application in the field while assessing their effectiveness.
Among the main measures taken, we would like to highlight, by way of example:
- Information campaign on the proper individual behaviours, inside and outside work situations
- Controlled access and restrictions in common areas
- Special plan to reinforce hygiene and health measures
- Widespread application of smart working for all roles where this is possible and closure of non-essential company departments
- Stop to business trips and meetings and intensive use of tools to perform remote meetings.
Safety is our primary objective while respecting the regulations in force and our employees, according to the principles that we have always upheld.
The company is fully committed on every operational level in this regard and it will use all the necessary resources to preserve the continuity of the supplies.
We believe that a responsible and careful attitude is beneficial to ourselves, our colleagues, our families and the community, and it will allow us to manage this difficult phase in the best way.
The new compressed air production plant and related heat recovery system is now operational at the Piano della Rocca facility
At the Piano della Rocca paper mill, the new compressed air production plant and related heat recovery system are now officially operational. As expected when designing the project, the technology implemented saves a considerable amount of electricity and, as a result, reduces CO2 emissions for producing the compressed air required for the entire production facility. The new machines produce compressed air more efficiently and, unlike the previous setup, are powered by variable speed motor, ensuring the highest level of performance under any load condition. Moreover, the new compressors are equipped with a heat recovery system from the cooling circuit. This heat, which would otherwise be dissipated, is used to heat up water to supply the entire heating system and sanitary water of the newly built offices and locker room at the facility. These projects prove the ongoing commitment of the ICT Group to energy efficiency, sustainability and environmental protection.
The Body(in)work project
ICT Poland is committed to promoting sports initiatives and looks after the physical health of its employees. As part of the Foxy Fit programme, employees are divided into groups and are encouraged to spend time together doing activities such as jogging, football, cooking healthy meals, fitness classes, etc. Physical activity has also been introduced at the workplace. Two of our employees who are also fitness instructors, Kamila and Marta, launched the body(in)work programme – a short series of health-promoting exercises designed to loosen tense muscles, stimulate circulation and relax at work. The aim of the project is to give employees the opportunity to perform several exercises during work breaks to improve their psychological and physical well-being.
ICT Group remains committed to sustainability and environmental protection
After rebuilding at the paper mills in Italy and at ICT Poland, the new vacuum system has now been put into operation at ICT France. The vacuum generating system for PM31 consists of two blowers and saves a considerable amount of electricity, resulting in lower CO2 emissions and a drastically lower amount of water used in the vacuum system. Turbo blower technology is currently one of the best solutions to reduce the energy impact, in line with the requirements of the BREF (Best Available Techniques Reference Document) for the paper industry. We are proud of achieving this result and of the amazing teamwork behind this project.
Marca 2020 Trade Fair
On the 15th and 16th of January, Bologna’s Exhibition Centre will host Marca, the only Italian event entirely devoted to commercial brands, where over 750 companies exhibit outstanding Italian Private Label products. Now at its 16th edition, Marca is a must-attend event for all Private Label professionals and market leaders. ICT Group will be there and looks forward to seeing you in Hall 36/Booth A32 – B31 to present its products.
Christmas contest at ICT Ibérica
Once again this year, ICT Ibérica organised the Christmas drawing competition for children. There were more participants in this sixth edition than in previous years, with 90 drawings in total. We are very grateful that this initiative was so well received by the families and for the quality of the works submitted. As every year, the participants showed remarkable creativity and brought the Christmas spirit to the factory by decorating the installations with their works. In the 0-4 years category, we received 27 drawings. The selected finalists were: África Romera (age 4), Adrián Gómez (age 4), Víctor Vallejo (age 4) and Damiel Suleiman (age 4). The winner was Víctor Vallejo. In the 5-8 years category, we received 44 drawings. The selected finalists were: María Luengo (age 7), Ixeia Alcaine (age 6), María Herranz (age 8) and Nadia Suleiman (age 6). The winner was María Luengo. In the 9-12 years category, we received 19 drawings. The selected finalists were: Belén Ruiz (age 9), Rosa Méndez (age 12) and Ana Luengo (age 11). The winner was Belén Ruiz. Congratulations to all of the participants and best wishes to our winners.”