Small steps towards great change.
For years we have been hearing about global warming, which is almost impossible to stop. Melting glaciers, rising sea levels, ocean acidification – these are the consequences of excessive greenhouse gas emissions. Soon, the Earth’s temperature will rise by 1.5 degrees Celsius. This is the last call to realise that the impending climate catastrophe is no longer just a matter for the organisations governing the world. The fate of Mother Earth is in the hands of each and every one of us and we can contribute directly or indirectly to its protection every day.
Aware of the imminent threat, we launched the #ecoFCA project. We already have the ISO 14001 certificate, which confirms that our activity is based on consistent efforts to reduce the negative impact on the environment as much as possible. We have decided that as a manufacturer, another obvious decision for us should be to change packaging. This process has already been completed and in the coming days the first products in environmentally friendly boxes will leave our warehouses to our customers. This transformation, due to over twenty years of presence on the market, is crucial for us. And this is only the beginning of the changes that will soon enter into the daily life of our company.
We are committed to increasing responsibility towards the environment. Therefore, the next step will be to introduce good practice among our employees. What we have already managed to implement so far is waste segregation, electronic signatures and minimisation of printouts (electronic document circulation). In addition, the company also collects plastic caps and batteries. There are plans to develop ecological awareness, among others through an internal educational programme.
ECOchanges are also ECOoffice. We plan to make changes to our office space to make it even more environmentally friendly. The main goal of our action is to promote ecological attitudes and to show that even small modifications can lead to great changes.
Our actions are not limited to our company alone. We want to get even more involved in environmental protection by supporting selected NGOs or foundations. We hope that our actions will contribute to greater awareness and engagement in others.
In FCA, we will continue to focus on protecting our climate. We want to motivate and educate with our efforts. We want others to follow us, so that an informed choice accompanies everyone every day. The road, although long and often demanding huge changes, is a positive challenge for us, where the vision of helping future generations will be the driving force. Let us remember – every tithing of a degree matters.