Our
commitment
to
responsibility
Corporate
responsibility report
2015

Distribution of added value

Company
 
8%
Shareholder
 
29%
Personnel
 
53%
Institutions
 
10%

Did you know that...?

We have redistributed 53% of our added value to our employees.

Suppliers of services and accessory products

Canton Ticino
 
35%
Rest of Switzerland
 
40%
EU
 
19%
Extra EU
 
6%

Did you know that...?

In 2015, 75% of our supplies were purchased from Swiss companies.

Customers

Customer
Customer manager
Compliance/Management
Compliance Officer
Management
Mutual decision
1. First evaluation
2. Analysis of needs and request for specific documentation from customer
3. Selection process audit
4. Evaluation

Did you know that...?

Every potential customer is subjected to a series of strict audits to check its reliability.

Water consumption

Values in m3
2013
 
78'597
2014
 
55'526
2015
 
66'935

Did you know that...?

Water is essential for generating the chemical and electrolytic reactions needed to refine precious metals

Chemical consumption

Values in tonnes
2013
 
 
 
 
3'152
2014
 
 
 
 
3'100
2015
 
 
 
 
3'437
Hydrochloric acidNitric acidCaustic soda
Other chemicals

Did you know that...?

We recently completed construction of a new, state-of- the-art chemical department in our headquarters.

Energy consumption

Values in Gigajoule
2013
 
 
 
 
 
56'307
2014
 
 
 
 
 
50'462
2015
 
 
 
 
 
49'533
Fuel oilMethaneElectricity
PropanePhotovoltaic

Did you know that...?

2015 had the lowest energy consumption since the inauguration of our new headquarters in 2013.

Emissions

2013
 
100
 
878
2014
 
102
 
682
2015
 
108
 
758
Production (2013=100%)CO2 Emissions (in tonnes)

Did you know that...?

We encourage our employees to use alternative mobility methods: about one third of them share cars to and from work every day.

Waste disposal

Solid urban waste (m3)
 
324
Cardboard (m3)
 
98
PET (m3)
 
109
Wood (ton.)
 
56
Plastic (ton.)
 
22
Metal (ton.)
 
23

Did you know that...?

In 2015, we reduced the disposal of almost all types of waste.

Personnel composition

Employees and temporary personnel
2013
 
50
 
246
2014
 
52
 
231
2015
 
50
 
229
Temporary personnelEmployees

Did you know that...?

From 2010 to 2015, the number of our employees with a university degree or a diploma from a professional trade school increased by over 50%.

Health and safety in the workplace

Injury frequency index / Magnitude index
2013
 
0.11
 
1.43
2014
 
0.34
 
2.25
2015
 
0.17
 
0.99
Injury frequency indexMagnitude index

Did you know that...?

The Lost Time Injury Frequency (LTIF) Index is the number of accidents recorded for every 100,000 hours worked; the Magnitude Index (MI) is the number of days lost due to accidents every 1,000 days.

Training

safety training hours
Quality and processes training
735
40
Personal and professional development training
713
Safety training
409
506
In-house trainingOutside training

Did you know that...?

We work regularly with partners such as the fire brigade, ambulance service, and police force to prepare for and handle emergencies.