Klopman International, a European leader in the production of technical fabrics for workwear, has received the Sustainable Enterprise 2019 award. The award, promoted by Unindustria, the Italian entrepreneurial association, and ANCE, the Italian building contractors association, was given to Klopman for the new cogeneration plant, an investment of 5.6 million euros, which allows the company to reduce CO2 emissions by over 15%.
In a single year, the new plant will enable a reduction in CO2 of more than 5,100 tons, -72% in nitrogen oxide emissions, -58.9% in carbon monoxide, -59.5% in dust, and a reduction in consumption of water equal to 33,120 cubic metres per year, as well as the elimination of chemical substances used today for the demineralisation of the water in the old power plant. These important results are fully in line with the objectives of reducing emissions and restoring air quality set by the Regional Plan.
The award to the cogeneration plant is only the latest among those received by Klopman for its commitment to sustainability. The Frosinone-based company was officially recognised as a “green” exhibitor last month in Frankfurt by trade fair Techtextil 2019, one of the most important textile exhibitions in the world. Klopman has also been committed for years to promoting more sustainable fabrics, from an environmental and social point of view, made with recycled polyester and certified organic cotton; the size and variety of Klopman’s greenwear range has made the company unique in the industry.
“We are very proud of this award, mainly because it comes from such important organisations within our territory. We thank them for recognising the efforts our company is making to be more and more sustainable and to meet the needs of the community in which we operate,” said Alfonso Marra, CEO of Klopman. “Operating with a responsible approach to business is not only ethically correct but it is also often rewarding from an economic point of view, as our cogeneration plant will ensure not only big savings in terms of emissions but also in terms of energy supply costs for the company.”