‘Ecological’ production and safety at work: Pamar’s recipe

Modern plants and virtuous practices help in respecting rules, people and the environment.

What is the cost of the ecological choice in the market dominated by globalisation? We always refer to the product, but how much quality is used in the production processes?  Quality understood as the various social components, protecting the environment and to what extent workers’ health is safeguarded.

Some have made courageous and non-conformist choices in a market where production is now mostly far away from Europe based on decisions taken without considering profit as the first and only goal. When Pamar decided to move to a new establishment, it did so with the desire to have a high-tech production centre based on environmental regulations. This project is anything but simple, considering the number of regulations and laws in Italy on the environmental impact of production plants and safety at work.

We all aim at respecting the rules with reference to ecology and safety in the workplace, but many companies make choices guided only by cutting costs and obtaining greater profit.  China is criticised for the poor protection of workers’ health and safety, but many have exploited the Chinese labour force at low prices in the last ten years.  Some changes are in progress: the Chinese government is trying to improve the working conditions in factories, but the cost of labour has thus increased and now western companies have moved to other countries in that area of the world.  According to Marco Redaelli, Pamar’s President,” those are countries where it is possible to maintain the same profit margins at the expense of business ethics which respects the environment and people“.


Pamar immediately entrusted its innovation to professionals of the sector, expert consultants who can structure a plant pursuant to law, but can also set up a series of virtuous internal ducts to maintain sustainability respecting regulations, health, man and the environment.


Pamar has owned an avant-garde purifier for years, equipped with a double line to manage any stops and malfunctions: if there is a fault on line one, it immediately moves to the second support line without interrupting its continuity. The liquid purified water is reused in the company’s productive processes through various adequate filtering systems; the solid part is then withdrawn from a discharger that recycles it to produce bricks. Basically, nothing is lost or thrown away in this virtuous path.


Pamar is equally equipped with air purifiers: imposing carbon filters purify the air that comes from the paint shop for example, before being evaporated through the appropriate chimneys.


Corporate inspections are accurate and periodical. Once a month our plant is visited by inspectors, besides the annual license that we have to renew in the Region”. Marco Redaelli affirmed that maintaining this type of plants is very expensive, but “we adopted this purification technology when they were still not strictly required by law. It has to do with ethics, so to say, with production philosophy.  We adopted specific environmental ethics to protect health before it was imposed by legislation. This perception on certain subjects has certainly been useful when we had to confront with customers in other countries such as Sweden where certain requirements are essential and also required even only to discuss a collaboration, before signing a contract “.