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Acqua Minerale San Benedetto S.p.A.

Reference address: Viale Kennedy 65, 30037 Scorzè (Venice)

Website: www.sanbenedetto.it


Institution profile

San Benedetto S.p.A. is one the most important companies producing bottled water in Italy. It was founded in 1956 in Scorzè, near Venice, and the plant was constructed on top of a functioning artesian well.
The expansion towards foreign markets started in the early ‘90s and it keeps growing. Nowadays the San Benedetto group is active in 80 countries.
Profits in 2012 reached 712 million Euros; employees are 1500.
The company utilizes advanced technologies able to accelerate the production process and to guarantee the bottles are not dangerous. Half liter plastic bottles now utilize only 11 gr of plastic. The experience and know-how acquired in the past 25 years led to the production of this eco-friendly line of bottles. This is a great result coming from research investments that, since 1983, have been able to reduce the quantity of plastic, and therefore energy used, by up to 30%. The weight difference between 1985 and 2007 saved 16,700 million tons of PET.
The CO2 footprint of 2011 was 30% less than 2008.
The quality of the water is guaranteed by 800 analyses daily.
In 2009 the company signed a project with the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea, which aims at reducing even more CO2 emissions coming from the bottled water life cycle.

 

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