SUSTAINABILITY

SUSTAINABILITY

Values and aims of common benefit

Irritec, as a Benefit Corporation (Law 208 of 28 December 2015) pursues multiple aims of common benefit, with a particular focus on the environment, the land and the local communities of the areas where it operates. The company acts with responsibility and transparency towards all stakeholders, for the well-being of people and the development of a sustainable supply chain in agriculture and groundskeeping.

Based on its own values…

…Irritec pursues 4 aims of common benefit:

Promoting and disseminating systems and technologies for the efficient management of water, energy and every resource, with particular attention to agriculture and groundskeeping, for socio-economic development and environmental sustainability in Italy, abroad and in developing countries

Innovation through research and development of products, solutions and production processes is key to progressively shifting the business model towards an economy with zero climate-changing gas emissions, with a particular focus on the efficient use of raw materials and energy.

Developing a sustainable supply chain by acting as a model, valuing cooperation and listening to customers and suppliers, partners and institutions in the pursuit of shared principles and aims, for the benefit of the communities and areas in which we operate.

Valuing human resources by creating ever more comfortable working conditions for staff well-being and satisfaction.

Micro-irrigation: the most sustainable method

Micro-irrigation is the most efficient method because it allows the distribution of water and nutrient solutions in small amounts and with greater frequency, maintaining the ideal moisture level of the root zone to precisely irrigate any type of crop. The water for irrigation and nutrients for fertigation are conveyed according to the actual needs of the crop.

It is by far the most efficient method: up to 95%, allowing considerable savings of water and energy resources compared to sprinkler and traditional irrigation (track or flow), which respectively yield efficiencies of 68% and 50%. Micro-irrigation also allows for a reduction in energy, fertilisers and phytopharmaceuticals, while generating an increase in production that ranges from 20 to 90%.

There are two types of micro-irrigation: micro-spraying and drip irrigation. Drip irrigation systems reduce pumping costs, thanks to the lower pressure required. Drip irrigation can also be applied in the presence of poor-quality water or soils with high salt content. Lastly, drip irrigation systems require less labour, which can therefore be optimised and dedicated to management, even remotely in the case of automatic irrigation and fertigation.

Micro-irrigation: the most sustainable method

Micro-irrigation is the most efficient method because it allows the distribution of water and nutrient solutions in small amounts and with greater frequency, maintaining the ideal moisture level of the root zone to precisely irrigate any type of crop. The water for irrigation and nutrients for fertigation are conveyed according to the actual needs of the crop.

It is by far the most efficient method: up to 95%, allowing considerable savings of water and energy resources compared to sprinkler and traditional irrigation (track or flow), which respectively yield efficiencies of 68% and 50%. Micro-irrigation also allows for a reduction in energy, fertilisers and phytopharmaceuticals, while generating an increase in production that ranges from 20 to 90%.

There are two types of micro-irrigation: micro-spraying and drip irrigation. Drip irrigation systems reduce pumping costs, thanks to the lower pressure required. Drip irrigation can also be applied in the presence of poor-quality water or soils with high salt content. Lastly, drip irrigation systems require less labour, which can therefore be optimised and dedicated to management, even remotely in the case of automatic irrigation and fertigation.

Our commitment to sustainable development

We work to offer increasingly sustainable solutions at every level of our value chain through our technology and our commitment. Through micro-irrigation projects and related training, we strive to nurture and transfer specific skills to the field, with the goal of continuing to spread environmental awareness, with particular attention to the culture of water conservation.

Our commitment to sustainable development

We work to offer increasingly sustainable solutions at every level of our value chain through our technology and our commitment. Through micro-irrigation projects and related training, we strive to nurture and transfer specific skills to the field, with the goal of continuing to spread environmental awareness, with particular attention to the culture of water conservation.

“We are a leader in efficient irrigation, but our mission can only be considered accomplished when every person who looks at a tomato when shopping wonders how much water was used to irrigate it.”

Giulia Giuffrè, Irritec Board Member – 2021 UN Global Compact SDG Pioneer for water management

We carry out our activities in Italy and around the world, pursuing the sustainable development goals within the United Nations Global Compact programme.

We carry out our activities in Italy and around the world, pursuing the sustainable development goals within the United Nations Global Compact programme.

Our partners for sustainable development

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