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Since 1964 MEP Spa has been a leading company in the production of metal cutting machines and plants, continuously evolving and able to grow in tune with the changes in the market and establishing its name in the main world markets.
The company is part of the MEP Group, which is currently present in the major reference markets, with leading positions in those of primary importance, and also has production plants in Canada, USA and China. Since 2019, MEP Group has also been acquired by the French industrial group LEGRIS INDUSTRIES, which thus provides additional solidity also from a business continuity perspective.

MEP Spa is a company that devotes significant resources to the research and development of its products, both from the point of view of technological innovation on the frontier of Industry 4.0 and of compliance with the relevant mandatory regulations, also on evolving issues such as safety in the workplace and the environment.
The company has therefore pushed itself to further strengthen its levels of innovation passing from a product-oriented approach to a product and service approach in order to remain competitive in the markets in which it operates, seeking to constantly improve its offering to all its customers.
 
Starting from these consolidated bases of corporate culture, the Presidency and the Company Management have decided to integrate their own Quality, Environment and Safety in the Workplace Management Systems in order to:
• Maintain MEP Spa as a company able to meet the various market demands;
• Provide customers with products and related assistance to meet the expected level of quality;
• Maintain consistency in the quality of the products offered over time;
• Seek constant improvement of products with regard to the quality of workmanship;
• Maintain compliance of the products offered to laws, directives and all applicable regulations;
• Maintain a high level of awareness and consistency in the company mission, the internal climate and the principles of the policy for Quality, the Environment and Safety in the workplace;
• Establish objectives for Quality, the Environment and Safety in the workplace that are consistent with the policy and ensure the availability of adequate resources to implement the policy;
• Pursue excellence in the field of safety, aiming at the continuous improvement of the formal and substantial conditions of protection of health and safety of workers in the workplace where they operate;
• Be consistent with the strategic direction and context of the organization;
• Provide a framework for defining and monitoring objectives related to Quality, Environment and Safety in the workplace;
• Include a commitment to environmental protection, including the prevention of pollution;
• Include a commitment to improve the performance of the Management System itself.
 

Moreover, as regards:

LABOR AND HUMAN RIGHTS
• MEP Spa considers fundamental the Health and Safety of its employees and constantly monitors injuries and near misses as it believes that only woking in a safe and comfortable environment can maintain adequate standards of well-being and minimize risks for workers;
• MEP Spa considers the working conditions of its employees fundamental because it believes that only with a proper work-life balance - by offering also the possibility of working from home and using the welfare tools provided by collective bargaining - it is possible to have happier and, consequently, more productive workers;
• MEP Spa considers the social dialogue with the workers' union representatives to be fundamental since it believes that only through constant dialogue, involvement and appropriate consultation with the social partners most widely recognized by the workers it is possible to pursue continuous improvement for the well-being of all interested parties within the company;
• MEP Spa considers it fundamental that every worker has a path of professional growth within the company as it strongly believes in its human capital and promotes continuous training to increase technical and non-technical skills of all its employees by adopting all that is provided by the national collective agreement of reference for the metalworking sector and integrating it with courses for the so-called "No Technical Skills", such as the Business Coaching to improve internal communication and management of relationships between workers;
• MEP Spa considers it essential that every worker has fulfilled compulsory schooling required by current regulations (<14 years) and undertakes not to employ a work force below that age;
• MEP Spa promotes equity, diversity and inclusion within its organization by raising staff awareness of the relevant issues and removing any possible discrimination, thereby fostering a totally inclusive environment, as expressly indicated in the Code of Ethics, and adopting, from the current year, a Management System for gender equality pursuant to UNI/PDR 125:2022;
• MEP Spa believes that respect for human rights is also fundamental for stakeholders outside its organization. To this end, Mep is constantly committed to the protection of rights and, being a strong reference point for the local community, it considers very important the relationship with the territory through participation in local initiatives. In addition, starting from this year, the company adopts the ISO 26000:2020 guidelines related to social responsibility to further improve this aspect within its organization.
 

Moreover, as regards:

ENVIRONMENT
• MEP Spa promotes energy saving with targeted investments, aimed at reducing the consumption of energy and gas, and applies within its organization a constant monitoring of them as it believes that only through a constant reduction, investing in adequate technologies and appropriate internal communication to avoid possible waste, it is possible to improve and mitigate its environmental impact while respecting the surrounding environment;
• MEP Spa promotes water saving through proper water management made of targeted investments and constant monitoring of its consumption, considering it a valuable asset ("blue gold") and limited resource to be used correctly without dispersion and/or waste and sensitizing all interested parties;
• MEP Spa considers it essential to manage its impact on air pollution through compliance with applicable legislation, but also through targeted investments to limit its emissions as much as possible by ensuring constant monitoring of its impact for a constant decrease over time;
• MEP Spa promotes a proper management of waste and dangerous substances within its organization through compliance with applicable regulations, but also through suitable storage with relevant mapping, targeted investments, raising the awareness of all staff to recycle, using the appropriate containers located within the company and constantly researching on the market chemicals with minimal impact on both people and the environment;
• MEP Spa constantly researches and evaluates the potential environmental impacts arising from the use of its products and their end of life, researches and uses components as recyclable as possible, indicates in the manuals the correct disposal according to the principle of "DNSH" (Do Not Significant Harm) and seeks continuous improvement also through the adoption of ISO 14006:2020 to develop LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) analysis on its flagship products.
• MEP Spa constantly innovates its products also for the Health and Safety of its Customers - not only for the obligations provided by current regulations - by investing important resources on digitalization and remote control in order to minimize the possibility of accidents and, at the same time, to guarantee the Customer a complete control over the product itself;
• MEP Spa constantly innovates its products also with regard to sustainable consumption by designing low-consumption and increasingly performing machinery and by adopting ISO 14006:2020 to seek continuous improvement.
 

Moreover, as regards:

ETHICS
• MEP Spa is committed to respect the principles set out in the corporate Code of Ethics regarding the prevention and fight against corruption through the awareness and training of its staff to prevent practices of corruption, with the aim to adopt a Management System in accordance with ISO 37001:2016 from 2024;
• MEP Spa is committed to respect the principles set out in the corporate Code of Ethics regarding potential conflicts of interest through the awareness and training of its staff to avoid the potential arising of such phenomena;
• MEP Spa is committed to respect the principles set out in the corporate Code of Ethics regarding the prevention of any commercial fraud, which may give rise to an illegal competitive advantage for the company (e.g. greenwashing);
• MEP Spa is committed to respect the principles set out in the corporate Code of Ethics regarding the prevention of the crime of money laundering by ensuring complete traceability of all its financial and accounting operations;
• MEP Spa is committed to respect the principles set out in the corporate Code of Ethics regarding potential competitive practices through the awareness and training of its staff so that they work always following the principle of free competition;
• MEP Spa is committed to respect the principles set out in the corporate Code of Ethics regarding the security of information by ensuring compliance with current legislation on privacy and by implementing all the measures provided for by the relevant European regulation 2016/679.
 

Moreover, as regards:

SUSTAINABLE SOURCING
• MEP Spa is committed to seek suppliers who evaluate, in addition to the classic parameters such as price, quality and reliability, also the impacts related to their surrounding environment (e.g. soil and air pollution, etc.)
• MEP Spa is committed to seek suppliers who respect all the rights of their employees relating to working conditions (e.g. safety, workplace hygiene, etc.).
 
 
The tools that MEP Spa uses to achieve its objectives are: 
• The constant commitment of the Company Management;
• A clear and accepted definition of the tasks and responsibilities of the company functions;
• The complete and precise definition of the product specifications;
• Compliance with all the mandatory regulations applicable to its activities;
• The awareness of the benefits for the organization, suppliers and customers of not being satisfied with the mere compliance with the requirements for the products manufactured;
• The implementation of control tools, widely computerized, to which all business functions must refer in carrying out their activities;
• The provision of adequate human and economic resources;
• The development of staff skills and awareness of the importance of the activities carried out by them;
• Compliance with current provisions on health and safety in the workplace, but also seeking continuous improvement in its performance, to protect its employees and third parties working for it, the people living near its sites, as well as its plants and its customers and for the protection of the surrounding environment.
• Issuing, introducing, developing and/or revising safety plans to ensure that its managers, middle managers, employees and workers and therefore MEP Spa itself behave in compliance with the relevant laws in force, company specifications and standards, also taking into account foreseeable legislative developments.
• Establishing criteria for the correct use of natural and energy resources, with enhancement of the role of electricity, natural gas, heat, pure or assimilated renewable sources and water;
• The complete and precise definition of product specifications for respecting the environment;
• Compliance with all regulations applicable to its activities.
 
All MEP employees, and in particular Managers, Middle Managers and persons in charge of the areas of their competence, have the task of supervising and periodically ascertaining that the above principles are respected. 
In a dynamic view of the System, the objectives are constantly evolving and the commitment of the Board of Directors is to continuous improvement in the areas of Quality, Environment and Safety in the Workplace also in full compliance with the law. 
In particular, the improvement objectives for the next System cycle 2023/2024, taking into account the current production methods through which MEP operates, are:
 

QUALITY

• Completion of the transition of the entire MEP/HYDMECH group to the use of SAP HANA as ERP;
• Completion of the transition from QUICKSILVER software to the new CMMS one;
• Purchase of the new AGILIS quality module for full NC, AC mapping;
• New Mazak management via TP32 software;
• Restoration of production order downloading from Mazak to management system;
• Diffusion of the use of the new MEP Industry 4.0 portal.
 

SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE

• Safety of tabletop machine tools in all production departments;
• Revision of the Risk Assessment for MLH (manual load handling) with re-design of critical workstations, materials and operations;
• Update of Chemical Risk Assessment;
• Update of Risk Assessment for VDU workers;
• Adaptation of crane lifting accessories with replacement or external manufacture of certified specific accessories;
• Completion of the Pro 4 revision and maintenance sheets.
 

ENVIRONMENT

• Purchase of centralized filling system for emulsified water;
• Insertion of a new filter system on Mazak No. 1 and 2 for reduction of oil waste and generation of clean chips;
• Purchase of a new compressor for shipping department, R department and spare parts warehouse;
• Purchase of additional LEDs to cover the entire mechanical workshop;
• Replacement of the compressor in the shipping department with a new one in order to reduce energy consumption by 5%. 
 
In order to achieve these improvement objectives, the commitment of all company functions will also be required to ensure that the Policy is received, implemented and disseminated.
Everyone will have to put effort, motivation and involvement to achieve and share these objectives for Quality, Environment and Safety in the Workplace; the Company Management, on the other hand, will promote this Policy and make sure that it is assimilated and shared at all levels of the organization.


Pergola, 7 September 2023

The Executive Board
Eng. Giuseppe Troiani

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environmental policy 

MEP Spa has always placed at the center of its business management the protection of the environment by observing strict regulation aimed at reducing the environmental effects of its organization’s activities. 

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Environmental Policy of Mep Segatrici | © MEP S.p.A. - Circular and band sawing machines to cut metals

Environmental Policy of Mep Segatrici | © MEP S.p.A. - Circular and band sawing machines to cut metals

quality policy

The MEP Spa Quality Management System obtained ISO 9001:2015 certification in 2017.
Our Quality Management System has always aimed to conduct business practices with the purpose to improve the effectiveness and efficiency in product manufacturing and service provision,  and to obtain and increase customer satisfaction. 

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safety policy

The MEP Spa Safety at Work Management System obtained OHSAS 18001:2007 certification in May 2008, which was then replaced by BS ISO 45001 in 2018.
This certification marks the end point of a path of attention and improvement on health and accident prevention issues, which have always been of primarily importance to the company.

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Environmental Policy of Mep Segatrici | © MEP S.p.A. - Circular and band sawing machines to cut metals

 

ecovadis

MEP S.p.a. has always been committed to promoting sustainable business practices, integrating ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) principles and, finally, ensuring the physical and moral integrity of employees and collaborators.

In recognition of our commitment, on 19 July 2023 MEP S.p.a. was awarded the EcoVadis Silver Medal.

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GENDER EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION POLICY

MEP Spa values the diversity of its staff and is committed to improving the well-being of employees, pursuing business goals in accordance with the principles of Social Responsibility.

It promotes gender equality through corporate policies encouraging equal opportunities at all stages of the career path, from recruitment to career development.

With a focus on merit and long-term sustainability, MEP Spa seeks to create an inclusive culture that recognizes and values each individual.

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