A modern and completely renovated space with new furnishings and a new management system
Cassioli, which has always been very devoted to environmental protection and the well-being of its employees, is preparing to inaugurate the new company canteen, which will be inside the recently built production plant and was started and completed in less than a year, despite the interruption of work due to COVID-19.
The new canteen will be a completely renovated environment, both in terms of furniture and company philosophy, increasingly oriented to reducing waste and, in particular, the use of single-use plastic. Cassioli’s commitment to environmental protection had already started a few years ago with the separate collection of paper, plastic and cardboard both inside the offices and in production. In recent months, however, plastic has been gradually eliminated from coffee and hot beverage vending machines and replaced with compostable paper cups and biodegradable stir sticks.
In other words, no more plastic coffee cups, but it doesn’t end there.
The biggest change in the new canteen will be the complete elimination of disposable plastic tableware, which will be replaced by ceramic plates and steel cutlery. Plastic bottles will be replaced by reusable stainless steel bottles, given to each employee by the company. The water bottles let people get water from the water fountains located in various parts of the building and will drastically reduce waste.
The restyling of the rooms has combined image, ecology and comfort, focusing on offering a lunch break in a pleasant, beautiful and modern environment.
With the new canteen comes a new way to reserve meals, which will be completely digitized thanks to special software designed internally by our developers. Each employee will be allowed to access and exit the premises by using their badge.
The canteen spaces, which are completely new and improved both from an aesthetic and functional standpoint, have been designed following the health guidelines for the prevention of COVID-19 contagion. The seating at the tables will be more than one meter apart, and plexiglass will be installed to divide one diner from the next. An important innovation will be the Krion tabletops, a cutting-edge material that can be easily sanitized with disposable sanitizing wipes once the meal has been eaten.
Canteen shifts will be extended to avoid overcrowding and to make it easier to maintain safe distancing.
To promote energy savings and increase the share of electricity from renewable sources, photovoltaic panels have been installed on the roof of the new industrial shed, with a latest generation system that will produce clean energy with low environmental impact.
“Our company has invested enthusiastically in the new canteen, a renovated space for employees, but also the beginning of a sustainability project that aims at reducing the use of plastics, which is currently a huge problem for the global ecosystem”, commented CEO Carlo Cassioli. “It is a small gesture which we hope will also be an example that will spread the culture of respect for the environment that surrounds us, a precious resource for all of us and for generations to come”.
Once again, Cassioli has confirmed the high standards offered to its employees in terms of quality, safety and innovation, providing a state-of-the-art environment, served by a digital reservation system that guarantees flexibility and optimal time management.
The very decision to eliminate plastic tableware and containers was an important initiative, capable of looking to the future and, in this way, also preceding the European directive that requires a ban on single-use plastics by 2021.