Who We Are - Largest Italian Consortium in the treatment of WEEE

The Consortium

Ecodom is the largest Italian Household Appliance Recovery and Recycling Consortium. It is a private, not-for-profit consortium.

about us * the consortium

The Consortium

Ecodom is the largest Italian Household Appliance Recovery and Recycling Consortium. It is a private, not-for-profit consortium.

about us * the consortium

Experience
and excellence

at the service of our member producers

Ours is a story of continual improvement in environmental performances. The aim is to maximise the recovery of secondary raw materials and minimise environmental risk, benefiting member producers and the community. Founded in 2004 and operational since 2008, the Consortium collects WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) from Collection Facilities and treats it at specialist sites.

at the service of our
member producers

Ours is a story of continual improvement in environmental performances. The aim is to maximise the recovery of secondary raw materials and minimise environmental risk, benefiting member producers and the community. Founded in 2004 and operational since 2008, the Consortium collects WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) from Collection Facilities and treats it at specialist sites.

With 28 member companies and an approximately 60% share of the large household appliance market, in 2016 Ecodom handled about 33% by weight of all WEEE collected in Italy.

With 28 member companies and an approximately 60%

share of the large household appliance market,

in 2016 Ecodom handled about 33% by weight

of all WEEE collected in Italy.

Active throughout Italy with 4500 collection facilities

Ecodom is headquartered at Saronno and operates only within Italy with regard to both the WEEE Collection Facilities managed and its transport and treatment operations, contracted entirely to Italian suppliers, who operate to the Consortium's own extremely high standards.

Direct, constant commitment to environmental and
economic sustainability

We have also constantly worked to reinforce the culture of sustainability in a wide variety of ways: from the work of art “I Temp(l)i cambiano” [The Times/Temples are Changing]” by Michelangelo Pistoletto to support for projects organised by environmentalist and consumer associations, and from surveys conducted with leading research institutes through to the annual publication of our Sustainability Report.

Member
Producers

Ecodom's founder members include the biggest domestic and international manufacturers of non-professional large appliances operating on the Italian market.

about us * member producers

Member
Producers

Ecodom's founder members include the biggest domestic and international manufacturers of non-professional large appliances operating on the Italian market.

about us * member producers
Values
and mission

Management of environmental excellence
and economic efficiency.

about us * values and mission
Our
mission
perfect synergy between environmental protection and operational efficiency

We attempt constantly to combine excellence in environmental protection with efficient operational management in every phase of the logistics, treatment, recovery and disposal processes, in synergy with our suppliers and all the other members of the supply chain.

perfect synergy between environmental protection and operational efficiency

We attempt constantly to combine excellence in environmental protection with efficient operational management in every phase of the logistics, treatment, recovery and disposal processes, in synergy with our suppliers and all the other members of the supply chain.

excellence

in environmental protection

.1
efficiency

in operational management

2.
dialogue

constantly ongoing, with all levels of government and our stakeholders

.3
collaboration

on perfecting the relevant legislation

4.
awareness-raising

in the community

.5
.1
excellence

in environmental protection

2.
efficiency

in operational management

.3
dialogue

constantly ongoing, with all levels of government and our stakeholders

4.
collaboration

on perfecting the relevant legislation

.5
awareness-raising

in the community

Environmentally
ethical business practice is not just a duty, it is a responsibility
Environmentally
ethical business practice is not just a duty, it is a responsibility

“Responsible” competition means achieving growth while creating sustainable value, combining economic expansion targets with the prioritisation of genuine development, of which environmental and social impacts are an integral part.

Sustainability sets the ground-lines within which every industrial action takes place, and is the horizon for which every strategy must aim. The environment is not a container we can empty or fill as we please; it is an organism that responds to our interventions and our care for it.

Aware of the need to ensure that its operations are undertaken in a legal, ethical, transparent manner, in order to protect Ecodom’s image, to fulfil the expectations of its members and enable its employees to work within a clear framework, on 27 May 2009, in accordance with the provisions of Italian Legislative Decree no. 231 of 8 June 2001, the Ecodom Board of Directors approved and adopted a Governance Model and a Consortium Code of Ethics and Conduct; it also appointed a Supervisory Body.

In December 2016 we achieved renewal of our UNI EN ISO 9001:2008 and UNI EN ISO 14001:2004 certifications, covering the management of our WEEE transport and treatment services all the way through from design to delivery.

The european
network

A leading role not only in Italy,
but also in Europe and internationally.

about us * the european network

The european
network

A leading role not only in Italy,
but also in Europe and internationally.

about us * the european network

A broad
approach

we play an active part in the WEEE Forum

We have played an active part in the initiatives of the WEEE Forum since its creation and have been on its Board of Directors since 2012. The WEEE Forum is the European association of WEEE Compliance Schemes, established first and foremost to allow the exchange of best practices and the sharing of know-how with regard to Electrical and Electronic Waste.  Within the context of the WEEE Forum, we have been an active contributor to the WEEElabex project, which initially drew up the new European standards on the collection, transport and treatment of WEEE and then moved on to develop the procedures and tools for the performance of conformity audits.

we play an active part
in the WEEE Forum

We have played an active part in the initiatives of the WEEE Forum since its creation and have been on its Board of Directors since 2012. The WEEE Forum is the European association of WEEE Compliance Schemes, established first and foremost to allow the exchange of best practices and the sharing of know-how with regard to Electrical and Electronic Waste.  Within the context of the WEEE Forum, we have been an active contributor to the WEEElabex project, which initially drew up the new European standards on the collection, transport and treatment of WEEE and then moved on to develop the procedures and tools for the performance of conformity audits.

WEEE Forum
website
WEEE Forum
website

From the WEEElabex
project to the
creation of the
WEEElabex
Organisation

The WEEElabex Organisation is a not-for-profit international body which trains the auditors tasked with verifying applicants’ actual compliance with the new standards.We are a major player within this organisation, not only because we are a member of its Governing Council but above all because three of the WEEElabex Organisation’s twenty-nine current Lead Auditors come from our team, as does one of the three trainers.

The WEEElabex Organisation is a not-for-profit international body which trains the auditors tasked with verifying applicants’ actual compliance with the new standards.We are a major player within this organisation, not only because we are a member of its Governing Council but above all because three of the WEEElabex Organisation’s twenty-nine current Lead Auditors come from our team, as does one of the three trainers.

From the WEEElabex project
to the creation of the
WEEElabex Organisation

From the WEEElabex project
to the creation of the
WEEElabex Organisation

WEEElabex
website
WEEElabex
website
57.000 t.
in the last 12 months
57.000 t.
in the last 12 months
870.000 t. CO2
in the last 12 months
870.000 t. CO2
in the last 12 months
1.800 t.
in the last 12 months
1.800 t.
in the last 12 months
100.000.000 kWh
in the last 12 months
100.000.000 kWh
in the last 12 months
1.900 t.
in the last 12 months
1.900 t.
in the last 12 months
9.000 t.
in the last 12 months
9.000 t.
in the last 12 months
41.000
in the last 12 months
41.000
in the last 12 months