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10 candles: Herambiente celebrates its tenth anniversary with an act of solidarity

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It was 1st July 2009 when Herambiente was founded. It brings the expertise and the rich equipment of the Hera Group into a new reality able to better grasp the development prospects of the sector, characterized by a high fragmentation of operators and a plant infrastructure insufficient to meet the needs of the country. The company's roots lie in almost 100 years of history, in the DNA of the Emilia-Romagna municipalised companies to which the municipalities entrusted, in the first half of the 20th century, the management of waste and then, over the years, the construction of urban waste disposal plants.

Ten years of constant growth starting from Emilia-Romagna

2013: four years after its birth, Herambiente begins its expansion in the territories of Padua and Trieste with the acquisition of AcegasAps by the Hera Group, thus acquiring the waste to energy plants of Padua and Trieste and the storage plant of Padua.

2014: territorial expansion continues in Northern Italy with the acquisition of the Ecoenergy Srl plant in Castiglione delle Stiviere (MN). Here, non-hazardous special waste is transformed into SRF, a secondary solid fuel that feeds thermoelectric, cement and waste-to-energy plants, avoiding the use of fossil fuels. This confirms the company's position as a leader in the market for the recovery of material and energy from waste, completing the value chain downstream of the usual treatment process.

2015: 100% of Waste Recycling, a Tuscan company that has been collecting, storing, treating, disposing of and sorting special hazardous and non-hazardous waste, both solid and liquid, for over 20 years, is acquired through its two production sites in Castelfranco di Sotto (PI) and its wholly-owned subsidiaries Neweco Srl and Rew Trasporti Srl.

2016: Herambiente completes the acquisition of some of Geo Nova's environmental business units, which have twenty years of experience in the treatment, recovery and disposal of urban and industrial waste, in particular by taking over the storage plant for hazardous and non-hazardous waste at San Vito al Tagliamento (PN) and the operative landfills for non-hazardous waste at Loria (TV) and Sommacampagna (VR). Thanks to this operation, the Group further expands its corporate perimeter in the North East following the logic of development and commercial strengthening to extend its plant equipment with a more complete offer for customers in Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia.

2017: the process of acquiring Aliplast begins, a leading national company in the collection and recycling of industrial plastic waste and in the recycling and production of regenerated polymers, a decision that demonstrates Herambiente's desire to combine its business with the values of the circular economy, with a view to environmental sustainability. With this operation, the company's perimeter extends abroad because Aliplast has plants in Italy, Spain, France and Poland; Waste Recycling acquires the Pisan company Teseco, a leading company in the treatment and recovery of industrial waste, with more than 30 years of experience in C&I waste and innovative plants.

1st July 2019: in conjunction with the tenth anniversary, Waste Recycling merged with Herambiente and become the leading company in the industrial waste sector, with 1 million tonnes treated per year, able to offer an increasingly complete and tailor-made service based on the needs of individual customers, whether they are small, medium or large companies.

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Circular economy and sustainability: the focus of the choices

As a company specialised in the treatment of urban waste, Herambiente has gradually integrated industrial waste into its business over the last 10 years, creating a dedicated company, Herambiente Servizi Industriali, in 2014. With the subsequent acquisition of Aliplast, the company then moved towards the production of regenerated plastic.

Along this path, by providing innovative services and technologies, the Group has been able to make waste a resource, creating a circular economy concept for the benefit of the communities but also of domestic and foreign companies of which it is a partner. In fact, together with the customers, high value services are developed to improve and make more efficient the company's processes and impacts, always combining attention to economic resources and sustainability. The increase in the customer portfolio from 370 in 2009 to 3,000 in 2019, is the proof of Herambiente seriousness and reliability. This result has also been achieved thanks to the strong investment in the professional development of its resources, which have increased in 10 years from 738 to 1,415, through a constant search for innovation and the enrichment of the technical skills of its employees.

A gift to Ageop for Herambiente's birthday

For ten years at the service of companies and territory, Herambiente has decided to celebrate this birthday by donating to the Association of Pediatric Oncology Hematology Parents - AGEOP - in Bologna a van equipped for the transport of children and their families from the AGEOP Houses to the hospital Sant'Orsola Malpighi in Bologna. For thirty-five years the association has been welcoming and assisting children with cancer and their families to improve their living conditions. The AGEOP facilities, where young patients and parents are welcomed free of charge for the entire duration of the therapies, make it possible to make concrete the synergy with the Department of Pediatric Oncohaematology of the Policlinico Sant'Orsola Malpighi allowing recourse to the so-called "protected resignations". This means that children can be discharged as soon as possible, continuing the therapies "from home" and therefore with a significant improvement in the quality of their lives. When the children are not from Bologna, the AGEOP facilities become "their home" and the high hygienic-sanitary standards with which they are designed make them a safe and welcoming refuge in which to face the therapeutic period without ever being left alone in front of the disease.

"On the occasion of Herambiente's tenth birthday" - explains Andrea Ramonda, CEO of the company - "we wanted to bear witness with a concrete act for the territory in which we operate and to do so we chose to contribute to the commitment of an important and active association in Bologna, such as AGEOP, which works to support and help many families."

Thank you to all our customers for their support over the years.

Thank you to all employees for your contribution to the construction and growth of Herambiente, providing know-how, technical expertise, commitment and passion.

Happy birthday Herambiente!

Highlights 2009-2019
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