Responsible product management
The commitment that supports the Evoca pillar regarding its products is: designing and creating products that are safe for people and the environment, with a focus on continuous improvement
Products are at the heart of EVOCA. Their safety, quality, and reliability are central to the quality policy and a key element for customer satisfaction.
Since 1994, EVOCA has operated according to the standards established by ISO 9001 certification, and all European production and development sites are certified.
Furthermore, 100% of EVOCA Group products are certified by a third-party organization.
Product certification is an attestation that a machine, before being introduced to the market, has undergone necessary verification by an accredited and independent body, separate from the seller and manufacturer, to ensure compliance with the requirements set by European and international directives.It is a voluntary choice of Evoca to provide the necessary guarantee of product quality and safety.
Design for Environment project
The process undertaken to define material issues has highlighted how, in addition to product safety, quality, and reliability, energy consumption and innovation are elements driving EVOCA's daily actions towards better environmental sustainability. Therefore, in 2022, EVOCA initiated the "Design for Environment" project: a structured product-oriented approach to address strategic priorities and emerging market demands.
The first step in this direction, recognising that improvement can only be achieved through measurement, was the adoption of a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) tool to evaluate the environmental impact of our products.
Together with one of our customers, we measured the environmental impact of a cup of coffee. From this analysis, it is clear that the most critical emissions on which we need to act concretely are: the choice of raw materials and the energy efficiency of the machines.
Evoca has chosen innovative refrigerant gases to reduce the environmental impacts of the product. The HFC gases in the cooling units of the machines have been replaced with more natural and ecological gases, which offer greater energy efficiency. The performance (measured according to the TEWI environmental indicator) shows that the new R290 gas allows an improvement of 54% compared to the old HFC R134a gases.