Levico water, with only 38 milligrams of fixed residue, is one of the lightest waters in Europe. This unique feature guided us in all the decisions taken to preserve and amplify the value of lightness.
A lightness that was also environmentally friendly, synonymous with sustainability. This value is expressed starting from the collection and bottling process, and ends with the exclusive use of glass bottles.
For this reason we preferred to restructure the ancient Levico Waters establishment, instead of building a new one: its original historic core dates back to 1900 and had become an integral part of the landscape. In this context, lightness has meant minimising the impact on the territory.
Consumption has been reduced thanks to the use of highly efficient systems and architectural solutions that can minimise the energy required for winter heating and summer cooling. The original asbestos roof has been replaced with photovoltaic panels which are able to provide around 50% of the building’s energy requirements.
On the production front itself (bottling), work has focused on recuperating bottle washing water, which becomes a source of heating during the winter, and on optimising the glass washing cycle. In 2021, a new bottle washer was installed for sanitising bottles returning to the company to be reused over and over again. The new machine provides even higher safety standards and permits a drastic reduction in consumption of both washing water (-70%) and energy (-60%), thus guaranteeing class-leading standards of energy and production efficiency.
This economic, social and environmental investment expresses more clearly than any other action what it means to Levico Acque to be a Benefit Corporation, in other words, a company that looks beyond profit targets and is committed to all stakeholders, aiming to have a positive impact on the local area, society and the environment.
This effort has made it possible to achieve an energy class A rating, the 2009 LEED ITALY NC certification (a highly eco-compatible and highly self-sufficient building) and the certification of reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and consequent compensation, which has resulted in Levico Waters taking the title of the first company in the ‘zero impact’ certified sector since 2014.