The search for quality
The achievement of total quality for Zini is never a point of arrival, but a continually evolving path. Obtaining the maximum result in all certifications is not just a finish line, but an incentive to further improve.
Zini has been the first company in the branch to achieve European certifications of Quality Assurance and Food Safety, obtaining for both the highest standards. It is also certified for biodynamic production.
Environment at the centre
The respect for the environment is the main ally to reaching qualitative excellence, and it is placed in the middle of each productive process.
The route starts with an accurate selection of raw materials, always putting first km zero suppliers, hence reaching the double goal of valuing local communities and reducing as much as possible the environmental impact.
A whole set of eco friendly technologies are used in the productive stage, allowing the consumption to be reduced to the minimum. Furthermore:
– Zini has an avant-garde water purification system
– Contributes to reduce atmospheric pollution through the use of nanotechnologies applied to special plasters.
Pasta is always cooked before being frozen, so preparation time is reduced by a lot, with a consequent economy of energy resources.
Finally, reduced timings and the chance to create portions easily, allow to prepare Zini pasta on the spot, avoiding precooking based on consumption forecasts. This allows to eliminate wastes, an especially relevant element in food service.
What is it
Water footprint is the total volume of water consumed and polluted during the whole production process.
The cooking procedure used before freezing the product, allows Zini to save over 95% of water (analysis made in collaboration with the Faculty of Agrarian and Food Sciences of the Università degli Studi of Milan based on calculation methods proposed by ISO regulation 14046 Environmental Management Water Footprint).
The challenge for the future is to further enhance those results. Specifically the company has set a concrete goal to reduce its consumption by 10% within the end of 2018.