Given the essential role of stakeholders in a firm, SAIPA Group pays special attention to social responsibilities for all stakeholders in 4 categories: society, customers, the state and shareholders. To fulfill social responsibilities in the first category, SAIPA Group defined three areas of activities; the environment protection, emissions reduction and efficiency in fuel consumption. For customers the main activities are quality and safety of the products, quality of after-sales services, reasonable prices and diversity in models. The state requires automaker to comply with standards of the European 55 Directives. The shareholders expect SAIPA Group to have an excellent performance and to make profit and reduce the costs.
As an NGO, non-political and non-profit organization, NIKSA volunteers to perform good deeds based on Islamic divine teachings, to protect the human dignity, and to respect for human and law. The company always aims to empower people and society to reduce social problems by providing bases for public participation.
In order to carry out social responsibilities and to focus the charity activities, Nikandishan Ramazan Charity Institute was established in 2005 by SAIPA group.
Much of the activities of this institution have been defined as building training centers in deprived areas of the country in coordination with the relevant organizations.
The earthquake in January 2003 in the city of Bam inflicted great losses to the inhabitants of that region, and there remained a high number of orphaned children after the disaster.
Considering the general policies and humanitarian objectives of SAIPA Company in order to help the people of Bam, various measures initiated, including donations to charities and construction of complex for orphans coordinated by Sepehr Bam Company.
The project of constructing the complex started with an investment of about 3 billion Iranian Rials in property and infrastructure in the region in an area about 900 square meters. Two separate two-storey buildings were constructed which are located in the North and the South of the property.
Between two buildings, there is an open courtyard. These two buildings are connected with a corridor width of 2 meters and a length of 13.5 meters. On the north of the north building there is yard with width of 2 meters and length of 22 meters.
The project was completed in 2006 and delivered to Sepehr Bam Company.
SAIPA Group sponsors cultural and athletic events in the country such as:
By benchmarking business partners and the global players of automotive industry, SAIPA Group is trying to take an effective step to identify and minimize the direct and indirect impacts of its activities on environment. Our vision is to reduce the environmental impacts resulting from operational activities and achieving a level in which SAIPA Group products can be recycled after its life span and all its resources return to nature safely.
Automotive industry, Environment and Sustainable Development
Environmental Performance Indicators Agendas in the fields of Process and Product
|Indicators in the field of Process|
|To determine the CO2 emissions resulting from energy consumption (including electricity, gas, gasoline, etc.) and other defined sources of emissions and improvement projects||CO2 emission reduction resulting from the use of energy (including electricity, gas, gasoline, etc.) and other sources of emissions according to defined targets|
|To determine the amount of industrial waste produced per unit of product, scoping and definition of improvement projects||Decreasing the amount of industrial waste per unit of output product according to defined targets|
|To determine non-industrial waste produced per person, scoping and definition of improvement projects||Decreasing the amount of non-industrial waste per person according to defined targets|
|To determine water consumption per unit of product (according to industrial use, drinking- health, agriculture), scoping and definition of improvement projects||Decreasing the amount of water consumption per unit of product (according to industrial use, drinking- health, agriculture) according to defined targets|
|To determine the output of wastewater treatment plant, scoping and definition of improvement projects||Reduction of wastewater discharge (increased reuse of treated wastewater) according to defined targets|
|Indicators in the field of Product|
|To determine CO2 emissions per kilometer for each product||CO2 emissions reduction per kilometer for each product|
|To determine the average CO2 emissions per kilometer for products fleet||Decreasing the average CO2 emissions per kilometer for products fleet|
|To determine the usage percentage of recycled materials in the product (substitute raw materials), scoping and definition of improvement projects||Increasing the usage percentage of recycled materials in the product (substitute raw materials) according to defined targets|
|To determine the percentage of recyclable materials in production, scoping and definition of improvement projects||Increasing the percentage of recyclable materials in production according to defined targets|
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is a method in which the impacts of a project or operation on the environment are analyzed; by using this method during the implementation of a project, with regard to the current situation, the operations are performed in such a way that they have the least impact on the environment. In Iran, for assessing the environmental impacts of projects and industrial development, there is a legal requirement. Environmental Impact Assessment not only prevents the negative impacts on environment but also reduces costs. It helps to define initiatives or actions for improvement during the operation.
In this method, experts study the processes of construction and operation of the project to understand the impacts of operational factors on environmental factors in various stages and find approaches or initiatives to reduce those impacts.
other advantages of the Environmental Impact Assessment are as follows :
All process of production of goods and services must have least consequences to the environment. Such processes should have the following conditions:
Green Supply Chain Management is the integration of supply chain management with environmental requirements in all stages of product design, selection and supply of raw materials, production, manufacturing, transportation, distribution processes, delivery to customers and finally recycling management to maximize the efficiency of energy consumption and improved performance of the entire supply chain. Green Supply Chain management is often assumed to be reducing or not using harmful chemicals, but it is a misconception of the whole idea because Supply Chain Management to be green requires more than one or two stages and all parts of an organization are included. As a matter of fact Green Supply Chain links economic targets with environmental objectives of the organization.
A Green Car is a product that has minimal impacts to the environment in its life cycle. The following items are considered as part of the definition of green vehicles:
Automotive after-sales service dealers and agencies must apply processes and operations that have the least impacts on environment. This includes the following commitments:
Old cars produce an estimated 8 to 9 million tons of waste annually in European countries. In this regard, Europe Union approved and enacted EU ELVs (No. 2000/53 / EC) to be implemented in all EU countries. The law requires car manufacturers to take responsibility of the whole recycling process of scrapped cars according to terms of the law.
By recycling and dismantling old cars which consume more fuel, there will be reduction in fuel and energy consumption and it results in reduction of spare parts importation; it also provides job opportunities and increases employment in recycling industry; The scrapped materials will supply steel producing Companies and eventually strengthens the growth of the automobile industry.
Green Dismantling reduces pollution and protects the environment, reduces health care costs, urban traffic congestion and accidents.
Green Dismantling has even benefits for old car owners, beside the facilities defined in scrappage schemes like state-provided loans, there will be reduction in fuel costs, maintenance warranty costs and also increasing safety and reduction of accidents.
Waste Management means to provide required facilities for reduction of waste production through modifications in consumption patterns and waste sorting from the source through education.
Waste management strategy includes the following steps:
Avoiding waste production, waste reduction, reuse the waste, sort and recycling of waste and waste recovery.
There are three important factors which jointly ensure safety: human, road and vehicle and defect in any of them may lead to very serious accidents. One of SAIPA Group most important concerns is to increase quality and safety of the products in accordance with global standards in order to play its role in safe mobility.
To enhance the quality, safety and strength of SAIPA family products such as SAIPA 111, 132, 141, and SAIPA 131, in accordance with international standards, a project with the code name X100 in 2009 got onto agenda.
This project focuses on upgrading the standard of the vehicle in front and side crashes and further strengthening body and raising the standard of automotive lighting and beautiful interior decorating and comfort on board. To implement the project, a new design approach started with lots of changes in the dimensions, form and material, and new components were added to strengthen the structure and 65 new component were designed such as front floor, foot tray, steel dash strengthening parts, sides strengthening parts (pillars, floor rail, ceiling rail), chassis strengthening parts, middle pillar strengthening parts, the doors lining strengthening parts.
One of the most important features of the X-100 project is its ability to increase absorption of impacts in collisions; the assessments done according to European Standards indicated the least damage to passengers. With more than 50 newly designed components in interior trim and simultaneous changes in appearance such as renovating dashboard, door trim, console and seats and strengthening them by steel parts, and by implementing these modifications the safety of the cars is enhanced.
Ergonomic modification to seats and applying better insulation to absorb sound and at the same time improvement in performance of air conditioning system provides more comfort and convenience for passengers in trip.
In this project new adjustable headlights were designed that can change the level of lighting with a switch on the dash.
ABS brakes installed on all models and strengthening measures such as improved front and rear springs, along with other important features like installing airbags are among safety initiatives of this project.
SAIPA group as one of the major centers of industrial production, in line with dissemination of practical achievements of industrial and scientific specialists of Islamic Iran is committed to enable interaction between SAIPA and academic, research, industrial, and educational centers; to fulfill this goal SAIPA provided a chance for these centers to visit SAIPA Group.
Therefore, applicants can complete an application form to visit the production line and SAIPA Group Communication and International Relations Department is responsible to coordinates these visits.Request to Visit SAIPA