The reduction of the impact of plastic products on the environment has been a hot topic in the recent years and has been characterized by the active involvement of many authorities and institutions all over the world. This has also happened in the European Union, that gave its active contribution in June 2019 with the publication of Directive 2019/904, popularly known as the single-use plastics directive, in order to reduce the amount of single-plastic items, most often found on Europe's beaches and seas, and promote circular approaches. This directive provides the ban on some disposable plastic items, establishes the minimum recyclate percentage in plastic beverage bottles (77 % as of 2025 and 90 % as of 2030) and states that closures of PET bottles must be firmly attached to the container. The aim of this last provision is to recycle the cap together with the bottle and to avoid that caps end up as waste in the environment. SMI is aware of the challenges posed by this directive to the beverage manufactures and is at their sides, in order to help them comply with this regulation, whose measures will enter into force in June 2024. In this regard, SMI offers:
solutions capable of producing containers with a percentage of recyclate in compliance with directive 2019/904 (SMI blow moulders can produce even 100 % recyclable PET bottles)
support for evaluating the right tethered cap solution, according to the customers' needs and the production requirements
services for designing containers, with any shape and weight, in full respect of the new directive in terms of percentage of recyclate, as well as tethered cap solutions
The European Regulation 679/2016 (GDPR) on the protection of personal data has been fully applicable since May 25th, 2018. This is an important goal, because it lays down rules relating to the processing of personal data for all Countries within the Union. Every company of the SMI Group planned a series of activities, assets or operational modes to comply with the regulation and put into practice the protection of personal data. Here is a list of actions taken to comply with the European Regulation and our policy on personal data processing.
Lawfulness of processing All activities relating to personal data processing shall be lawful (consent, contract obligations, vital interests of the data subject or of third parties, compliance with legal obligations to which the controller is subject, public interest or exercise of official authority, legitimate interest pursued by the controller or by third parties).
Information document The information statement has been improved and updated to the new regulations (art. 13 and 14 GDPR).
Rights of the data subjects (right of access, right to erasure-right to be forgotten, right to restriction of processing, right to object, right to data portability) Technical and organization measures have been adopted to ensure the data subject's exercise of his rights and to meet the data subject requirements.
Controllers, processors Based on the new principle of “accountability”, SMI Group organization was re-defined, in order to proactively ensure integral compliance with the Regulation. Redefinition of the role of data processors and service suppliers whose activity implies personal data processing.
Risk of data processing; accountability measures taken by controllers and processors (Impact assessment, record of processing activities, security of processing, data breach) The “Conformity document”, including records of data processing activity, plans, adopts and demonstrates all technical and organizational measures taken to adequately perform the data processing activities and specifies the necessary procedures to be adopted to notify data breach.
Transfer of personal data to international organizations Smi Group adheres to the general principles and guarantees concerning the transfer of personal data to third Countries.
The Controller is: SMI S.p.A. Head office: Via Carlo Ceresa, 10 - 24015 San Giovanni Bianco (BG) - ITALIA VAT nr: IT03942700166 - R.E.A. 421708 For further information, write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
According to the European Regulation 679/2016, the data subject is entitled to exercise the rights set forth in the Regulation. The integral version of art. 15; 16; 17; 18; 20; 21; 77 of the European Regulation is attached to this document.
SMI S.p.A. IVA SMI INDUSTRIES Group Headquarters: Via Carlo Ceresa, 10 - 24015 San Giovanni Bianco (BG) - ITALIA Registered office: Via Monte Grappa, 7 - 24121 Bergamo (BG) - ITALIA VAT: 04471940165 - TAX code: 03942700166 - R.E.A.: 421708 Share capital: Euro 5.000.000 i.v.