Environmental Thesis

Amutec is a Pollution Control investment for the purpose of Ambienta’s investment strategy. Through its machines the company addresses two key environmental issues: favouring the adoption of biodegradable polymers vs. traditional single-use plastics in retail environments, and favouring the adoption of recycled plastics and better waste management practices in Europe and other geographies where a portion of waste is still not adequately collected and managed. Amutec has been a first mover in addressing these key environmental concerns, which have been crucial contributors to the company’s performance. Amutec machines contribute to the recycling of over 25,000 tons of materials and the avoidance of over 2,000 of pollutants on a yearly basis.


Amutec is a leading manufacturer of machinery for the production of biodegradable and recycled bags with a comprehensive product offering covering sectors such as waste, fruit and vegetable and industrial applications. Based in Greve in Chianti (Florence), the company was founded in 1996 by Luciano Conti and experienced sustained growth thanks to a proposition based on innovation, performance and ease of use. This allowed Amutec to establish a strong competitive positioning in its key verticals, and sales in 20 countries with a strong footprint in Europe and Latin America.
Ambienta invested in Amutec in August 2019.

Environmental Impact

Ambienta only invests in businesses which have a positive impact on the environment through either, or both, a Resource Efficiency or Pollution Control contribution. Our proprietary methodology, the Environmental Impact Analysis, allow us to measure the contribution of different businesses to sustainability in terms of Resource Efficiency and Pollution Control which we capture through 11 Environmental Metrics.
For each portfolio company we report its impact in relation to our metrics.

Pollution Control

Amutec’s contribution to Pollution Control is summarised by the following Environmental Metrics and SDGs:

Pollutants Avoided

Materials Recycled

Sustainabile Development Goals

Our Methodology and Metrics are fully aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals adopted in 2015. Through our investment scope definition that focuses on products and services that improve Resource Efficiency and Pollution Control we fully capture 10 of the 17 Goals and their respective sub-goals.
For each portfolio company we report its impact in relation to the SDGs.