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SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production

Sustainable Development Goal

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Policy and sustainability plan

Circular economy

Decarbonisation

Smart Solution

People innovation

Actions

RECOVERY AND TREATMENT

To improve the recovery process of waste collected (including through their transformation into energy) and promote separate waste collection to help reduce the environmental impact of cities

KPI 2018 2019 2024 plan objective
Urban waste at landfill (% of total municipal waste collected) 0.3% 0.1% 0%
Percentage separate waste collection in the municipalities served (apart from Milan) (% of total municipal waste collected) 74.4% 74.1% 76%
Percentage separate waste collection in the city of Milan (% of total municipal waste collected) 59.7% 61.5% 65%

REDUCTION POLICIES

To reduce the production of waste through a prevention,reduction and reuse policy

KPI 2018 2019 2024 plan objective
Territories where waste prevention and reduction actions are active (% of total inhabitants served) 81% 82% >80%/year
Investments allocated to the development of technologies and services linked to the circular economy cumulative (millions of euro) 42 33 725

Performance 2019

1,618,000

tonnes of waste collected in the municipalities served

 

353,000

tonnes of secondary raw materials ready for new use

 

759

kWh of electricity produced
per tonne of waste treated

 

823

kWh of thermal energy produced
per tonne of waste treated

 

58%

of the total thermal energy produced by the Group comes from waste and biogas

68.4%

the level of saparate collection of urban waste in all municipalities served

Final destination of municipal waste collected

Actions

  • Increased the Group’s average separate waste collection, thanks to increasingly widespread local initiatives
  • Bergamo awarded for the implementation of 2 waste reduction projects: the collection of used vegetable oils produced by households and the Ecovan, in which the citizens can dispose the hazardous household waste; Como awarded for the separate collection of the steel packaging
  • Entry to Ellen MacArthur Foundation's CE100 Program with the aim of accelerating the transition to a circular economy
  • A2A became the aim supporting member of the non-profit association “ReMade in Italy”, whose companies use recycled material and produce green products in all sectors
  • Within the project “Advanced forms of sewage sludge management in an innovative Lombard hub", A2A Ambiente will experiment the optimization of energy recovery of sewage sludge in co-combustion with other non-recyclable waste (Brescia) and in single combustion (Corteolona), also aimed at recovering phosphorous ashes, an essential nutrient, which can then be used in agriculture
  • A2A delivered nearly 50,000 aluminium water bottles to all first-grade secondary school children in the cities of Milan and Brescia. A similar initiative was also carried out with the University of Brescia and thanks to the contribution of A2A Ciclo Idrico, 8,500 water bottles were provided to freshmen

Performance 2019

1,927

million euro of added value distributed to Group stakeholders

 

33%

Group indebtedness from sustainable financing

 

627

million euro of capital expenditure in the A2A Group

 

 

385

million euro dedicated to sustainable investments

400

million euro issuance of the first Group Green Bond

819

million euro of project approved with EIB (European Investment Bank) financing

ESG Capex

Actions

  • Listening meeting for the investors on ESG issues at the Sustainability day organized by Borsa Italiana
  • The Group has decided to adopt a Green Financial Framework, thanks to which it can issue green bonds and subscribe any type of financial instrument dedicated to specific green projects
  • Allocated the first Group Green Bond
  • 62% of the investments are dedicated to the development of sustainable projects, linked to the Sustainability Plan

Material issues

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