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SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

Sustainable Development Goal

Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Policy and sustainability plan

Circular economy


Smart Solution

People innovation


Innovation and r&d

Develop investments in Research and Development,increasing the number of partnerships with international research centres and universities. Develop new technologies,patents for technological innovation

KPI 2018 2019 2024 plan objective
Open innovation projects launched through Shark Tank, consistent with the objectives of the Sustainability Plan (no.)   new 75
Investments in start-ups through Corporate Venture Capital A2A Horizon initiative (no.)   new 10


Develop integrated reporting and an adequate information system for planning and control. Develop external stakeholder engagement activities, strengthening the relationship with the territory

KPI 2018 2019 2024 plan objective
Workshops realized - forumAscolto - second cumulative cycle period 20-24 (no.)   new 6


Consolidate and, where possible, improve the environmental education and promote the awareness of risks associated with climate change in the public opinion

KPI 2018 2019 2024 plan objective
Stakeholders involved in Environmental Education initiatives and plant visit (no.) 63,300 70,755 80,000

Performance 2019


of Milan’s LED traffic light lamps




projects, among those launched under the Innova2a program,
have already successfully passed the pilot phase



smart district realized in Milan (Merezzate and Cascina Merlata)



km of fiber optic developed in Brescia





sensors installed on the aqueduct network of Brescia
to identify the water losses


digital islands have been built, located in different places in Bergamo


races won for public lighting in municipalities



  • The Innova2a program continued to gather ideas from the outside and from the internal dialogue between the different functions and BU: 24 projects started
  • Entry into the “Circular Economy 100” network of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation
  • Concluded a project aimed at verifying the effectiveness of Machine Learning techniques applied to the forecasting of dispersions on the natural gas network
  • Collaboration between A2A Smart City and the companies in the precision farming sector in the adoption and implementation of innovative technological solutions applied to irrigation management and pathogen monitoring
  • Tested a micro-turbine that exploits the flow of gas within the distribution network for the production of electricity
  • Use of aerial drones in the Group's plants for inspections in potentially dangerous places
  • Successfully completed the feasibility study for the Balilla Project aimed at recovering low temperature renewable heat to be integrated into the Milan district heating system

Performance 2019


million euro of contributions to the community


euro to the sponsorships

> 750

initiatives involving stakeholders were carried out


people supported by the projects of
the first “Doniamo Energia” call for proposals



  • Renewed a number of agreement with universities and for research and innovation activities linked to the technical and environmental improvement of the Group’s activities and business
  • Organized ""Regulatory Breakfast"" on the evolution of the regulatory framework
  • Participation in the working table for the definition of the National Integrated Energy Climate Plan (PNIEC)
  • Relations and involvement of the main consumer and environmental associations
  • Selected and awarded the 2 projects of the call ""creiAMO Piemonte"", that have received an economic contribution and a light incubation path
  • New lighting for the Belvedere of Palazzo Lombardia (143 RGB LED lighting fixture and the DMX control system, which will allow the creation of countless color combinations)

Performance 2019


italian schools participated to the educational test
"Missione Terra - Global Goal Protocol"



visitors of the A2A Group’s sites



teachers signed up with the portal





students involved in the educational and environmental awareness initiatives
at the “Casa dell'Energia e dell'Ambiente” in Milan


views of the short videos of "Scuola Zoo" on issues and problems
related to the preservation of our planet on Instagram social media



  • Organized events and initiatives for teachers and school leaders
  • Launched channel, a tool dedicated to teachers eligible for training webinars and live streaming events on energy, the waste cycle, water cycle and much more
  • #Ambienteascuola Project: is an awareness-raising campaign on the issues of the separate waste collection and more generally on the development of environmental awareness (information and training meetings for teaching and no-teaching staff, distribution of ecological islands for separate collection , creative contest ""Cestini in cerca d’autore"" and creations of teaching videos on the portal After the pilot project, the campaign was subsequently extended to all first-grade and secondary schools of Milan
  • Implemented several local initiatives: in Milan ""Ciak: l'ambiente"", a film festival on environmental sustainability, in collaboration with MiC (Museo Interattivo del Cinema) and ""Waste from scrap to resource"", a path on valorisation of waste, promoted by AEM Foundation; in Brescia ""La nostra energia per l'ambiente"", television quiz in collaboration with Teletutto and with the support of ASM Foundation; in Bergamo ""Action2Air"", a project that involved 2 second-grade secondary school institutes in the creation of a “mangiasmog"" mural "

Material issues

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