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Policy and sustainability plan

Circular economy


Smart Solution

People innovation


To develop actions aiming to reduce the environmental footprint, like direct and indirect emissions of greenhouse gases

KPI 2018 2019 2024 plan objective
CO2 emission factor from electricity generation (thousands of tonnes) 5,701 5,211 5,111
Emissions factor for electricity production plants (gCO2/kWh) 374 335 314
Group SO2 emissions (t) 1,300 917 558
Emissioni totali evitate di metano da reti di distribuzione - valori cumulati rispetto al 2015 Total methane emissions avoided from distribution networks - cumulative values with respect to 2015 (tCO2eq) 24,078 29,119 94,000
Purchase of 100% renewable energy for Group consumption - (% of total consumption)   New 100%

Sustainable development goal


Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts


Performance 2019

- 7.2%

CO2 - Scope 1
(equal to 6.9 million tonnes)
compared 2018

- 9%

the emission factor of the Group
(equal to 347 gCO2/kWh)
compared 2018



 SO2 emissions compared to 2018





NOx emissions compared to 2018


million tonnes of CO2 emissions avoided (+25% compared to 2018), thanks to the technologies used to produce energy


GWh of green energy sold

Avoided emissions of CO2 and energy savings in energy processes


  • Alignment of greenhouse gas emission reduction targets with the Paris Agreement Cop 21: -46% of our direct greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 1) per kWh produced by 2030, compared to 2017
  • Started the decarbonization process for the Brescia’s environmental energy system
  • Realization by the ESCo Group companies of interventions on the plants, which will positively affect the reduction of CO2 emissions (e.g. installation of photovoltaic panels)
  • The district heating service promoted by the Group allowed to avoid, in 2019, 213,000 tonnes of CO2
  • A2A is also committed to zero Scope 2 emissions by 2024
  • Agreement with Talesun Group to develop new photovoltaic project for a total capacity of 1 GW

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