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Policy and sustainability plan

Policy and sustainability plan

In November 2015, the A2A Board of Directors decided to launch a programme to develop Corporate Social Responsibility, in line with the best international practices. The main objectives of the programme include the preparation of a Group Sustainability Policy and the definition of a Sustainability Plan which provides quantifiable goals in a forecast period consistent with the Business Plan, and which in 2017 was updated for the five year period (2018-2022).

These two tools were developed from the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals 2030 that adequately respond to the most stringent requirements of a future based on principles of fairness, inclusion and growth, within the resource limits of the planet, and whose content has been developed in the four macro trends that characterise the sector:


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Circular economy

Sustainably manage waste during its life cicle



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Contribute to achieving national and EU targets for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions


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Smart networks and services

Increase grid reliability through technological innovation

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People innovation

Actively contribute to the welfare of the community and the improvement of working conditions


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Quality, environment and safety are values that are given the utmost importance. They are geared to a precise and practical policy, animated by special management that, through the communication of a specific policy, operates for its consolidation inside and outside the company, extending it to the daily work of all categories of employees.

The quality, environment and safety policy (QES) is at the heart of the approach to sustainability of the A2A Group.

It is inspired by the principles of sustainable development, which in the environmental sphere involves the ability to produce energy and deliver quality services through better use of natural resources, reduction of pollutant emissions and the continuous improvement of environmental parameters. The mission of a2a is to provide quality services and produce energy through innovative technologies, tailored to the social, economic and environmental requirements.


Quality, Environment and Safety Policy

Gruppo A2A, seeking to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of its internal processes, to promote and support the respect for environment also through the reduction in the consumption of resources, and also to guarantee the health and safety of its employees, adopted  management systems for quality, environment and safety.

This section provides the detail of the companies of Gruppo A2A which hold certifications regarding their management systems for quality, environment, and safety or attestations issued by external entities for the activities related to them (i.e. Accreditation of analysis labs, EMAS Registrations under EC Regulation CE 1221/2009, factory production controls, code of practice, SOA attestations, etc.).



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Seeking to optimize and improve the corporate processes in terms and environmental efficiency and effectiveness, A2A Group adopted certain Environmental Management Systems identifying, as driving tools for their implementation, the UNI EN ISO 14001 standard and the EMAS Regulations; the latter envisages the publication of its Environmental Declaration audited by a certified third party.

The environmental declaration is the document through which Group A2A discloses to the public, in an objective, comparable and credible manner, the environmental performance of the plants and the results achieved against the set objectives. The declaration will be effective for three years and updates will be issued on a yearly basis.

As of 31 December 2016 the Group has 24 EMAS registered sites.