Sostenibilità ambientale, certificazioni e soluzioni ecosostenibili | CDP

The Environment

The rational use of natural resources and the reduction of polluting emissions are fundamental goals for our daily activities. As such, we encourage the adoption of new forms of intelligent, sustainable and inclusive production

The CDP Group supports and promotes environmental protection, steering its behaviour towards a rational use of resources and looking for innovative solutions to ensure ever greater energy efficiency. In particular, Group companies pursue the goal of managing their environmental impact in an organised and increasingly efficient way, for their own day-to-day operations as well as those relating to the activities of suppliers or that are the subjects of financing.

ISO 14001 Certification

The CDP Group supports the adoption of the ISO 14001:2015 standard, the voluntary certification that guarantees the implementation of environmental management systems. This standard provides management tools that control the impact and improve the environmental performance of its processes.
CDP S.p.A., CDPI SGR and the SACE Group developed their own Management System in compliance with ISO14001 to improve their environmental protection management structure, and in line with this, they adopted an environmental policy that sets out the principles for managing their activities and their environmental protection objectives.

All of CDP S.p.A.'s workplaces were brought under the scope of the Management System certification in 2020, extending the UNI EN ISO 14001:2015 certification from the Rome office in Via Goito 8 to a further eight offices.

The certifications are only applicable to activities carried out on the sites of the main offices and define policies and procedures that apply to all those working on Group company premises.

CDP S.p.A. is aware of its role and responsibilities within the economic and social community, and has made protecting Health and Safety in the workplace and the Environment an integral part of its culture and a fundamental objective in its activities and relations with stakeholders.
To achieve this objective, CDP is committed to adopting Management Systems that comply with UNI ISO 45001:2018 (Occupational Health and Safety) and UNI EN ISO 14001:2015 (Environment) standards for all company activities.

The Integrated Management System Policy for Occupational Health, Safety and the Environment is a document that states the principles and commitments made by the company's top management for the continuous improvement of the Management Systems and is circulated to all levels of the organisation. It is published here to be shared with all stakeholders.

Reducing consumption in offices

Various initiatives have been implemented to improve the energy efficiency of our offices, with the aim of reducing consumption and atmospheric emissions.

In managing operational matters, CDP is committed to improving the efficiency of the buildings that house its offices, through the installation of solar panels, LED lights, automatic regulation or shutdown systems and remote management systems.

In relation to water consumption, it is worth noting the Indoor Water Use Reduction construction project for the Via Alessandria offices with its rainwater reuse system, which allows for a 50% water saving compared to a standard building.

There is a particular focus on the issue of waste management, with the Group strongly supporting separate waste collection, the dematerialisation of operational support and raising staff awareness on these issues.

The Group promotes sustainable mobility, with the aim of optimising employees' home-work journeys through solutions that allow them to use ways of travelling that reduce environmental impact and, at the same time, spread the culture of alternative transport. This is why a pilot sharing service project for electric scooters and pedal assisted and electric bikes was launched.

Finally, the Group is committed to launching initiatives to promote an environmental culture that fosters awareness and provides guidance on more sustainable lifestyles, in the knowledge that through the dissemination of good practices it is possible to contribute to saving energy and reducing emissions into the atmosphere.

Details of the Group’s environmental footprint are available in the 2020 Integrated Report.


Consumption of materials

  unit Year Change
    2020 2019 2018 2017 2019-20 2018-19 2017-18
Total materials used Kg 13,562.5 49,683.0 55,420.5 57,290.3 -72.7% -10.4% -3.3%
Classified by                
Total non-renewable materials used Kg 557.8 3,576.3 1,214.2 1,777.3 -84.4% 194.5% -31.7%
of which:                
Toner Kg 470.8 996.1 1,213.7 1,776.5 -52.7% -17.9% -31.7%
Plastic goods Kg 77 2,557.71     -97%    
Others Kg 10 22     54.5%    
Percentage of non-renewable materials used % 4 7 2 3 -3 pp 5 pp -1 pp
Total renewable materials used Kg 13,004.6 46,106.8 54,206.3 55,512.9850 -71.8 -14.9% -2.4%
of which:                
Paper (reams) Kg 10,294.7 40,267.8 54,206.3 55,512.9 -74.4% -25.7% -2.4%
Paper products (e.g. folders, business cards, envelopes, newspapers and magazines purchased) Kg 1,562.1 3,666.5     -57.4%    
Other Kg 1,147.8 2,172.5     -47.2%    
Percentage of renewable materials used % 96% 93% 98% 97% 3 pp -5 pp 1 p.p



Energy intensity

  unit Year Change
    2020 2019 2018 2017 2019-20 2018-19 2017-18
Energy intensity (electricity consumption) MWh/total workforce 2.8 3.4 3.4 3.7 -16.4% -1.1% -8.1%
Energy intensity (total energy consumption) GJ/total workforce 13.6 17.4 17.3 18.7 -21.9% 0.3% -7.4%



Greenhouse gas emission intensity

  unit Year Change
    2020 2019 2018 2017 2019-20 2018-19 2017-18
GHG emissions intensity (considering location-based Scope 2 emissions) tCo2 eq / total workforce 1.22 2.38 2.46 2.65 -48.7% -3.7% -6.9%