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 recognises the importance of safeguarding the environment as a primary asset and is committed to promoting the rational use of resources within its structures and a focus on the search for innovative solutions to ensure energy savings.
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 promotes the adoption of the ISO 14001 standard, the voluntary certification system that guarantees the quality of the company’s environmental management system. This standard provides managerial tools to monitor any impact on the environment and improve corporate performance in this field.
Our companies have started a transformation process to achieve the highest environmental management standards. To date, the parent company CDP S.p.A, CDP Investimenti Sgr and the Piazza Poli headquarters of SACE in Rome, have adopted an ISO 14001 certified Environmental Management System and in line with this, they have adopted an environmental policy which sets out the principles for managing their activities and also their environmental projection objectives. In 2018, the Parent Company made the transition to the new 2015 version of the standard, updating its environmental policy.
Reducing consumption, waste and emissions
Several initiatives have been implemented to improve the energy efficiency of our offices, with the aim of reducing consumption and indirect emissions. In particular, the CDP Group is setting up an initiative for replace the lighting system with energy efficient LED lamps; in some offices, PLC systems (Programmable Logic Controller) have been installed to monitor and switch off lights and, in the head office in Rome, solar thermal heating panels have been installed.
In order to reduce consumption from air conditioning, some buildings benefit from special valves and high-performance windows, as well as computerised systems for remote air-conditioning system management.
The CDP Group also promotes responsible waste management, providing bins for different types of waste to encourage recycling and containers for the collection of waste cooking oil and plastic bottle tops. Various initiatives have been introduced to reduce paper consumption, such as the remote monitoring of printers and setting them up in double-sided printing mode, as well as the dematerialisation of documents with initiatives to create digital archives.
Finally, the Group companies promote the adoption of sustainable forms of mobility by employees. For example, for several years the Rome headquarters has maintained a fleet of company bikes, which can be used by all the employees in the CDP Group, to facilitate travel within the city and between Group offices. Employees are also encouraged to use public transport through a company contribution to the annual subscription. In addition, a project is being launched to create a fleet of low emission vehicles, by purchasing hybrid and electric vehicles.
Details of the Group’s environmental footprint are available in the 2018 Consolidated Non-Financial Statement.