Our impact on the community

We are committed to transforming these impacts into development opportunities for our Group and our stakeholders.

72%
Energy produced from renewable sources
3,470 t
of avoided c02 thanks to energy and water sector efficiency interventions
77
Water houses
19.2
million litres distributed
385 t
of plastic saved per year and 680 t of CO2 not released into the atmosphere
10,800
kNm3 of biogas obtained from waste
19
GWh
of energy produced from biogas

Data as at 31 December 2018

Our business have a very strong environmental impact, which is why our commitment is focused mainly on three areas:

  • we combat climate change, reducing the levels of greenhouse gas emissions (CO2) in particular both at Group level and along the supply chain;
  • we protect the local community and linit our impact on the natural environment, combining our company's operations with the preservation of  biodiversity and natural habitats, especially with regard to water;
  • we encourage efficient use of resources, by promoting models of circular economy.

To ensure the best possible management and monitoring of all the processes which could generate a negative environmental impact, we decided to encourage all the Group's Companies to use integrated Management Systems, certified according to the UNI EN ISO 9001, 14001, 50001 standards and to register waste-to-energy plants under the EMAS scheme.  With each cycle the systems set new efficiency goals  in environmental and energy management, which are monitored via performance indicators capable of identifying any signs of anomalies at an early stage, allowing us to implement timely corrective actions, thus reducing costs and risks.

Top Utility 2020

Acea won the sustainability prize at the 2020 Top Utility Awards – which have reached their eighth edition – dedicated to the Italian companies in the public service sector. Every year, the Top Utility Awards assess the 100 largest companies in the water, gas and waste management sector and award the most deserving taking into account competitiveness dynamics and commitment to environment and innovation.
Acea was awarded the sustainability prize "for its growing achievements in relation to environment protection and social responsibility, and for its continued commitment to sustainability as part of its business strategy".

Read more on the press release