Our impact on the community

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

70%
Energy produced from renewable sources
1,900 t
of avoided c02 thanks to energy and water sector efficiency interventions
103
Water houses in the Acea Ato 2 and Gori territories
26
million litres distributed
519 t
of plastic saved per year and 932 t of CO2 not released into the atmosphere
11,500
kNm3 of biogas obtained from waste
20
GWh
of energy produced from biogas

Data as at 31 December 2019

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

  • the fight against climate change, reducing the levels of greenhouse gas emissions (CO2), in particular both at Group level and along the supply chain;
  • protection of the local community and containment of our impact on the natural environment, by reconciling our company's operations with the conservation of biodiversity and natural habitats;
  • encouraging the efficient use of resources, by promoting models of circular economy.

To ensure the best possible management and monitoring of all processes that are able to generate potentially negative environmental impacts, we decided to encourage the Group's Companies to adopt certified environmental and energy Management Systems (UNI EN ISO 14001 and 50001) and to register waste-to-energy plants also 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 was awarded the sustainability prize at the eighth 2020 Top Utility Awards, the survey dedicated to Italian excellence in the public service sector.
Every year, Top Utility assesses the 100 largest companies in the water, gas and waste management sectors and rewards the most deserving based on their competitiveness dynamics and commitment to green issues and innovation.
Acea received 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