Our impact on the community

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

69%
Energy produced from renewable sources
7,130 t
of avoided CO2 thanks to energy and water sector efficiency interventions
18,170 kNm3
of biogas produced (compost and waste treatment)
31.4
GWh
of energy produced from biogas
45%
waste recovered of total waste produced

Water houses

131
water houses in the Acea Ato 2, Gori and AdF territories
30 mln litres
distributed by the water houses
601 t
plastic saved per year
over 1,580 t
CO2 not released into the atmosphere

Data as at 31 December 2021

Our commitment is focused mainly on three areas:

  • actions to combat climate change, enhancing the resilience of infrastructures and undertaking energy efficiency initiatives, with a view to increasing the production of electricity from renewable sources (solar energy in particular);
  • 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

Again in 2021, Acea took part in the Top Utility Award, the initiative set up by the Althesys research centre with a view to valorising the excellences among the 100 largest public service management companies, for their contribution to the country’s economic and industrial development and collective wellbeing. The awards assigned within the scope of the initiative concerned 8 categories: Overall, Sustainability, Communication, Research & Innovation, Consumers & Territory, Operative Performances, Diversity, Sud (South). Acea came within the top five best in class for the Sustainability and Research & Innovation categories; the Group company Gori won the award for the “Sud” category.