In order to spread a culture based on respect for the environment and social development, we organise various events to involve and raise the awareness of the local communities. In fact, we are convinced that our efforts to protect natural resources and our respect for the territory can generate value for everyone, if our stakeholders also share and take part.
For some years now we have been monitoring the energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of our supply chain with the additional objective of encouraging our suppliers to adopt initiatives to manage their environmental impact responsibly. Furthermore, during the qualification stage, they are required to complete a mandatory self-assessment questionnaire, which includes environmental and social questions, and we are developing awareness-raising initiatives on social and environmental topics.
We want to grow alongside the territory, with mutual respect and in a constructive manner. We actively take part in dialogue initiatives with the local community (Committees, discussion groups) with a view to jointly tackling the problems that emerge, and planning together the development of solutions for the community through targeted and weighted investments. Moreover, we enhance the value of the industrial sites pertaining to the Group's companies by organising cultural events and opening our plants to external visitors.
It is important for residents to become increasingly conscious of how they use natural resources. Thus, each year we organise campaigns to raise awareness and engage on topics concerning water and energy saving and protection of the environment.
Joining forces for water: our water saving campaign
In September 2019, we won the 16th Press Best Campaign Editor’s Choice Key Award for our “Why? – Together for Water” campaign. The prize was awarded “for the ability to achieve the maximum level of communication via an evocative and high-impact image capable of obtaining powerful emotional effects while raising awareness to a major issue such as the saving of water resources”.
Students and the younger generations in general are major stakeholders, as they represent our future.
To involve them in the sustainable development of our planet is, therefore, essential. Alongside the numerous awareness campaigns regarding the responsible use of natural resources and the guided tours of our plants, for years we have been involving thousands of children in our Acea School environmental education programme for primary and secondary schools in the City of Rome. We also arrange Work-Study Alternation courses to stimulate the interest of young people approaching working age, for the sustainable management of our businesses, encouraging them to reflect on the future of the natural environment.