The Mediobanca Group is very aware of the need to protect the environment as the primary resource for the well-being of humanity.
Particular attention is devoted to the issue of the environmental impact deriving from the Bank’s activities, in a variety of ways: monitoring consumption, implementing energy efficiency improvements, and maintenance work on the properties themselves and the equipment used in them.
Promoted by Human Resources, the MB Green project is intended to promote the responsible use of resources. As part of the project, participants are asked to identify a project of general interest to help raise awareness of issues such as the consumption of water, electricity and paper. The project has highlighted the need to adopt energy saving and environmentally-friendly measures on the Bank’s premises.
Action taken so far has included:
- introduction of containers in all buildings to enable plastic, aluminium, paper and general waste to be recycled separately, in conjunction with a programme to raise awareness and encourage staff to recycle waste responsibly;
- a campaign to raise awareness for responsible use of electricity and paper;
- introduction of water supplies to reduce consumption and recycling of plastic water bottles.
NEW MIS - MEDIOBANCA INNOVATION SERVICES BUILDING
The building which is now home to MIS - Mediobanca Innovations Services has been designed using the most environmentally-friendly technologies available.
Efforts have been made in particular in the area of heating and cooling systems, using equipment with the highest levels in terms of ESEER (European Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio), and insulation of the buildings surface areas, which have enabled significant reductions in gas emissions and the greenhouse effect on the atmosphere to be achieved.
COMPASS banca WORKING WITH RETE CLIMA FOR URBAN REFORESTATION
This local sustainability project involves Compass Banca working alongside Rete Clima® for the second year running as its principal supporter in a project to plant 400 trees in accordance with Kyoto protocol guidelines.
The offset process structured by Rete Clima® via carbon sink forests, i.e. natural systems such as plants which are able to capture and hold CO2 larger quantities than those which they issue. This makes it possible to offset the CO2 emissions produced by human activities, which increase the natural greenhouse effect leading to global warming, with numerous adverse consequences for the environment.
The forests planted through this project will be certified by RINA, one of the largest Italian certification entities which is also accredited with the United Nations’ Framework Conference on climate change.
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SOLAR IMPULSE PROJECT
The results of the CDP Italy Climate Change Report 2014, the annual report analysing the policies for managing the impact of climate change implemented by the largest Italian listed companies, were presented to the Milan stock market.
In taking part in the Carbon disclosure project, companies undertaking to publish their greenhouse gas emissions, and to disclose the strategies adopted by them to tackle the problems raised by climate change.
ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
|Direct Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Scope 1)||Unit||2013||2014|
|Total direct GHG emissions (methane + gas oil)||metric tonnes of CO2 equivalent||733||384|
|Indirect Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Scope 2)||Unit||2013||2014|
|Indirect GHG emissions from energy purchased and consumed||metric tonnes of CO2 equivalent||677||0 (*)|
(*) 100% purchased electricity is from GO-certified renewable sources, and has been accounted with an emission factor equal to zero
|Total Business Travel (Indirect Greenhouse Gas Emissions - Scope 3)||Unit||2013||2014|
|Total business travel (air and rail trips)||kilometers||7,977,953||8,049,307|
|metric tonnes of CO2 equivalent||1,281||1,237|
|Total energy consumption (electricity + fuels)||MWh||10,970||10,355|
|Total water use||cubic meters||468||469|
|Special Waste Generation||Unit||2013||2014|
|Total special waste generated (toners and neon lights)||metric tonnes||0.555||0.896|
The reported figures include Mediobanca SpA consumption data (owned buildings, data coverage: 70% FTE).