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.
Mediobanca Innovation Services has received a Silver reforestation certification for its contribution to the “buy a recycled phone/plant one tree” project, demonstrating its concrete commitment to safeguarding the environment.
The project supported by MIS was the result of the partnership between Connexing, a provider specializing in the sale of telephony materials for companies, and Planète Urgence, an association which supports reforestation.
Thanks to the initiative, a total of 88,000 trees have been planted since 2012.
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
With the strategic control center being based in Monaco, CMB is pleased to be a partner with the Foundation in this project, which is a public demonstration of the Bank’s core values of innovation and competence, in the field of green technologies.
The project is the result of the union of the enthusiasm and expertise of scientists and explorers.
It requires absolute rigor to succeed.
Mediobanca is one of the “FAI 200”, a group of generous patrons who, with their companies, support the FAI – Fondo Ambiente Italiano in its mission to protect, care for and valorize the historical, artistic and environmental heritage of Italy.
Working alongside the foundation since 1987, the “FAI 200” help to replenish the recapitalization fund, and finance major restoration projects and national events.
If today the FAI cares for over 57 properties, has more than 150,000 members, and involves millions of people in initiatives to promote knowledge and safeguard some of the best-loved places in Italy, it is due in no small measure to the “FAI 200”.
ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
The environmental dimension of sustainability refers to the impact which an organization has on the natural living and non-living systems which surround it, including the ecosystem generally, land air and water.
|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|