We strive every day to monitor our environmental impact and take targeted actions to protect the environment, as reflected by our Sustainability Policy.
To raise employee awareness, we run campaigns to help our people understand the importance of water, power and paper consumption, and to encourage more responsible use of these resources. The MB Green campaign has led to a number of important initiatives. These include the placement of recycling bins in Group buildings, a campaign to raise awareness on the proper use of power and paper, and the installation of water fountains to reduce the use of plastic.
As part of the Group drive for awareness, we have also focused on paper consumption. Alongside reminding employees to avoid printing documents, the “Follow me” project has eliminated remote printing, helping to reduce paper consumption and, as a result, the amount of waste produced by offices.
The Group has moved to upgrade its buildings, installing green technologies at Mediobanca Innovation Services (MIS) and taking steps in some offices to reduce CO2 emissions and water consumption, through faucet aerators, videoconferencing systems and other technologies.
As a Group, we are also committed to community projects, with specific initiatives focusing on:
- Reforestation: In partnership with the Rete Clima association, Compass and CheBanca! have planted 400 new trees to offset the carbon footprint of publishing the branch magazine “Incontro”, following Kyoto Protocol recommendations. We have also earned a Silver reforestation certificate for our commitment to the “Buy a Used Phone/Plant a Tree” project, through which we have helped to plant around 88,000 trees since 2012.
- Technological innovation: Through Compagnie Monégasque de Banque, we are committed to raising awareness of the world’s oceans and seas thanks to our partnership with the Solar Impulse project and the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.
As a member of the “FAI 200” group of enterprises, we also support and finance the Fondo Ambiente Italiano (FAI), the Italian Heritage Trust.
Mediobanca Innovation Services
The building that houses Mediobanca Innovation Services (MIS) was constructed using cutting-edge green technologies.
Greenhouse gas emissions have been significantly reduced thanks to the adoption of heating and air-conditioning systems with a high European Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (ESEER) and major surface insulation work.
For more information on Mediobanca Innovation Services, visit http://mis.mediobanca.com/index.html
Fondo Ambiente Italiano (FAI)
As a member of the “FAI 200” group of enterprises, Mediobanca supports and finances the Fondo Ambiente Italiano, the Italian Heritage Trust, in its work to protect and promote Italy’s historical, artistic and environmental heritage.
The “FAI 200” group unites leading businesses in support of key heritage objectives. By financing new restoration projects, enabling major work on newly acquired heritage assets and sponsoring cultural events and initiatives, the group promotes the protection and enjoyment of Italy’s cultural riches and natural beauty.
The FAI is a non-profit organisation established in 1975. In keeping with its mission, the FAI focuses on three key areas:
- protecting cultural assets and areas of natural beauty;
- raising awareness of the value of Italy’s landscape and historic monuments;
- taking direct action to protect natural areas at risk.
Every year, the FAI organises six FAI Campaigns with the support of a wide network of volunteers all across the country. The events open the doors to historic villas and buildings, museums and historical archives, for the enjoyment of the public.
For more information on the Fondo Ambiente Italiano, visit https://www.fondoambiente.it/
“Solar Impulse” e la Fondazione Principe Alberto II di Monaco
Through Compagnie Monégasque de Banque, and in partnership with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, we support the Solar Impulse project in its mission to fly a zero-fuel aeroplane around the world, powered exclusively by solar energy. The project is the result of co-operation between scientists, explorers and leading companies. We are proud to be a partner of an initiative that combines innovation with environmental protection.
The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation was established in 2006 on behalf of the Prince. Its mission is to promote sustainable development on a global scale by limiting the effects of climate change, promoting renewable energy, protecting biodiversity, managing water resources and combating desertification.
The Foundation mainly supports initiatives in the fields of research and technological innovation.
For more information on the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, visit www.fpa2.org