Environment and climate change

Intesa Sanpaolo has set itself the objective of reducing CO2 emissions related to its business and is committed to supporting the transition to a low-emission economy also by supporting green initiatives and projects in favor of its customers, with dedicated financing and development of a credit Plafond dedicated to the Circular Economy. Furthermore, with the publication of the coal and oil & gas policies, it provided for the immediate termination of new loans for the extraction of coal and unconventional oil & gas resources and the elimination of exposures (phase out) by 2025 in the case of coal and by 2030 for unconventional oil & gas resources.

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Commitment to environment: targets and results

2018-2021 Business Plan targets
Description Achievement (data as at 31/12/2020, where not specified)
Transition to a sustainable, green and circular economy

Support the transition with dedicated financial instruments

Creation of a Plafond of 6 billion euro for credit to companies for circular economy projects

Sustainability Linked Loans (S-Loan) development with a reward mechanism for companies based on ESG KPIs

Over €2.5bn loans disbursed for the Green and Circular Economy (equal to 2.9% of total loans)  

€4.5bn disbursed from the launch of the Plafond in 2019 to 30.06.2021 

€780m S-Loans disbursed from the launch in July 2020 to 30.06.2021 

Containment of CO2 emissions Improvement of energy efficiency and use of renewable energies for the containment of emissions

84.3% renewable electricity consumption vs total

-12.4%  electricity consumption vs 2019

(-13.1% CO2 emissions (- 59.7% sul 2008)

Responsible management of resources Responsible use of resources

Environmentally-friendly paper purchased (including recycled paper) vs total: 85.0%

Paper saved: 2,400 t

ISO 14001 and 50001 certified scope: 100% of Intesa Sanpaolo branches and buildings in Italy

New Headquarters: Green Building Council LEED certification - Platinum level - in the sustainable building management category

Climate Change Action Plan 
Consolidated Non-financial Statement as at 30 June 2021:
Environmental and Climate Change indicators
Consolidated Non-financial Statement 2020:
Environmental and Climate Change 
Environment indicators - pdf
Environment indicators - excel
Consolidated Non-financial Statement as at 30 June 2020:
Environmental and Climate Change indicators
Consolidated Non-financial Statement 2019: 
Environmental and Climate Change 
Environment indicators
Bond issued in November 2019:  
Green Bond focused on Circular Economy Report - 2020
Press Release
Intesa Sanpaolo Sustainability Bond Framework
Second Party Opinion by ISS ESG 
Investor's presentation
Bond issued in June 2017:
Green Bond Report 2020
Green Bond Report 2019
Green Bond Report 2018
Green Bond Framework
Green Bond Presentation
Green Bond Press Release
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