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. As confirmation of its commitment, as of October 2021, Intesa Sanpaolo has joined all the Net Zero Alliance initiatives promoted by the United Nations, with the desire to align itself with the Net Zero goal by 2030 for own emissions and by 2050 for loan and investment portfolios and for asset management and insurance.

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Commitment to environment: targets and results

2018-2021 Business Plan targets
Description Achievement (data as at 31/12/2021, 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

About €8.7bn loans disbursed for the Green and Circular Economy (11.2% of total loans, 2.9% in 2020)  

€5.5bn disbursed since the launch of the Plafond in 2019 

€1.3bn S-Loans disbursed since the launch in July 2020

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

88% electricity from renewable sources on the total electricity purchased

-9.1%  electricity consumption vs 2020

-3.7% CO2 emissions vs 2020 (- 33% vs 2012)

Responsible management of resources Responsible use of resources

Purchased paper: -11.7% vs 2020

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 2021:
Transition to a sustainable, green and circular economy
Climate Change
Environment indicators - pdf
Environment indicators - excel
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
Green Bond Report 2021
Bond issued in March 2021:
Green, Social and Sustainability Bond Framework 
Second Party Opinion
Bond Investor Presentation
Press release
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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