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Greenhouse gas emissions

Emissions into the atmosphere of greenhouse gases resulting from combustion residues are reduced every time technological innovations for the modernisation of plants introduce more energy-efficient systems. 
Some gases, of natural origin or from the chemical industry, are able to trap a portion of solar energy in the atmosphere causing a warming of the air. These gases are commonly called “greenhouse gases”.  Among the most damaging to the environment are the carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), sulphur oxide (SO2) and hydrofluorocarbons (HFC).

Intesa Sanpaolo Group for years has been committed to reducing its emissions through:

  • purchase of electricity from renewable sources
  • implementation of optimisation and energy efficiency measures (reduction of lighting and air conditioning consumption, choice of more energy-efficient office equipment, plant maintenance, waste recycling, use of recycled products, etc.)
  • responsible management of environmental and energy impacts through the Environmental and Energy Management System
  • development of mobility management initiatives that reduce emissions due to commuting and business meetings
  • promotion of environmental products and services
  • evaluation of the environmental risks associated with business customer lending
  • realization of studies and publications on the subject
  • participation in important international initiatives to encourage dialogue between companies, international organizations and civil society and to pursue the respect of the environment. Collaboration with several international organisations for the development and application of sustainability guidelines to the financial sector (including the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and Global Legislator Organisation for a Balanced Environment in the European Parliament)
  • the ongoing traininof our employees.

In 2017, a Pluriennial Environmental Sustainability Plan – Climate Change Action Plan – was prepared with targets for 2022 and 2037. In the new Plan, the Intesa Sanpaolo Group declines CO2 emission reduction targets, linked to its activities, taking 2012 as the reference year. The 2022 targets are supported by targeted actions. In 2018, the first monitoring of the Environmental Plan showed a trend that was broadly in line with the forecasts for CO2 reduction.

This section summarizes the main emissions of greenhouse gases produced by Intesa Sanpaolo, processing factors used for their calculation and reduction activities implemented.

Documents
Energy emission factors  
Mobility emission factors
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