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Environmental impacts monitoring

The Group's Code of Ethics and the Environmental and Energy Rules, approved by the Top Management, define the principles and guidelines relating to the Group's environmental responsibility and the control of direct and indirect impacts generated by its business. 

For this reason, a responsible management of energy and natural resources is a priority for the Intesa Sanpaolo Group in order to mitigate its impact on the environment. For more insights and detailed indicators on the topic, please refer to the Consolidated Non-financial Statement and Consolidated Non-Financial Statement as at 30 June.

With regard to the direct impacts on the environment, arising from the operation of the Bank, Intesa Sanpaolo in Italy has adopted an Integrated Management System Health and Safety, Environment and Energy, implemented according to the most important international reference standards (ISO 45001, 14001 and 50001), and subject to an annual certification by a third and independent party.

In addition, in order to translate the commitment to the protection of the environment into concrete actions, the Energy Manager and the Mobility Manager roles have been established, those constantly overlook their areas of expertise.

Energy Manager

With reference to the Energy Manager, the Italian law n.10 of 09/01/1991 envisages that companies consuming more than 1,000 tons of oil equivalent (toe) per year (roughly, in the service sector, companies with more than 500 employees) have to appoint a Responsible for the conservation and rational use of energy (Energy Manager) and to provide an annual reporting of the consumption to be sent to the Ministry of Economic Development through the FIRE (Italian federation for the rational use of energy) IT's platform.

The Group's companies, which in 2021 reported a consumption of more than 1,000 tep and provided for the appointment of the Energy Manager are:

  • Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A. (79,892.86 TEP)
  • Fideuram - Intesa sanpaolo Private Banking S.p.A (2,336.10 TEP)
  • Intesa Sanpaolo Private Banking S.p.A (1,755.21 TEP)
Mobility manager

The Mobility Management function defines sustainable mobility strategies and guidelines at The Group level.

It is an important commitment made tangible by researching, promoting and implementing solutions that allow us to combine the well-being of our people with the well-being of the cities in which we live and work.
The Mobility Manager coordinates the initiatives and the best solutions to the needs of corporate and personal movements and is supported by Territorial Mobility Contacts with the aim of detecting and interpreting the demand for mobility expressed in the territory by spreading culture and initiatives promoted by the Group.

Through the mapping of needs, direct listening and active participation of colleagues, since 2009 the Mobility Manager of the Group drafts the work-home travel plans every year. 

The Employee Commuting figure, not included in the Consolidated Non-financial Statement and relating only to the Italy perimeter, amounted to 54,275.3 tons in 2021 compared to 33,975.43 tons in 2020. The significant increase, however, was due to two different factors: the provision of a new survey to follow the evolution of home-work commuting, which also increased the number of employees involved, according to the regulations on the subject, and consequently the number of responses received (+ 71% compared to 2020) and the inclusion of UBI Banca Group employees in the 2021 perimeter, with an increase in Italy of 18% compared to 2020.

A monitored and certified process

With the aim of responsibly managing the environmental and energy impacts related to its business, Intesa Sanpaolo Group has launched a process of monitoring its environmental and energy impacts, knowing that only after having analysed effective consumption data it is possible to initiate actions for optimization and energy efficiency with long-lasting results and constant improvements.

Thanks to these monitoring actions, consistent with its Environmental and Energy Policy, the Intesa Sanpaolo Group has acquired important environmental certifications.

Environmental and Energy management system

In Italy Intesa Sanpaolo adopted an Environmental Management System (in accordance with UNI EN ISO 14001) and, as of June 2010, became the first Italian bank to integrate it with an Energy Management System (certified since April 2012 UNI CEI EN ISO 50001). 
The certification perimeter has expanded over the years to include – starting with the 2019 renewal check that will end in autumn – all branches and Gallerie d'Italia.
The sites are subject to a constant monitoring process of environmental and energy performance and to cycles of internal audits carried out with the aim of assessing the degree of adherence to the practices adopted compared to the expected; corrective actions are implemented when necessary to bring performance back within a defined range.
The Management System also provides a specialized training course for all employees involved.

Annually, the headquarters and a fair number of subsidiaries and buildings are subject to the verification of maintenance or renewal of certification by a third international body.
The coordination Headquarters of the system is the New Directional Centre in Turin that, equipped with the most advanced technological and plant solutions, is considered one of the most eco-friendly buildings in the world, as attested by the highest (Platinum) of the international LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, obtained for both the construction of the building in 2015 and for the performance achieved in its conduct in 2019 (Existing Buildings Operations & Maintenance sector).

With regard to foreign banks, the first subsidiary to have implemented an Energy Management System (pursuant to UNI CEI EN ISO 50001) is the Hungarian CIB Bank. The Bank passed the audit process, focused on employee training, compliance with regulations, internal processes and energy management in the branches, thus obtaining the renewal of the certification.

Headquarters - Turin

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