Environmental impacts monitoring

The Group Ethics Code and the Environmental and Energy Rules, approved by the company's summit, define the principles and guidelines relating to the Group's environmental responsibility and the protection of the direct and indirect impacts generated by the your business. With regard to the direct impacts on the environment, resulting from the Bank's operation, Intesa Sanpaolo has long adopted an Environmental and Energy Management System (SGAE), implemented according to the most important international standards of reference ( ISO14001 and ISO 50001), and subject to annual certification by a third-party and independent body.

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

Energy Manager

With reference to the Energy Manager, the Italian law n.10 of 09/01/2001 envisages that the companies that consume 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 platform.

The Group's companies, which in 2018 reported a consumption of more than 1,000 tep and provided for the appointment of the Energy Manager are:


Intesa Sanpaolo 79,668.67
Fideuram - Intesa Sanpaolo Private banking S.p.A 2,363.36
Intesa Sanpaolo Private Banking S.p.A 1,485.18
Mediocredito Italiano 1,260.57
Mobility Manager

Issues related to mobility are handled by the Mobility Manager, who coordinates the initiatives and best solutions for the needs of corporate and personal mobility. Discover our commitment toward mobility.


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 real 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 could acquire 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 the autumn – all branches and Palazzi d'Italia.
The sites are subjected to a constant process of monitoring 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 what is 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 affected by the verification of maintenance or renewal of certification by the third international body DNV GL.
The Headquarters of the coordination of the system is the New Directional Centre in Turin, a building equipped with the most advanced technological and plant solutions, 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.

With regard to the International Subsidiary Banks, the first Subsidiary to have implemented an Energy Management System (pursuant to the UNI CEI EN ISO 50001 standard) is the Hungarian CIB Bank which renewed at the end of 2018 the certification of its properties (81) and services also thanks to the installation of data loggers in some branches, improving the management of data centers and replacing old systems with energy efficient systems.

Partecipation in working groups

Intesa Sanpaolo actively participates in several working groups and associations active on environmental issues.

Constant monitoring of energy markets, setting best practices for energy efficiency and environmental impact testing have become, over time, an essential tool to ensure the continuity and sustainability of services Bank. 
Promoted by the Italian Banking Association, with a view to collaboration between banks, including Intesa Sanpaolo, companies and institutions, in 2002 it was formed in the form of the ABI Lab Consortium, now established as the Research and Innovation Centre for the Bank. ABI Lab promotes and coordinates various research activities, which take place in a context of meeting and discussion in different Working Groups, which involve the participation of Intesa Sanpaolo, between banks and technology partners.


Intesa Sanpaolo is also a member of FIRE, the Italian federation representing all the Energy Managers and companies that apply energy efficiency measures.

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