The fight against climate change is a challenging and urgent objective.

Ansaldo STS sees climate change as an opportunity. As part of this approach, it analyzes the potential impact of its strategic climate change decisions in the short, medium and long-term, in order to find opportunities to develop the business, improve its efficiency and to identify the related risks.

The company is committed to progressively reducing GHG emissions in all of its processes. Its activities and initiatives to combat climate change are part of the environmental management system that Ansaldo STS has established at a global level, developing a carbon management strategy based on the following principles:

  • global approach: the development of mechanisms that encompass the commitment of all Ansaldo STS sites;
  • reasonable and feasible long-term objectives: the establishment of a clear and realistic vision of the steps to be taken;
  • support for the development of technologies: developing advanced technological solutions.

This strategy focuses mainly on three spheres of influence:

  • in-house activities and direct emissions from its sites (Scope I emissions);
  • electrical energy suppliers and their operating emissions due to Ansaldo STS’s activities (Scope II emissions);
  • Ansaldo STS’s supply chain and the emissions resulting from the production and delivery of goods and services (Scope III emissions).

Risks and opportunities

For Ansaldo STS, the risks associated with climate change are economic and regulatory in nature, with significant repercussions even on image and reputation.

Ansaldo STS is engaged in offering more sustainable design solutions. This is achieved with low-carbon technologies and being able to ensure actual fuel savings. In order to be able to establish an improvement strategy, the company reports on direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions in accordance with the GHG protocol15, undertaking to decrease these emissions, in part through people mobility policies, plans to cut energy consumption and improve efficiency, use of energy from renewable sources and to manage waste effectively.

In the last three years (2014-2016), direct and indirect production of greenhouse gas has gone from 19,371.7 tCO2e a 18,409.7 tCO2e, recording an overall reduction of 962.1 tCO2e (-5.0%).

GHG (tCO2e)20142015201616Var. %
Energy production (natural gas, diesel) 1.221,0 1.551,5 1.420,1 -8,5%
Transport (diesel, petrol and LPG for cars, lorries and forklifts) 1.616,8 597,9 577,8 -3,4%
TOTAL SCOPE I 2.837,8 2.149,4 1.997,9 -7,0%
Electrical energy consumption 7.995,7 8.113,7 7.847,7 -3,3%
TOTAL SCOPE II 7.765,4 7.454,9 7.847,7 +5,3%
Employee flights (short and long haul) 5.275,8 5.059,3 4.475,5 -11,5%
Company cars (short and long-term lease) 1.504,0 1.100,8 1.267,4 +15,1%
Freight transport (by roads, sea and air) 1.013,3 451,0 591,4 +31,1%
Materials consumption (paper, cardboard packaging and fuel) 532,4 467,2 384,4 -17,7%
Waste (incinerated, disposed and recycled) 212,7 863,1 1.845,4 +113,8%
TOTAL SCOPE III 8.538,2 7.941,4 8.564,1 +7,8%
TOTAL SCOPE I, II and III 19.371,7 18.204,5 18.409,7 +1,1%

16. The 2016 data, compared to the other years, additionally takes into account the Spanish sites of Madrid and Zaragoza, as well as the portion of Scope II emissions related to the consumption of electricity of the Italian sites not covered by the RECS – Renewable Energy Certificate System – certificates. The Scope II emissions related to 2014 and 2015 were recalculated taking this last aspect into account.