Pillars of Sustainability
INTERNAL SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE
Composed of the managers of the main company functions, this committee defines strategic guidelines, commitments and projects for sustainable development and social responsibility. It reports directly to the Chairman and CEO and, through them, to the Board of Directors.
Ansaldo STS defines the content of the Sustainability Report by asking its stakeholders for their opinion on the different aspects to be considered in the report. This enables the company to more genuinely report on sustainability issues that affect its stakeholders’ judgements and decisions.
Ansaldo STS is committed to understanding the needs and expectations of its people and involving them in projects to develop skills and expertise. It is focused on constantly monitoring its customers’ satisfaction and it promotes the company’s technological progress by participating in training and research projects in collaboration with universities and institutions, particularly with respect to the safety and energy efficiency of rail transportation systems.
INTEGRATED ENVIRONMENT, SAFETY AND QUALITY SYSTEM
Ansaldo STS has an integrated management system (“IMS”) for the environment, safety and quality, which integrates all group processes in one single structure, enabling the organisation to operate with shared objectives. It has also certified its individual sites in accordance with UNI EN ISO 14001 and OSHAS 18001 standards.
INNOVATION, SAFETY AND RESPECT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT IN PRODUCTS AND SOLUTIONS
Ansaldo STS has invested approximately Euro 32 million in each of the past two years in research and development to supply its customers and end users with cutting edge products and solutions, very best railway and urban rail transportation system design and construction methods and procedures to increase safety and reduce their direct and indirect environmental impact.
FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
Ansaldo STS reports on direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions (Scope I, II and III) in accordance with the GHG protocol1, undertaking to decrease these emissions, in part through people mobility policies, plans to cut energy consumption and improve efficiency, use energy from renewable sources and manage waste effectively.
WORKERS’ HEALTH AND SAFETY
Promoting the health and safety of its workers is a strategic commitment for Ansaldo STS. The company also tracks “near misses” – which are accidents without consequences resulting from undesired or unexpected situations, which could potentially harm people or things – to identify the appropriate solutions before a real accident happens.
SUPPLY CHAIN SUSTAINABILITY
Ansaldo STS is committed to defining, sharing and implementing a sustainability roadmap for its supply chain to promote a sustainable business culture with its suppliers. This will progressively improve the economic, environmental and social impact (labour and safety practices, respect for human rights and the development of local communities) along the supply chain.
SUSTAINABILITY COMMUNICATIONS AND DISCUSSION
This is the fifth year that Ansaldo STS has prepared the Sustainability Report in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative guidelines and with certification by an independent auditor. Ansaldo STS has signed the Global Compact and is a founding sponsor of the Global Compact Network Italian Foundation. It also participates in the Carbon Disclosure Project and is on UNIFE’s Sustainable Transport Committee.
A section of its website is dedicated to sustainability, where it publishes a navigable integrated review of its report, supplementing information on operating, social and environmental management.
1. The Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG) is the most widely used international accounting tool for government and business leaders to understand, quantify, and manage greenhouse gas emissions.