Environmental Commitment

The FS Italiane Group has always been committed to improving its environmental performance. The aim is to meet the need to move people and goods by putting forward a transport system which is focused on the railway and integrated by the other players in the collective mobility and sustainability sectors.

The group's environmental management model inspires and coordinates the environmental path taken, giving short and long-term direction and principles, encouraging the implementation of sustainable strategies and ones that protect the environment.

Because of a constant process of action, monitoring and assessment, the companies translate the group's environmental strategy into autonomous approaches to improving their performance, maximising the environmental advantages linked to their activities and especially insisting on the rational use of resources, on the reduction of emissions of CO2 and other polluting substances and on the reduction of the ecological footprint. The group's aims and initiatives on environmental issues follow. 

Objectives for 2018

Graphics: list of environmental commitments 2018

Results 2017

Commitments undertaken

What we accomplished

Renewal of the vehicle fleet with a view to rationalizing and making energy consumption more efficient.

New trains designed to achieve efficient energy performance: Pop and Rock trains have been approved for access to the White Certificate incentive mechanism, promoted by the GSE, and have benefited from the issuance of FS's first Green Bond, a financial instrument dedicated to environmentally relevant projects.

Purchase of certified green energy

In 2017, a tender was awarded for the supply of electricity to 10 FS Group companies and a volume of consumption of around 30 GWh/year with 100% energy coverage from certified renewable sources produced in Italy.

Transition to ISO 14001: 2015

The Guidelines have been updated with the new norm by the Parent Company and the sharing process has been launched with the main FS Group companies.

Evaluation of environmental externalities on the basis of a shared value approach (Corporate shared value).

A pilot project was developed on the Freccialink service (Milan-Matera section) with the aim of measuring the direct impact generated by the service, the indirect impact along the supply chain, and the impact on the territory.

Develop tools to ensure an effective assessment of the supply chain

Membership to Railsponsible*, an initiative that brings together the main companies in the railway sector with the aim of promoting sustainable purchases through best practices and virtuous processes.

* RFI joined in 2017. In 2018 adhesion by the entire Group will begin.

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