Methodology

The information contained in the 2017 Sustainability Report is compared with those of the two previous years. Any differences to previous Sustainability Reports are due to the improvement of the recording methods used.

Since 2011, we have used SuPM software (Sustainability Performance Management) to collect data, which now includes 17 companies operating in the Group, identified on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Materiality, i.e. the relevance of mutual impact (social, economic and environmental) between the main companies and stakeholders;
  • Control, i.e. the Group's ability to influence its activities.

The 2017 Sustainability Report has been prepared in accordance with the “GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards” guidelines issued by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) in 2016, using the comprehensive reporting option. In order to guarantee the implementation of the most recent changes to sustainability reporting, the Group has decided to perform an earlier adoption of the above-mentioned standards (the application of which is provided in the financial statements published after 1 July 2018).The data and information published in this report were provided by the department heads or were taken from other official sources.

Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane S.p.A.’s Board of Directors examined the 2017 Report during its meeting on 30 May 2018.

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