Rome, 17 June 2022
FS Italiane has published the new Green Bond Framework, following its last update in 2019.
The new Framework provides for new Eligible Green Projects, including now also investments for the completion of Rete Ferroviaria Italiana's high-speed rail network as well as the maintenance expenditure for Trenitalia and Mercitalia's rolling stock.
So far, FS has issued green bonds exclusively for the financing of passenger (for both the regional and high-speed sectors) and freight trains. By this last Framework update, FS achieves the important goal of extending the ESG finance to the main projects of the Group's railway business.
Sustainalytics has again issued a Second Party Opinion certifying the Framework alignment to the Green Bond Principles, defined by the International Capital Market Association, as well as to the EU Taxonomy (EU Regulation 2019/852).
Below are links to:
- the Green Bond Framework
- the Sustainalytics SPO