The Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane Group is striving to create an ecosystem of sustainable mobility and integrated logistics that can count on interconnected and resilient infrastructure.
By investing heavily, improving services and promoting transport solutions that have less environmental impact, we intend to move towards a new business vision focused on responsible development that respects natural balances and creates lasting value for the entire community. By pursuing its business, FS thus contributes to Italy’s economic recovery, generating growth and job opportunities.
Sustainability is thus at the heart of the company’s values. This is the compass that points towards the way to meet the challenges of the future. First and foremost are those regarding climate change and energy transition.
In line with the Green Deal, and a good 10 years ahead of the target set by Europe, the FS Group intends to become carbon neutral by zeroing out CO₂ emissions to reduce its climate impact.
In the 2022–2031 Industrial Plan, sustainability is a structural strategic factor and the guiding criterion for all actions.
The main objectives planned are: to encourage multimodal collective transport in order to be the first choice for travel at the expense of private vehicles; to enhance freight transport by rail; to integrate rail and road infrastructure and render them resilient; to increase the degree of energy autonomy.
FS Group aims to self-produce at least 40 per cent of its energy needs using renewable sources by installing photovoltaic and wind power systems in stations and railway areas.
The plan is accompanied by a redefinition of governance and a new organisational structure of the Group comprised of four Business Hubs.
The FS Group has identified certain priority areas for action and targets through which it also contributes to the fulfilment of the UN 2030 Agenda. Indeed, the company’s various activities can impact upon all 17 Goals of the United Nations.
Publication of the first Sustainability Report (GRI level C)
Signing of the European Solidarity Charter
Sustainability Report certification (level B+)
Creation of “green tickets” to promote awareness about responsible travel choices
1st ISO14064-1 carbon footprint certification for the measurement of greenhouse gas emissions produced by railway infrastructure construction
Signing of the UIC (the International Union of Railways) Declaration on Sustainable Mobility & Transport
Implementation of the sustainability performance management process (SAP SuPM) IT platform
Sustainability Report certification (GRI level A+)
ISO14001 certification for FS S.p.A. environmental management system, including governance processes for its subsidiaries
Creation of the service for passengers with reduced mobility for all railway companies in the network
Financial statements “Oscar” award
Sodalitas Social Award for best corporate social responsibility project “A heart in station” – Help Centres in Firenze Santa Maria Novella, Messina Centrale e Torino Porta Nuova
Organization of the “12th UIC Sustainability Conference” in Venice
Decisive openness towards intermodality and sustainable mobility: Frecce + Car sharing project in 10 Italian cities, price reduction for a folding bicycle to Cartafreccia members
1st Group stakeholder panel
Fondazione FS is established
Official Global Rail Carrier for Expo 2015
FederMobility Representative Medal for “Green Express” programme for combined rail and road transport
“Excellence in Maintenance” award for the railway network by the Italian Maintenance Society
FS Italiane Group wins the Best Employer of Choice contest for the first time
1st environmental MbO assigned to middle management of 11 Group companies
Creation of a Group Sustainability Committee
1st GRI G4 (comprehensive) Sustainability Report
1st induction of FS S.p.A.’s Board of Directors and Sustainability Committee
1st green bond issue
Main Italian subsidiaries complete the ISO14001 certification process
Inclusion of a corporate social responsibility (CSR) assessment in tenders for the assessment of suppliers’ sustainability
The Group joined the UN’s Global Compact network
1st stakeholder panel to define long-term objectives
1st GRI Sustainability Report
1st Non-Financial Disclosure
Pilot project for the measurement of external impacts (social, environmental and economic impacts)
Smartworking rolled out to balance group employees’ work/life balance
10 years of sustainability 2008-2018
Group’s long-term Goals approval
Publication of the Group’s sustainability governance model
Group’s Sustainability Policy
2nd green bond issue
Reached the A- level in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)
Preparation of the “Sustainable procurement management guidelines”
Saved over 100,000 tCO2 by purchasing green energy for the entire energy consumption of the road network
#RestartingTogether campaign about the Group’s efforts, initiatives and actions during the Covid-19 emergency
FS placed first in the ranking Most attractive Employers Italy 2020
FS Group achieves a Level B in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) climate change questionnaire
Guidelines for sustainable procurement management
Around 30,000 tonnes of CO₂ saved compared to the previous year on railway traction consumption
Continued implementation of measures to safeguard against the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic in the workplace
FS Group is the Most Attractive Employer Italy in the Passengers & Transportation category according to the Business Students of Universum research
FS Group achieves a Level A- in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) climate change questionnaire