Photo: Environmental commitment

The FS Italiane group believes that an organisation’s long-term success is built on a strategy that prioritises the protection of natural balances. The FS Italiane group’s greatest contribution to the creation of an environmentally sustainable development model is that it offers increasingly more efficient and sustainable transport services that maximise the benefits of collective mobility.

Protecting the environment

  • Rated “B” by the Carbon Disclosure Project on climate change
  • CO2 emission performance targets included again in the Group’s remuneration policy
  • Inaugurated a hydrogen fuelling station in Groningen and introduced new hydrogen buses with fuel cells into the vehicle flee 
  • Saved approximately 30,000 tCO2 compared to 2020 on railway traction consumption following a partial revival of traffic 
  • Consolidate the Group’s environmental rating 
  • Define medium-term targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions 
  • Continue to develop hydrogen technology for both road and rail transport 
  • Develop railway network electrification projects and continue introducing vehicles with a lower environmental impact 

Sustainable supply chain

  • Over €22.2 billion of the economic value of contracts awarded by the Group in 2021 (with environmental and social criteria included in over 90% of bids for tender)
  • Over €16.4 billion paid to suppliers in 2021
  • 611 suppliers assessed based on the environmental and social criteria provided by the EcoVadis monitoring platform
  • Called for tenders for a “service aimed at developing and assisting the application of tools to assess and check the sustainability profile of financial operators and suppliers of group companies” 
  • Published guidelines for sustainable procurement management with a view to standardising sustainability principles and drive their integration into purchasing procedures and management
  • Continue working to improve the supply chain’s sustainability performance while reducing environmental and social risks
  • Continue specific actions on structuring a stakeholder engagement process and define a content strategy to create a broad support network throughout the regions touched by infrastructure projects with the aid of the Sentiment Analysis platform developed by Italferr

Last update: Sustainability Report 2021

Contact details

Lorenzo Radice

In charge of Sustainability