Last update: Sustainability Report 2019

2019 saw FS Group record 2.6 million tonnes of CO2 emissions. Depending directly on energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions reflect the same trends, both at a general level and in terms of the individual components.

Direct and indirect emissions of CO

Direct and indirect emissions of CO₂ (location based) Unit of measure 2019 2018 2017 delta % 19/18
Electricity for railway traction tCO₂ 1,580,811 1,621,342 1,635,529 -2.5%
Electricity for other uses tCO₂ 220,346 220,977 217,921 - 0.3%
Electricity for road network lighting tCO₂ 121,238  118,178 - 2.6%
Electricity per LPT, heat tCO₂ 11,884 5,861 4,613 102.8%
TOTALE (Scope 2 location based) tCO₂ 1,934,278 1,966,358 1,858,063 -1,6%
Diesel tCO₂ 538,657 533,923 437,372 0,9%
Natural gas tCO₂ 81,720 94,363 95,351 -13,4%
Petrol, LPG, fuel oil tCO₂ 1,219 1,506 1,388 -19.0%
TOTAL (Scope 1) tCO₂ 621,596 629,792 534,111 -1,3%
TOTAL  (Scope 1 + Scope 2) tCO₂ 2,555,874 2,596,150 2,392,174 -1,6%

The transport sector is also responsible for the emission of pollutants that are harmful to air quality, with repercussions on the health of people, especially in urban settings, and the environment. Although these emissions in railway transport are considered marginal with respect to other environmental aspects, air emissions must be monitored in any case. Nitrogen oxide and sulphur oxide emissions and particulates are mostly the result of combustion. FS Italiane Group’s road transport companies are committing to renovating the fleet, preferring more modern motors which significantly cut back on emissions that are harmful for the environment and health (CO2, NOx, PM): in the near future, a total of approximately 300 new Euro 6, hybrid and electric vehicles will replace the old-generation vehicles, and the Busitalia group’s plan forecasts the inclusion of over 2,000 new vehicles by 2023.

Other atmospheric emissions

Other atmospheric emissions 2019
2018
2017
% delta 2019-18
NOx 7,760 7,926 6,845 -2%
SO2 482 447 464 8%
PM10 208 214 181 -3%
(Amounts in t)