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Global agenda: goals of interest to Hera

In 2017, we continued the process we started in 2016 to analyse the “Global Agenda” and the needs for change that are outlined in it, which represent the “calls to action” for a company like Hera. Understanding and sharing this scenario is essential to further improve - today and in years to come - the way we report the sustainability results achieved. At the same time, it is also an opportunity to steer strategy and operational processes in order to address change and meet the needs and expectations of both the market and society, thus enhancing competitiveness.

The process started by analysing European, national and local policies and ended by identifying Hera’s Drivers of Change and Impact Areas, while keeping in mind its spheres of competence.

Forty-five global, European, national and local policies were analysed to define the priorities for change towards sustainability. Some examples:

Global policies

COP 21: The Paris agreement is a global agreement on climate change reduction, its text was approved by the representatives of the 196 participants participating in the 21st COP

UN 2030 AGENDA: The 2030 Agenda is an action program for the people, the planet and the prosperity signed in September 2015 by the governments of the 193 member countries of the UN. Includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and169 'targets' or targets.

European policies

2030 CLIMATE & ENERGY FRAMEWORK: The Framework updates to 2030 the climate and energy objectives indicated by the Climate & Energy Package of 2009

EU ACTION PLAN ON CIRCULAR ECONOMY: The Plan provides a series of indications to improve the management of the product life cycle and to promote recycling and reuse, causing economic and environmental benefits

National policies

NATIONAL ENERGY STRATEGY: The Strategy aims to provide the country with safe and sustainable energy sources, by defining priorities for action and adopting innovative technologies

DIGITAL AGENDA: The aim of the Digital Agenda is to make the most of the potential of information and communication technologies to foster innovation, economic growth and competitiveness

NATIONAL PLAN "INDUSTRY 4.0": The Plan aims to encourage the incorporation in the Italian industrial context of the technological and business innovations that characterize the Fourth Industrial Revolution

NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPOMENT: The Strategy has been developed to contribute to the objectives agreed by the United Nations with the adoption of the Agenda 2030

Local policies


The commitments and quantitative targets of these policies which are of key significance to Hera’s activity were analysed. Nine Impact Areas were defined by identifying the cross-cutting thematic areas that group together several commitments and targets. Lastly, three Drivers of change were identified by grouping the various Impact Areas into strategic development lines for Hera. 


The three Drivers of Change and Impact Areas were linked to the ten 2030 UN Agenda goals for sustainable development that Hera identified as priorities in relation to the businesses managed and which include the 59 “What we will do...” (objectives for the future) detailed in this Report. Read Hera targets with respect to the UN 2030 Agenda.

Within the sustainability report, Hera has represented the national and international scenario in relation to each impact area, to which the Group has responded by means of its objectives and results.

At the link below you can consult the scenario, highlights and objectives / results of the Group


Page updated 17 July 2018

2018 Economic results - Comments of the President
Risultati economici 2018 - Il commento del Presidente
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Lo sviluppo sostenibile nel Gruppo Hera