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Topics of the Sustainability Report consistent with the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals

Topics of the Sustainability Report consistent with the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals
ObjectiveTargets of interest for the Hera GroupObjectives, results e measures of Hera Group
Ob. 4: Quality educationBy 2030, substantially increasing the number of young people and adults who have the necessary skills, including technical and professional skills, to access dignified employment and to have entrepreneurial ability.Continue the activities related to the regional protocol on school-work experience
By 2030, ensure that all students acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development by, among others, education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles (...)
Ob. 5: Gender equalityEnsure women's full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life.Bringing up to speed the employee welfare system and updating the contents of the offer on the basis of the experience acquired in 2016 (funds allocated and number of initiatives made available to employees)
Ob.6: Clean water and sanitation servicesImprove water quality by 2030, by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and increasing recycling and safe reuse globally.
  • PSBO at Rimini
  • Servola treatment plant: start-up of treatment plant in 2017
  • Upgrade of urban areas
  • Continue to upgrade and improve treatment plants.
  • Continue the authorization process on the upgrade of the Borgheria plant in Pesaro and continue the construction;
Substantially increase, by 2030, the water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity and substantially reduce the number of people suffering from water scarcity.Innovative projects to recover energy from treatment sludge and installation of micro-turbines
By 2030 implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation if appropriate.Innovative projects to recover energy from treatment sludge and installation of micro-turbines
Ob. 7: Sustainable and affordable energy7.2 By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.
  • Electricity consumed: 100% from renewable sources by 2017 for Emilia-Romagna and assessment of extension to other areas and reduction of greenhouse gas by XX%
  • "Biorefinery and biomethane" project
  • Increase the share of energy from renewable sources and similar sources serving the district heating to 76% (up 18% compared to 2015)
7.3 By 2030, double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency.
  • ISO 50001 energy improvement plan: achieving a 3% reduction in energy consumption in 2017 (compared to 2013) and planning further measures to reduce energy consumption by 5% by 2020 (compared to 2013)
  • Hera Luce: increase energy saving measures and replacement of lighting fixtures with LED lamps
Ob.8: Decent work and economic growthAchieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation, focusing on high-value-added and labour-intensive sectors.
Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, creation of dignified jobs, and entrepreneurship.
  • Workers facing hardship hired: 686
  • SA8000 Certification for AAA and new standard for Hera Spa
  • Continue to implement actions to optimise work time through the digitisation of internal processes and innovative tools (Hera smart project)
Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workersSet up accident prevention actions: 18.9 frequency index in 2017 (-13% compared to 2014)
Ob.9: Innovation and infrastructureBy 2030, upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes.
  • 83 waste treatment plants certified, of which 44 are recovery plants
  • % of customers with on-line billing: 13.8%
  • % customers using online services: 15.9%
Encourage scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities of industrial sectors in all countries, in particular developing countries, including, by 2030, encouraging innovation and increasing the number of research and development workers per 1 million people, and public and private research and development spending.HergoAmbiente project, Customer Experience project, smart thermostats, Eureka project, biorefinery and biomethane project, smart poles, innovative projects in the SII.
Ob. 11: Sustainable cities and human settlementsReduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management.
  • MSW disposed of in landfills: 8.6% (EU 2030 objective achieved)
  • RD: 55.4%
  • Packaging recycling rate: 64% (close to EU 2025 objective)
  • Recycling rate: 48% (close to EU 2020 objective)
  • "Tracking waste" report
  • WTE emissions at 15% of the legal limits
  • Emissions avoided by district heating (NOX and SOX): about 500 t
Ob. 12: Responsible consumption of resourcesAchieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources
  • 99.9% of tap water analyses are compliant with regulations
  • "In Good Waters" report, one-of-a-kind in Italy
  • Water network leaks: 31.3% vs average Italy 37.4%

Innovative projects to recover energy from treatment sludge and installation of micro-turbines

By 2020, achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil in order to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment.% of recovery of market industrial waste: 43%
Substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuseWaste decrease projects amounted to 11,000 t (food, pharmaceuticals, bulky waste)
Encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle.
  • Sustainability Report prepared together with Financial Statements since 2007, GRI-G4 Comprehensive, external audit 4 sustainability reports
  • Hera in 2nd place in Italy for web communication on sustainability
  • Traceability of disposal of industrial waste
Promote sustainable public procurement practices
  • Value of supplies not based on largest discount: 67%, average score of on social aspects 15/100 and the average score reserved for sustainability: 23.5 out of 100
  • Social clause to ensure employment and other CSR activities in procurement
  • Continue to show preference for the economically most advantageous bid:
    - 100% of the value of public tenders;
    - >70% of the value of total awards in the year;
    average score reserved for sustainability: 20 out of 100.
Ob. 13: Combating climate changeIntegrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning.
  • Intensity index of greenhouse gas emissions: 594 kg/MWh (+3% vs 2014 due to lower landfill biogas collection)
  • CO2 avoided since 2007: 1.3 million
  • Energy consumption: down 2.5% vs. 2003, thanks to 175 projects identified (-3% objective by 2017)
  • Further decrease in the use of landfills (6% in 2020) and increase of separate waste collection (66% in 2020)
  • "Biorefinery and biomethane" project
Ob. 14: To conserve and use the oceans, the seas and the marine resources for long term, sustainable developmentBy 2025, prevent and significantly reduce all kinds of marine pollution, especially due to land-based activities, including marine waste and water pollution caused by nutrients
  • PSBO at Rimini: Reduce the polluting impact by 90%, measured in terms of COD by 2020 (through 11 measures)
  • Upgrade of the treatment plant at Servola (Trieste) in 2017 and start of authorization process for the treatment plant at Borgheria (Pesaro-Urbino)
  • PSBO at Rimini
  • Effectiveness of treatment: pollutants vs regulations: 43.7%
  • Compliant urban areas: 98 out of 116: 18 expected to be compliant by 2019
By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to prevent significant adverse impacts, while also strengthening their resilience and acting for their recovery, in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans
By 2020, protect at least 10% of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law, and based on the best scientific information available

The table shows only the Sustainable Development Goals and the targets related to topics in this sustainability report.