6,502
people hired
thanks to the induced employment
generated by Hera in 2017
78
million euro
Investments in innovation and
digitalization. 13 projects in smart city,
circular economy and 4.0 utilities
75%
of reused soil
in projects implemented in 2016
and 2017

All data provided in this section, unless otherwise indicated, refers to the companies Hera Spa, AcegasApsAmga, Fea, Herambiente, Herambiente Servizi Industriali, Hera Comm, Hera Luce, Inrete Distribuzione Energia, Heratech and Uniflotte; intercompany purchases are excluded.

The effects on employment that the Hera Group has created in the local area are linked to the economic effects on the local communities in which it operates.

Over 60% of the companies enrolled in the supplier register are based in the area we serve (provinces of Bologna, Ferrara, Forlì-Cesena, Modena, Padua, Pesaro-Urbino, Ravenna, Rimini and Trieste).

Marche Multiservizi had a total of 992 suppliers, of which over 56% based in the local area.

Suppliers (by geographic area)
N 2015 2016 2017 % of 2017 total
Bologna area
582 523 461 9.7%
Ferrara area 169 160 143 3.0%
Forlì-Cesena area 303 267 237 5.0%
Imola-Faenza area 216 199 172 3.6%
Modena area 329 290 241 5.1%
Ravenna area 265 229 208 4.4%
Rimini area 220 202 170 3.6%
Triveneto 905 1,235 1,187 24.9%
Marche 101 2.1%
Total local  area 2,989 3,105 2,920 61.3%
Other italian regions 1,777 1,935 1,761 37.0%
Other European Union nations 88 74 56 1.2%
Other 27 25 28 0.6%
Total 4,881 5,139 4,765 100%

Excluding Marche Multiservizi.Value of supplies: breakdown by geographic area (in millions of Euro)

In terms of economic value, Hera issued purchase orders for around Euro 592 million (66% of the total and up by about 6% over 2016), to businesses based in the area Hera serves, a percentage essentially in line with previous years.

Purchases outside the European Union were made from suppliers based in Canada, Switzerland, Israel, the Republic of San Marino, and the United States.Value of supplies: breakdown by geographic area (2017)