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

During 2017, we developed and implemented several projects to digitalize processes and activities within the Group, including: Smartworking Project, Smart Hera and Her@futura. Further details on these projects are provided in the “Case Study” section of this chapter in the paragraph on internal digitalization.

In 2017, we also launched a digital innovation community that involved 36 people within the Hera Group. Lastly, the work teams on digital innovation met 4 times in 2017 and discussed the progress of 7 projects mainly concerning the management and analysis of data in the field of waste management services, the digitalization of our networks, and the implementation of business intelligence platforms and tools.