Sustainable Development Goals

The new 2030 Agenda for sustainable development ratified at the UN summit in September 2015 by 193 countries includes 17 goals regarding sustainable development, regarded as the continuation of the millennium development goals, already defined in 2000 by the United Nations. The partial achievement of these goals has led to defining other more challenging and ambitious ones.

The 17 goals of the 2030 UN Agenda (which are further divided into 139 targets) include: eradicating hunger, poverty and inequality; combating climate change; ensuring education, training, health & safety, and gender equality. Innovation and sustainable consumption and production are also among the topics included.

The Hera Group, through its 59 targets set for the future (“we will …”) reported in this report and

organized according to the drivers of the “shared value”, and the organizational levers, contributes to the achievement of 10 objectives of the UN Agenda to 2030.

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
Hera is committed to recruiting local staff and to implementing training and professional development programs for its employees, also in the health and safety field. Furthermore, Hera selects its suppliers on high standards of social and environmental responsibility.

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.
Hera is committed to implementing innovative infrastructures and technologies and to promoting digitalization, focusing on the development of the 4 areas of intervention defined in the Group strategic Business Plan: Smart city, Utility 4.0, Circular economy and Customer experience.

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
Hera is committed to generating positive impacts for the local communities in which it operates, both by investing in the creation of stable, sustainable and innovative infrastructures, and by supporting the employment, training and professional development of the Group’s workers and suppliers.

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
Hera is committed to integrating the actions taken to combat climate change within its policies and strategies, with the aim of raising awareness of the local community towards greenhouse gas reduction issues by analyzing risks and opportunities related to it.

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
Hera is committed to preventing and reducing marine pollution deriving from production activities, as well as protecting and preserving coastal and marine areas to avoid particularly negative impacts, acting for their restoration.