In 2018, actions continued to reduce the environmental impact of Group employee commutes. These included the continuation of the shuttle bus service in Bologna that connects Stazione Centrale (Central Station) with the offices in Viale Berti Pichat, Via del Frullo/Via Cristina Campo and the Imola Station to the offices in Via Molino Rosso e Via Casalegno.
Furthermore, to encourage sustainable transport, Hera has joined the Bella Mossa initiative, organized by the Municipality of Bologna, which aims to promote sustainable ways for workers to go to their workplaces, by rewarding those who travel on foot, by bike, by bus, by train or by car sharing and car pooling.
In 2018, over 200 staff members took advantage of special discounts on annual public transport passes: 50% for the services provided by T-per (urban public transport company in the Bologna and Ferrara area) and 45% for those run by Trenitalia.
During the year, the Group participated in the PUMS (Urban Sustainable Transport Plan) programmes of some cities in Emilia Romagna. These plans contribute significantly to achieving the climate and energy objectives set by the EU Member States, aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030.
Lastly, the new Bologna office in Viale Berti Pichat has been equipped with about 100 new covered bicycle stalls, thus continuing our commitment to facilitate the adoption of sustainable means of transport.