Hera’s commitment to sustainability has taken shape over the past years by joining leading international networks.
The Hera Group was the second Italian company to complete the process for inclusion in the CE100 programme of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the world’s leader in circular economy, which aims to promote issues related to the circular economy, exchange experiences, initiate projects in partnerships and cooperate in the field of research and development. In 2018, Hera took part in the following initiatives of the Foundation: “New Plastics Economy Global Commitment” to make the plastics sector more circular, “Water White Paper” on water resource circularity, the “Cities and Circular Economy for Food” on the circularity of the food supply chain in cities, and the launch of a “pitch” at the 2018 acceleration workshop in Lisbon on the circular economy in cities.
Hera is also among the promoters of the Circular Economy Network, a project promoted by the Sustainable Development Foundation and by a group of companies and associations involved in the transition to a new model of circular economy.
The Hera Group joined the Global Compact in 2004, and in July 2017 it was included in the Global Compact Network Italia Foundation, the Italian network set up in 2013 which has been joined by over 50 business and non-businesses.
Also within the Global Compact, Hera joined the CEO Water Mandate, the United Nations Global Compact initiative promoted to re-launch commitment by companies in the sustainable management of water resources.
Hera is also a member of Impronta Etica, an organisation that promotes corporate social responsibility and is part of the CSREurope network and CSR Manager Network Italia, the Italian network of sustainability professionals.