Sustainable Development Goals

The 2030 Agenda for sustainable development ratified at the UN summit in September 2015 by 193 countries includes 17 goals regarding sustainable development (Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs), divided into 169 targets. The SDGs are regarded as the continuation of the millennium development goals, already defined in 2000 by the United Nations.

An in-depth study was carried out in 2018 to understand the exact goals which Hera contributes most to through its own activities. This detailed study required the analysis of all 169 targets. The Group activities, projects or policies that currently contribute to their achievement were identified. Contribution was classified as high, medium or low. Goals were considered to be relevant only if one target which Hera contributes to had a medium or high level. The analysis confirmed the 10 goals already mapped in 2017, and target 17 was added.

The SDGs which Hera contributes to are included in the CSV impact and driver areas; only goal 17 was regarded as cutting across the three shared value drivers.

This analysis was used to examine in greater detail the 52 goals for the future (What we will do…) defined by the Hera Group for forthcoming years, reported extensively in the Appendix. Each “What we will do…” corresponds either to one of the three CSV.

What we will do… 2030 UN Agenda targets  
2030 UN Agenda target Shared value Smart use of energy Efficient use of resources Innovation and contribution to development Governance and creation of value Quality, cost and safety of customer services People Suppliers Total
2     2     2   6
2             4
2   6   1       9
2 8   1         11
2 1  4 4 2   2 4 19
2 3   3   2     10
2 1 3 3 1       10
2   6 3       2 13
2 8       1     11
2   3  1         6
2   2 3 1   1   9



Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
Hera is committed to promoting gender equality, in order to enhance the highly skilled female talents and to solve problems related to inequality and violence against women.

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.

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.