Direct and indirect greenhouse (GHG) emissions

Ansaldo STS has decided to report its direct and indirect emissions in accordance with the provisions of the GHG protocol.

This process enables Ansaldo STS to identify any irregularities relating to the identifi cation, quantifi cation and elimination of GHG emissions and consequently plan improvement activities. By correctly and systematically quantifying and reporting on GHG emissions, Ansaldo STS can manage the environmental impact associated with such emissions as a result of its activities and establish appropriate objectives and environmental targets.

This process also makes it possible to monitor GHG emission reduction performance over time and to correctly disclose such performance outside the company (in accordance with the principle of transparency). The GHG Protocol requires GHG emission reporting to be based on the principles of relevance, completeness, consistency, transparency and accuracy.

The protocol provides for the breakdown of emissions into three separate scopes:

Scope 1 - Emissions from the direct combustion of fossil fuels acquired for heating, the production of electrical and thermal energy and to fuel transportation vehicles. The sources of Scope 1 emissions are generally owned and controlled directly by the organisation.

Scope 2 - Emissions from the production of electrical energy imported and consumed by the organisation for electrical devices, heating and lighting inside buildings. The importers are directly responsible for the emissions generated by the supplier to produce the electrical energy required.

Scope 3 - Emissions other than indirect GHG emissions arising from energy consumption, which are due to the activities of an organisation but derive from GHG sources that are owned or controlled by other organisations. They include emissions from work-related travel, goods used, employee transit, etc. The limits of this Scope are agreed by the organisation, and Scope 3 generally only requires the inclusion of emissions that the organisation can quantify and infl uence.

Unlike Scopes 1 and 2, which the company is required to quantify, Scope 3 is optional. Accordingly, organisations decide whether or not to include this scope in the analysis, and which emission sources to consider. Ansaldo STS has decided to report all three scopes. Direct and indirect GHG emissions have been measured in equivalent tonnes of CO2.

GHG Emissions (CO2/e tonnes)

GHG Emissions

In 2012, Ansaldo STS continued reporting on Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions. The application of the carbon management system has led to the use of increasingly detailed reporting systems, with a consequent increase in values.

This increase should not be considered negative, given that in 2012, Ansaldo STS sites received UNI EN ISO 9001 and 14001 certifi cation, and the certifi cation process was managed and coordinated by Ansaldo STS Italy resources. Warehouses were centralised and key foreign contracts were kicked off, entailing the transfer of resources and materials. In addition, a restructuring plan was commenced at the Piossasco site.

Travel Policy

Ansaldo STS’ initiatives to improve employee travel include optimising travel paths and promoting the use of public transportation and more sustainable means through its travel policy.

By surveying its personnel, Ansaldo STS has improved the reorganisation of special lines and ramped up and reallocated service at specifi c times. In addition, it has created an intranet link to public transportation companies where employees can access public transportation information and timetables.

The main expected benefi ts relate not only to the environmental impact, but also employee satisfaction and wellbeing, as travel costs and times should be reduced, along with a lower risk of accidents and less stress.

In order to reduce travel for work and the related environmental impact, the use of audio/video conference calls and videoconferencing has been increased. One of the effects of the travel policy can be measured by the dramatic reduction in short and long-haul air travel in 2011, and this reduction was substantially stabilised in 2012.

SHORT HAUL FLIGHTS (km)43,406,84820,099,38622,018,810
LONG HAUL FLIGHTS (km)68,321,32725,378,95744,099,355