Most human activities, such as industry, energy production or the use of soil, impact the environment and the areas concerned in many observable and measurable ways. These include the consumption of non-renewable natural resources and the release into the environment of polluting substances.
The environmental aspects associated with our activities can be divided into two main categories as follows:

  • direct: we have outsourced all printing operations for a number of years now. For this reason, the environmental aspects directly attributable to the company are limited to energy and water consumption and the consumption of materials (mainly from packaging) and the associated environmental impacts;
  • indirect: activities that may have a significant impact on the environment, i.e. paper production and printing, and the transportation of products.

The consumption of gas – Italy

Type of energyUnit of measurament2017*2016*2015*
Natural gas


GJ

515,584


18,115

544,121


19,151

512,530


17,946

* The figures contain estimates as the final consumption figures are not available

Electricity consumptionUnit of measurement201720162015
ITALY 1
Total electricity purchased from national gridMWh


GJ

15,655


56,358

17,405


62,658

17,480


62,928

FRANCE 2
Total electricity purchased from national gridMWh


GJ

2,794


10,058

2,917


10,500

2,962


10,665

1 The figures contain estimates as the final consumption figures are not available

2 Electricity consumption for 2017 relating to the Mondadori France warehouse has been estimated

Water consumption *

DetailUnit of measurement2017201652015
ITALY
Consumption of water from public waterworks90,43390,311100,422
Consumption of water from owned wells2,326,0001,999,0002,215,000
FRANCE
Consumption of water from public waterworks6,7467,2216,937

* Where it was not possible to establish the exact amount of water consumed, the following method was used:

  • for sites/offices, a cautious consumption value was used, equal to 100 l/person*day, based on the number of employees operating in the different offices (this consumption was included in the table under “Consumption of water from public waterworks”);
  • for shops, the figure available for points of sale with direct supply was used and the consumption of the entire network per square metre was estimated.

 

Consumption of other materials (in tonnes)

The tables show the consumption of the main materials used by Mondadori (according to a conservative approach, these materials are considered as direct consumption also in the case of outsourcing).
As regards Italy, the figures include the materials used in the shipment of books (from Verona and from Stradella), dailies and magazines (Press-di).

Italy2015
Raw materialDetailBooksPress-di
WoodPallets505902
CardboardBoxes and packaging materials813
PolyethyleneFilm103384
PolyethylenePackage filling 110 –
PolyethylenePallet covers ¹3na
PolypropyleneTape2na
PolypropyleneStrapping ¹3na
Expanded polystyrene foamFilling of packages with polystyrene

¹ The figures relating to package filling materials, pallet covers and strapping only refer to Trade Books; the figures for Mondolibri are not available

As regards France, the materials for the shipping of magazines to newsstands and subscription publications are included.

France
Raw materialDetail201720162015
WoodPallets1,0581,1591,223
CardboardBoxes and packaging materials2012023
PolyethyleneFilm201207215
PolyethylenePackage filling
PolyethylenePallet covers
PolypropyleneTape
PolypropyleneStrapping484440
Expanded polystyrene foamFilling of packages with polystyrene

1 The consumption figure for cardboard boxes in 2017 is an estimate

Print cartridge and paper consumption for printouts (tonnes) – Italy

Raw materialDetail201720162015
PaperPaper for printouts9095102
Print cartridgesPrint cartridges for printouts333

Waste

ITALY
The figures reported in the table only relate to the Segrate site. The significant increase in waste between 2015 and 2016 is due to the numerous works carried out at the building (replacement of fluorescent light bulbs with LEDs, renovation of company canteen, refurbishment of library).

Italy
TypeUnit of measurement201720162015
Non-hazardous wastekg211,135360,962247,622
Hazardous wastekg7932,341271
Total247,893

 

FRANCE
The figures reported in the table only relate to the Mondadori France offices. The data relating to the Bobigny warehouse are not available. All waste produced by Mondadori France was sent for recovery or recycled.

France
TypeUnit of measurement201720162015
Non-hazardous wastekg218,594228,735181,025
Hazardous wastekg1289749
Total181,074