|Replanting of the park surrounding the headquarters||The project shared with the Municipality of Segrate and Fondazione Porcinai saw the redevelopment of the green areas surrounding the headquarters with:|
Once the work was completed, the area’s tree heritage increased by over 60%, respecting the park’s design and existing species.
|Decommissioning of the underground gas station tanks.||The removal of the historic fuel station in the park of Palazzo Mondadori is a work of important environmental value that neutralizes the potential polluting effects due to the wear and tear of fuel containers. The intervention consisted in the elimination of the external structure and the four underground tanks, still containing a small amount of gasoline and diesel, as required by law. Once the work to remove the fuel tanks was completed, the soil removed was subjected to laboratory analysis that confirmed the absence of pollutants. It was therefore not necessary to proceed with any cleanup work and the excavation was filled with certified soil. Some “green” hypotheses are now being examined for a valorization of the area in the sign of sustainability|
|Project for the proper disposal of plastic at the headquarters||The first phase of monitoring of separate collection inside the offices has begun; initiatives for the disposal of plastic waste at source will follow.|
|Replacement of office printers with more efficient models and consequent reduction in toner consumption and related waste||Among the measures adopted to reduce the environmental impact of the Group’s offices and sales outlets, in recent years efforts have been made to raise awareness of the responsible use of toner and paper for printing in the office. Thanks to the replacement in 2018 of all the printers in the offices, including directly operated stores, with new all-in-one printers – printer, scanner and photocopier – which, together with print quality and the possibility of printing on any machine in the offices, guarantee a significant reduction in energy consumption and consumables (paper and toner), in the last three years the Group has managed to reduce printing paper consumption by about 32%. Toner consumption has also decreased over the three-year period.|
|Indirect energy GHG emissions reduction||The trend in electricity consumption in Italy has been steadily falling over the past three years: the approximately 18% reduction between 2017 and 2019 is due partly to the energy saving measures and actions implemented over the year:|
Initiatives planned or in the pipeline for 2020
Estimated reduction in electricity consumption: 5%.
|Calculation of emissions before and after the Group’s activities||Since 2015, an estimate of emissions related to the logistics of publications (primary transport) has been made, with the intention of expanding the scope of reporting on the supply chain with regard to the production of paper books and magazines|
|Creation of a company policy for waste separation and greater awareness by employees, establishment of a database for the collection of information on waste, and definition of a procedure for the management of waste generated by maintenance||Monitoring of waste management is currently in effect at the Segrate location; possible solutions to expand the scope are being examined|
All our activities can be divided into two main categories of environmental aspects associated with them:
- direct: for several years we have outsourced all printing operations; for this reason, the environmental aspects directly attributable to the company are limited to energy and water consumption, consumption of materials (mainly packaging) and related environmental impacts;
- indirect: the activities that can determine a high impact on the environment, i.e. the production of paper and the printing and logistics of publishing products.