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 energyUnit201820172016
Natural gas


GJ

402,420


14,139

515,584


18,115

544,121


19,151

* Natural gas consumption is converted into GJ using the conversion factors sourced from “National standard parameters published by the Ministry for the Environment and Land and Sea Protection” published for the respective years (2018, 2017, 2016).  2016-2017 data contain estimates as the final consumption figures are not available

Electricity consumptionUnit201820172016
ITALY ¹
Total electricity purchased from national gridMWh


GJ

13,445


48,401

15,655


56,358

17,405


62,658

FRANCE 2
Total electricity purchased from national gridMWh


GJ

2,619


9,428

2,794


10,058

2,917


10,500

1 2016 and 2017 data contain estimates as the final consumption figures are not available

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

Italy2016
Raw materialDetailBooksPress-Di
WoodPallets ¹7762,352
CardboardCardboard boxes and packaging materials1,136 –
PolyethyleneFilm75332
PolyethylenePackage filling 313 –
PolyethylenePallet covers 33nd
PolypropyleneTape5nd
PolypropyleneStrapping 310nd
Expanded polystyrene foamFilling of packages with polystyrene16
1 Following the improved estimate of the pallet used for the distribution of magazines, the 2017 and 2016 data have been restated.
2 The figure on film in 2018 was estimated on the basis of consumption in 2017.
3 The figures for 2017 and 2016 relating to package filling materials, pallet covers and strapping only refer to Trade Books; the figures for Mondolibri are not available.
France
Raw materialDetail201820172016
WoodPallets9831,0581,159
CardboardBoxes and packaging materials 12020 20
PolyethyleneFilm183201207
PolyethylenePackage filling
PolyethylenePallet covers
PolypropyleneTape
PolypropyleneStrapping364440
Expanded polystyrene foamFilling of packages with polystyrene

1 The consumption figure for cardboard boxes for the three-year period is an estimate

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

Raw materialDetail201820172016
PaperPaper for printouts729095
Print cartridgesPrint cartridges for printouts233

Waste

ITALY
The figures reported in the table only relate to the Segrate site.

Italy
TypeUnit of measurement201820172016
Non-hazardous wastekg199,730211,135360,962
Hazardous wastekg7717932,341
Total363,303

 

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 measurement201820172016
Non-hazardous wastekg189,199218,594228,735
Hazardous wastekg11312897
Total228,832