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 energyUnit201920182017
Natural gas


GJ

428,985


15,144

402,420


14,139

515,584


18,115

*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 (2019, 2018, 2017). 2017 figures contain estimates as the final consumption figures are unavailable.
Electricity consumptionUnit201920182017
ITALY ¹
Total electricity purchased from national gridMWh


GJ

12,860


46,295

13,445


48,401

15,655


56,358

2017 figures contain estimates as the final consumption figures are unavailable.

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).
Italy
Raw materialDetailBooksPress-Di
WoodPallets ¹9212,168
CardboardCardboard boxes and packaging materials1,121 –
PolyethyleneFilm73295
PolyethylenePackage filling 313 –
PolyethylenePallet covers 33nd
PolypropyleneTape6nd
PolypropyleneStrapping 39nd
Expanded polystyrene foamFilling of packages with polystyrene15
1The downward trend in 2018-2019 is explained by the availability of more detailed information on the average weight of wooden pallets for 2019.
2The figure on film in 2019 and 2018 was estimated on the basis of consumption in 2017.
3 The figures for 2017 relating to package filling materials, pallet covers and strapping only refer to Trade Books; the figures for Mondolibri are not available.

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

Raw materialDetail201920182017
PaperPaper for printouts617290
Print cartridgesPrint cartridges for printouts123

Waste

The figures reported in the table only relate to the Segrate site. The increase between 2019 and 2018 of approximately 2 tonnes in the production of hazardous waste, is due to the disposal of obsolete electrical and electronic office equipment.
Italy
TypeUnit of measurement201920182017
Non-hazardous wastekg 238,158199,730211,135
Hazardous wastekg 2,738771793
Total211,928