A notable reduction in CO2 equivalent emissions deriving from electricity and heat consumption was recorded in 2014 as well. This reduction - of around 16.8% - was largely due to management saving and plant efficiency actions carried out during the year, and the favourable climate trend, with milder temperatures at the end of the year, for heat consumption. Part of the reduction in CO2 equivalent emissions - around 1.2% - can be traced back to the update of processing factors following the evolution of energy production systems which, in addition to greenhouse gases directly traced in CO2 equivalent (GWP), also take into account the most significant gases involved in an indirect manner: sulphur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOX). The overall net reduction in CO2 equivalent emissions for electricity and heat consumption is equal to approximately 15.6%.
In 2014 the CO2 equivalent emissions directly generated by the company (Scope1: gas and diesel oil for the independent heating system and petrol and diesel oil for the company fleet) fell significantly, by around 23.3%, due to the particularly favourable climate for heat consumption and, above all, the reduction in the use of the company fleet, with the consequent streamlining of the number of vehicles in favour of more sustainable means of transport and communication in terms of emissions.Indirect emissions (SCOPE 2: natural gas and diesel oil for building heating and electricity from renewable and traditional sources) fell by 12.3%, corresponding to approximately 6,500 tons of CO2 equivalent emissions. Considering only the use of electricity from traditional sources, and therefore without the contribution of Garanzia d’Origine (Guarantee of Origin) renewable energy certificates as stipulated contractually, the emissions attributable to the Intesa Sanpaolo Group would register a potential reduction of over 17,000 tons of CO2 equivalent.
For other indirect emissions (Scope 3: other indirect emissions and mobility, excluding the corporate fleet already reported under Scope 1), the scope of reported activities was expanded in 2014 to include indirect emissions stemming from the purchase of office machines and the production of waste, as well as indirect emissions from paper purchased, already included in 2013; as such, the 2013 and 2014 figures are not directly comparable. An analysis of Scope 3 compared with the same scope in 2013 shows a sharp reduction of approximately 32.4%, mainly due to the updating of the calculation method for CO2 equivalent emissions for the purchase of paper, in order to avoid duplicate counts, on the basis of the insertion of the same report on the production of waste, as well as better management of corporate mobility and the steady increase in the use of videoconference and personal video communication technologies.
Summary table of environmental emissions verified by a third party
|CO2 performance indicators (Scope 1 and 2)||2014||2013||2012|
|tCO2 per million euro of net operating income||5.414||6.877||6.349|
|tCO2 per m2||0.025||0.029||0.031|
|tCO2 per full time employee||0.997||1.169||1.164|
In defence of biodiversity, the agreement signed in 2010 by Intesa Sanpaolo and the Municipality of Piossasco, in Piedmont, in support of the activities carried out in the Parco di Monte S. Giorgio (approx. 400 hectares at an altitude of between 300 and 837 metres), was renewed for a further three years in 2014. The park includes a nursery garden that hosts local plants for both forest and non-forest use, destined for wooded areas and gardens. The project has two goals: the reforestation of the land in areas without vegetation and the promotion of the environmental culture through cultural, educational and scientific activities.