The Group reports environmental expenditure limited to the companies that maintain an environmental reporting system (around 90% of the total). At the European level, such expense are defined as “the cost of measures adopted by a company, directly or via third parties, for the purpose of preventing, reducing or repairing damages to the environment deriving from its operations”91.
Le spese ambientali che Acea ha sostenuto nel 2014, ripartite in investimenti e spese correnti, sono pari a circa 43 milioni di euro (vedi tabella n. 67).
TABLE 67 - ENVIRONMENTAL EXPENDITURES OF THE MAIN OPERATING COMPANIES (2012-2014)
|GROUP COMPANIES||INVESTMENTS (millions of Euro)||CURRENT EXPENDITURE (millions of Euro)|
|A.R.I.A. Group (*) and SAO||0.0||0.0||4.7||7.91||8.67||9.83|
|Water services (***)||30.67||26.90||23.97||1.30||1.33||1.27|
(*) Expenditures concern two waste-to-energy thermal plants.
(**) Expenditures refer to Kyklos and Solemme plants.
(***) LaboratoRI, Acea Ato 2, Acea Ato 5.
European Commission Recommendation 2001/453/CE also lists waste-management costs as environmental expenditures. The Acea Ato 2 and Acea Ato 5 companies produce large amounts of sewage-treatment sludge and other industrial residues, for which in 2014 they spent around 26.8 million euros for disposal, included in the reporting at Table.
The environmental expenditures of the water companies Publiacqua, Acque, Acquedotto del Fiora, and Umbra Acque are described in the section Water Companies’ Data Sheets.
91 See European Commission Recommendation 2001/453/CE.