Enviromental performance indicators

GRI-G3.1 ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (CORE E ADDITIONAL) AND SECTOR SUPPLEMENT INDICATORS (EU)
Materials
EN1 (Core) Materials used by weight or volume.
With regard to PCBs, in accordance with the Italian Legislative Decree No. 209/99 and Law No. 62/05, Acea had already disposed of transformers with PCB levels exceeding 500 ppm, prior to 31/12/2009.In 2014 there were 234 transformers with PCB levels greater than 50ppm but less than the 500-ppm threshold, including 94 transformers for Public Lighting. Environmental accounts pages 190-192
EN2 (Core) Percentage of materials used that are recycle input materials.
The core indicator pertains to Acea’s business sectors only in part, since the company deals mainly with sales of energy, distribution of water and waste management. The Group has launched a policy of “green purchases”: this refers in particular to all calls for tenders for the assignment of works, but also for calls for the purchase of goods and services. In such cases, participation in the call requires possession of certification UNI EN ISO 9001, and for certain categories of goods, also requires certification UNI EN ISO 14001. In 2015, the Group will begin a course of internal training on Green procurement, for personnel operating in purchasing, focusing on criteria to apply for the identification of green products.
Socio-economic relationships with the stakeholders pages 84 et seq.
Energy
EN3 (Core) Direct energy consumption by primary energy source.
Environmental issues pages 146 et seq.
EN4 (Core) Indirect energy consumption by primary source.
Environmental issues pages 146 et seq.

EN5
(Additional)
Energy saved due to conservation and efficiency improvements.
Environmental issues pages 135-137
EN6
(Additional)
Initiatives to provide energy-efficient or renewable energy-based products and services, and reductions in energy requirements as a result of these initiatives
Environmental issues pages 137 et seq.
EN7
(Additional)
Initiatives to reduce indirect energy consumption and reductions achieved.
Environmental issues page 138
Water
EN8 (Core) Total water withdrawal by source
Environmental issues pages 147 et seq..
EN9
(Additional)
Water sources significantly affected by withdrawal of water.
Environmental issues page 141
EN10
(Additional)
Percentage and total volume of water recycled and reused.
Environmental issues pages 147 et seq.
Biodiversity
EN11 (Core) Location and size of land owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas.
Environmental issues pages 125, 142
EN12 (Core) Description of significant impacts of activities, products, and services on biodiversity in protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas.
Environmental issues page 125
EU13 Biodiversity of offset habitats compared to the biodiversity of the affected areas.
Environmental issues page 125
EN13
(Additional)
Area of habitats protected or restored.
Environmental issues page 125
EN14
(Additional)
Strategies, current actions, and future plans for managing impacts on biodiversity.
Environmental issues
EN15
(Additional)
Number of IUCN Red List species and national conservation list species with habitats in areas affected by operations, by level of extinction risk (*).
At present this aspect is not monitored, since in the areas affected by the Group’s operations there are no species included in the IUCN Red List.
However, the Group operates in compliance with strict criteria of respect and safeguard for natural habitat, flora and fauna in the areas of its operations.
Emissions, effluents, and waste
EN16 (Core) Total direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight (according to the WRI – Greenhouse gas Protocol).
Environmental issues pages 150 et seq.; Environmental accounts pages 193, 195
EN17 (Core) Other relevant indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight.
There are no relevant emissions to report.
EN18
(Additional)
Initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reductions achieved.
Environmental issues pages 136, 137 et seq.
EN19 (Core) Emissions of ozone-depleting substances by weight.
Environmental issues page 151
EN20 (Core) NO, SO, and other significant air emissions by type and weight.
Environmental issues page 151; Environmental accounts pages 193, 195
EN21 (Core) Total water discharge by quality and destination.
The water used by Acea structures for “domestic/sanitary” purposes undergoes the same standards of wastewater treatment as applied for civil waste water. The environmental impact on the receptor bodies of water from the treated water is very limited.
EN22 (Core) Total weight of waste by type and disposal method.
Environmental issues page 152; more details can be found in the Environmental accounts
EN23 (Core) Total number and volume of significant spills.
In 2014, there were no significant spills of pollutants such as mineral oil, fuels or chemical products.
EN24
(Additional)
Weight of transported, imported, exported, or treated waste deemed hazardous under the terms of the Basel Convention Annex I, II, III, and VIII, and percentage of transported waste shipped internationally.
In 2014, the Group shipped 2,463 tonnes of hazardous wastes (CER 190111) to Germany, for recovery, consisting of 8% of the heavy ash produced by the San Vittore del Lazio plant.
Environmental issues pag 152
EN25
(Additional)
Identity, size, protected status, and biodiversity value of water bodies and related habitats significantly affected by the reporting organization’s discharges of water and runoff.
There is no discharge of water that significantly affects habitats or biodiversity.

Products and services
EN26 (Core) Initiatives to mitigate environmental impacts of products and services, and extent of impact mitigation.
Initiatives focus on reduction of atmospheric emissions due to thermoelectric generation and waste-to-energy, and the production of electrical energy from renewable sources. The environmental impacts are generally attributable to the services offered, such as: generation and distribution of electricity; cogeneration; management of integrated water services; waste management, including waste-to-energy; environmental behaviours of contractors and sub-contractors. The Group is committed to the impact mitigation in all situations.Environmental issues pages 128, 149-151
EN27 (Core) Percentage of products sold and their packaging materials that are reclaimed by category.
Not applicable.
Compliance
EN28 (Core) Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for noncompliance with environmental laws and regulations.
Environmental issues page 126
Transport
EN29
(Additional)
Significant environmental impacts of transporting products and other goods and materials used.
Environmental issues pages 146 et seq.
General
EN30
(Additional)
Total environmental protection expenditures and investments by type.
Environmental issues page 127

(*) The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) list mentioned under indicator EN15 concerns endangered species (www.iucn.org).