Environmental care

"ERG believes that the complete compatibility of its activities with the health and safety of workers, the territory, natural resources and the surrounding environment is an essential condition both for the acceptability of its plants and its operational activities, as well as the achievement of its growth objectives. ERG thus constantly works to ensure that the business operations of all Group companies are carried out with full respect for the health and safety of its employees and third parties, as well as the environment, intended in the broadest sense, carefully considering these factors as part of the long-term planning process and encouraging the adoption of environmentally-friendly and energy effi cient technologies.

(from ERG Group Code of Ethics)

One of our priorities and business responsibilities is the battle against climate change, which is mainly caused by the atmospheric emission of greenhouse gases, largely made up of carbon dioxide.

To reduce and offset greenhouse gases and respect European sustainability targets, for years we have pursued a long-term strategy based on the development of renewable sources, the promotion of energy efficiency, the use of the best techniques available for ensuring a constant reduction in emissions, and the use of fuels with low carbon content (natural gas) to reduce atmospheric pollution.

CO2 avoided: 2016-2018

CO2 avoided: 2016-2018

CO2 avoided: 201

CO2 avoided
Wind Power - Italy 1,094 2,117 1,169
Wind Power - France 252 491 293
Wind Power - Germany 216 369 290
Wind Power -  Polonia 82 248 214
Wind Power -  Bulgaria  54 157 135
Wind Power - Romania 70 201 151
Hydroelectric 527 1,144 631
Total 2,342 4,756
from 2017 ERG Sustainability Report

Decarbonising our electricity production

The transformation process of ERG's business, focused increasingly on the production of electricity from renewable sources, has made it possible to reduce the carbon intensity of its energy production year after year.

In this way, by the end of 2017 ERG had reduced the carbon intensity of its production by 89% since it entered the renewable energies sector. In the last three years it has reduced it by 32%.

RES (GWh)/Carbon index (gCO2/kWh)/CO2 avoided (kt) Production

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Data and indicators
(from ERG 2017 Sustainability Report - Consolidated Non-Financial Reporting drawn up pursuant to Italian Leg. Decree 254/2016)