Group Certification

Our management of environmental aspects is not solely rooted in compliance; it is also dictated by our willingness to streamline and optimise our approach to business. With this in mind, we have implemented certified management systems, where possible integrated with health and safety systems, and are committed to extending their application to optimise our processes and reduce the impact of the activities we carry out on a daily basis.

With the One Company project launched in 2017, we centralised the operational activities within ERG Power Generation, with the consequent concentration of risks related to the management of assets in the company itself. It became necessary, therefore, to rationalise the corporate management system, adjusting and harmonising the health, safety and environmental management procedures into an integrated environmental and safety system covering the different operational areas (Hydro, Wind&Solar and Thermo).

The project implemented between 2018 and 2019 enabled to achieve important results, among others:

• the environmental certification of operating activities regarding the photovoltaic plants acquired in 2018;

• transition to the 2015 version of ISO 14001 standard for all certified units (Thermo, Wind&Solar, Hydro);

• the publication of a manual on the integrated functioning of management systems, together with a new framework of Group guidelines and procedures.


Thanks to the above, from the end of 2019 all of our plants located in Italy were certified according to ISO 14001:2015 standard, accounting for over 70% of our installed capacity and around 59% of plant operatives.

Governance of these aspects is the responsibility of plant managers, in line with the policies defined by the Group Code of Ethics, the Sustainability Policy and the HSE policy adopted by the company.

The management objectives of the various environmental and performance improvement matrices are defined in line with the Group's management and compliance objectives. We believe that as part of this process of environmental efficiency it is essential to engage with all of our stakeholders, particularly local communities, expressing our environmental performance in a transparent and direct way. For this reason our hydroelectric plants and thermoelectric plant (CCGT) are also EMAS registered.

.With a view to further ensuring environmental efficiency, by 2021 we are aiming to extend the ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 certifications to the legal entities recently established in France, Germany and the UK, thus applying a universal system for the management of wind farms.
At the end of 2019 all Italian plants were certified according to the OHSAS 18001 regulation, covering over 90% of the Group's workforce at 31 December.

In 2018 ISO 45001 was published, in response to which we planned a pathway to transition our safety management systems to align with the requirements of the new regulation: ERG S.p.A., was the first Group company to receive this new certification at the end of 2019.

In 2020 we intend to extend the certification to ERG Power Generation and our wind&solar, power and hydro activities.

ERG S.p.A. - Certification

ISO 45001:2018
for the following activities:
CENTRALIZED FINANCE, PLANNING AND CONTROL, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, M&A, HR STRATEGIES AND ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, INSTITUTIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS, GENERAL SECRETARIAT, COMMUNICATION. BOOKKEEPING AND ACCOUNTING, TAXATION, PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION, REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT, PURCHASING, ICT, GENERAL SERVICES, COORDINATION ACTIVITIES IN THE HSE AREA
First Issue: 22.05.2018
Renewal decision date: 21.11.2018
Organization with Management System certified since: 23.11.2015
Expiry Date: 22.11.2021
Revision date: 13.01.2020
 

Certificazioni ERG Power Generation S.p.A.

ISO 45001:2018
for the following activities:
  • WIND AND SOLAR POWER PRODUCTION. OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF WIND AND SOLAR PLANTS.
  • COORDINATION OF DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE ACTIVITIES RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY INSTALLATIONS.
  • POWER PRODUCTION BY HYDROELECTRIC POWER PLANTS.
  • DESIGN, OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF THE FOLLOWING PLANTS:POWER AND STEAM PRODUCTION PLANT, BY MEANS OF COMBINED CYCLE GAS/STEAM AND THERMAL BOILER, ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION.
  • PRODUCTION OF DEMINERALIZED WATER.
First issue: 28.06.2018
Renewal decision date: 01.10.2019
Organization with Management System certified since: 03/04/2014
Expiry Date: 11.03.2021
Revision date: 22.07.2020
ISO 14001:2015
for the following fields of activities:
  • WIND AND SOLAR POWER PRODUCTION. OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF WIND AND SOLAR PLANTS.
  • COORDINATION OF DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE ACTIVITIES RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY INSTALLATIONS. POWER PRODUCTION BY HYDROELECTRIC POWER PLANTS.
  • DESIGN, OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF THE FOLLOWING PLANTS:POWER AND STEAM PRODUCTION PLANT, BY MEANS OF COMBINED CYCLE GAS/STEAM AND THERMAL BOILER, ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION.
  • PRODUCTION OF DEMINERALIZED WATER.
First Issue: 28.06.2018
Renewal decision date: 01.10.2019
Organization with Management System certified since:: 27/07/2017
Expiry Date: 01.10.2022
Revision date: 22.07.2020
ISO 9001:2015
for the following fields of activities:
  • WIND AND SOLAR POWER PRODUCTION. OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF WIND AND SOLAR PLANTS.
  • COORDINATION OF DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE ACTIVITIES RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY INSTALLATIONS.
First issue: 29.06.2018
Renewal decision date: 01.10.2019
Organization with Management System certified since: 28/07/2017
Expiry Date: 01.10.2022
Revision date: 22.07.2020