Sustainable Future - Our commitments

Decarbonisation, innovation and internationalisation are the principles that guide our continuous growth in the renewable energy sector and that accelerate energy transition within our Group and the company.

Sustainable development and climate change represent the main challenges of our era. Energy and the way we produce it are at the centre of these challenges and the growth of renewable energy generation represents one of the main enabling factors in our efforts to confront it. Consequently, we have the responsibility of being on the front line of the energy transition, proposing sustainable, innovative and efficient solutions.

After the radical and rapid transformation of our business, we have grown over the years in pursuit of our mission as an independent power producer with a firm commitment to renewable energy, expanding our operations on a European scale Our commitment is not only to the Group's green development: we also aim to promote a sound culture of sustainability focused on the protection of the environment and biodiversity, the health and safety of our employees and human dignity.

We have evolved over the last decade, drastically adapting our business portfolio and anticipating long-term energy scenarios, preparing us to become one of the leading players of environmental, social and economic development and contributing to our sustainable and renewable future. 

Our commitment

Bolstered by this knowledge, we have adopted a business model aimed at sustainable development and decarbonisation, in line with the energy system transition process taking place at a global level.

We have launched a process to integrate business and sustainability, which has enabled us to identify our sustainability priorities and objectives for 2018-2022 business plan, defining concrete actions to help us achieve them and targets to monitor their status.

We have developed this strategic sustainability approach in line with the current global scenario, assessing the challenges in view of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

2018 - 2022 Business Plan: CSR drivers status as at end 2019

2018 - 2022 Business Plan: CSR drivers status as at end 2019
We contribute to a sustainable and renewable future. Our sustainability goals guide us on our path to develop sustainable values and concrete synergies with our stakeholders.

In July 2018 the Sustainability Committee defined and launched ERG's sustainability commitments. These are inspired by:
- the pillars of the Business Plan;
- the continuous improvement objectives defined by the certifications;
- the entry into the hydroelectric and solar sectors;
- the increasingly pertinent diversification in European countries.

The implementation status of our commitments is reported each year in line with the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) defined by the United Nations in 2015.

Thanks to this constant monitoring process, we are able to analyse and highlight the contribution that our activities make towards reaching broader sustainability objectives able to generate a tangible positive impact in the world in which we live, to the benefit of future generations.
At the beginning of July 2018, the Sustainability Committee met to approve the ERG Group's Sustainability Commitments for the 2018-2022 period.

The commitments undertaken, in the economic, environmental and social areas, were analysed on the basis of the UN SDG's and are consistent with the business plan that was presented in March 2018.

The new Commitments will see us focus on three main priority areas:
  • the development of renewable electricity production, which fully symbolises our commitment to combating climate change and which will contribute to SDG 7 (clean energy), SDG 12 (responsible consumption and production) and SDG 13 (climate action); 
     
  • the environment, work conditions and welfare which will impact on SDG 4 (quality education) and SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth);
     
  • the implementation, at Group level, of the new Anti-Corruption Policy and the new supplier selection procedures, which will impact on SDG 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions) and SDG 17 (partnerships for the goals).
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    Sustainability Goals as at 31.12.2019
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    Sustainability Goals as at 31.12.2019

Sustainable Development Goals

The 17 goals will guide the development of the planet for the next 15 years with the aim of "transforming the world", eradicating all forms of poverty, combating inequality, addressing the issue of climate change and ensuring prosperity for everyone.

These goals do not only regard states and institutions: we can all contribute through our daily actions!

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