Sustainability Model

Sustainability Model

The Salini Impregilo Group, with its cosmopolitan corporate culture focused on the value of people and respect for the environment, the communities and the areas in which it operates, bases its operations on the principles of sustainable development.

Their application to corporate strategies and processes allows the Group to operate and grow in numerous and diversified environments, interpreting and respecting the expectations of institutions, clients, local communities, employees and technical and operational counterparts who all have different histories and cultures.

The Company has adopted a sustainability model that supports its business, is based on the creation of value for all stakeholders and aims at achieving the following objectives:

  • developing complex infrastructural projects that meet and exceed clients’ expectations with respect to operational, technological innovation and sustainability performance;
  • contributing to the growth of the local economy through job creation, the use of local suppliers and development of community initiatives;
  • protecting workers’ health and safety at work, as well as promoting equal opportunities and the professional development of employees;
  • contributing to finding a solution to the global challenges posed by climate change and pollution by developing innovative infrastructure and mitigating the impact of construction activities;
  • maintaining excellent relationships with all stakeholders, both internal and external, through ongoing dialog and engagement;
  • creating value for shareholders and investors, sharing future development plans with them.

The sustainability model adopted by the Group, moreover, supports the wider management of operational, financial and reputational risks, apart from creating new opportunities and competitive advantage in a market that increasingly focuses on these aspects.

Salini Impregilo has formalized its commitment in a coordinated set of policies, procedures and organizational structures aligned with major international benchmark standards.

Specifically, in January 2015 the Company adopted a new Sustainability Policy, which establishes ten principles that enshrine an equal number of commitments by the Group to its stakeholders.

Moreover, Salini Impregilo is a member of the United Nations “Global Compact”, a global sustainable development initiative through which the Group undertakes to align its strategies and operations to ten universal principles concerning human rights, work, the environment and the fight against corruption.

In 2014, the Group voluntarily subscribed to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), the global platform supported by over 800 institutional investors that allows users to measure, compare and share information about the environmental performance (climate change) of over 2,000 companies all over the world.

At national level, Salini Impregilo is a founding member of the Global Compact Network Italy Foundation and collaborates with other member organizations and companies to develop specific projects and initiatives aimed at promoting the priorities set by the Global Compact.

The commitment to sustainability, the initiatives implemented and the results achieved in this area are accounted for on an annual basis in the Group’s Sustainability Report, available on the website.

Salini Impregilo was one of the first European construction companies to prepare an Environmental Report on a voluntary basis, starting from 2002. In the first years of its publication, this report came to be an important reference for the entire sector, since up until then few companies had dealt with the relationship between the environment and the execution of large infrastructural projects in a systematic way. At a later stage, the Group extended its reporting activities to other areas, such as the health and safety of workers, the quality of the structures erected, personnel policies and interactions with local communities.

The 2014 Sustainability Report, which you are invited to read for more in-depth information, has been prepared in accordance with the guidelines of the new Global Reporting Initiative (GRI-G4), the most advanced sustainability reporting standard currently available.

It should be noted that Salini Impregilo is one of the first construction companies in the world to have adopted the GRI-G4 standard - since 2013 - which will replace the previous framework (GRI-G3) from 2016.

The document complies with the GRI’s Comprehensive option, which guarantees maximum disclosure about the Group’s significant impacts and is independently certified by Reconta Ernst & Young.