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Sustainability performances

Over the course of 2015, Terna achieved environmental and social results which in some cases were better than ever.
Among these, the impact of SF6 leakage of the total installed fell to 0.44% (compared to 0.55% in 2014), direct CO2 emissions dropped 14% (66,799.4 tonnes equivalent compared to 77,361 in 2014) and the percentage of recycled waste rose to 92% (81% in 2014). In the social sphere, training hours per capita hit the historic ceiling (56 hours compared to 43 in 2014).

TOTAL DIRECT GREENHOUSE-GAS EMISSIONS

 

(tonnes of CO2 equivalent)*

2015

2014

Δ%

Direct consumption of energy sources

8,332.5

7,529.1

11%

SF6 leakage

54,478.3

69,831.4

(16%)

Total direct emissions

66,799.4

77,360.5

(14%)

Carbon intensity (Tonnes of CO2 equivalent/income (in millions of euro)

65.9

72.0

(8%)

* The conversion  of direct consumption of energy and leaks of sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) in equivalent CO2 emissions is done using the parameters indicated in the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG) initiative and in particular, using the emission factors indicated in the Fourth Assessment Report of Intergovermental Panel on Climate Change (PCC).

     


COSTS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT - INVESTMENT AND OPERATING COSTS

 

 

Investments

2015

2014

2013

Environmental offsets (1)

1.2

12.7

8.4

Environmental impact studies (2)

5.0

2.1

3.9

Environmental activities – new plants (3)

5.8

4.4

5.0

Environmental activities – existing plants (4)

7.1

9.8

7.8

Demolitions (5)

1.2

4.7

1.0

TOTAL INVESTMENTS

20.3

33.7

26.1

Operating expenses

     

Costs for environmental activities (6)

19.4

19.2

17.9

 

 

KEY
  1. Environmental offsets: these are amounts for offsetting the works set out in the Grid Development Plan, as determined by special agreements entered into with local institutions. The decrease from 2014 reflects the 2015 to 2016 slippage in commissioning of some lines.
  2. Environmental impact studies: these relate to plants provided for in the Grid DP that are at the construction stage or in the process of being authorized by the relevant administrations.
  3. Environmental activities - new plants: the amount shown is based on an estimate. On the basis of an analysis of several large investment projects, it turned out that at least 1% of the total expenses of the project regard environmental items, usually determined by obligations (for example, masking with trees, barriers against noise, installation of dissuaders for birdlife, environmental monitoring, analysis of excavated earth and rocks). Therefore, a value of 1% of investment costs for projects with similar features was considered.
  4. Environmental activities - existing plants: the expenses for upgrading existing plants in accordance with environmental provisions and new regulations (for example noise and visual/landscape aspects).
  5. Demolitions: the costs for the definitive dismantling of lines as part of rationalization projects.
  6. Costs for environmental activities: cutting trees, cutting grass, waste management and demolitions/ dismantling for small amounts not included in investments. These cost items, which can be determined directly from the industrial accounting, do not exhaust the year’s total environmental costs, but represent the majority of them.

 

 

NUMBER OF OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES – TERNA EMPLOYEES

 

 
 

2015

2014

Δ

Number of injuries

24

36

(12)

- of which serious

-

-

-

- of which fatal

-

-

-

 
INJURY RATE AND SEVERITY INDEXES

 

 

(GRI-ILO definition*)

2015

2014

Δ

Injury Rate:
number of injuries with at least one day’s abstention from work divided by the number of hours worked during the year and multiplied by 200,000**

 
0.84

 
1.27

 
(0.43)

Lost-Day Rate:
days not worked owing to injury and hours worked in the year, multiplied by 200,000***

 
36.13

 
44.16

 
(8.03)

*     As required by the GRI protocols, the definitions adopted are those provided for by the International Labour Organisation (ILO). To facilitate comparison with other sources, the following notes show the figures of the same indicators calculated with alternative formulae.
**    Using a multiplication factor of 1,000,000 rather than 200,000, the injury rate index was 4.2 in 2015 and 6.3 in 2014.
***   Using a multiplication factor of 1,000 rather than 200,000, the injury severity index was 0.2 in 2015 and 0.2 in 2014.

     

 

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