14 April 2014, 13:30 pm

Genoa, April 14, 2014

Ansaldo STS has published on its website today its fifth edition of the Sustainability Report for the year 2013.

The Sustainability Report 2013 has been drawn up in accordance with the Guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) version 3.1, and also applies some of the important directions of the new G4 guidelines.

This report has been audited (so-called Limited Assurance) by the auditing company KPMG, achieving the highest evaluation level for sustainability reporting and transparency A+ (the 2012 edition evaluation was B+).

The 2013 edition highlights important developments compared with the previous editions, such as (i) an approach to reporting that involves materiality analysis and the direct involvement of stakeholders, (ii) a detailed focus on the Australian business.

The sustainability Committee, which has been operating in Ansaldo STS since 2010 and which defines strategic lines, commitments and plans in these matters, chose to involve its stakeholders in the process of drawing up the Sustainability Report 2013.

This has enabled the company to prepare a report that focuses more specifically on aspects of sustainability that influence the judgement and choices of its stakeholders.

The CEO of Ansaldo STS, Mr. Stefano Siragusa, has stated as follows:
“The 2013 Sustainability Report is not simply dedicated to our stakeholders, rather it is written with and for them. With this document, we address all those who come into contact and work with Ansaldo STS on a daily basis: the millions of passengers who travel in safety thanks to our rail and metro technologies".

For the first time, moreover, the company dedicates part of this document to a local business that is highly responsive to issues of sustainability, in a special chapter about to Australia which highlights the best practices and particular characteristics of the important Ansaldo STS local entity.

The Sustainability Report illustrates not only the activities implemented by the company during the year as well as its main successes and goals, but also demonstrates its commitment to issues that are increasingly relevant today, such as relations within and outside the company, respect for the environment and sustainability of economic growth.

Ansaldo STS comply with the Global Compact and is a Founding Member of the Global Compact Network Italy Foundation; it comply with to the Carbon Disclosure Project and is part of the Sustainable Transport Committee of UNIFE. A section of the Company’s website is dedicated to sustainability, and a navigable version of the report is also published - “Integrated Review” - aimed to provide an information platform that provides the integrated economic, social and environmental vision.

The key issues that emerged in the draft Sustainability Report for 2013 include:

  • Reporting of the activities of 46 offices and production sites (17 relating to environmental matters);
  • Average age of those belonging to the Group is 41, for both men and women;
  • Female employment rate of 20%;
  • Number of graduates over 36%;
  • Hours of training provided: 80,000 (+11% compared with 2012);
  • The index of frequency of accidents at the production sites is 1.21 (stable compared with 2012) and in the offices 0.09 (-73 % compared with 2012);
  • Direct and indirect emissions of greenhouse gas equivalent to 22,700 tons of CO2 and (- 21% compared with 2012);
  • Sustainable mobility: 47 million km travelled by air (-29% compared with 2012);
  • The energy consumed by the Italian sites comes entirely from renewable sources;
  • Investment in the Environment, Health and Safety sector amounting to almost 1 million (+101 % compared with 2012).

The document is available on the website, in the Italian and English version, on page:
http://www.ansaldo-sts.com/en/archive/2013-sustainability-report