Italgas is one of the success stories of Apple

Technology is an opportunity capable of revolutionizing the way that companies work. An opportunity which Italgas has been able to fully grasp: the company has been included among the success stories of Apple.

Deploying approximately 2,500 iPads to technicians and workers who work on infrastructures or with customers -, Italgas has revolutionized some of the activities related to gas distribution. The project envisaged the endowment for the technical staff of an iPad and Gas2Go, an app that facilitates work: technicians receive the list of activities to be performed directly on the device, they can request support through FaceTime, record all customer data, and optimize transfers via Apple Maps.

Gas2Go has allowed the reduction of about 30% of the daily mileage, the resulting reduction Of CO2 emissions and the activation of a paperless process with the progressive elimination of Paperwork documentation. With the introduction of GasToGo, a marked increase was also noted average completion of the activities, with a significant 100% increase in productivity.

“Our employees have embraced iPad with great enthusiasm. For some it’s the first time they’ve had a digital identity. They now have complete control of their day’s work, a better quality of work and enjoy being able to provide a higher level of customer service.”, said Gloria Gazzano, CIO of Italgas.

Italgas’ history has been suited for innovation for 180 years – a value that inspire present and future.

Italgas stock included in the FTSE4Good Index Series

Milan, 4 August 2017 – A few months after its return to the Stock Exchange last November, Italgas stock has been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series.

Italgas has been independently assessed in the June 2017 review and has satisfied the requirements of the FTSE Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) methodology.

This result reflects Italgas’ ongoing commitment to sustainable development based on company leadership in interaction with the social context, aimed at creating opportunities based on the principle of shared value.

Created by the global index company FTSE Russell, FTSE4Good is an equity index series that is designed to facilitate investment in companies that meet globally recognised corporate responsibility standards. Companies in the FTSE4Good Index Series have met stringent environmental, social and governance criteria, and are positioned to capitalise on the benefits of responsible business practice.

Fitch Ratings (“Fitch”) affirms Italgas at ‘BBB+’, Outlook Stable

Milan, 4 August 2017 – Fitch has affirmed Italgas S.p.A Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) and senior unsecured rating at ‘BBB+’. The Outlook on the IDR is Stable.

The rating affirmation reflects Italgas’s updated 2017-2023 business plan, which clarifies medium-term strategic and financial targets of the Italgas Group.

Fitch considers Italgas better placed for the current rating than last year due to a stronger cash flow generation and to the continuous implementation of the ambitious cost efficiency plan announced to the market by the management. Moreover, Italgas has been able to secure a low cost of funding having entirely built its debt structure also thanks to favourable market conditions.

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