Proximity to the community
We are present in various regions, promoters of energy development, capable of creating social and cultural value for the community and, in general, for Italy.
Our commitment to the local area is not only reflected in the continuous improvement of our network and services, but also in our contribution to the growth and social and cultural development of the communities we serve, with respect to which we encourage and foster a continuous and direct interaction.
Since our inception, we have built an infrastructure of excellence throughout much of Italy and have been a key player in its methanization process. Today we want to continue to foster the economic and social development of the communities where we work by actively contributing to the development of increasingly sustainable cities through the continuous improvement of our service.
We are committed to improving the efficiency of infrastructures and the application of innovative tools that will lead to the digitalization of the network with the aim of improving service delivery and reducing inconvenience, and at the same time we organize, in agreement with Municipal Administrations, cycles of meetings on the knowledge of natural gas as an advantageous resource. The latter activity, aimed at strengthening awareness of the value of gas, was carried out first in Calabria and from 2018 extended to the Sorrentine peninsula and Sardinia.
We have undertaken the interactive and itinerant project Energia mi piace in collaboration with Confindustria: a program of school-work alternation that illustrates how complex and articulated is the natural gas energy supply system, how many companies and how many people work there daily and how impressive and articulated is the network of infrastructures.
The programme, launched for the first time in Turin, continued during the 2018-19 school year in Sardinia, where 4 meetings were held, and continued during the 2019-20 school year in Southern Italy, where 3 meetings with junior high school students had already been held in December 2019.
Finally, in confirmation of Italgas' commitment to the people affected by the 2016 earthquake in Central Italy, the Energia Mi Piace project has also been extended to a number of municipalities in the so-called "seismic crater": the first meeting took place in 2019 and the project will continue in 2020 in other municipalities in the crater, also addressing issues related to safety in the event of seismic events.
In March 2019, the ESCo Seaside, in partnership with ENEA, also kicked off the "White Energy Week", a School-Laboratory Alternance course aimed at students at secondary schools in Emilia-Romagna, Sardinia and Molise. The aim is to spread the culture of energy efficiency and environmental sustainability among young people, increasing their awareness of issues related to respect and protection of the environment.
PROMOTION OF LOCAL AREAS
We collaborate with organizations, associations and foundations, non-profit organizations and other subjects of the territory to create interventions, projects and initiatives in favour of environmental protection, dissemination of culture, technological and scientific innovation, training, research and promotion of the territory where our infrastructures are present.
To further strengthen its proximity to the territory and its activities of dialogue and listening to stakeholders, the Group has decided to adopt a specific "Corporate Citizenship Policy". The aim of the Policy is to define more clearly and in a more structured manner the scope and type of initiatives aimed at meeting the needs of the community that the Group wants to support.
In 2019 we allocated a total of Euro 697 thousand between sponsorships (96%) and donations (4%). Sponsorships were mainly aimed at the arts and culture, sports, education and awareness initiatives on energy issues and responsible use of resources.
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INVESTMENTS IN THE COMMUNITY:
The contributions were mainly aimed at the arts and culture, sport and social responsibility initiatives.
Support for Sports
We believe a lot in the values of respect for others and the fair competition that sport conveys.
Ours is also a team work and also for this reason we have chosen to be team sponsor of the Italian Men's and Women's National Tennis Championships in the Davis Cup and Fed Cup competitions for 2018 and 2019.
With the signing of an agreement with the Government's Extraordinary Commissioner for the earthquake in Central Italy, Italgas donated 1,500 computers to schools in this area affected by the earthquake between 2018 and 2019. In total, there were 4 regions involved and more than 110 beneficiary schools distributed among 70 municipalities. 9.
Our history represents one of the building blocks in the historic, social and technological development of Italy, and for this reason we are committed to restoring and preserving its memory. The historic archive, the Italgas Museum, the Library and the newspaper archives are places where we gather together the group’s most important documents and findings, a testimony to the work carried out over the years and the evolution of the gas market up to today’s era.
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