INTERNAL SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE
Composed of the managers of the main company functions, this committee defines strategic guidelines, commitments and projects for sustainable development and social responsibility. It reports directly to the CEO and General Manager and through him to the Board of Directors.
By developing the CSR Manager’s skills to support the activities of the committee, Ansaldo STS will make the measures aimed at achieving sustainability targets even more effective, intensifying their ongoing monitoring and reporting.
Ansaldo STS defines the content of the Sustainability Report by asking group management and its stakeholders for their opinions on the different aspects to be considered in the report. This enables the company to more thoroughly report on sustainability issues that affect its stakeholders’ judgements and decisions.
Ansaldo STS is committed to understanding the needs and expectations of its people and involving them in projects to develop skills and expertise. It is focused on constantly monitoring its customers’ satisfaction and plays an active part in handling relations with local communities be they municipal authorities, citizen associations, users of metros and trains, companies or local labourers. It also participates in research and training projects with institutions and universities.
Reporting on its commitments, investigations of the quality of its interaction with its stakeholders and the results of the materiality analysis allow Ansaldo STS to compile an annual sustainability programme that is focused on constant improvement.
Ansaldo STS operates daily with the aim of improving quality of life by designing new transport systems which, every day, carry millions of people and materials without polluting, by developing increasingly compact and energy-efficiency hardware, by researching new green technologies and, above all, by optimising consumption and avoiding waste.
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FOR CUTTING EDGE PRODUCTS AND SOLUTIONS
In 2015, Ansaldo STS invested approximately €39 million in research and development to supply its customers and end users with cutting-edge products and solutions and the very best railway and urban rail transport system design and construction methods and procedures in order to increase safety and reduce their direct and indirect environmental impact.
SAFETY AND RELIABILITY
Ansaldo STS ensures that it develops and delivers products, applications and systems that are: safe, in compliance with Italian and international laws applicable to railway systems and reliable, pursuant to its customers’ needs and its internal quality standards. It achieves this through RAMS (Reliability, Availability, Maintainability & Safety) activities.
PRODUCTS AND SOLUTIONS THAT RESPECT THE ENVIRONMENT
For Ansaldo STS, innovation is synonymous with respect for the environment: it is committed to researching products and solutions that contribute to reducing energy and raw materials consumption. It pays increasing attention to using environmentally-friendly materials, starting at the design stage.
THE ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH AND SAFETY
FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
Ansaldo STS reports on direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions (Scopes 1, 2 and 3) in accordance with the GHG protocol2, undertaking to decrease these emissions, in part through people mobility policies, plans to cut energy consumption and improve efficiency, use of energy from renewable sources and to manage waste effectively.
INTEGRATED QUALITY, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT SYSTEM
Ansaldo STS has an Integrated Management System (IMS) for the quality, safety and environment, which integrates all group processes in one single structure, enabling the Organization to operate with shared objectives. It has also certified its individual sites in accordance with UNI EN ISO 14001 and OSHAS 18001 standards.
WORKERS’ HEALTH AND SAFETY
Promoting the health and safety of its workers is a strategic commitment for Ansaldo STS. The company also tracks “near misses” – which are accidents without consequences resulting from undesired or unexpected situations, which could potentially harm people or things – to identify the appropriate solutions before a real accident happens.
2. The Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GGP) is the most widely used international accounting tool for government and business leaders to understand, quantify and manage greenhouse gas emissions.
“People care” is one of our five central values in our Organization.
“People Care” is a far-ranging concept for Ansaldo STS which covers worker wellbeing as both professionals and as people. It focuses on work environments and monitors relations between managers and their teams and between colleagues. Ansaldo STS offers a wide range of benefits and services.
TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL GROWTH
Ansaldo STS considers professional, managerial and specialist training a fundamental lever to enhance its people’s skills. The Global Job System is applied to the entire workforce and interacts with the Performance Development Plan to plan career objectives and individual development paths that match new business contexts.
SUPPLY CHAIN SUSTAINABILITY
Ansaldo STS is committed to defining, sharing and implementing a sustainability roadmap for its supply chain to promote a sustainable business culture with its suppliers. The aim is to progressively improve the economic, environmental and social impact (labour and safety practices, respect for human rights and the development of local communities) along the entire supply chain.
RESEARCH PROGRAMMES WITH INSTITUTIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS WITH UNIVERSITIES
Ansaldo STS contributes to our society’s technological advancement by participating in research projects with Italian and EU institutions and training projects with universities on issues such as safety, energy efficiency, satellite signalling and the monitoring of railway transport system infrastructure.
CORPORATE AND SUSTAINABILITY COMMUNICATION
This is the seventh Ansaldo STS Sustainability Report edition in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative guidelines and with certification by an independent auditor. Ansaldo STS adheres to the Global Compact and is a founding sponsor of the Global Compact Network Italy Foundation. It also participates in the Carbon Disclosure Project and is on UNIFE’s Sustainable Transport Committee.
BUSINESS STRATEGY AND MODEL
Ansaldo STS’s economic sustainability is its strategic answer to the macroeconomic context and transportation market trends, based on a business model that develops distinctive abilities and the necessary skills to boost the company’s competitiveness in markets.
Ansaldo STS’s corporate governance system is designed to maximise value, monitor business risks and achieve transparency with the market, balancing the interests of all its shareholders, with specific attention to minor ones.