Sustainability's targets

Ansaldo STS draws up a sustainability programme each year, made up of the objectives to be targeted to ensure the ongoing improvement of its performance using annual reports of its commitments, surveys on the quality of its engagement with stakeholders and the aspects that emerged from the materiality analysis as a base.

Innovation and the environmental impact of products and solutions

  • Compact peripheral stations: implementation of third-generation bodies which generate savings of approximately 40% and introduce an innovation from a functional point of view.
2016
  • Smart-mobility and energy efficiency: application of the results of the research projects completed in 2015, specifically in relation to eco-driving algorithms and the completion of tests of super capacitors.
2016
  • Participation in Shift2Rail calls with additional proposals, progress of the projects underway and finalisation of those to be completed by 2016.
2016
  • Development of railway signalling systems which use satellites for train detection and communications
2016

Customer satisfaction and quality improvement

  • Customer satisfaction: increase customer surveys on 2015 (15 surveys)
2016
  • Extend the scope of application of the IRIS - International Railway Industry Standard – certification to the design and development activities of the Riom site
2016
  • Extend ISO 9001 certification to the Lima site
2016
  • Complete the integration of the documentation included in the CMMI (Capability Maturity Model, Integration) baseline in the Integrated Management System
2016

Human resources

  • Improve recruiting activities through employer branding campaigns based on social networks
2016
  • Consolidate the “Talent” project with Knowledge Owners and possibly extend it to other key parties
2016
  • Improve personnel travel management
2016
  • Implement measures to retain the company’s key skills
2016
  • Include protected worker categories
2016
  • Consider the possibility of testing smart working schemes
2016

Environment, health and safety

  • WORKERS’ SAFETY
2016
   Reduce the injury frequency and seriousness indicators at production sites by 10%  
   Reduce the injury frequency and seriousness indicators at offices by 10%  
  • ENERGY
2016
   Reduce the energy intensity performance indicator of buildings/offices by 5% [GJ/m2] [GJ/m2]  
   Reduce the energy intensity performance indicator of buildings/production sites by 1% [GJ/m2] [GJ/m2]  
   Increase the percentage of electrical energy obtained from renewable sources by 5%  
  • GREENHOUSE GASES
2016
   Reduce the GHG emission intensity indicator by 10% [tCO2e/€million turnover]  
  • WASTE
2016
   Reduce the kilos of waste per hour worked at production sites by 5%  
   Reduce the kilos of waste per hour worked at offices by 5%  
   Increase the percentage of recycled waste at production sites by 10%  
   Increase the percentage of recycled waste at offices by 10%  

Supply chain

  • Create global commodities that will increase the specialisation in certain technologies and will generate a global vision of the supplier base, with the possibility of improving the effects of sustainability
2016 - 2017 
  • Continue the TenP project on suppliers’ sustainability, analysing the output of the online survey on respect for human rights, work conditions, the environment and fight against corruption.
2016
  • Extend the tests commenced in France for the automated preparation and sending of supplier rating reports to Italy
2016
  • Approve the general conditions for purchasing goods and services in Italy with inclusion of sanctions clauses for noncompliance with the code of ethics
2016
  • Continue the standardisation of the supply contract general conditions in Ansaldo STS’s various legal entities
2016

The media and sustainability communications

  • Re-launch of “The Ansaldo STS forest never stops growing” campaign as part of the publication of the 2015 Sustainability Report
2016
  • Develop accurate videos and communication on sustainability and social innovation. Some events have already been scheduled, including forums and specific initiatives.
2016
  • Internal training and development of the social innovation and sustainability culture to facilitate the understanding of the commitments taken on and the activities developed at group level.
2016

Community

  • UNIVERSITIES
2016
As part of the “knowledge owners” talent management project, new agreements will be signed with specific departments of Italian, French, US and Australian universities to support the company’s most technically talented resources
  • ITALIAN AND EUROPEAN INSTITUTIONS
2016
Continue with the Italian and European research projects that are underway, in collaboration with universities and research bodies, to increase safety and environmental compatibility and apply for funding by coordinating new project proposals. With respect to the STARS satellite project, Ansaldo STS will continue its collaboration with UNIFE and the main GNSS research Organizations. Furthermore, Ansaldo STS will actively participate in the preparation of the pilot project for the Cagliari – San Gavino Sardinia line and the related technical/business proposal requested by RFI and Trenitalia.
  • TRADE ASSOCIATIONS
2016
Continue to play an active role in trade associations and, in particular, take initiative as part of the UNIFE sustainability committee.