Gri Enviromental performance indicators

The Environmental Performance Indicators (core and additional) established in GRI-G3 Guidelines, 2006 edition and the indicators introduced through the Electric Utilities Sector Supplement100 with which Acea complies to write the 2009 Sustainability Report are described below, indicating the sections and pages
in the report in which they can be found.
The meaning of each performance indicator is described in detail in the Guidelines and Sector Supplement, to which reference should be made.



EN1 (Core)

  • Materials used by weight or volume.
    Environmental Accounts: pages 12-15; see also Company fact sheets Italy & abroad.
    In relation to PCB, Acea disposed of all transformers with PCB exceeding the threshold of 500 ppm, in compliance with Italian Legislative Decree 209/99 and Law 62/05.
    There are 450 transformers with PCB exceeding 50 ppm but below the aforementioned threshold.

EN2 (Core)

  • Percentage of materials used that are recycle input materials.
    Box - Green Procurement (GP) in Acea: Environmental Issues page 150


EN3 (Core)
  • Direct energy consumption by primary energy source.
    Environmental Issues pages. 172-173

EN4 (Core)

  • Indirect energy consumption by primary source.
    Environmental Issues page 172

EN5 (Additional)

  • (Additional) Energy saved due to conservation and efficiency improvements.
    Environmental Issues page 162

EN6 (Additional)

  • Initiatives to provide energy-efficient or renewable energy-based products and services, and reductions in energy requirements as a result of these initiatives.
    Environmental Issues page 161

EN7 (Additional)

  • Initiatives to reduce indirect energy consumption and reductions achieved.
    Environmental Issues page 180


EN8 (Core)

  • Total water withdrawal by source.
    Environmental Issues page 173

EN9 (Additional)

  • Water sources significantly affected by withdrawal of water. (see Ramsar list - wetlands)
    Environmental Issues page 166

EN10 (Additional)

  • Percentage and total volume of water recycled and reused.
    Environmental Issues page 174 (limited to the cooling process of the thermoelectric plants)

100 The Indicators of the Electric Utilies Sector Supplement (EU) are integrated in the same table.


EN11 (Core)

  • Location and size of land owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas.
    Environmental Issues pages 152, 166

EN12 (Core)

  • Description of significant impacts of activities, products, and services on biodiversity in protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas.
    Environmental Issues page 152


  • Biodiversity of offset habitats compared to the biodiversity of the affected areas.
    Environmental Issues page 152

EN13 (Additional)

  • (Additional) Habitats protected or restored.
    Environmental Issues page 152

EN14 (Additional)

  • (Additional) Strategies, current actions, and future plans for managing impacts on biodiversity.
    Environmental Issues page 152

EN15 (Additional)

  • (Additional) Number of IUCN Red List species and national conservation list species with habitats in areas affected by operations, by level of extinction risk (*).
    This item is not currently monitored, although the Group adopts strict criteria to safeguard and protect natural territories and the flora and fauna in the areas in which it operates.


EN16 (Core)

  • Total direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight.
    Environmental Issuess page 175; Environmental Accounts: pages 16, 19-20

EN17 (Core)

  • (Core) Other relevant indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight.
    No emission ti be reported.

EN18 (Additional)

  • (Additional) Initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reductions achieved.
    Environmental Issues pages 150, 163

EN19 (Core)

  • Emissions of ozone-depleting substances by weight.
    Environmental Issues page 176

EN20 (Core)

  • NOx, SOx, and other significant air emissions by type and weight.
    Environmental Issues page 175; Environmental Accounts: pages 16, 19-20

EN21 (Core)

  • Total water discharge by quality and destination.
    Environmental Issues page 173

EN22 (Core)

  • Total weight of waste by type and disposal method.
    Environmental Issues page 176; more detailed information in the Environmental Accounts; figures in
    Company fact sheets Italy & abroad

EN23 (Core)

  • Total number and volume of significant spills.
    In 2009, the Group released no significant amounts of pollutants such as mineral oil, fuels or chemical products into the environment.

EN24 (Additional)

  • Weight of transported, imported, exported, or treated waste deemed hazardous under the terms of the Basel Convention
    Annex I, II, III, and VIII, and percentage of transported waste shipped internationally.
    Waste classified as “hazardous” and monitored according to that established in EN22 is transferred to specialized and authorized outsourcers. This item is not currently monitored further.

EN25 (Additional)

  • Identity, size, protected status, and biodiversity value of water bodies and related habitats significantly affected by the reporting organization’s discharges of water and runoff.
    No discharge to be reported.


EN26 (Core)

  • Initiatives to mitigate environmental impacts of products and services, and extent of impact mitigation.
    Product supplied (electricity, heat, drinking water, treated water and public lighting) have no significant impact on the environment, as they cause no pollution or harmful emissions.

EN27 (Core)

  • Percentage of products sold and their packaging materials that are reclaimed by category.
    Not applicable

(*)The IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) list, to which the EN15 indicator refers, concerns endangered species (


EN28 (Core)

  • Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for noncompliance with environmental laws and regulations.
    Acea Ato 2. Overall amount of fines received in 2009: 248,368 euro.
    Number of fines received in 2009: No. 178 (imposed by Arpa, Forestry Commission, Local Health Authorities, etc.)
    Number of disputes on environmental matters concluded or pending and not yet settled: No. 179 (defensive briefs, appeals, etc.); figures in Company fact sheets Italy & abroad.


EN29 (Additional)

  • Significant environmental impacts of transporting products and other goods and materials used Environmental Issues pages 172, 179


EN30 (Additional)

  • Total environmental protection expenditures and investments by type.
    Environmental Issues page 154; Company fact sheets Italy & abroad (for the companies Acea Ato 2, Acquedotto del Fiora, AceaElectrabel Produzione and Tirreno Power).