Some gases, of natural origin or from the chemical industry, are able to trap a portion of solar energy in the atmosphere causing a warming of the air. These gases are commonly called “greenhouse gases”. Among the harmful gases produced by human activity, the worst are carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O) and sulphur oxide (SO2).
This section summarizes the main emissions of greenhouse gases produced by Intesa Sanpaolo, processing factors used for their calculation and reduction activities implemented.
The emissions reporting is essential for constant monitoring and the definition of a plan to reduce them.
For this reason, in 2013 we decided to adhere to the international standard ISO 14064 and to certify with a clear and defined process the branches already certified according to the Environmental and Energy Management System.
In addition, since 2007 every year Intesa Sanpaolo also responds to the questionnaire circulated by the CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project). Thanks to our effective strategic approach to the issue of reducing emissions Intesa Sanpaolo has been included in the global index "The A List: The CDP Climate Performance Leadership Index 2015" and in the "Italian Climate Change Disclosure Leadership Index 2015".