The Intesa Sanpaolo Group has always been committed to biodiversity protection, believing it is one of the most important aspects for the preservation of the planet and its treasures. This commitment is expressed by supporting important initiatives in general and in particular the Park of Monte San Giorgio in Piedmont.
It is a multi-year project launched in 2015 at the headquarters of the Insurance Division, as a result of employees' request, and carried out in partnership with the Slow Food Association. The project aims to create an opportunity for meeting, education and social inclusion, in order to involve people in a process of training and awareness on the issues of local fruit and vegetable production, environmental sustainability and responsible consumption.
On the terrace of the Viale Stelvio office in Milan, the colleagues involved meet periodically to carry out the activities related to the seasonal cycle of vegetables cultivation in ad hoc containers (planting, watering, harvesting, fertilizing, etc.). Educational meetings are also organized for colleagues who periodically take care of the garden.
The Urban Garden project was awarded on December 14 at the University of Milan during the presentation of initiatives to promote well-being and work-life balance within the Workplace Healt Promotion Lombardia program.
A similar project has been implementing at the inner garden of Gallerie d’Italia in Piazza Scala.
PARCO IN BANCA
Following an agreement among Intesa Sanpaolo, the Province of Turin and the Municipality of Piossasco a program of interventions has been launched in order to restore the nursery located in Monte San Giorgio park.
In June 2011 the inauguration of the nursery took place and in May 2013, after the renovation of new interior spaces, the Municipality promoted activities designed to protect the arboreal heritage of the Park, to bring families to nature, to rise environmental awareness especially in young people. Knowing that the natural heritage is an asset to be protected, in 2014 Intesa Sanpaolo renewed its support for the project for three more years.
Furthermore, Intesa Sanpaolo signed an agreement with Comitato Parchi per Kyoto (Kyoto Park Committee) to make the plants located in the nursery available for strategic projects for reforestation and biodiversity protection.