Methodological note – Integrated Annual Report 2021

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Objectives of the document

For the second year now, the Italgas Group (hereinafter also referred to as “Italgas” or the “Group”) has presented the annual financial report in the form of an Integrated Annual Report (hereinafter also referred to as the “Report” or the “Integrated Report”) as a tool for the integrated reporting of financial and non-financial data. The Integrated Annual Report includes information which was previously, before 2020, included in the following documents:

  • Annual financial report;
  • Consolidated Non-Financial Statement (hereinafter also “NFS” or “Non-Financial Statement”).


More specifically, the Integrated Annual Report consists of the Integrated Directors’ Report, with both financial and non-financial reporting, the Consolidated Financial Statements and the Separate Financial Statements of Italgas S.p.A..

By way of this document, the Italgas Group also aims to meet the requirements of Italian Legislative Decree 254/16, issued in order to “implement Directive 2014/95/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2014 amending Directive 2013/34/EU as regards disclosure of non-financial and diversity information by certain large undertakings and groups”. Also, “to the extent necessary to ensure understanding of the business, its performance, results and the impact it produces, the document covers environmental and social matters, personnel-related issues, respect for human rights and the fight against active and passive bribery, which are important, considering the activities and characteristics of the company”.

The Integrated Annual Report makes it possible to provide stakeholders with an accurate, extensive and transparent report of the Group’s activities, the results achieved and their progress, in addition to the services provided.

Having joined the United Nations Global Compact, Italgas also decided to update the annual Communication on Progress (CoP)9 within its Integrated Report, by supplementing its content in order to notify all internal and external stakeholders of the activities undertaken and results achieved when implementing the Ten Principles of the Global Compact.

Reference framework and reporting standards

In relation to the financial information, the Italgas Integrated Annual Report was prepared using the following references:

  • International accounting standards (IAS/IFRS);
  • Italian Legislative Decree no. 58 of 24 February 1998, as amended (“Consolidated Finance Act” or “TUF”);
  • Regulation (EC) No. 1606/2002;
  • Italian Legislative Decree no. 25/2016, implementing European Directive 2013/50/EU.


Pursuant to Italian Legislative Decree 254/2016, the reporting of non-financial information is carried out “in accordance with the methods and principles required by the reporting standard used as a reference or by the independent reporting method used to prepare the statement”.

For this aspect, the Group used the following technical and methodological references:

  • for reporting of the information required by Italian Legislative Decree 254/16, Italgas has adopted the “Global Reporting Initiative Sustainability Reporting Standards” (hereinafter “GRI Standards”) issued by the “Global Reporting Initiative” in 2016, as amended. In particular, according to the provision of the GRI Standard 101: Foundation, section 3, the Group decided to prepare the document in accordance – Core. The references to the GRI Standards reported on are contained in both the Integrated Annual Report and the table of indicators;
  • the Integrated Annual Report refers to the Guiding Principles and Content Elements required by the International Integrated Reporting Framework (hereinafter also “IIRF” or “IR Framework”), issued by the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and updated in January 2021;


For the information on the topics required by Italian Legislative Decree no. 254/2016, a specific reconciliation table has been prepared.

Where estimations were required in order to report particular data, this is specified in the description or in the notes to the table.

In addition, with reference to the requests for information correlated with European Taxonomy, the report is made in compliance with the provisions of the “Regulation (EU) 2020/852 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 June 2020 on the establishment of a framework to facilitate sustainable investment, and amending Regulation (EU) 2019/2088” as well as with the Delegated Acts applicable to it with reference to the date of publication of this document.

The document is published annually and is available on the website https://www.italgas.it/it/investitori/bilanci-e-presentazioni/.

To facilitate the reading of this document, specific icons have been used to identify the minimum elements required by Italian Legislative Decree 254/16 and the principles required by the Global Compact

Finally, the Group also provides a summary of its governance, strategy, risks and opportunities, metrics and targets relative to climate change, in response to the recommendations made by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures: this information is provided in summary form in the table “Information on the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)”, at the foot of this document.

Reporting scope and period

The data and information reported in this Integrated Annual Report refer to the performance of the Italgas Group in the financial year ending 31 December 2021.

Compared with last year, the consolidation scope has changed as a result i) of the incorporation of Toscana Energia Green into Seaside, ii) of the establishment of Bludigit, iii) of the acquisition of all the capital of the company Isgastrentatré followed by its incorporation into Medea and iv) of the acquisition of Ceresa.

For the non-financial reporting, the quantitative data in this document refer, where possible, to the 2019, 2020 and 2021 financial years. This is to ensure comparison of the information with information from previous financial years, as required by Italian Legislative Decree 254/16, and also to comply with the comparability principle under the GRI Standards.

The reporting boundary of the non-financial data includes:

  • Italgas S.p.A., parent company with offices in Milan, Via Carlo Bo 11;
  • Italgas Reti S.p.A., with offices in Turin, at Largo Regio Parco 11, whose core business is nationwide gas distribution;
  • Italgas Acqua S.p.A., with offices in Caserta, at Via Falco 31, whose core business is water distribution in five municipalities of the Campania region;
  • Medea S.p.A., with offices in Sassari, at Via Torres 4, whose core business is the distribution of natural gas and propane air in the Sardinia region;
  • Toscana Energia S.p.A., with offices in Florence, at Piazza E. Mattei 3, whose core business is gas distribution primarily in the Tuscany region;
  • Seaside S.p.A., with offices in Bologna, at Via E. Cristoni 88, an Energy Service Company (ESCo) providing consulting services and technological and financing solutions in the energy efficienefficiency sector;
  • Gaxa S.p.A., with registered office in Milan, at Via Carlo Bo 11, whose core business is the sale of gas in the Sardinia region;
  • Bludigit S.p.A., with registered office in Milan, at Via Carlo Bo 11, whose core business is tied to the management of the Italgas Group business and assets in the IT area and the creation of a commercial offer of IT services;


Data relating to the Energy Service Company (ESCo) Ceresa S.p.A., with registered office in Turin, at Corso Palestro 10, is not included in the 2021 non-financial reporting boundary insofar as the completion of acquisition of control took place in December 2021 and has no significantly material effects on the report.

Any exceptions to the criteria set out above are detailed in the individual sections of the document in the form of a footnote to a table or page.

Reporting process

Preparation of the Italgas Integrated Annual Report involved across-the-board engagement of all Italgas Group companies, departments and divisions and the performance of the following activities:

  • identifying the reporting scope for financial and non-financial information; ||preparing and updating the materiality analysis, including through stakeholder engagement;
  • collecting the qualitative and quantitative data to be reported, with the direct engagement of the company divisions/ units in charge of such data;
  • consolidating the data and preparing the draft Integrated Annual Report; || the issuance of reports by the independent auditing firm appointed;
  • approval on 09 March 2022 by the Board of Directors of the Integrated Annual Report and the draft financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2021;
  • the issuance of reports by the independent auditing firm appointed.


More specifically, the following independent auditors’ reports contain the results of the audits conducted by Deloitte & Touche S.p.A:

Report in accordance with Article 3, paragraph 10 of Italian Legislative Decree no. 254 of 30 December 2016 and Article 5 of CONSOB Regulation no. 20267/2018, drawn up in relation to non-financial information reporting in the document;

Reports in accordance with Article 14 of Italian Legislative Decree no. 39 of 27 January 2010 and Article 10 of Regulation (EU) No 537/2014, drawn up in relation to the financial information in the Consolidated Financial Statements and Separate Financial Statements.

Materiality analysis

The structure and contents of the Integrated Annual Report must revolve around the analysis of the material issues, i.e. those considered relevant and a priority for the company, taking into account not only the minimum elements set out in Italian Legislative Decree 254/2016 (Article 3, paragraph 1), but also its own business and characteristics, as well as the expectations of its stakeholders.

As the Group looks to sustainability as an evolutionary concept, Italgas has chosen to update the materiality matrix once a year, in order to incorporate, for example, stakeholder requests, the evolution of the regulatory context, the group’s strategy and any drivers potentially able to significantly impact the Group’s capacity to create value in the short, medium and long-term.

In particular, Italgas updates its Materiality Matrix by means of a series of activities coordinated by the Sustainability Department. These activities include but are not limited to:

  • benchmarking against key competitors;
  • media and ESG (environmental, social and governance) area trend analyses and in sustainability indexes/questionnaires;
  • identification, including based on the materiality matrix reported in the 2020 Integrated Annual Report, of any developments in the Group and context in which it operates, of matters of greatest interest highlighted by the reference stakeholders and the minimum scopes of disclosure set out in Italian Legislative Decree 254/16, of the list of relevant issues to be submitted for evaluation by Italgas top management and the stakeholders;
  • internal and external stakeholder engagement activities, aimed at gathering information on the importance of the issues for stakeholders in terms of economic, environmental and social impact and/or priority given.

Following in-depth stakeholder engagement activities carried out for the 2020 non-financial report, for 2021, Italgas refined its materiality matrix through internal stakeholder engagement, involving the top management of the companies of the whole Group. This resulted in a reassessment of the relevance of certain topics and the inclusion of new aspects, with a view to guaranteeing an even greater level of alignment with the 2021-2027 Strategic Plan and with the evolution of the sustainability route undertaken.

This refinement led to some minor variations in the definition of the material topics, as well as to the following main changes:

  • grouping together of the “Compliance and transparency” and “Fight against corruption” topics;
  • division of the topic “Environmental sustainability and the fight against climate change” into two different topics “Energy transition and the fight against climate change”, which was well and importantly laid out in the 2021-2027 Strategic Plan, and in that which has a more ample meaning, namely “Environmental sustainability”, which includes aspects relating to emissions (not climate-altering), waste and water resources (individually not considered as a material topic);
  • extension of the topic “Enhancement of human resources” to “Protection, inclusion, enhancement and well-being of human resources”, so as to incorporate, just as mentioned above, elements relating to HR management that were already reflected in the 2021-2027 Strategic Plan;
  • inclusion of the topic “Respect for human rights”.

The very same relevance of topics, consequently, has changed in adhesion to the contents of the 2021-2027 Strategic Plan.

Dialogue with stakeholders is an opportunity that is useful for understanding the level of satisfaction of a company’s work. It is also a chance to gather useful insights in order to improve the services and operational and management models. Accordingly, Italgas adopts diversified and flexible dialogue and involvement practices, in response to the various characteristics and needs of its stakeholders.

The stakeholder categories identified and stakeholder engagement activities carried out in 2021 are set out below.

Stakeholder categoryStakeholder interaction methods
Investors and lendersPeriodic financial reports and conference calls about these; presentation of the business plan; shareholders’ meeting; physical and on-line meetings and conference calls with analysts and investors, also focusing specifically on SRI matters; corporate website; social networks.
SuppliersDedicated meetings, supplier conventions; annual engagement initiatives.
Customers and sales companiesDirect, ongoing relationship with the sales personnel through dedicated dialogue channels (e.g. “GasOnLine”); periodic workshops with sales companies; interactions with end customers through the customer portals (MyItalgas, MyToscanaEnergia, MyMedea, etc.); customer satisfaction surveys.
Authorities and AssociationsIncontri periodici; dialogo continuo e workshop di dibattito e confronto in merito a tematiche di sostenibilità a livello italiano e internazionale.
PeopleTraining events; periodic meetings; annual meetings to discuss career development paths; newsletters; company environment analyses; company Intranet.
Communities and local areasMeetings with representatives of local communities, associations and organisations; social and cultural initiatives.

Another method of interaction compared with those summarised, which is valid for all stakeholders, is the answering of questionnaires aiming to assess sustainability performance and the publication of the results obtained in them.

Italgas has therefore updated its materiality matrix, highlighting the degree of relevance assigned to priority topics, from an internal perspective (x-axis) and an external perspective, i.e. of the reference stakeholders (y-axis).

Matetiality Matrix 2021

The highest relevance, from an internal and external perspective, was given to the following five topics:

  • energy transition and the fight against climate change;
  • protection, inclusion, enhancement and well-being of the human resources;
  • safety of the networks, assets and people; || innovation;
  • generation of sustainable economic value and ESG finance.


The topic of “Respect for human rights”, which is in any case constantly monitored and supervised by the Group, has been, however, assessed with low relevance.

The aspect relating to water resources contained in the “Environmental sustainability” topic is also, on its own, considered as not relevant to the core business of Italgas, as more fully explained in the section on “Attention to the environment” of this document. Considering, in fact, the entity of the volumes of water withdrawn, the type of use made and the geographic location of the Italgas companies, the impacts on the water resource were considered negligible. Although the water resources management topic may be of greater relevance to Italgas Acqua, this topic was not included in the non-financial reporting in the Integrated Annual Report, given the impact of this business on the Group’s total revenue (less than 1%). Despite this, as evidence of the fact that the aspect is in any case monitored and supervised, the above section sets out the withdrawals, discharges and consumptions of the Group, in compliance with the requirements of Italian Legislative Decree no. 254/16.

With regard to the areas provided for by the Decree, Italgas’s material topics are broken down as follows:

  • social: sustainable supply chain management; dialogue and the creation of value on the territory; network, asset and personal safety; quality of service and customer satisfaction; generation of sustainable economic value and ESG finance; innovation; compliance, transparency and the fight against corruption; respect of human rights;
  • people: protection, inclusion, enhancement and well-being of the human resources; compliance, transparency and the fight against corruption;
  • environmental: environmental sustainability; energy transition and the fight against climate change;
  • fight against bribery and corruption: compliance, transparency and fight against corruption;
  • respect for human rights: respect of human rights; protection, inclusion, enhancement and well-being of the human resources; sustainable supply chain management.

The material topics “Responsible governance and risk management” and “Corporate identity” are transversal with respect to the areas envisaged by the Decree.

Below is the table of GRI indicators reported.

Table of GRI indicators

GRI content index
GRI IDDescription of indicatorNotesPage
General standard disclosures
Profile of the organisation
102-1 Name of organisation
16
102-2 Activities, brands, products and services30-31
102-3 Location of headquarters16
102-4 Location of operations16
102-5 Ownership and legal form16
102-6 Markets served40-41
102-7 Scale of the organisation40; 74; 92
102-8 Information on employees and other workers111-112; 131
102-9 Supply chain144-157
102-10Significant changes to the organisation and its
supply chain
In 2021, no significant changes were
made to the organisation and its
supply chain.
102-11Principle of precaution62-74
102-12External initiatives52-55
102-13Membership of associations110
Strategy
102-14Statement from senior decision-maker9-11
Etica e integrità
102-16Values, principles, standards and norms of
behaviour
Values, mission and purpose; 77
Governance
102-18Governance structure56-62
102-22Composition of the highest governance body and
its committees
56-62
102-24Nominating and selecting the highest governance
body
56-62
Stakeholder engagement
102-40List of stakeholder groups19
102-41Collective bargaining agreementsIn the three years 2019-2021, the
percentage of employees covered by
collective bargaining agreements is
100%.
102-42Identifying and selecting stakeholders17-21
102-43Approach to stakeholder engagement17-21
102-44Key topics and concerns raised17-21
Reporting practices
102-45Entities included in the consolidated financial
statements

4; 16
102-46Defining report content and topic boundaries17-21
102-47List of material topics 17-21
102-48Restatements of information17
102-49Changes in reportingNo significant changes occurred in
2021.
102-50Reporting period16
102-51Date of most recent reportThe 2020 Integrated Annual Report
was published in April 2021.
102-52Reporting cycle14
102-53Contact points for questions regarding the reportsustainability@italgas.it
102-54Claims of reporting in accordance with the GRI
Standards
15
102-55GRI content index21-26
102-56External assurance17; 197
Economic performance
103-1Explanation of the material topic and its boundary21; 162
103-2The management approach and its components21; 162
103-3Valutazione delle modalità di gestione21; 162
201-1Direct economic value generated and distributed 162
Anti-corruption
103-1Explanation of the material topic and its boundary21; 81-83
103-2The management approach and its components21; 81-83
103-3Evaluation of the management approach21; 81-83
205-2Disclosure and training on anti-corruption policies
and procedures
82
205-3Confirmed incidents of corruption and actions
taken
81
207-1Approach to taxation163-164
207-2Tax governance, risk control and management163-164
207-3Stakeholder engagement and management of tax
concerns
163-164
207-4Country-by-country reporting Not applicable, Italgas only operates
in Italy.
Energy
103-1Explanation of the material topic and its boundary21; 165-173
103-2The management approach and its components21; 165-173
103-3Evaluation of the management approach21; 165-173
302-1Energy consumed within the organization183
302-3Energy intensity183-184
302-4Reduction of energy consumption178
Water withdrawals and discharges
303-1Interactions with water as a shared resource21; 165-166; 181-182
303-2Management of water discharge-related impacts21; 165-166; 181-182
303-3Water withdrawals185
303-4Water discharge185
303-5Water consumption185
Emissions
103-1Explanation of the material topic and its boundary21; 165-166; 3174-179
103-2The management approach and its components21; 165-166; 3174-179
103-3Evaluation of the management approach21; 165-166; 3174-179
305-1Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissionsThe CO2e emissions were
consolidated using the operational
control approach. The GHGs included
in the calculation are CO2 and CH4
and the emissions are calculated
with a GWP of methane equal to 28,
as indicated in the scientific study
of the Intergovernmental Panel
on Climate Change (IPCC) “Fifth
Assessment Report IPCC”.
Losses from venting can be
considered residual, while there are
no pneumatic or unburned material
losses.
177; 185
305-2Energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions177; 185
305-3Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions As regards the calculation of scope3 emissions linked to value spent, an internal approach was used that associates a conversion factor from
the value spent into CO2e emissions for each product category.
177; 185
305-4GHG emissions intensity185
305-5Reduction in GHG emissions178
305-7Nitrogen oxides (NOX), sulphur oxides (SOX), and
other significant emissions
SOX and COV emissions are not considered significant186
Waste
103-1Explanation of the material topic and its boundary21; 165-166; 180-181
103-2La modalità di gestione e le sue componenti21; 165-166; 180-181
103-3Valutazione delle modalità di gestione21; 165-166; 180-181
306-4Rifiuti inviati a recupero186,187
306-5Waste for disposal 186,187
Compliance ambientale
103-1Explanation of the material topic and its boundary21; 165-166
103-2The management approach and its components21; 165-166
103-3Evaluation of the management approach21; 165-166
307-1Non-compliance with environmental laws and
regulations
In 2021, just like in 2020 and 2019,
the Italgas Group did not receive any
significant sanctions for breaching
environmental laws and regulations.
Valutazione ambientale dei fornitori
103-1Explanation of the material topic and its boundary21; 144 -157
103-2The management approach and its components21; 144 -157
103-3Evaluation of the management approach21; 144 -157
308-1New suppliers that were screened using
environmental criteria
157
Employment
103-1Explanation of the material topic and its boundary21; 111
103-1The management approach and its components21; 111
103-3Evaluation of the management approach21; 111
401-1New employee hires and employee turnover113; 115-116
401-3Parental leave129
Health and safety in the workplace
103-1Explanation of the material topic and its boundary21; 134-135
103-2The management approach and its components21; 134-135
103-3Evaluation of the management approach21; 134-135
403-1Occupational health and safety management system21; 134-135
403-2Hazard identification, risk assessment, and
incident investigation
21; 134-135
403-3Occupational health services21; 134-135
403-4Worker participation, consultation, and
communication on occupational health and safety
21; 134-135
403-5Worker training on occupational health and safety21; 134-135
403-6Promotion of worker health21; 134-135
403-7Prevention and mitigation of occupational health
and safety linked by business relationships
21; 134-135
403-9Workplace accidents135-136
Education and training
103-1Explanation of the material topic and its boundary21; 111; 117-123
103-2The management approach and its components21; 111; 117-123
103-3Evaluation of the management approach21; 111; 117-123
404-1Average hours of training per year per employee120
Diversity and equal opportunities
103-1Explanation of the material topic and its boundary21; 111; 130-134
103-2La modalità di gestione e le sue componenti21; 111; 130-134
103-3Valutazione delle modalità di gestione21; 111; 130-134
405-1Diversità negli organi di governo e tra i dipendenti58; 131-134
405-2Ratio of basic salary and remuneration of women
to men
133
Non discrimination
103-1Explanation of the material topic and its boundary21; 111-127
103-2The management approach and its components21; 111-127
103-3Evaluation of the management approach21; 111-127
406-1Incidents of discrimination and corrective actions
taken
127
Child labour
103-1Explanation of the material topic and its boundary21; 144 – 157
103-2The management approach and its components21; 144 – 157
103-3Evaluation of the management approach21; 144 – 157
408-1Operations and suppliers considered to have
significant risk for incidents of child labour
To become part of the Italgas supply
chain it is necessary to accept the
principles of the Group’s Code of
Ethics
, as well as the Code of Ethics
of the Italgas Suppliers and the
Ethics and Integrity Agreement
, in
compliance with our Organisational
Model 231
. All suppliers are required
to meet important criteria in terms of
human rights and work by accepting
the Italgas Policy on Human Rights,
health and safety, environmental
protection and the ethical and
responsible management of the
business.
No supplier has been identified as
having significant risk for incidents of
child labour.
Forced or compulsory labour
103-1Explanation of the material topic and its boundary21; 144 – 157
103-2La modalità di gestione e le sue componenti21; 144 – 157
103-3Evaluation of the management approach21; 144 – 157
409-1Operations and suppliers considered to have
significant risk for incidents of forced or
compulsory labour
To become part of the Italgas supply
chain it is necessary to accept the
principles of the Group’s Code of
Ethics
, as well as the Code of Ethics
of the Italgas Suppliers and the
Ethics and Integrity Agreement
, in
compliance with our Organisational
Model 231. All suppliers are required
to meet important criteria in terms of
human rights and work by accepting
the Italgas Policy on Human Rights,
health and safety, environmental
protection and the ethical and
responsible management of the
business.
No supplier has been identified as
having significant risk for incidents of
forced or compulsory labour.
Social assessment of suppliers
103-1Explanation of the material topic and its boundary21; 144 -157
103-2The management approach and its components21; 144 -157
103-3Valutazione delle modalità di gestione21; 144 -157
414-1Nuovi fornitori che sono stati sottoposti a valutazione attraverso l’utilizzo di criteri sociali157
Public policy
103-1Explanation of the material topic and its boundary21; 107-109
103-2The management approach and its components21; 107-109
103-3Valutazione delle modalità di gestione21; 107-109
415-1Political contributionsAs envisaged by the Code of Ethics,
Italgas does not make any direct
or indirect contribution in any form
to political parties, movements,
committees, political organisations
or trade unions, nor to their
representatives and candidates,
except for those specifically
mandated by applicable laws and
regulations.
110
Customer health and safety
Material issue: Quality and safety of assets
103-1Explanation of the material topic and its boundary21; 99-107; 141-143
103-2The management approach and its components21; 99-107; 141-143
103-3Evaluation of the management approach21; 99-107; 141-143
416-1Assessment of the health and safety impacts of
product and service categories
100-101

On the basis of the materiality matrix and the table of GRI indicators reported above, below is the table reconciling:

  • Minimum elements envisaged by Italian Legislative Decree no. 254/2016;
  • Document chapters/paragraphs;
  • Capital and material topics;
  • GRI indicators.


Reconciliation table

Minimum elements
envisaged by Italian
Legislative Decree
no. 254/2016
Document chapters/paragraphsCapital and material
topics
Indicators
Corporate management
model and organisation
of the business activities
| Methodological note
| 1. Value creation process in the Italgas
Group (paragraphs 1.1 Corporate identity,
1.2 Business model and 1.3 External
context, markets and Italgas share)
| 3. Governance, risks and opportunities
(paragraphs 3.1 Governance, 3.3 The
internal control system and 3.4 Ethics
and compliance)
| 4. Summary data and information
(paragraph 4.3 Operating performance)
Responsible governance
and risk management

Corporate identity

Compliance, transparency
and fight against corruption

Relational capital

Human capital
|| 405-1 – Diversity of governance
bodies and employee
Policies practised by the company| 2. Strategy and forward-looking vision
| 5. Italgas Group performance (paragraphs
5.1 Transparent relations, 5.2
Put people at the centre, 5.3 Create
value for customers and the market,
5.4 Create value for the territory and the
communities and 5.5. Attention to the
environment)
Risk management| Methodological note (paragraph
“Materiality analysis”)
| 3. Governance, risks and opportunities
(paragraph 3.2 Risk management)
| “Information on the recommendations
of the Task Force on Climate-related
Financial Disclosures (TCFD)” Table
Use of energy resources
Greenhouse gas
emissions and polluting
emissions into the atmosphere
Impact on the environment
or other relevant environmental
risk factors
| 5. Italgas Group performance (paragraph
5.5. Attention to the environment)
Environmental sustainability

Energy transition and the fight
against climate change

Natural capital
| 302-1 – Energy consumed within the
organization
| 302-3 Energy intensity
| 302-4 – Reduction of energy consumption
| 303-3 – Water withdrawals
| 303-4 – Water discharge
| 303-5 – Water consumption
| 305-1 Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions
| 305-2 – Indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions
from energy consumption
| 305- 3 – Other indirect (Scope 3)
GHG emissions
| 305-4 – GHG emissions intensity
| 305-5 – Reduction in GHG emissions
| 305-7 – Nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur
oxides (SOx), and other significant
emissions
| 306-4 – Waste sent for recovery
| 306-5 – Waste for disposal
| 307-1 – Non-compliance with environmental
laws and regulations
Impact on health and
safety or other relevant
health risk factors

Personnel management
Action taken to prevent
discriminatory action or
behaviour
alute e la sicurezza o altri rilevanti fattori di rischio sanitario

Gestione del personale

Azioni poste in essere per impedire atteggiamenti e azioni comunque discriminatori
| 5. Italgas Group performance (paragraph
5.2 Put people at the centre)
Protection, inclusion, enhancement
and well-being
of the human resources
Human capital
| 401-1 – New hires and turnover
| 403-9 – Accidents at work
| 405-1 – Diversity of governance bodies
and employees
| 405-2 – Ratio of basic salary and
remuneration of women to men
| 401-3 – Parental leave
| 404-1 – Average hours of training per
year per employee
| 406-1 – Incidents of discrimination
and corrective actions taken
Social
(including those relating
to the supply chain and
subcontracting and
respect for human rights)
| 4. Summary data and information
(paragraph 4.2 Key data)
| 5. Italgas Group performance (paragraphs
5.1 Transparent relations, 5.3
Create value for customers and the
market, 5.4 Create value for the territory
and the communities and 5.6 Business
outlook (economic-financial)
| 6. Comment on the economic and
financial results and other information
(paragraph 6.2 Comment on the
economic and financial results)
Innovation

Safety of the networks,
assets and people

Sustainable supply chain
management

Quality of service and
customer satisfaction

Dialogue and the creation
of value on the territory

Generation of sustainable
economic value and ESG
finance

Intellectual capital

Manufacturing capital

Relational capital

Financial capital
| 308-1 – New suppliers that were assessed
using environmental criteria
| 414-1 – New suppliers that have
been assessed through the use of
social criteria
| 416-1 – Assessment of the health
and safety impacts of product and
service categories
| 201-1 – Direct economic value generated
and distributed
| Non-GRI indicator – Value of sponsorships
and donations
| 207-1 – Approach to taxation
| 207-2 – Tax governance, risk control
and management
| 207-3 – Stakeholder engagement
and management
| of tax concerns
| 207-4 – Country-by-country reporting
| 102-7 – Scale of the organisation
Respect for human rights| 2. Strategy and forward-looking vision
| 5. Italgas Group performance (paragraphs
5.2 Put people at the centre and
5.3 Create value for customers and the
market)
Protection, inclusion, enhancement
and well-being
of the human resources

Sustainable supply chain
management

Respect for human rights

Relational capital

Human capital
| 408-1 Operations and suppliers
considered to have significant risk
for incidents of child labour
| 409-1 Operations and suppliers considered
to have significant risk for
incidents of forced or compulsory
labour
| 414-1 – New suppliers that have
been assessed through the use of
social criteria
Fight against both active
and passive corruption
| 3. Governance, risks and opportunities
(paragraph 3.4 Ethics and compliance)
Compliance, transparency
and fight against corruption

Relational capital
| 205-2 – Disclosure and training on
anti-corruption policies and procedures
| 205-3 – Confirmed incidents of corruption
and actions taken



9The United Nations Global Compact (GC), the world’s largest voluntary corporate citizenship initiative, requires companies to adhere to principles which encourage the integration of sustainability in business. Companies/organisations joining the initiative are required to inform all internal and external stakeholders of the activities undertaken and results achieved during implementation of the Global Compact principles. Participating companies are in fact required to notify stakeholders on a yearly basis of any progress they have achieved, by publishing an annual reporting document (Communication on Progress, COP) on the GC website.

10 Please note that for the purposes of non-financial reporting in the Integrated Annual Report, the Italgas Group only includes companies over which Italgas exercises control and not also affiliates that are not subsidiaries, for which the operating data is stated. For the list of companies consolidated using the line-by-line method, please refer to the detail in point “B”) Consolidated financial statements “as at 31 December 2021.