ENAV net zero carbon 2022

In 2022 we will have reason to be even more proud of ourselves

Although the innate characteristics of ENAV mean that the Company does not have any major environmental impacts, in order to send a clear signal to the entire air traffic sector and beyond, we have embarked on an ambitious plan to reduce our emissions that will make us a carbon-neutral company starting from 2022, surpassing and anticipating EU targets by almost 10 years.

With the European Green Deal, the EU established the goal of defining a growth strategy able to transform the Union into a modern economy, efficient from the standpoint of resources and competitiveness, and in which net greenhouse gas emissions will be reduced to zero by 2050.

In line with this ambitious goal, in September 2020 we launched an assessment of direct and indirect energy emissions (Scopes 1 and 2), following which we defined our strategy for our carbon footprint, which is structured into three macro-initiatives:

  • all externally purchased energy must be from renewable sources (purchase of Guarantees of Origin);
  • part of the energy we use will be self-generated thanks to the trigeneration plant and photovoltaic panels;
  • the fleet of company cars will be gradually replaced with hybrid and plug-in electric vehicles.

Thanks to these initiatives, our emissions will be reduced by 23% in 2021 and by 80% in 2022 and, again in 2022, the quantity of residual emissions will be offset by purchasing carbon credits or by financing environmental protection projects.1

1 The percentages were defined in accordance with the Market Based calculation method with respect to the 2019 baseline.

  2019
(baseline)
2020 2021
Target
2022
Target
Emissions CO₂ ENAV group
Market based
38,367.38 tCO₂e 34,232.62 tCO₂e
-10.8%
Reduce emissions by
-23%
Reduce emissions by
-80%
The percentage of emissions that cannot be eliminated will be balanced by purchasing carbon offsets or by financing environmental protection projects.
By 2022 will be a carbon-neutral company.

Our commitment to climate action does not end with plan for emissions reduction and efficiency gains described above, however. An analysis of scope 3 emissions (indirect emissions linked to the value chain) will begin in 2021, with aim of participating in the Science Based Target Initiative by 2021.

Furthermore, in order to guide the management of all environmental issues, a new Environmental Policy was issued in September 2020. The Policy confirms the guidelines, commitments and targets already indicated in the first issue of the Policy of March 2019, which the ENAV Group has undertaken to promote, not only for the purpose of enhancing its legislative compliance, but also to improve environmental performance and pursue the principle of sustainable development.