ASTALDI GROUP places Sustainability among the values at the base of its own business model and business development. Sustainability is a founding principle of the Group’s Code of Ethics, a value-generating asset, and a challenge to be tackled in order to constantly improve competitiveness. This is a path which ASTALDI GROUP undertakes daily through the construction of high-quality, state-of-the-art works.
In order to support such a commitment, ASTALDI GROUP has developed its own business model to further integrate Sustainability into the Group’s strategies, processes and activities.
The commitments and targets which the Group’s Sustainability Model is based on, set out in the “ASTALDI’s Sustainability Policy” document, include:
- Construction of works improving life: infrastructures we build increase areas’ competitiveness and attractiveness and, indirectly, the social wellbeing of the people who live there;
- Pursuit of a Value-based approach as a shared asset: linking the Group’s successes and social progress drives to tangible improvements to the quality of life in affected areas, thanks to the Group’s economic achievements;
- Promotion and pursuit of employees’ wellbeing through health and life protection programmes in the workplace, but also of the development of skills and knowledge;
- Face global challenges from climate change and pollution by monitoring projects through appropriate organizational and management tools, taking advantage of the boosts provided by the new energy investment sectors with the aim of overcoming fossil fuels dependency;
- Commitment to sustainable development including Suppliers, Firms and Professionals as well, through strict selection, qualification and measurement of performance achieved.
ASTALDI AND ITS CONTEST
Astaldi, with an operational network divided either geographically or by business lines, enters into relationships with various stakeholders with differing needs and expectations. The interests of the stakeholders may be in conflict with each other or may change over time, even very quickly.
The main categories of stakeholders considered influential to Astaldi, (considering that the composition of these categories may also change significantly over time and between different organizations, industrial sectors, nations and cultures) are:
- Core Business: Customers and Customer Enterprises, staff (employees and internal consultants), shareholders and lenders.
- Process: partners, suppliers, third party concessionaires
- Society and Territory: local communities and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), public administrations, governments, institutions and associations of category, media, environment.
LEED, an acronym for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a system for classifying a buildings ecological footprint and provides a set of standards for assessing "environmentally sustainable" constructions. The protocol consist of four levels of classification (base, silver, gold, platinum) based on the level of ecological virtuosity of buildings.
The LEED ITALIA protocol is held by Green Building Council of Italy, a non-profit organization that is part of the international GBC network in many other countries; Is a member of the World GBC and USGBC partners. ASTALDI is a regular partner of GBC Italia since June 2013.
In April 2017, Amendola's Aerobase Hangar building earned the LEED ITALIA certification "gold" level, outperforming the engineering department expectation for "silver" level certification. Download certificate here
LEED certification activities Continue for both overseas and Italian projects, such as the "Angelini Headquarters" building, for which a "gold" certification is expected.