ASTALDI GROUP places Sustainability among the values at the base of its own business model and business development. Sustainability is one of the founding principle of the Group’s Code of Ethics, a generating-value asset, a challenge to be tackled to constantly improving competitiveness as well. A path which ASTALDI GROUP undertakes daily through the construction of high-quality, state-of-the-art works.
In order to support such commitment, ASTALDI GROUP further developed its own business model with the purpose of an increasingly deeper integration of Sustainability into Group’s strategies, processes and activities.
commitments and targets the Group’s Sustainability Model is based on, set down into the “ASTALDI’s Sustainability Policy” document, are:
- 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 a Value-based approach as a shared asset: linking Group’s success and social progress drives to a tangible increase of Areas’ wellbeing produced by the Group’s achievements of economic results;
- 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 involves Suppliers, Firms and Professionals as well, through strict selection, qualification and measurement of performance achieved.
LEED, an acronym for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a system for classifying 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.
ASTALDI AND ITS CONTEST
Astaldi, with an operational network divided either geographically or according to the business lines, enters in a series of relationships with different stakeholders, which have different needs and expectations in relation with their interests and which 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.