The Group also includes a number of companies that are not consolidated on a line-by-line basis, but are considered significant in terms of environmental and social sustainability, on the basis of different criteria, such as the stake held, the business managed and the governance in place. For a correct and comprehensive representation of the Group’s activities, qualitative and quantitative information is provided below for these companies, which, for 2021, has been expanded compared to the previous year, in a logic of improving information.
B.I. Energia S.r.l. is the investee of Iren Energia (47.5%) and Consorzio di Bonifica dell’Emilia Centrale [Central Emilia Conservation Consortium] (52.5%), which manages the 1.8 MW flowing water hydroelectric plant on the river Secchia, in San Michele dei Mucchietti (Modena), which uses the drop of an existing barrier to produce electricity.
In 2021, there was an increase in production compared to 2020, a year in which the plant was shut down for several months for extraordinary maintenance.
|Production of electricity||MWh||4,754||2,385|
Fratello Sole Energie Solidali
Fratello Sole Energie Solidali is a social non-profit enterprise founded by Iren Energia (40%) and Fratello Sole (60%) and operates in support of charitable and socially useful entities in the field of energy costs savings. It provides management and energy efficiency services to the real estate complexes of its 12 founding members, comprising over 3,000 buildings (2,000 in 2020). In 2021, new members joined Fratello Sole, including ASeS (a non-profit non-governmental organisation that was created to foster the development of local rural communities and enhance their dignity), the Don Bosco Salesians (Central Italy circumscription) and the San Gennaro Foundation of Naples.
Fratello Sole Energie Solidali is responsible for planning and implementing energy efficiency initiatives through its technological partner Iren Smart Solutions and can also develop e-mobility projects for its customers.
In 2021, the Company completed one project, which began in 2020, and started two new construction sites that will result in total energy savings of over 335 MWh per year. In addition, it has adhered to the manifesto “Together to fight energy poverty“ of the Banco dell’Energia, a non-profit organisation created to improve the quality of life of people in economic and social difficulty, through the distribution of basic necessities, payment of utilities, social and work reintegration paths, and educational courses on the conscious use of energy and its saving.
Valle Dora Energia
Valle Dora Energia S.r.l., a subsidiary of the Municipalities of Chiomonte, Salbertrand, Exilles and Susa and an investee of Iren Energia (49%), was established to develop the redevelopment projects for the hydroelectric plants at Chiomonte and Susa which, in 2016, were admitted to the rankings by the GSE (Gestore dei Servizi Energetici) for incentives on the energy produced. Keeping these plants in operation also ensures important functions of public utility for the local area (protecting irrigation easements, hydro-geological protection and fire prevention service). The total output of the plants is 16.8 MWe (7.6 MWe for the Susa plant and 9.2 MWe for the Chiomonte plant). In 2021, following a period of redevelopment, the two facilities operated at full capacity.
Nel 2021, a seguito di un periodo interessato da interventi di riqualificazione, i due impianti hanno funzionato a pieno regime.
|Total electricity production||MWh||24,019||23,501|
Acquaenna S.C.p.A., owned by Ireti (48.5%), manages the integrated water service in the optimal territorial area of Enna, (excluding the Municipality of Barrafranca). The Company operates across all stages of the water cycle (catchments, supply, distribution, sewerage and treatment), implementing the Area Plan approved by the Mayors’ Assembly, planning and making investments and testing with new technological solutions. Acquaenna has a quality management system certified according to ISO 9001.
|Wastewater treatment plants||no.||18||18|
|Employees as at 31/12||no.||103||104|
AM.TER. S.p.A. – established by the Municipalities of Campo Ligure, Cogoleto, Masone, Mele and Rossiglione together with Iren Acqua (49%) – manages the integrated water service in the west of the province of Genoa, in the areas of the member Municipalities and the Municipalities of Arenzano and Tiglieto.
The supply sources consist of 103 sources, 13 rivers and 3 wells. The water is treated in 9 treatment plants and 16 disinfection plants, distributed throughout the region. The municipal treatment plant of Rossiglione deals with the final discharge of the sewerage systems of the Municipalities of Campo Ligure and Masone.
AM.TER. adopts an integrated Quality, Safety and Environmental management system, in accordance with ISO 9001, ISO 45001 and ISO 14001.
|Wastewater treatment plants||no.||11||11|
|Natural gas consumption||scm||7.626||n.d.|
|Employees as at 31/12||no.||14||14|
ASA S.p.A. is an investee of the municipalities of the provinces of Livorno, Pisa and Siena and Ireti (40%) that manages the integrated water service in five regional sub-districts: North-West (main municipality Livorno), Alta Val di Cecina (main municipality Volterra), Bassa Val di Cecina (main municipalities Cecina and Rosignano M.), Val di Cornia (main municipality Piombino) and Isola d’Elba (Elba Island). The Company also manages gas distribution in Livorno, Collesalvetti, Rosignano Marittimo, Castagneto Carducci and San Vincenzo. ASA is ISO 9001 certified.
|Residents served (IWS)||no.||395,900||416,331|
|Municipalities served (IWS)||no.||32||32|
|Wastewater treatment plants||no.||73||73|
|Residents served by gas distribution||no.||217,254||219,240|
|Gas distribution customers||no.||98,739||99,005|
|Municipalities served by gas distribution||no.||5||5|
|Natural gas distributed||scm||88,015,003||91,360,792|
|Natural gas consumption||scm||300,000||n.d.|
|Employees as at 31/12||no.||535||492|
A.S.A. Azienda Servizi Ambientali
The company A.S.A. S.C.p.A., owned by Iren Ambiente (49%) since the end of 2020, manages the design and construction of plants for the disposal of urban and special, hazardous and non-hazardous waste, the organisation and management, direct and indirect, of plants for the disposal of waste produced by third parties and the remediation of polluted sites. It is the operator of the landfill for non-hazardous waste located in the Municipality of Castel Maggiore (BO) that, in 2021, did not receive any quantity of waste for disposal. ASA adopts an ISO 45001 and ISO 14001 certified management system and the site managed by the Company has obtained EMAS registration.
|Special waste managed (non-hazardous)||t||2,911|
|Employees as at 31/12||no.||5|
GAIA S.p.A., the investee of Iren Ambiente (45%), manages waste treatment, recovery and disposal plants in the province of Asti. GAIA’s activities are spread across the entire province of Asti, with a structured plant system: 12 collection centers for citizens to dispose of sorted waste collection, a sorted waste recovery plant, a plant for the mechanical-biological treatment (MBT) of unsorted waste (Asti), a compost and anaerobic digestion plant (San Damiano d’Asti) for the recovery of organic waste and a landfill for non-hazardous waste (Cerro Tanaro).
To achieve economically sustainable development, GAIA has worked to adopt a transparent policy and to gradually integrate its Management System, obtaining ISO 9001, ISO 45001 and ISO 14001 certifications.
All of the sites managed by the Company are EMAS certified.
|Residents served waste collection||no.||205,545||208,101|
|Municipalities served waste collection||no.||115||115|
|Waste collected in Eco-stations||t||8,714||7,661|
|Waste treated at the plants||t||3,063||3,577|
|sorted waste recovery
|non-hazardous waste landfill||no.||83,825||35,882|
|Natural gas consumption||sm3||7,600||n.d.|
|Employees as at 31/12||no.||151||147|
SETA (Società Ecologica Territorio Ambiente) S.p.A. is the contractor of the urban waste collection service for Catchment Area 16 in the Metropolitan City of Turin. Operating in waste collection and disposal, it is 51.15% controlled by a few Municipalities in the Consortium of Catchment Area 16 (area to the north of Turin), both directly and indirectly through the consortium, and is an investee of Iren Ambiente (48.85%).
SETA manages the controlled landfill called Chivasso 0 for the disposal of non-hazardous waste and 10 collection centres spread across the territory, where citizens can dispose of the sorted waste sent for recovery.
SETA adopts a Quality, Safety and Environment management system certified in accordance with ISO 9001, ISO 45001 and ISO 14001.
|MSW collected - sorted||t||62,775||59,288|
|MSW collected - unsorted||t||40,772||41,039|
|Sorted waste collection||%||61||59|
|Natural gas consumption||sm3||63,019||N/A|
|Dipendenti al 31/12||no.||216||224|
Sei Toscana S.p.A., acquired at the end of 2020 and owned by Iren Ambiente Toscana (30.96%), is the manager of the integrated municipal waste service in the provinces of the optimal territorial area of Toscana Sud – Arezzo, Grosseto and Siena – and in six municipalities in the province of Livorno (Piombino, San Vincenzo, Sassetta, Suvereto, Castagneto Carducci and Campiglia Marittima). Sei Toscana’s waste collection system is structured to complement the collection of unsorted waste with all types of sorted waste collection. The company is active on the territory also with sweeping and street cleaning services, management of collection centres and additional and optional services available to individuals and Local Administrations.
Sei Toscana adopts an integrated Quality, Safety and Environment management system, in accordance with ISO 9001, ISO 45001 and ISO 14001.
|MSW collected - total||t||506,624|
|of which sorted||t||255,177|
|of which unsorted||t||248,918|
|Sorted waste collection||%||51|
|Natural gas consumption||scm||53,730|
|Employees as at 31/12||no.||1032|
C.S.A.I. Centro Servizi Ambiente Impianti
CSAI S.p.A., acquired at the end of 2020 and owned by Iren Ambiente Toscana (40.32%), is a public-private company in the province of Arezzo that deals with the disposal of non-hazardous waste of urban derivation and non-hazardous special waste, as well as the production of electricity from renewable sources (landfill biogas). The company owns and manages two landfills (in the Municipalities of Terranuova Bracciolini and Castiglion Fibocchi) for non-hazardous waste with a high content of organic and biodegradable waste with biogas recovery. CSAI disposes of regulated waste from the optimal territorial area of Toscana Sud (provinces of Arezzo, Siena, Grosseto and Val di Cornia) and special waste from the regional and extra-regional territory.
CSAI adopts a Quality, Safety, Environment and Energy management system certified in accordance with ISO 9001, ISO 45001, ISO 14001 e ISO 50001.
|Municipal waste sent to landfill||t||110,846|
|Special waste sent to landfill||t||66,930|
|Electricity produced from landfills||KWh||20,115,629|
|Employees as at 31/12||no.||33|
Siena Ambiente S.p.A. is a joint-stock company with mixed public/private capital, acquired by the Group at the end of 2020. 60% of the capital is held by public shareholders (Province of Siena and Municipalities of the province of Siena) and 40% is held by Iren Ambiente Toscana. The company manages, in the province of Siena, landfills, selection, waste-to-energy, composting and energy recovery from waste plants. It also operates, on a residual basis, in the disposal of special non-hazardous waste and, through subsidiaries, produces electrici
Siena Ambiente adopts an integrated Quality, Safety and Environment management system, according to the ISO 9001, ISO 45001 and ISO 14001 standards and all the managed sites have obtained EMAS registration.
|Total waste managed||t||207,487|
|Waste treated in WTE||t||69,124|
|Waste treated by landfills||t||41,210|
|Electricity produced by WTE||KWh||38,062,282|
|Electricity produced from landfills||KWh||4,846,099|
|Electricity produced from photovoltaic||KWh||2,107,107|
|Natural gas consumption||scm||421,195|
|Employees as at 31/12||no.||104|