Expenditures and investments for environmental protection

As part of its commitment to environmental protection, the Group invests in new technologies, education, awareness and prevention initiatives and in mobility management, and aims to enter into agreements with suppliers and partners which can reduce environmental impacts and risks.

In 2012, the expense for environmental management and protection amounted to 21 million euros, mainly attributable to the installation of cleaner technologies (tri-generation plant, LED lighting, etc.), training for the employees directly involved in the environmental management, external services (technical consulting for energy and water diagnoses, and those relating to waste management, etc.), green purchases and other costs (purchase and implementation of new software to manage environmental accounting, etc.). Approximately 155 thousand euros has been spent on waste disposal, emissions treatment and the purchase and use of certificates to offset greenhouse gas emissions.

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Waste reciclying, China