Cattolica and the Environment

It is impossible to overestimate the impact of the environmental issue and the influence that human activity plays on the evolution of life on our planet, with sometimes dramatic consequences and events of unprecedented quality and intensity. We have come to theorise the existence of a new era of history, called “anthropocene”, to characterise the features of a contemporaneity in which the domination and exploitation of man in the natural environment have reached a scale never seen before.

The international debate has now accepted the idea that companies’ choices make a decisive contribution to the overall state of the environmental contexts in which they operate, but that this relationship is also starting to work in the opposite direction: environmental variables are the source of a multitude of risks and opportunities that companies must recognise and manage.

Cattolica pursues the idea that the company business must develop in a manner that is compatible and respectful of the environmental sphere, both through compliance with regulations issued by Regulators and voluntarily through best practices suggested by experts.

These issues are destined to assume increasing relevance in the Group’s reports: the issuance of two dedicated environmental policies and the beginning of carbon neutrality paths are examples of this attitude on the subject.

The Company has maintained its commitment to efficient management of the resources used, to reduce waste and minimise negative externalities. It has acquired catastrophic coverage for risks of earthquake, floods, storms, tornadoes and hail (not agricultural), with monthly monitoring of the catastrophic events which exceed set performance thresholds, to identify potential events with high negative impact.

The data reported within this section include the management offices of Verona, Rome, Milan. Together with the executive offices, the data include the Cattolica Center of Verona and the Agricultural estates. The area of Verona is the most significant, as it includes the operational headquarters of Lungadige Cangrande and Via Fermi, in addition to the Cattolica Center.

The figures relating to peripheral units (offices located in private buildings) remain excluded, since their environmental impact is insignificant.

 

 

Paper consuption

 

Paper consuption (t)

Type 2020 2019
Photocopying 15 36
Printed materials: form, brochures, etc.  278 275
Total 293 311

 

Paper sent for pulping (t)

Type 2020 2019
Warehouse for printed materials: obsolete forms 29 18
Central archive: pulping of policies, accident documents, etc.  88 40
Paper collection at business offices 8 41
Total 125 99

 

Electricity consumption

 

Electricity consumption by location (KWh)

Headquarters 2020 2019
Verona 2,128,598 2,319,941
of which executive offices 1,788,002 1,938,212
of wich Cattolica Center 340,596 381,729
Rome 403,054 528.337
Milan 1,152,232 1,231,282
Venice 8,362 11,207
Ca’ Tron agricultural estate 276,292 256,216
Total 3,968,538 4,327,790
Methane gas consumption

 

Methane gas consumption by site (m3)

Sede 2020 2019
Verona 37,893 40,239
of which operating offices 37,893 40,239
of which Cattolica Center n/a n/a
Rome 7,136 8,984
Milan 64,805 88,095
Venice 1,076 1,492
Ca’ Tron agricultural estate 33,790 24,617
Totale 144,699 163,427
District heating

 

District heating (KWh)

Headquarters 2020 2019
Verona (Lungadige Cangrande) 967,446 1,002,063
Total energy consumption

 

Total energy consumption (GJ)

 

Type 2020 2019
Electricity usage 14,287 15,580
Usage of thermal energy (district heating) 3,483 3,607
Methane gas 5,105 5,769
GPL 101 237
Energy usage for vehicles    
-  Agricultural diesel fuel  3,892 4,805
- Transportation diesel fuel 4,366 11,796
- Transportation petrol 523 975
Total energy usage 31,756 42,769
of which renewables - -

 

Energy intensity 2020 2019
Employees at 31 December (no.)  1,797 1,785
Energy intensity 17.7 24.0
Direct and indirect emissions

 

Direct and Indirect Emissions 2020  (tCO2)

 

 

CO2 emissions  (tCO2)

  2020 2019
Scope 1 949 1,652
Scope 2 (Location-based) 1,384 1,616
Scope 2 (Market-based) 2,051 2,327
Scope 3 172 881
Water consuption

 

Water consuption (ML)

  2020 2019
Business offices and Cattolica Center 19 28
Ca’ Tron agricultural estate 25 46
Total 44 74