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Environmental management systems


In 2016, 212 audits were carried out in relation to HSEQ issues


In 2015, Snam Corporate obtained UNI EN ISO 14001 certification for its environmental management system, thereby completing the certification process for the entire Group


Snam’s policy is to minimise the environmental impact of its activities, applying, where technically and economically feasible, the best available technology and implementing specific management systems and procedures

Attesting management systems means to be in compliance with regulations ant to improve processes

To continuously improve its environmental performance, Snam actively manages its commitments with regard to prevention, certifying the management systems of its operating activities in accordance with the reference standard UNI EN ISO 14001.

First and foremost, the environmental management systems should be based on two guiding principles: compliance with regulatory obligations, and the improvement of the corporate response to environmental issues.

The purpose of these systems is to:

  • identify and control the main environmental issues;
  • coordinate all activities with an environmental impact;
  • assign specific responsibilities for their implementation.

Reaching preset objectives is possible by means of “Deming cycle

In order to systematically address environmental issues, Snam identifies and analyses the main problems and only then defines strategic and operational measures to manage them. Once this process is completed, the efficiency of these measures is assessed and further weak points are analysed, as necessary. Based on this control phase, the planning cycle then starts over again with the definition of new objectives.

Snam manages the achievement of these objectives through the process explained above, called the “Deming cycle” or “Plan, Do, Check, Act”.


Deming Cicle



The environmental certificates obtained by Snam refer to  the GNL Italia regasification plant, Snam Rete Gas (certification extended to the whole company in 2013) and Stogit and cover 100% of their operating activities.

In 2015, Snam Corporate obtained UNI EN ISO 14001 certification for its environmental management system, thereby completing the certification process for the entire Group.

Management system certifications:

In order to maintain the various certifications held, Snam continuously monitors the performance of the management systems through periodic audits to verify their application and efficiency, to identify areas for improvement and to verify compliance with applicable legislation.
In 2016, 212 audits were carried out (166 of which were performed by specialised employees and 46 by external companies). In addition, some 81 HSE audits were carried out on our contractors in order to verify the effectiveness of our management systems.


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