The Tesori - Terre Solidali in Reti Inclusive initiative continued. The project was launched in 2017 to promote social agricultural projects in partnership with Confagricoltura with the purpose of building on corporate assets, local experiences and skills and strengthening relationships with the local communities.
Young Energy is Snam's programme modelled on the “Alternanza scuola lavoro” framework (school-work alternation). The project is aimed at third-year, fourth-year and fifth-year high school students.
Snam and Italy’s parks federation Federparchi collaborate to strengthen environmental safeguard and protection of biodiversity
Collaborating with authorities, non-profit associations and institutions is an integral part of Snam’s sustainable development strategy and, based on the principle of inclusivity, the company aims to develop valuable and trustworthy relations with every stakeholder, acknowledging their right to be heard and committing to providing reports on the company’s activities and decisions made.
When developing relationships with all of its stakeholders, Snam considers compliance with the law, ethicality and transparency to be fundamental requirements, without which any type of collaboration would not be possible.
Another important aspect is that, in all of its relationships, Snam has taken inspiration from the general principles that form the basis of its operational activity, namely to:
- Ensure the diversity of opinions and political and cultural orientations
- Guarantee the clarity of goals and thus transparency in project management
- Recognise social, cultural and environmental trends that are representative of the region
- Ensure the long-term sustainability of projects
- Ensure planning ability and flexibility in identifying routes
In 2018 approximately €0.4 million were allocated to the territory as donations and sponsorships and about €2.3 million in environmental compensation. With regard to environmental protection, Snam spent approximately €100.3 million (€89.2 million on investments and €11.1 million on operating costs).
Some of the initiatives proposed in 2018 are, for example, are the book dedicated to the Foreste Casentinesi Park and the Young Energy.
Policy for managing philanthropic activities and social initiatives
The collaboration activities are selected on the basis of the “Policy for managing philanthropic activities and social initiatives”, in line with the company’s strategy, its relationship with local areas and the sustainability objectives.
As a company operating in a regulated market with specific technical and economic constraints Snam launches community initiatives including charitable donations and sponsorships.
In particular, it priorities the following criteria when choosing or promoting its activities:
- the potential to raise awareness about the Company and its strategic growth plans;
- the capacity to create culture and value added for the community while respecting tradition, as part of an ongoing and sustainable improvement plan;
- the capacity to create economic value which simultaneously generates value for the company, for stakeholders and for the community in which the company operates.
In line with these criteria, the activities are aimed at organisations operating in the fields of environmental protection, culture, social infrastructure and regional protection and are active in the geographical areas where the Snam Group is already present with its own infrastructure and/or with investments to develop or strengthen its infrastructure.
The relationship between businesses and society has increasingly become the focus of more attention and interest. In recent years, the continuing economic uncertainty and concurrent increase in social emergencies has created serious hardship, especially in the weaker bands of the population. Businesses, which have always played a fundamental role in the economic and social development of a country, have reacted by implementing policies and tools to try and respond to these emergencies.
Snam intends to make its contribution and increase its corporate social responsibility. This is why the Snam Foundation has been established with a view to developing and adopting innovative and sound practices capable of encouraging civil, cultural and economic development in priority areas of public interest. The Foundation intends to play a part in creating tangible and intangible infrastructures, also leveraging the know-how, networks, technical and technological means to develop partnerships, projects and initiatives of social value.
In 2018, the Foundation followed the winners of Welfare, che impresa! namely the start-ups Tripmetoo and Agrishelter, supporting them during the incubation process and accompanying them on the subsequent launch and consolidation phases; it also renewed its participation in the new edition of the “Welfare, che impresa!” competition, contributing, together with"Fondazione con il Sud" and the other partners to the implementation of the third edition planned for 2019.
Youth in Action for Sustainable Development Goals
This year, Snam again participated to Youth in Action for Sustainable Development Goals, a competition promoted by Fondazione Italiana Accenture, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei and Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, aimed at young people under 30, with the goal of collecting and rewarding the best design ideas to promote the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Italy. The winners were rewarded with a paid internship. The role of the Snam Foundation was to facilitate the relationship between Snam and the other sponsoring Foundations taking part in the selection of the final ideas and offering to the internship to the chosen candidate.
The Snam Foundation will support this competition also in 2019.
Free Energy is the program of initiatives, started on April 2018, that Fondazione Snam dedicates to all the people of the company - employees and collaborators - designed to "free up the energy" of the social activities of individuals. "Connect to build opportunities" is one of Snam's values and thanks to the Snam Foundation programme it is possible to give greater strength and wealth to the connections of the social network.
Free Energy is in fact a participatory project that strengthens the connections and makes it possible to amplify the value of initiatives for solidarity and social purposes to which everyone is dedicatedin the free time. It is possible to "free one's own social energy" by participating in different activities, with different levels of commitment and involvement, which allow to send reports, proposals, ideas and suggestions, which will be collected by the Foundation through dedicated channels.
70 people have been involved in the project with approximately 100 reports.
Besides it has been organised a Volunteering Day, during which Snam employees spent a working day voluntereeing for third-sector organizations identified by the Foundation.
Three hundred employees (more than 10% of the corporate population) joined the initiative working at 23 non-profit organizations, 49 different activities in 28 Italian locations.
In total, around 2,000 corporate volunteering hours were carried out.
Snam and Italy’s parks federation, Federparchi, collaborate to jointly implement projects aimed at further strengthening the protection of the environment and biodiversity throughout the country. This collaboration is part of Snam’s broader approach to sustainability issues, focusing on further enhancing the relationship between the company and local communities and the mutual benefits that may arise from this cooperation.
For Snam, the collaboration with Federparchi represents a unique opportunity to develop synergies with recognised experts in science, nature and Wildlife.
Besides, Snam and Federparchi are collaborating in the publishing initiative "Sustainable Paths" and worked together in the environmental awareness projects with schools "The network of Trust and Respect" and "Stories about the future".
In January 2012, Snam joined the Sodalitas Foundation, an Assolombarda foundation whose members include 84 leading companies and foundations. Sodalitas’s mission is to build a bridge between the entrepreneurial world and the non-profit sector, to foster the widespread growth of the planning and managerial capabilities of the voluntary sector and to develop projects for promoting entrepreneurial sustainability in the Italian market.
In this context, since 2011, Snam has participated in the Sodalitas Social Innovation award, helping to evaluate the projects submitted as part of the Quality Commissions made up of a select group of companies, sponsoring foundations and institutions. In addition to the award, Snam also participates in follow-up initiatives which promote dialogue between businesses and non-profit organisations to develop a common approach that in turn leads to more effective and efficient projects.
Besides, since 2014 Snam participates to WHP (Workplace Health Promotion) a project born from collaboration of ASL and Confidustria and promoted by Sodalitas. The project involves the promotion of factors related to improved work organisation and a better work environment, encouraging staff to participate in healthy activities, promoting healthy choices and encouraging personal growth.
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