Snam Foundation

Snam Foundation

The Snam Foundation aims at providing the skills and realization capabilities that in the history of the Society have contributed to the country's innovation, progress and growth through the implementation and management of complex infrastructures

The constitution

The BoD of the Foundation, enrolled in the Register of Juridical Persons at the Prefecture of Milan on 21 July 2017, comprises Carlo Malacarne (Chairman), Marco Alver√† (Vice Chairman) and Lucia Morselli and begun the evaluation of the first projects that will be developed in order to achieve the Foundation’s mission.

The Board of Auditors comprises Maria Luisa Mosconi (Chairwoman), Gabriella Chersicla and Lorenzo Pozza.

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A commitment to growth

The Foundation pursues the development, adoption, promotion and dissemination of innovative, effective and sound practices that can foster civil, cultural and economic development in priority areas of public interest. Consistently with the presence of Snam in the territory and without discrimination of nationality, race, race or religion, the Foundation pursues and promotes the upgrading of the most vulnerable areas, including through the protection and care of landscaping and the environment. In addition the Foundation aims at supporting and developing cultural activities in all their expressions.

The Foundation, for the pursuit of its goals, can, among other things, contribute to the realization of tangible and intangible infrastructures, also leveraging Snam's know-how, networks, technical and technological means and other subjects, private entities and Public, with which to promote partnership. It can be directly as an operating subject, managing individual initiatives and projects.

A new step towards a company that is ever more in touch with the country and can be a driving force for communities and the country, in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

In 2018, the Foundation replied to a call for ideas from the social enterprise "Con i bambini" (With the children) about a research on co-financing projects to fight educational poverty. The idea submitted by the Foundation was chosen and it is based on the promotion of an alliance between schools, families and other players in the community, specifically third sector organisations, to overcome education poverty among underage students and prevent forms of hardship among children. The project strives to contribute to the removal of obstacles of an economic, social and cultural nature which hinder the full use of the educational processes by underage students and aims to define an experimental collaboration model between schools and third-sector organisations to implement integrated educational services that can be scaled up on a national level.

The idea will be developed, on a trial basis, through a codesign project, in schools in three cities: Milan, Palermo and Brindisi with the goal, in each specific situation, of defining a joint educational project for schools and thirdsector organisations, which can then be replicated in different settings on a national scale.
Activities have been developed involving corporate people, promoting both interaction between business and the non-profit world, and encouraging the engagement of employees and involving them in social impact initiatives. Thanks to these relationships, the educating communities will be able to prevent situations of scholastic and social hardship by contributing to the implementation of the SDG (sustainable development goals) 4 (Quality Education) and 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth).

The project started on the 1st of May 2019 and will be carried out for three years.  The project will involve more than 400 students, 400 parents and 100 teachers in the three contexts of Milan, Palermo and Brindisi. The total value of the project is 1.200.000 euro, 50% co-funded by Fondazione Snam.
Beyond the direct involvement of the municipal administrations, three schools in the different cities, and 5 third sector organisations will be partners in the project.

In 2017 Fondazione Snam, together with other important Italian foundations, promoted "Welfare che impresa!", the contest that aims to encourage the emergence of project ideas of young people under 35 on welfare issues for the communities, able to promote social cohesion , development and networking.
Of the 155 projects presented in this second edition of "Welfare che impresa!", given that it highlights the growth of interest in new services able to contribute to improving the social fabric of the country, the 14 finalist projects participated in a two-day training workshop , promoted by foundations, during which the participants were able to acquire useful skills and information to increase their design skills.
Among the four winning design ideas, Fondazione Snam has awarded "Tripmetoo", a start-up in Salerno that operates in the tourism sector. It is a web booking platform that allows the traveler to customize his travel experience based on the different needs and operators in the sector to enhance the offer, by including it in the Tripmetoo network.

Fondazione Snam participated also the “special prize” that was awarded  to the "AGRIshelter" project: a temporary home for emergency situations built with local resources and natural materials. Its constructive and innovative technology guarantees environmental, economic and social sustainability. A low-cost but quality house to give to people more dignity.
Also thanks to the participation of Fondazione Snam, the competition has awarded a total prize in money of 300 thousand euros. The participation in the competition has also doubled compared to the previous edition; a data that highlights the growth of an interest in new services capable of regenerating the social system of the country.

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.

To promote the meeting between the social world and Snam, the Foundation launched the "Tesori - Terre SOlidali in Reti Inclusive" initiative.

In continuity with the Snam's project "A vegetable garden in the network", some land adjacent to the Snam's plants are made available to the local communities, with a view to enhancing corporate assets, local experience and skills and strengthening relations with the territory.
In this context, at the beginning of December 2017, Fondazione Snam and Confagricoltura signed a protocol  of collaboration for the promotion, development and implementation of social farming projects. The agreement arises from the common desire to promote the dissemination of innovative and supportive practices in the agricultural sector, in vulnerable areas or in the public interest, in respect and enhancement of the territory and the environment.

The selected projects will be accompanied with economic support and with the free loan of some unused land owned by Snam for a period of 10 years. Moreover one representative of each selected organisations will be supported for the enrolment in an on-line Master course on social agriculture organised by the University of Rome Tor Vergata. With this initiative Snam Foundation aims to promote systemic actions able to aggregate different partners and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals.

The activities will begin on 10 hectares of land to reach up to about 40 hectares distributed on 9 Italian regions. The total value made available to the civil society organizations is about 3 M EUR. The initiative will support as a minimum 9 local projects and at least 5 hectares of unused land will be dedicated to agricultural activities.

In 2018, two calls for tender were launched, addressed to social workers, mainly in the agricultural sector, which have led to the selection of projects which are better able to connect aspects of inclusion, social impact on local communities, and sustainability, through innovation and experimentation.
Currently, also thanks to the support of the Snam employees in the area, a detailed plan is being developed for interventions in the areas of Camerino, Ronco all’Adige and Messina.

Free Energy is the programme of initiatives, started in April 2018, which Fondazione Snam dedicates to all the company's people - 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 project it is possible to give greater strength and wealth to the connections of the social network. Employees can participate in three ways:

  • Double your contribution: by contributing a cash donation to projects and / or organizations, Free Energy supports the social commitment of employees by doubling it.
  • Report a project: Employees can present a project that has been initiated or to be initiated and collaborate as a volunteer or Ambassador. If consistent with its areas of intervention, Fondazione Snam will commit itself to providing support in its implementation.
  • Suggest an idea: employees can offer ideas on their own or with a group of colleagues. Fondazione Snam will support them in the realization of projects with social, environmental or cultural aims in the areas of intervention of the Foundation.

From April to today, 67 colleagues have participated in the program, for a total of 84 nominations presented and about 17,000 euros donated by the Foundation to projects and organizations selected.

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.


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