Environmental management systems


In 2018, 237 audits were carried out in relation to HSEQ issues


In 2018 Snam updated existing certifications, in accordance to the new standards (ISO 14001:15 and ISO 9001:15)


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.


Deming Cicle



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”.


Management system certifications:

In 2018 Snam implemented all the activities necessary to extend the management system certifications to the new companies entering the scope of consolidation and to maintain and update other existing certifications, in accordance to the new standards (ISO 14001:15 and ISO 9001:15).
To check the effectiveness of the management systems, in 2018, 237 audits were carried out at various Group companies (95 of which were conducted by an outside team) and 54 audits on health, safety and the environment, at contractors working at sites. There are also 27 auditors, also qualified for external audits, working at Snam.

Certifications ISO 14001 for each Snam group company can be seen in this table.


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