As part of the management and development of its sites and infrastructure, Snam shares value by making spaces and knowledge available to local stakeholders
When making new investments, Snam shares value with the regions, distributing its knowledge of best business practices among local players.
Snam has various tools for creating value that it intends to share with the local area.
According to the Shared Value approach, sustainable companies cannot ignore the social and territorial context in which they operate, therefore they must actively work to support it.
Every company is characterised by corporate assets that constitute drivers for value creation, and it is through these drivers that Snam intends to interpret the theme of Shared Value: its infrastructure, its capacity to offer technology and continuous innovation, its human capital, and its capital in terms of relations with the local community.
The natural evolution of our approach to Shared Value was the Snam's Foundation creation, precisely with the aim of making available the skills and implementation capabilities that have contributed to the country's innovation, progress and social growth throughout the Company's history.
Fondazione Snam aims to promote civil, cultural and economic development in priority areas of public interest, through the development, promotion and dissemination of innovative, effective practices and support them. In particular, consistent with the presence of Snam in the local areas, the Foundation pursues and promotes the redevelopment of the most vulnerable areas, including the protection and care of the landscape heritage and the environment, as well as the support and development of cultural activities in every expression of them.
Snam provides stakeholders with spaces, knowledge and best practices.
Therefore, through its business objectives, Snam aims to share value with local areas and make new investments, for example, by:
- making space and knowledge available to local stakeholders, for example, areas and services for local vegetable crops as in the case of Terranuova Bracciolini plant or collaborating with institutions for school projects or the TESORI call for proposals, proposed by Fondazione Snam based on the provision of corporate spaces
- sharing best business practices, by applying bioengineering techniques in areas that are particularly sensitive or with complex ecosystems, such as parks and protected areas
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO GENERATE VALUE? "Con la scuola" project
The "Con la scuola" project, carried out by Snam in collaboration with LUISS Business
School and Consorzio Elis, aims to strengthen the link between school and business, thus contributing to the renewal and evolution of the school as an organisation.
A central element of the project is training for class councils, headmasters and teachers, providing them with new tools and methodologies to prepare students for the world of work effectively. The aim of the project is to help schools move from knowledge-based teaching to competence-based teaching, where cooperation, involvement and creativity are the essential ingredients of a new way of education.
- 40 institutions were involved (48% from the North, 27% from the Centre and 25% from the South);
- 45 class councils were held;
- 300 teachers and 1,000 students took part;
- 20 webinars, 13 experiential workshops and 2 days of in-person training took place.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO GENERATE VALUE? The vegetable garden in the network at Terranuova Bracciolini
In 2014 Snam entered into an agreement with the Betadue Cooperative whereby it provided four years free use of a land parcel it owns located outside the headquarters in Terranuova Bracciolini (AR).
The Terranuova Bracciolini plant is surrounded by about four hectares of green area located outside the plant that is the site of a fruit and olive orchard (a total of about 150 fruit trees).
The company leased the land free of charge to the social cooperative Betadue, which is dedicated to the employment of disadvantaged people and specialised in the management of green spaces used for farming. The vegetable garden’s products are used in a short-range catering network that prepares the meals served in Valdarno schools and communities, realizing a true social vegetable garden.
29 April 2021 - 12:29 CEST