Our objectives


The fight against climate change is a material issue for Snam on which the Company set challenging targets: reducing natural gas emissions of 40% by 2025, reducing GHG scope 1 and scope 2 emissions of 40% by 2030 and increasing the green electricity purchased to 55% by 2030

Snam Plastic less

Snam launched an initiative called "Snam Plastic Less" aimed at reducing the use of plastic in industrial packaging by 100 percent by 2023 and eliminating disposable plastic in dispensers from all corporate headquarters by 2020

stakeholder engagement

Strengthening stakeholder engagement will be a top priority for Snam over the next few years


The sustainability objectives that Snam has established are identified each year with the same time-frame of the strategic plan and involve also quantitative improvement targets defined using key performance indicators (KPI).

A fundamental step in the definition of projects, indicators and objectives is the definition of material issues: this one starts by identyfing the topics highlighted in the main sustainability guidelines (ISO 26000, GRI, SASB and SDGs) and then they are put in the context by means of an annual process which includes the analysis of:

  • situation in the sector, public opinion and the pressures on the Company;
  • perception of the topics from the point of view of external stakeholders;
  • Code of ethics, policies adopted and the strategic plan of Snam;
  • perception of the topics from an internal point of view by interviewing the managers of various departments.

To define the most significant issues, we proceed to analyse them both from the company’s and from the stakeholders’ perspective (including the company’s employees).
The joint consideration of internal and external significance of each single issue leeds to the identification of the priority and materiality areas.

The materiality analysis identifies the most important issues for the company and the stakeholders and therefore also the most significant areas in which to identify objectives, investment projects and other initiatives. With this in mind, the Sustainability unit acts in coordination with the competent functions, to identify the development plans of the sustainability activities that are included in Snam's strategic plan.

The key performance indicators (KPIs), allow the monitoring of specific strategic objectives with well-defined targets linked to the sustainability policy. Projects related to these objectives involve all the Snam Group working together to achieve a common goal. The deadline for reaching the pre-established quantitative targets varies from 2019 to 2023 depending on the different projects. The KPIs active are given below, while in the following links you can download the table in PDF and xls format (the table also including the KPIs opened and closed in previous years).


KPI 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Target Target achievement
No. of suppliers in the category Goods ( A ) certified according ISO 14001 n.a. n.a. n.a. 70 / Obtain, by the end of 2018, a value of 65% Target born and reached in 2018.
Number of meetings with municipalities and agricoltural associations n.a. n.a. 106 127 99 Mantain an average value of 50 for the period 2019-2020 Annual target reached
Natural gas emissions n.a. n.a. -3.20% -7.9% -19% Reduce natural gas emissions by 10%, by 2021, compared with 2016 figures Target identified in 2017 and included into the new target by 2025
Natural gas emissions n.a. n.a. -3.20% -7.9% -19% Reduce natural gas emissions by 15%, by 2022, compared with 2016 figures Target identified in 2018 and included into the new target by 2025
Natural gas emissions n.a. n.a. -3.20% -7.9% -19% Reduce natural gas emissions by 40%, by 2025, compared with 2016 figures Target born in 2018 and updated in 2019
GHG emissions scope 1 and scope 2 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. Reduce GHG scope 1 and scope 2 emissions of 40% by 2030 compared to 2016 Target identified in 2019
Green electricity purchased n.a. n.a. 35.4 37.0 44.1 Increase the share of green electricity purchased respect to the total to 55% by 2030 Target identified in 2019
Plastic Less program n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. Eliminate plastic in industrial packaging (without prejudice to safety) by 2023 and eliminate disposable plastic in beverage dispensers in all corporate headquarters from 2020 Target identified in 2019
High-efficiency heat generators n.a. n.a. 14.5 20.7 66.6 Install power of 100 MW by the end of  2022 Target born in 2017
Installation of LED lighting systems n.a. n.a. 26.3 209 351 Replace 534 kW by the end of 2022 Target born in 2017
(Natural gas recovered/Natural gas emitted) x 100 35 37 36 56 59 Maintaining at least an annual value of 30% Annual target reached
Contain natural gas emissions in gas transportation 1,138 1,066 1,057 / / Maintaining a natural gas emission annual value below 1240 m3/km until 2017 Target closed and replaced with the updated target of -40% to 2025
Increase production of electricity from photovoltaic plants n.a. n.a. 1,044 1,128 830 Produce at least 860 MWh annually (Up until 2022)
Target born in 2017. The annual target was not reached due to the unavailability of some plants
Trigeneration plants n.a. n.a. n.d. n.d. 359 Produce 5200 MWh by the end of 2022 Under construction
Improved energy efficiency of building n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. 15,000 m3 of gas,
65 MWh of electricity
Restructure buildings up to 2022 annually saving 25,000 m3 of gas and 65 MWh of electricity Under construction


KPI trend (xls 12kb)

KPI trend (pdf 356kb)

The following table summarises the strategic plan ESG objectives  till 2023 and the work carried out by Snam in 2019 to achieve previous areas set.



Reduce natural gas emissions of 25% by 2025 (base year 2016)

In-line gas recompression and other initiatives made it possible to avoid the release of 9.4 million cubic meters of natural gas into the atmosphere, equal to approximately 165,000 tons of CO2eq (+ 16% compared to the 142,000 tons of CO2eq of 2018) Reduce natural gas emissions of 40% by 2025 (base year 2016)


Various initiatives have been taken to reduce emissions, such as the recovery of natural gas emissions, the production of electricity from photovoltaic systems, the purchase of green electricity, the installation of systems with LED lighting, the renovation and efficiency of buildings and a greater use of the smart working among employees

Reduce GHG scope 1 and scope 2 emissions of 40% by 2030 (base year 2016)


Increased the ratio between the use of electricity produced from renewable sources and the total consumption of electricity from 37% in 2018 to 44% in 2019, thus avoiding the emission of approximately 16,100 tons of CO2eq into the atmosphere

Increase the share of electricity from renewable sources to 55% compared to the total by 2030

  Thermal bottles were supplied to all employees, the water dispensers were upgraded in the offices and the plastic bottles were removed from the break areas. In addition, Snam is going to characterize the next tenders with new supplier evaluation systems able to enhance the reduction in the use of disposable plastic in packaging and promoting alternative solutions Eliminate disposable plastic in company break areas by 2020 and packaging plastic in the supply chain (except for the share necessary for safety reasons) by 2023



Extension of the Performance Management assessment system to 100% of employees of Snam, Snam Rete Gas, Stogit and GNL Italia by 2020

In 2019, the second Performance Management cycle was launched, which included the expansion of the scope concerned to all the office employees (Corporate and Operations)


Keep on with the extension of the Performance Management assessment system to 100% of employees of Snam, Snam Rete Gas, Stogit and GNL Italia by 2020


Delivered 114,179 training hours (+ 5.9% compared to 2018) with 26,518 participations (+ 89% compared to 2018) and with 99% of the company population involved

Deliver 320,000 hours of training by 2023


Among the activities continued or started in 2019 regarding innovation, there is the "smart gas" project which provides for the maintenance of plants with new technologies, the use of drones and satellites for infrastructure monitoring and the development of new commercial services and forecasting of gas demand by means of neural networks

Invest € 750 million in infrastructure replacement program and innovation and technology by 2023

  Issued the Diversity & Inclusion Policy, approved the modification of the Company Statute to incorporate the gender distribution criterion and decided to start an Inclusion Team in order to be representative of company diversity Launch of the Inclusion Team to promote and spread the culture of diversity and equal opportunities, creating a work environment that values ​​all people
  4,028 training hours were provided with 3,981 participations in the area of ​​business ethics and anti-corruption Completion of the Compliance Program with respect to the training objectives of the corporate population on Anti-corruption and Model 231 issues. In particular the goals are to reach 100% on Model 231 by 2020 and 100% on Anti-corruption by 2022


KPI tool

Explore our 2019 Sustainability report

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