COMMITMENT TO THE GLOBAL COMPACT
Once again, this year Ansaldo STS has signed up to Global Compact, a voluntary United Nations initiative to encourage respect for human rights, labour, the environment and fight against anti-corruption through a series of 10 principles. The confirmation of the Group's membership in the initiative reiterates its commitment to considering the Global Compact and its main principles as an integral part of the Company’s strategies and culture.
GLOBAL COMPACT NETWORK ITALY FOUNDATION
Global Compact Network Italy (GCNI) was founded in 2002 to contribute to the development of the “Global Pact” in Italy. In June 2013, the GCNI created the Global Compact Network Italy Foundation, with Ansaldo STS as Founding Member and Sponsor, along with 17 other organisations, private companies, universities and research institutes, non-profit foundations and civil society organisations.
CSR MANGER NETWORK
Through Andrea Razeto – External Communications, Ansaldo STS participates in the CSR Manager Network, the National Association that unites the professionals of the main Italian companies committed to sustainability issues. The Association is a place to discuss Italian and foreign best practices and acts as a representative body and communicates with the world of politics, business associations, trade unions, environmental associations and other NGOs. It also promotes and tests sustainability and actively participates in national and international discussions. It is the Italian network hub for similar associations that are being set up around the world. The CSR Network is Italy’s official representative in the Global Network of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
Ansaldo STS actively participates in UNIFE projects (association of European railway builders), UNISIG (association of European railway signalling companies) and UITP (international public transportation association), ANIE (National Federation of Electrotechnical and Electronic Companies), AICQ (Italian Association for a Quality Culture), the Italian partner of EFQM (European Foundation for Quality Management), Cosila (consortium for safety in the workplace) and Unione degli Industriali/Confindustria (Industrialists’ Union/Italy’s main organisation representing Italian manufacturing and service companies), in Naples and Genoa, specifically.
In the scope of UNIFE, Ansaldo STS collaborates to, among other things, promote the extension of the use of railway transportation through the implementation of technological standards (ERTMS and TSI) and by proposing European research projects to improve safety, energy efficiency and environmental protection in the field of railway transportation. Specifically, this project, proposed as a Joint Undertaking in the railway sector, SHIFT2RAIL, aims to reduce emissions and promote for a modal shift in transportation, in line with the indications of the transportation white book published by the EU Commission. Furthermore, also as part of UNIFE, Ansaldo STS sits on the Sustainable Transport Committee, which aims to define a common, consistent and effective consensus in the railway industry with respect to environmental issues and, particularly, energy efficiency (reliable standards to measure energy consumption), the evaluation of the life cycle as one of the main criteria in the decision-making process, eco-procurement and noise and emission reduction.