Policies, commitments and management models

The main policies adopted by Snam regarding the environment, health and safety are the HSEQ Policy and the Sustainable Development Policy, which:

  • Ensure respect for the protection of health and safety of workers and the environment, through the prevention of accidents, injuries and occupational illnesses
  • Promote actions to fight climate change by implementing operational and management measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Promote energy efficiency and guarantee the sustainable use of natural resources
  • Prevent pollution and guarantee the protection of ecosystems and biodiversity
  • Set up procedures to identify and respond to emergency situations and monitor the consequences of accidents.

In managing environmental, health and safety issues, Snam uses a management system that complies with ISO 14001, ISO 9001 and ISO 45001 (or OHSAS 18001) standards. To this end, 248 health, safety and environmental audits were carried out.

The preventive assessments of the effects on the environment and on the safety of new settlements are carried out in the context of Environmental Impact Assessment (VIA) procedures, at the end of which the responsible administrations, both at central and local level, issue the authorisations required by current legislation. The progress of the permit activities is reported in the paragraph “Progress of activities related to obtaining permits” in the chapters Natural gas transportation in the Integrated Management Report. Ensuring the safety and quality levels of the plants is of great importance to Snam, which is why the Group employs numerous technologies to guarantee complete, continuous and efficient control and monitoring of the network. Furthermore, great attention is paid to environmental and safety requirements in the workplace during the qualification and selection of suppliers. Snam ensures that its critical suppliers are equipped with quality, environmental and safety management systems certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 or ISO 45001 standards.

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