ESG governance is the responsibility of the following bodies:
ESG Steering Committee
Chaired by the Chief Executive Officer, supported by the CFO in the role of Deputy Chair, and meeting on a quarterly basis to define and promote Italo’s ESG policies and decision-making mechanisms, aligning them with the Company’s strategy. The Committee oversees the processes involved in approving ESG programs and initiatives and coordinates with the heads of the departments responsible for assessing technical and economic feasibility. The ESG Steering Committee is responsible for the Sustainability Report and the Sustainability Plan.
It meets at least once a month and has the role of putting forward programs designed to strengthen the Company’s ESG culture and values, in accordance with the guidelines provided by the ESG Steering Committee. The ESG Team is responsible for:
initiatives relating to environmental protection, cutting emissions and energy use, and health and safety. It overseas the implementation of these initiatives and monitors environmental KPIs to ensure that they are in line with the Company’s goals;
proposing and overseeing social programs for employees and their families and the community, ensuring their alignment with the Company’s goals;
promoting awareness of ESG issues through internal communication initiatives.
Internal Audit and Risk Management
Italo’s risk management and internal control system is based on the CoSo Framework 8 (the CoSo Report - CoSo ERM) and the IIA’s Three Lines Model 9. Its adequacy is constantly assessed and continuous improvement plans are drawn up with a view to boosting its operational efficiency and effectiveness.
On this basis, Italo has adopted an integrated approach and internal procedures designed to facilitate the information sharing and coordination within the organization. A working group with members representing the second and third lines of defense has been set up to discuss their key findings, to standardize operational plans and produce a periodic report on internal control and risk management for senior management.
At the reporting date, Italo’s main risks consist of: