The most important of the many challenges Italo has to face every day is definitely Sustainability in its most global sense that takes into account environmental issues as well as economic and social ones.
Indeed, all three aspects are considered both under a synergic and systemic point
Since our foundation, the Company has had a strong commitment to respecting and safeguarding the environment: from the decision to use best in category innovative and sustainable trains, built from recyclable materials to the attention we pay to the environmental impact of our activities, identifying initiatives also designed to reduce our environmental footprint in terms of energy, waste and impact on local areas. This conduct, which is part of Italo’s DNA, has led the Company to cultivate an interest in all ESG aspects, day by day strengthening our commitment to sustainable transport. In 2022, Italo revised its three-year Sustainability Plan for the period 2023-2025. The Plan has been restructured, switching from the previous architecture based on six pillars (Safety, People, Environment, Customers, Governance and Social) to one centered on the three aspects of ESG used internationally: Environmental, Social and Governance.
of view and combined in a different way to obtain a definition of progress and well-being that goes beyond the traditional measures of wealth and economic growth.
Thus, Italo has decided to adopt the principles of sustainability by steering its actions not only exclusively into creating profit, but also into considering the environment and people’s well-being, as we are aware that only by doing so one can stop the process of unconditional exploitation of the planet and improve the conditions of the poorest ones.
That is why Italo works every day to guarantee the overall economic system can reach a sustainable development by adapting its activities and analysing all achieved performances to the many aspects linked to the aforementioned three dimensions.
This has brought to the birth of Italo Green, Italo per il Sociale and Italo Cultura, Italo’s three initiatives that imply a continuous and steady growing environmental, social and economic well-being aimed at leaving to the next generations a better quality of life compared to our current one.
We are aware that the resources currently present in nature are not unlimited. That is why Italo is not only focused on the rational management of these resources – so that future generations can enjoy our same privileges – but also on the continuous research of renewable sources/alternative solutions to reduce consumptions and train all our personnel.
Therefore, environmental sustainability (Italo Green) should be considered not as an unchangeable condition or vision, but rather as continuous and permanently evolving process.
Moreover, behind Italo’s daily activities there is our will to offer the greatest possible benefits and reduce as much as possible all negative impacts for our stakeholders.
This commitment translates into real activities (Italo and the People) made to create a long-lasting economic value, guarantee health and safety, protect and promote human values and educate people on the issues of sustainable and long-lasting growth.
Protect people’s dignity against possible discriminations on the job, promote an ethical control of the work chain involving all suppliers in the achievement of our targets, guarantee safety by monitoring all work environments, teach sustainability by informing people and raising their awareness on the great issues of sustainable development have always been the foundations of Italo’s activities.
Finally, Italo recognises that culture can create not only social economy and cohesion, but also give a sense of well-being; thus, we are actively committed and focused in supporting all initiatives aimed at preserving and enhancing Italy’s artistic heritage and landscape (Italo for Culture).
Indeed, cultural sustainability is considered as an assumption on which we can create “platforms of competition” as suggested by the European adaptation of the “open innovation” concept and as indicated in the EU’s 2020 programme that considers the level of creativity as a tool for development.