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Spills

For 2016 the total quantity of the most important spills was around 22 m3, linked mainly to grid construction and maintenance.

Spills as part of distribution

As part of the distribution of electricity, possible environmental accidents derive mainly from the discharge of insulating mineral oil following breakdowns to equipment or vehicles or electrolyte acids in primary cabins. Except for rare cases of spills from large transformers, environmental accidents are mainly marked by small spills for which prompt intervention is envisaged and subsequent environmental recovery by a specialist firm, in accordance with the methods imposed by local law. For more careful safeguarding of the environment affected by the accident, the parts of the plant potentially at risk of spills and company vehicles are equipped with kits with absorbent material, in order to isolate possible routes for further dispersion in the case of an accident.
To further mitigate the risk connected to holding potentially harmful substances from the environmental viewpoint various tests are underway which envisage the use of vegetable – and therefore biodegradable – oil in place of the traditional insulating mineral oil.

Reference SDGs: 
Main actionsTargets
Reduction of SO2 specific emissions-30% by 2020 (vs. 2010) 
Reduction of NOx specific emissions-30% by 2020 (vs. 2010) 
Reduction of particulates -70% by 2020 (vs. 2010)
Reduction of specific water consumption-30% by 2020 (vs. 2010)
Cabling ratio74% by 2019
Reduction of waste produced-20% by 2020 (vs. 2015)
Implementation of biodiversity plan
Continuation of protection of species in the “Red List” of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) in the protected areas near plants
Circular economy

Adoption of a systematic approach to the circular economy in the Group Launch of project to assess circular economy impacts Coherent application of the principles of
the circular economy to Future-e projects, considering the circular economy as a key factor in developing the projects

Sustainability Plan 2017-2019