Environmental Policy

For the safeguard of environmental resources, SEA Energia uses advanced technologies for the Malpensa and Linate plants in order to save resources and reduce air, soil and water pollution, and constantly monitors activities to ensure maximum system efficiency.

For SEA Energia, environmental and workplace health and safety management under a consistent system, aimed at constantly improving environmental and safety performance, is an absolute priority.

For the safeguard of environmental resources, SEA Energia uses advanced technologies for the Malpensa and Linate plants in order to save resources and reduce air, soil and water pollution, and constantly monitors activities to ensure maximum system efficiency.

In SEA Energia’s sector of operation, saving natural resources means better production through the optimisation of available resources and minimisation of waste.

This policy, the risk assessment documents [DVRs] and Environmental Statement documents [DAs] are communicated to all personnel as well as to suppliers and contractors, and are available to the public for download from the website.

The Policy and the Environmental Management System

The Enviromental Policy

The environmental policy of SEA Energia is set out in the organisation’s more comprehensive Environmental and Workforce Safety and Health Policy, the full text o which is provided below.
For SEA Energia, environmental and workplace health and safety management under a consistent system, aimed at constantly improving environmental and safety performance, is an absolute priority.
For the safeguard of environmental resources, SEA Energia uses advanced technologies for the Malpensa and Linate plants in order to save resources and reduce air, soil and water pollution, and constantly monitors activities to ensure maximum system efficiency.
In SEA Energia’s sector of operation, saving natural resources means better production through the optimisation of available resources and minimisation of waste.
As part of its eco-compatible management, respectful of worker safety and health, SEA Energia adopts the following Principles:

  • All energy produced must be guaranteed to respect and protect environmental quality and the health of internal and external personnel;
  • Reduction of environmental impact and improvement of environmental performance and safety standards in workplaces are among the criteria that contribute to define corporate strategies;
  • Awareness by everyone involved (employees, associates, suppliers, contractors) of the effects of their activities on safety and the environment is crucial to improving performance across the company.

In order to put into practice the principles described above, SEA Energia commits to pursuing the following objectives:
1. Operate in compliance with all applicable environmental and safety laws, internal regulations, and requirements arising from contractual agreements with third parties, adopting design, engineering and operational solutions that ensure compliance with legal limitations, providing for appropriate safety margins, and such that will anticipate at all times the legislative evolutions that regulate environmental protection and workplace health and safety.
2. Prevent pollution and optimise the use of natural resources, and commit to constantly improving environmental performance through:

  • rational and efficient use of energy resources, waste cycle optimisation, use of high-yield plants and of the best technologies at reasonable costs;
  • the choice of combustion technologies that minimise the formation of pollutants, preferring upstream measures to downstream intervention technologies;
  • continuous emission monitoring and adoption of rigorous maintenance criteria;
  • train personnel in identifying and reducing environmental impacts deriving from Plant operation, promoting a widespread sense of responsibility to the environment at all levels.

3. Promote awareness raising initiatives and train its employees, associates and suppliers in the protection of the environment and the promotion of safety, and encourage active participation of personnel in the constant implementation and improvement of the Management System.
4. Promote and maintain cooperative and transparent relationships with the community, the public authorities and the other stakeholders.
5. Increase activities for personnel safety and health in workplaces through the organisation of work aimed at this purpose, and provide sufficient and adequate financial, human and technological resources.
6. Operate the Plants, design and implement any change or new activity taking into due consideration all interactions with the site’s territorial context, so as to control, minimise and, whenever possible, prevent or eliminate any environmental impact and risks affecting workplace safety.
7. Ensure systematic assessment of environmental performance and safety standards through constant monitoring, designed to provide information for the improvement of such performance.
8. Eliminate or minimise risks affecting the environment and the safety and health of personnel of SEA Energia and of all the companies operating on its behalf, analysing the causes of any accidents, critical events, injuries or environmental emergencies in order to prevent their repeated occurrence.
9. Ensure awareness among all employees that environmental, safety and health issues, as well as the defined improvement objectives, are an integral part of the comprehensive corporate management system.
10. Ensure awareness among all employees that environmental and workplace health and safety management is the responsibility of all employees, at all corporate levels, each according to his or her assigned duties and activities.
This Environmental and Safety Policy is the guideline that personnel must follow in carrying out their tasks, and is a reference framework in planning and managing business activities and in reviewing environmental and safety objectives and targets.
The introduction and maintenance of an Environmental and Workplace Health and Safety Management system, in accordance with UNI EN ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards is the management tool adopted to for the implementation of this Policy.
With a view to constantly improving its environmental performance and protecting health and safety of personnel and the external community, SEA Energia has initiated the process to obtain EMAS and OHSAS 14001  certifications for the Linate and Malpensa plants, while ISO 14001 certification has already been obtained for both.

                  

 

Enviromental and safety management system

In order to implement the policy, SEA Energia has established and maintains an Environmental and Workplace Safety and Health Management system (SGAS) compliant with the requirements set out in UNI EN ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 standards and with Regulation (EC) 1221/2009 (EMAS).

The SGAS is implemented consistently at both plants, which operate with the same methods and with shared standards and processes. The SGAS is part of the Company’s management and organisational system, and aims at achieving − through dedicated resources and procedures and with the engagement of all employees − the prevention of pollution and improvement of environmental and safety standards, ensuring appropriate communication channels with external concerned parties.

The Company has assessed all environmental aspects and risks affecting workplace health and safety connected to their activities, in accordance with applicable legal provisions, and has identifies significant risks through the application of reproducible and verifiable criteria. For significant environmental and safety issues, improvement objectives have been set and documented operating procedures and instructions are applied to control impacts and ensure compliance with regulatory limits.

Through specific initiatives, all personnel, suppliers and contractors are informed and made aware of the role and responsibility of each one of them in promoting environmental and workplace health and safety improvements; specific education and training programmes for employees who perform specialised functions related to SGAS management are also planned, implemented and reviewed for effectiveness. Procedures have been set up both to ensure internal communications and to handle complaints and reports from external concerned parties.

The Company has chosen to communicate the environmental aspects of its activities to the external world through this Environmental Statement.

Activities that have a significant impact on the environment and on workplace health and safety, including periodical verification of regulatory compliance, are subject to a monitoring plan.

The Organisation conducts periodical internal audits to assess the effectiveness and adequacy of its SGAS. The results of these audits are reviewed by the Management team to identify and plan actions and measures for the continuous improvement of the Company’s environmental performance and safety standards.

The Management has appointed a SGAS Manager (RSG), in charge of managing and monitoring the activities aimed at maintaining environmental protection and safety levels, in accordance with applicable national and European regulations. The RGS operates in collaboration with the Prevention and Protection Services Manager (RSPP), and is also responsible for managing and maintaining the SGAS, supervising the personnel training process with regard to environmental protection and safety, storing and maintaining all documentation required for legal compliance, assessing suppliers and checking the suitability of materials to be purchased and of all incoming and outgoing packaging in terms of possible environmental impact, and reporting to the Management on the progress of the Environmental and Safety Management System.