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Autostrade per l'Italia has aligned its management systems with changes to the international standards, thus giving substance to its sustainability commitments. Sustainability performance is monitored by third party accrediting bodies and by internal audit bodies.

Photographs of the results of the Group's current policies are provided in the Sustainability Report, which makes reference to this section of the site.
The reliability of the data contained in the document is certified by internal and external audit processes.

The certificate of reporting process validity is drawn from the independent auditor's report on the Sustainability Report, from the Sustainability Committee report and from the certification of Group operations obtained from various international organisations.

 

The Committee appreciates the effectiveness of the sustainability planning and scheduling process, with the company having taken significant steps to define increasingly challenging targets, which were met in 2011. Significant results were achieved as regards all aspects of sustainable development, with particular reference to key areas such as safety, the community, climate change, the supply chain and human resources.

Prof. Chiara Mio
Chairman of the Sustainability Committee

Independent auditor's report on the limited scope audit of the Sustainability Report

The sustainability data and information recorded in the Sustainability section of the website and in the Autostrade per l'Italia Sustainability Report has been certified by KMPG S.p.A.
The limited scope audit was carried out in accordance with the International Standard on Assurance Engagements 3000 - Assurance Engagements other than Audits or Reviews of Historical Information (ISAE 3000), issued by the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (I.A.A.S.B.) and that envisages compliance with the applicable ethical principles (the Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants of the International Federation of Accountants.

The audit procedures entailed:

Including audit procedures (independent auditor's report da bilancio, testo a cassetti) On the basis of the audit, KPMG S.p.A. found the Autostrade per l'Italia Sustainability Report to be compliant with the Sustainability Reporting Guidelines as set out by the GRI - Global Reporting Initiative in 2006

Sustainability Committee Chairman's opinion of the 2011 Autostrade per l'Italia Sustainability Report

The Committee is of the opinion that the 2011 Sustainability Report highlights Autostrade per l'Italia progress towards full adoption of the sustainable development paradigm, the goal towards which the company should aspire in its responsible economic, social and environmental operations. This is further attested by the Group retaining its position on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. 

In terms of documentation, the Group continues to be fully compliant with the principles and requirements of guideline G3.1 of the Global Reporting Initiative (with confirmation of the highest rating). The report layout is essentially the same as that of the previous report, albeit with some noticeable improvements to both the overall reporting process and the quality level of the report. Improvements can also be seen with regard to adherence to the new standards envisaged by GRI, with particular reference to the creation of Key Performance Indicators. 
The Committee applauds the company's commitment to improving the instrumental platform, first and foremost by introducing a wider range of KPIS, which has resulted in the creation of significant new indicators. This is in an effective path towards defining the relevant quantitative information, with a strong orientation towards outcome dimension, namely the impact generated within the reference context, with respect to which Autostrade per l'Italia action is just only one determinant. 
The Committee highlights an awareness of the value of such indicators throughout the company. Not only knowledge for the evaluation of a phenomenon and the external communication thereof, but the necessary tools for achieving target sustainability parameters, with impact at a strategic, managerial, organisational and behavioural level, both within the Group and in the stakeholder dialogue and involvement process, as key factors in the monitoring of stakeholder relations. 

The Committee appreciates the effectiveness of the sustainability planning and scheduling process, with the company having taken significant steps to define increasingly challenging targets, which were met in 2011. Significant results were achieved as regards all aspects of sustainable development, with particular reference to key areas such as safety, the community, climate change, the supply chain and human resources. 
As regards external communication, the Committee welcomes Autostrade per l'Italia's voluntary participation in the International Integrated Reporting Committee (IIRC) Pilot programme, which confirms the company's commitment to being actively involved in innovative sustainability at international level. The first steps to integrate corporate information were taken in 2011. Both the Annual Report and the Sustainability Report were affected by the change, with full integration expected to be achieved by 2013. Integration will contribute to further strengthening the Group's position as one of the leading Italian and international benchmark in terms of the governance of sustainability issues.

Prof. Chiara Mio
Chairman of the Sustainability Committee

 

Company Standards Date of firts certifications
Autostrade per l'Italia

ISO 9001:2008
ISO 14001:2004
UNI CEI EN ISO/EIC 17020:2005
QHSAS 18001:2007

From 2001 to 2010
2006
2008
2007

Pavimental S.p.A.

UNI EN ISO 9001:2008
UNI EN 13108:2006
ISO 14001:2004
QHSAS 18001:2007

2003
2007
2004
2009

Spea Ingegneria Europea S.p.A. ISO 9001:2008 2010
Raccordo Autostradale Valle d'Aosta S.p.A. ISO 14001:2004 2009
Autostrade Meridionali S.p.A. ISO 14001:2004 2002

Autostrade per l'Italia's commitment to sustainability finds concrete expression in the decision to certify its management systems, which also has an impact on the environmental and social aspects of the business. The implementation of such management systems, which meet international standards and envisage the issue of a statement by accredited third party bodies, has become increasingly pervasive within the Group

Certifications Obtained by Group Companies