The CAP Group is Italy's “green star”, a 2021 sustainability champion. Second in the "Energy and Water Networks" category, among giants such as Snam and Terna Rete Italia, the Lombard water utility that manages the integrated water service for the Metropolitan City of Milan has been listed as one of the 200 Italian companies that have stood out for their strategies and commitment in five specific areas: innovation, technology, ecological sustainability, green economy and social sustainability.
This was established by the largest sustainability survey ever carried out in Italy, conducted by the German Institute for Quality and Finance (ITQF) in collaboration with the Hamburg-based Institute for Management and Economic Research (IMWF), which analysed more than 2,000 Italian companies to draw up the "Green Stars - Sustainability 2021" ranking on Earth Day, 22 April.
Using the 'social listening' method, the German Institute for Quality and Finance collected more than one million web mentions of 2,000 companies monitored over the course of 2020 to assess their online reputation for sustainability. We are talking about companies operating in all key sectors: food and beverages; automotive, mechanics and electronics; consumer goods; trade; finance; materials and raw materials; services and transport. Only a tenth of these, 200 in all, were awarded the 'Green Star - Sustainability 2021' label after careful analysis across five areas: innovation, technology, ecological sustainability, green economy and social sustainability.
Second place, between Snam and Terna, in the "Energy and Water Networks" category, the CAP Group is the only company awarded in the integrated water service sector. The "Green Star - Sustainability 2021" certification testifies to the CAP Group's commitment to the energy transition according to the Sustainability Plan adopted in 2019, which outlined a strategy of major long-term investments looking ahead to 2033. Not least the Biopiattaforma, an industrial symbiosis project that will come into operation in Sesto San Giovanni in 2023, a hub capable of combining in a single plant a waste-to-energy plant and a treatment plant to convert sewage sludge into clean energy and bio-fertilisers, and to transform "FORSU" (organic waste) into biomethane, a green fuel that reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 97%. This is the first waste-to-energy plant authorised in Italy for almost 10 years, with an investment of 47 million euros.