Energy consumption

Our energy consumption is tied mainly to the use of heating and air conditioning systems, the functioning of the data centre and the server rooms and the office lighting systems.

We are committed to improving our energy performance through constant monitoring of consumption, which enables us to implement initiatives targeted at energy savings, thanks to the use of lower impact innovative technologies and solutions, and enhancing the supply of electricity from renewable sources.

The main energy efficiency initiatives

  • Older systems replaced with others featuring VRV40 and obsolete boilers decommissioned. Replacement of the diesel-fuelled boiler in Foro Buonaparte has enabled approx. 10,000 litres of diesel used in heating to be saved, corresponding to approx. 27 tons of CO2 ;
  • Human presence detection systems have been installed at the premises of MIS to regulate the use of lighting in the toilet areas; 
  • Photocopiers are set to turn off automatically in order to save electricity; 
  • Equipment configured with power saving settings: around 3,000 VOIP telephones go into power saving mode between the hours of 6.00 p.m. and 6.00 a.m., PC monitors after 5 minutes of being idle, laptops after 15 minutes of being idle.
  Unit 2018/2019 2018/2019 2017/2018
Direct energy consumption GJ 58,061.53 59,882.74 40,442.27
From non-renewable sources   23,602.82 25,111.42 26,441.02
Diesel   - 396.21 327.78
Natural gas   23,602.82 24,715.21 26,113.24
Da utenze non intestate   13,679.90 n.a. n.a.
Da utenze intestate   9,922.92 n.a. n.a.
From company cars   34,458.71 34,771.32 14,001.24
Diesel   28,354.15 30,530.34 10,227.21
Petrol   6,104.56 4,240.98 3,774.03


  Unit 2019/2020 2018/2019 2017/2018
Indirect energy consumption GJ 88,435.55 87,331.90 80,505.95
Electricity   87,236.38 86,399.38 78,552.36
From non-renewable sources   1,917.39 9,586.10 9,188.60
From renewable sources   85,318.98 76,813.28 69,363.76
Thermal energy   1,199.17 932.52 1,953.59
From non-renewable sources   219.88  932.52 28.93
From renewable sources   979.28 0 1,924.65

CO2 emissions

Our carbon footprint comes from the emissions deriving primarily from the energy used for office heating and air conditioning and employee work journeys.

Our commitment to reducing CO2 emissions is based on two main areas: monitoring and reduction of our consumption and the search for sustainable mobility solutions.

Currently, in Italy, and some international branches and subsidiaries, we use energy deriving from certified renewable sources, thus avoiding approximately 7,365 tons of CO2 emissions.

The main CO2 emissions reduction initiatives

  • Promotion of the use of video-conferences to reduce employee travel
  • Increase in use of e-learning training courses
  • Reduction in use of individual private vehicles thanks to:
    • the corporate mini-bus service (Milan Compass office)
    • the MIS mini-bus service on request (Mediobanca MISposto)
    • the agreement with ATM for employee subscriptions
  • Management of the company car fleet using criteria that promote respect for the environment. The Group’s fleet is comprised of vehicles with low CO2 emissions, latest-generation diesel particulate filters (DPFs) and alternative fuels. Virtually all the cars are in line with the Euro 5 and Euro 6 emissions standards; hybrid plug-in vehicles have also been included in the grids, the aim being to reach the stage where 90% of the company car fleet use hybrid energy, as stated in the Strategic Plan;
  • Support for electric mobility through installation of five charging stations for electric and plug-in hybrid cars at Mediobanca head office and another two stations at the premises of Compass;
  • Use of a 100% electric van for the MISposto service and the daily postal services between MIS and the other Group companies’ offices;
  • Use of green technologies to improve building environmental performances and voluntary certification according to the most widely used international protocols in Europe. As of today, Buckingham Gate in London has a BREEAM Excellent certification and OpernTurm in Frankfurt a LEED Gold certification
  • Implementation of projects that aim to offset the impacts of CO2 through the planting of trees:
    • Che Banca! and Compass have collaborated with the Rete Clima association to offset the impacts connected with the publication of the respective company magazines (109C Magazine and Incontro Magazine)
    • Mediobanca Innovation Services has used refurbished electronic devices wherever possible, helping to plant 1,250 trees in 2020, equal to a saving of 11,687.5 kg of CO2.
  Unit 2019/2020 2018/2019 2017/2018
Direct emissions (Scope 1) Tonnes of CO2e 3,928.80 4,051.82 2,568.41
From non-renewable sources (natural gas, diesel oil)   1,368.05 1,463.82 1,528.12
From company cars (petrol and diesel)   2,560.76 2,588 1,040.29
Indirect emissions (Scope 2) - market-based   162.89 891.75 851.22
From electricity and thermal energy   162.89 891.75 851.22
Indirect emissions (Scope 2) - location-based   7,527.66 7,500.99 ND
From electricity and thermal energy   7,527.66 7,500.99 ND
Indirect emissions from company mobility (Scope 3)   1,527.12 2,753.96 3,004.94
From aircraft   1,370.37 2,548.60 2,794.55
Domestic flights   298.52 452.10 666.87
International flights   1,071.85 2,096.50 2,127.68
From trains   137.37 176.92 191.41
High-speed   124.95 164.00 161.53
Other types   12.42 12.92 29.88
From third-party service vehicles   19.38 28.43 18.98



  Unità 2019/2020 2018/2019 2017/2018
Intensità energetica diretta Kwh/m  95.65 95.65 74.83
Intensità energetica indiretta   145.68 150.28 145.34


  Unità 2019/2020 2018/2019 2017/2018
Intensità delle emissioni (Scopo 1) tCO 2/m2  0.0235 0.0249 0.0171
Intensità delle emissioni (Scopo 2)   0.0009 0.0057 0.0228

L’incremento nella fornitura di energia elettrica da fonti rinnovabili ha comportato un beneficio nelle emissioni di Scopo 2 market-based, che risultano in diminuzione. Il Gruppo registra una significativa riduzione delle emissioni Scopo 3 dovuta al lockdown seguito alla pandemia Covid-19. La riduzione principale, infatti, riguarda i voli aerei.
Il Gruppo ha registrato inoltre le seguenti emissioni di gas nocivi per l’ozono: 40 Kg di ODS (di cui 28 kg di R-410A)52, 786 Kg di NOX e 27 Kg di SO253. Le emissioni di NOx e SO2 risultano in diminuzione rispetto al precedente esercizio, in seguito alla riduzione nei consumi di elettricità da fonti non rinnovabili.

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