We are aware how important it is to protect the environment and this is why we are committed to protecting natural resources and why we endorse short, medium and long-term sustainability principles in our strategic decisions and business processes.


The Environmental, Health and Safety Policy summarizes the Company's intention clearly and is binding for all Fincantieri employees. It is addressed to all suppliers and is shared, in particular, through the coordination activities carried out continuously in the various production sites.

To oversee the more significant environmental aspects associated with our business, Fincantieri is committed to implementing and maintaining an Environmental Management System, certified in accordance with international standard ISO 14001, with the aim of supporting the policy adopted by the Company and giving coherence to the production model.
All the Italian sites have been certified in accordance with ISO 14001.


The adoption of a management system in accordance with the highest international standards involves analysis of the risks associated with the activities of stakeholders, who are consequently involved in the system dynamics.


All the production sites of Fincantieri S.p.A., the US Marinette site, as well as the Braila and Tulcea shipyards in Romania and Vung Tau in Vietnam of the VARD group are certified ISO 14001:2015.


While the other yards operate under the Single Environmental Authorization, the Monfalcone shipyard has been issued with the Integrated Environmental Authorization by the Friuli Venezia Giulia region. This is the first procedure with these characteristics for the company, and is tangible confirmation of the sensitivity towards the territory and transparency in the management of the production process.



climate change: 2018-2022 Sustainability Plan objectives and targets

Commitments Objectives Description/ Target Benefits Status Timetable

Support for research to improve the analysis and management of risks associated with climate change

Research projects to develop new solutions for energy savings or reduction of emissions in collaboration with research institutes / universities on issues associated with climate risks

Activate collaborations with universities / research institutes in order to develop new solutions for energy savings or reduction of greenhouse gas emissions


1 project in 2019

5 projects by 2030

Increase / maintain product competitiveness, reduce greenhouse gas



In 2019 a project was launched to study proposals for regulations allowing the use of fuel cells on board ships, with particular focus on passenger ships. Fincantieri also presented a project proposal called GreenCruise to the Italian Ministry for Economic Development to study and develop prototypes of power generation solutions using alternative fuels (e.g. LNG and fuel cells). This second project is awaiting evaluation by the Ministry’s technical experts.


Environmental management: 2018-2022 Sustainability Plan objectives and targets

Commitments Objectives Description/ Target Benefits Status Timetable

Action to raise energy efficiency and reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) and other pollutant emissions

Reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with electricity consumption (Scope 2)

Reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with electricity consumption (Scope 2)


-20% of GHG emissions compared to 2017

Contribute to the fight against climate change (most sustainability ratings require objectives to reduce GHG emissions)

 Work in progress


In 2019 GHG emissions from Scope 2 were reduced by 29.4% compared to 2018 and by 32.9% compared to 2017.


Conservation of natural resources, biodiversity, and reduction of environmental impact

Obtain ISO 50001 certification

Obtain ISO 50001 certification which defines the requirements for an efficient management of direct electricity consumption


Obtain certification in Italy (Fincantieri SpA)

Make rational use of energy sources, achieving specific reduction targets. Increase transparency and ease of communication regarding management of energy sources, improving image and compliance with Legislative Decree 102/2014

 Work in progress


A gap analysis was carried out in 2019 with the aim of assessing the current energy management system against the requirements of the standard and consequently identifying the activities needed in order to obtain certification. The activity involved representatives of the main organizational units concerned with the certification process, who will subsequently play an active role in maintaining it. The process of identifying and formalizing specific working groups (Energy Team) has also been initiated and more than 50 people throughout the Company are expected to be involved.



Increase the portion of electricity from renewable sources

Purchase electricity produced by certified renewable sources


100% electricity purchased in Italy

Reduce GHG emissions with benefits for the Company image and competitive advantage on the market

 Work in progress


In 2019, about 50% of the electricity needed to satisfy the demand of Italian production sites and companies was purchased and sourced from renewable sources (hydroelectric, wind, photovoltaic) certified with Guarantees of Origin (GO).


Increase employee awareness of environmental impact and promote virtuous behaviour

Launch the sustainable office project (10 rules)

Launch an initiative promoting protection of natural resources within the Group, clearly defining a set of rules.

The initiative also includes the digitalisation of company documents


100% employees in Italy

Promote the protection of natural resources within the Group and reducing related costs



Fincantieri For The Green Future communication campaign has been launched aimed at creating greater awareness and sensitivity on environmental issues and encouraging all employees to make a tangible contribution to safeguarding the environment. The campaign was launched by distributing a brochure to all employees that illustrates the virtuous behaviour to be adopted in everyday life, both in the workplace and at home, and with the symbolic distribution of a gadget (an aluminium water bottle to encourage people to reduce their plastic consumption).


Logo CDPWe also believe in the value of transparency in reporting and we are guiding change in this direction. As proof of this, in 2016 we joined the CDP Climate Change Programme, a prestigious British organization whose goal is to improve the management of environmental risks by leveraging information transparency. The programme asks the world's largest companies from all sectors to participate in an annual survey of their approach to managing their environmental risks and of the results they achieved. The extensive database resulting from this survey is made available to stakeholders.

In 2019, the Fincantieri Group obtained the B rating, on a scale ranging from the minimum D to the maximum A, which testifies to the effectiveness of the actions it has taken in the fight against climate change.

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