In line with our Environmental Policy, the design processes aim to contain environmental impact throughout the product’s life cycle. On this premise, we implemented a specific corporate procedure that establishes the basic principles and logic for eco-sustainable design.

The eco-sustainable design criteria apply in the following areas:


  • product development/construction;
  • management of the product over its operational life;
  • management of the product’s disposal at the end of its life.

As part of the product’s development and construction, all the process management and design decisions can have an impact on the purchase of materials/systems, on the construction and testing of the product, on the production unit (shipyard) where the ship is built and on the surrounding area.

During the design stage, the criteria adopted aims to identify:


  • solutions that reduce the environmental impact of the material introduced into the production unit for construction;
  • solutions that reduce air emissions;
  • solutions that reduce the production of waste, particularly waste that has greater environmental impact;
  • solutions that give rise to a reduction in energy consumption.

Depending on the product’s management over its operational life, the design decisions consider the aspects related to energy consumption and interaction with the surrounding environment, also take similar products and those considered “best in class” in the market as a reference.
The design decisions also take into account the containment of any environmental impact during the product’s decommissioning. Therefore, action is taken in the choice of materials, components, systems with characteristics that limit the environmental impact of the dismantling and disposal operations at the end of the product's life.


Environmental impact of products and services: 2018-2022 Sustainability Plan objectives and targets

Commitments Objectives Description/ Target Benefits Status Timetable

Development of ecologically sustainable products and services with the aim of contributing to a circular and low carbon economy

Definition of an eco-design system to promote the development of environmentally sustainable ships

Identify for each project the ecologically sustainable design objectives and ensure that the assumptions, principles and control metrics (KPIs) identified for the construction of an ecologically sustainable product are translated into design choices and acquisition of the plant / machinery that make up the ship product following the internal eco-design procedure. 

In addition, the initiatives already made available will be updated based on the latest technological developments and those which, while widespread and in use for some time, are no longer innovative will be eliminated

Define at least 8 low environmental impact initiatives for the Merchant Shipping Division


Define 10 initiatives, 9 of which are related to CO2 reduction and 1 to containment of noise emitted into water for the Naval Shipping Division

Increase the number of eco-design initiatives available to designers in order to implement new systems and components with low environmental impact



In 2020, we have updated the initiatives already made available in line with the latest technological developments and eliminated those which, having become widespread and in common use for some time, are no longer innovative. With reference to the different environmental aspects, we have defined criteria to enhance internally the technological solutions adopted for each ship built. We defined 8 new environmentally friendly initiatives for the Merchant Shipping Division and 10 new initiatives for the Naval Shipping Division.


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