The Group’s third strategic area for sustainability

Environmental issues involve all the people and the industries in the world and call for the implementation of measures targeted to protecting natural resources, ensuring their availability for future generations.
These are the key reasons underlying business models that enable the recovery and reconstruction of natural resources already heavily impacted in their ability to reproduce themselves.
Acting with a view to protecting the environment means foreseeing the adaptation of complex processes and the monitoring of different aspects: the need for energy from renewable sources, the limited availability of natural resources, the correct disposal of waste and climate change. For the purpose, a series of actions and changes in one’s habits and lifestyle are deemed necessary, and to be effective, the collaboration of the people, the organizations and the institutions of the entire world is of the utmost importance. An economic development compatible with eco-sustainability and the preservation of natural resources can only be successful if it is based on an effectively sustainable development policy that ensures that future generations can benefit from our same privileges.

Eco-sustainability is the pre-eminent challenge for people all over the world. Autogrill’s commitment to environmental protection translates into ongoing research on cutting edge technologies and solutions to reduce energy and water consumption through the design of eco-sustainable stores and the use of energy from alternative sources.

To Autogrill, the commitment towards the environment translates into an ongoing research on cutting edge technologies and innovative solutions, including geothermal and photovoltaic generators that can substantially reduce the use of traditional energy sources, as well as the implementation of new low-impact equipment in the stores. However, this is still not enough: concept innovation targeting ecosustainability is key, resulting in a re-design of store interiors with natural and eco-compatible furniture and service differentiation to include eco-friendly products, as well as the use of communication channels to convey messages of environmental responsibility.
In fact, protecting the environment also means disseminating a new culture and a new approach to products; fostering new attitudes, small daily gestures that ensure a better future life without impacting quality of life.

Autogrill Group, though not operating in an industry with a high environmental impact, strongly believes it necessary to reduce the consumption of energy, water and raw materials and favor the use of clean and renewable sources and recycled materials with a lower carbon footprint. This also means reacting promptly to increasingly emerging market needs.