Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane’s approach to sustainable transport
Italy’s largest transport company, the Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane Group, is taking a sustainable approach both in its strategies and in its daily activities, with rail transport playing a key role in achieving wider company objectives. Lorenzo Radice, Head of Sustainability and Valerio Birindelli, Sustainability Expert, explain more.
The need to strike a balance between economic, environmental and social dynamics in favour of fair and sustainable development has become an increasingly important subject for both academic and public debate, as well as finding fertile ground in the corporate sphere.
The Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane Group, Italy’s largest transport company, is highly aware of how much it can affect people’s quality of life and natural balances by promoting mobility solutions for people and goods, designed to create widespread, solid and lasting value.
Companies have a role to play in making an active and increasingly significant contribution to tackling global challenges, and placing sustainability at the core of their business. One of the factors that is driving the shift from shareholder value to stakeholder value is the growing influence of citizens on corporate life. For example, when choosing goods or services to use or invest in, there is a clear (or sometimes hidden) intent to seek out environmentally and socially sustainable solutions, or to avoid investing in activities seen as negative by public opinion.
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