Cattolica and the Environment

The negative consequences of the productive activities of man on ecological-environmental variables and the growing manifestations of the progressive deterioration of the quality of life on the planet are issues of such decisive political and social importance that they are not only central to political debate, but also to the sphere of collective feeling. Expressions such as global warming and climate change are now part of everyday language and testify the pivotal importance of these concepts and the phenomena they describe.

The idea that the way in which markets function and the conduct of companies are decisive in changing - positively or, more often, negatively - the overall state of the ecosystems in which they operate - or in which the effects of their activities are manifested - is now dominant. While it is true that environmental variables are a source of a multitude of risks and opportunities that businesses must recognise and manage, it has also been demonstrated that there is still a dangerous mismatch between the short-term perspective of markets (and the political systems interconnected with them) and the long-term time horizon that the Earth and its ecosystems require to absorb and balance the effects of human activities.

Cattolica maintains the firm belief that business should be conducted in an environmentally-friendly manner, in full compliance with national and international regulations and with a voluntary commitment guided by prevailing best practices. 

To this end, Cattolica has issued two specific Environmental Policies, renewed its membership in CDP, obtaining a B- score in the climate change area, and started a carbon neutrality process. It has also begun work analysing, evaluating and organisationally structuring itself in order to be compliant with the recent introduction of the European Taxonomy of ecocompatible economic activities foreseen by the EU Regulation 852/2020.

The Company has continued its commitment to efficient management of the resources used, to reduce waste and minimise negative externalities. It has acquired catastrophic coverage for risks of earthquake, floods, storms, tornadoes and hail (not agricultural), with monthly monitoring of the catastrophic events which exceed set performance thresholds, so as to identify potential events with high negative impact.

The data reported within this section include the management offices of Verona, Rome, Milan. Together with the executive offices, the data include the Cattolica Center of Verona and the Agricultural estates. The area of Verona is the most significant, as it includes the operational headquarters of Lungadige Cangrande and Via Fermi, in addition to the aforementioned Cattolica Center.

The figures relating to peripheral units (offices located in private buildings) remain excluded, since their environmental impact is insignificant.

For more information on the Tenute estates and the relative energy and water consumption please see the dedicated section.



Paper consuption


Paper consuption (t)

Type 2021 2020
Photocopying 1 15
Printed materials: form, brochures, etc.  127 278
Total 128 293


Paper sent for pulping (t)

Type 2021 2020
Warehouse for printed materials: obsolete forms 40 29
Central archive: pulping of policies, accident documents, etc.  15 88
Paper collection at business offices 8 8
Total 63 125


Electricity consumption


Electricity consumption of each office (KWh)

Headquarters 2021 2020
Verona 1,677,974 2,128,598
of which executive offices 1,560,315 1,788,002
of wich Cattolica Center 117,659 340,596
Rome 318,459 403,054
Milan 875,196 1,152,232
Venice 8,808 8,362
Ca’ Tron agricultural estate 277,810 276,292
Total 3,108,247 3,968,538
Methane gas consumption


Methane gas consumption by site (m3)

Sede 2021 2020
Verona 37,988 37,893
of which operating offices 37,988 37,893
of which Cattolica Center n/a n/a
Rome 8,656 7,136
Milan 77,903 64,805
Venice 1,612 1,076
Ca’ Tron agricultural estate 22,109 33,790
Totale 148,268 144,699
District heating


District heating (KWh)

Headquarters 2021 2020
Verona (Lungadige Cangrande) 1.094.674 967,446
Total energy consumption


Total energy consumption (GJ)


Type 2021 2020
Electricity consumption 11,190 14,287
Thermal energy consumption (district heating) 3,941 3,483
Methane gas 5,231 5,105
GPL 50 101
Energy usage for vehicles    
-  Agricultural diesel fuel  5,068 3,892
- Transportation diesel fuel 6,652 4,366
- Transportation petrol 2,154 523
Total energy usage 34,285 31,756
of which renewables - -


Energy intensity 2021 2020
Employees at 31 December (no.)  1,789 1,797
Energy intensity 19.2 17.7
Direct and indirect emissions


Direct and Indirect Emissions  (tCO2)



CO2 emissions  (tCO2)

  2021 2020
Scope 1 1,321 949
Scope 2 (Location-based) 1,100 1,384
Scope 2 (Market-based) 1,659 2,051
Scope 3 69 172
Water consuption


Water consuption (ML)

  2021 2020
Business offices and Cattolica Center 11 19
Ca’ Tron agricultural estate 32 25
Total 43 44