Atlantia assigned “A-“ rating by Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) for climate action plan and decarbonisation strategy
CET 18.25 Rome, 15 February 2023 - Atlantia has been assigned an “A-” rating by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), an international body that assesses the ability of approximately 19,000 businesses to implement climate action initiatives and protect the world’s natural resources. The holding’s rating marks a significant upgrade on the previous “B”, on a scale from a minimum score of “D- ” to a maximum of “A”. In addition to the rating upgrade by CDP, Atlantia has also recently been included in the Sustainability Yearbook 2023 published by S&P Global, one of the biggest global corporate sustainability databases covering over 7,800 companies in 61 sectors that includes just 9% of the best-performing global companies. The Company is also a new entry into the list drawn up by Morningstar Sustainalytics, which has included it in its Top Rated ESG Companies List 2023 following an analysis of more than 15,000 companies in 41 sectors. The above achievements are reward for Atlantia’s commitment and track record in implementing strategies and initiatives combining social and economic growth with the protection of environmental resources. Only last October, the global rating agency, Moody’s ESG, which specialises in rating the environmental, social and governance practices, assigned the holding company the highest possible rating, placing Atlantia in the top 1% of leading global companies out of a total of approximately 5,000 rated. In 2022, Atlantia led the way in Italy in the transparent planning of initiatives to combat climate change, putting the Company’s decarbonisation plan, which aims to achieve zero direct carbon emissions by 2040, to a “Say on Climate” shareholder vote. Over 98% of shareholders voted in favour of the plan. From 1 March of this year, Atlantia will join the World Economic Forum, launching a collaboration that will focus on future forms of mobility. The aim of the initiative is to enable the creation of mobility models capable of responding to the significant demographic growth expected through to 2050 with safe, sustainable and inclusive forms of mobility. Atlantia is also pioneering the way in this regard, having for example, through our subsidiary, Aeroporti di Roma, invested in Italy’s first ever vertiport. The vertiport has already hosted an initial test flight of an electric powered vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) craft, expected to enter commercial service in 2024.