Goals and results

Iren Group's Business Plan to 2026/2030, which has 2020 as its starting point, has defined focus areas related to sustainability to ensure ofe resources to ensure continuous improvement in Iren's performance.

With regard to each focus area, this page shows the steps achieved in 2018, 2019 and 2020 thanks to Iren actions and the trend compared to the 2024, 2026 and 2030 target - download the summary report.

focus area Kpi 2018 2019 2020 target 2024* TARGET 2026* TARGET 2030*
Decarbonisation Power generation carbon
intensity (Scope 1) (gCO2/kWh)
317 328 332 317 298 176
Certified renewable electricity
purchased (Scope 2) (%)
- - 0.1% 90% 95% 100%
Reduction of Scope 3 emissions - Use of sold products (gas) (%) 2,297,380 2,519,909 2,464,655 -6% -11% -25%
Reduction of Scope 3 emissions - Fuel and energy related activities (%) 422,142 499,719 480,459 -3% -6%. -13%
Energy saving of production
processes (kTep)
621 665 672 920 1,500 1,740
Emissions avoided from waste recovery
(ktCO2)
797 965 1,021 1,610 1,740 2,290
Circular economy Sorted waste collection (%) - Legacy regions  64.3% 67.3% 69.3% 73.4% 74.6% 76.2%
Sorted waste collection (%) - New regions - - 63.1% 64.5% 72.9% 75.3%
Waste recovered in Iren Group plants (kton) 159 305 492 1,490 1,670 2,310
Biomethane produced from biodegradable waste (Mmc) 0 0 0 38 46 57
Wastewater reused (Mmc) 6,0 6,6 6,0 13 16 20
Water resources Wastewater plants capacity (kP.E.) 3,404 3,415 3,527 3,690 3,850 3,970
Water withdrawals from the environment (liters/inhabitant/day) 293 285 281 278 273 261
Water network leaks (%) 34.8% 33.4% 33.3% 30.1% 26.5% 20%
Network division into small and equal areas (districts) (% on total) 46% 52% 56% 75% 82% 90%
Resilient cities District heated volumes (Mmc) 93.8 95 96.7 108 117 124
Eco-vehicles on total fleet (%) 14% 16% 19% 36% 47% 100%
Green electricity sold to retail clients (GWh) - - 326 2,000 2,500 3,500
Energy saving from Iren Group products/services (kTep) - - 71 420 500 700
People** New hires (N)** 313 745 612 +2,300 +2,900 +4,000
Training hours per capita (N) 18.9 18.2 24.5 26 27 30
Employees evaluated on performance (%) 61% 55% 54% 80% 100% 100%
Women in managerial roles (%) 21.9% 22.6% 22.8% 23.5% 27% 30%
Hired under 30 out of total hires (%) 71% 48% 50% 80% 80% 84%
Accident incidence index (N) 44.8 50.2 40.4*** 44 43 42
Employees with supplementary
healthcare (%)
- - 71% 90% 93% 95%

*Targets indicated as a percentage increase/decrease are based on 2020

**Targets refer to the increase over 2020.

**2020 figure is affected by the situation related to the Covid-19 pandemic, Business Plan targets were set with 2019 as the base year.

For each focus area, Iren has identified actions and objectives to achieve the results set out in the 2024/2026/2030 Business Plan. See details on the dedicated page.