The aim of the Group is to optimise plant management and minimise energy waste.
The aim of the Group is to optimise plant management and minimise energy waste. Energy is procured from leading energy companies whose production is partly from renewable sources. According to the latest Italian national statistics published by the GSE, 41.51% of the energy used in Italy comes from renewable sources. Among the companies operating abroad, only the one operating in the Netherlands uses energy supply solely from renewable sources.
Although the structure of the company's production sites has been designed to run on fossil fuels, Piaggio is engaged in optimising the management of existing sites to cut consumption. Specifically, when reconfiguring or restructuring plants, the Technology functions carry out evaluations and analysis with a view to introducing machinery and methods that minimise environmental impact.
Having an extensive monitoring network of main energy carriers is important for achieving noticeable results, especially in more complex activities. Since 2016, the Pontedera site has adopted measures to reduce energy waste, with a smart metering system that can use, observe and compare in real time (with a delay of 3 hours) the consumption recorded by over 90 meters at the site.
In 2020, energy consumption decreased considerably, above all due to the production shutdowns caused by the pandemic.
Piaggio Group energy consumption17
The Group also operates through commercial companies (distributors and selling agencies) and research centres located on various reference markets. The energy use of these sites cannot always be recorded, as the sites are sometimes located at property which is not owned, where communal services are shared with other occupants. For 2020, their consumption of electricity was estimated to be equal to 482 thousand KWh (883 thousand KWh in 2019). Of this amount, 31 thousand KWh is from certified renewable sources.
Use of fuels for company cars and testing vehicles in 202018
Piaggio Group energy consumption in GJ19
17 Some values are based on estimates.
18 Some values are based on estimates.
19 The data relating to energy and fuel consumption expressed in GJ are calculated using the conversion standards set out in the standard parameter table published by ISPRA and by the Italian Ministry of the Environment, Land and Sea (MATTM) for the year 2020. For electricity, the standard coefficient set by ENEA was used (1 kWh = 0.0036 GJ).