Transportation

We talk about sustainability on the train


And where else? Take a train trip. Set up a cozy compartment and a few hours to talk quietly. Tomorrow, January 24, the Environment Minister Corrado Clini and the president of Eataly, Oscar Farinetti, will do what more and more commuter managers have learned to do: use the train to travel on long distances and optimize travel time with business meetings.

Clini and Farinetti will be on Italo bullet train tomorrow morning accompanied by the CEO of NTV, Giuseppe Sciarrone, on the Bologna-Rome section. The meeting is not accidental given that, last December, Eataly and NTV signed with the Ministry of the Environment the agreement for the evaluation of the environmental footprint and sustainability.

The agreement between Eataly and NTV with the Ministry consists in the commitment to evaluate and account for greenhouse gas emissions, with the ultimate aim of achieving their reduction, as part of the strategies against the climate change.

Specifically, NTV has undertaken to evaluate the CO2 emissions produced by the Italo train on the Rome-Turin section, while Eataly will carry out the evaluation of theenvironmental footprint (carbon footprinyou water footprint) of the project of Green Retail Park which will be built in Turin, next to the Lingotto Eataly point.

Eataly is a chain of outlets in the food sector specializing in typical made in Italy products and the Green Retail Park project consists of setting up a green shopping area of ​​10,500 square meters on the land of former Carpano warehouses, entirely powered up from self-produced natural energy.

Italo is a great place to talk about sustainability. The train is built with 98% of recyclable materials and its low weight allows it to use 15% less energy per passenger than a traditional train. This means a energy saving annual rate of approximately 650,000 kWh over a distance of 500,000 km, resulting in reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.


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