The Company’s vehicle fleet – which is used mainly to inspect lines and to carry out work and repair breakdowns – is not concentrated in a few places, but is scattered over a vast territory. The problem is therefore not an impact on specific areas, but a general one of pollution. The Company’s main action to reduce such pollution consists in its renewal of the fleet and scrupulous maintenance.


  2009  2008  2007 
Hybrid 9
 9  9
Euro 5 170 100 0
Euro 4 1,112
 1.126 949
Euro 3 (or below)310
 Total vehicles
 1,582 1,502

In 2009, Terna reduced the per-kilometre emissions of its vehicle fleet by 11.1%, thus exceeding the target set by Quattroruote’s 10X10 project, in which Terna is participating.

In the last few years, in addition to renewing much of its fleet, Terna has taken a number of other actions to reduce the impact of the mobility of its employees on the environment. In effect, it has:

  • implemented a plan to improve the mobility of its employees, by concentrating all of its Rome offices in one building;
  • begun to monitor employee commuting through a survey on their home/work commuting habits;
  • begun to use videoconferencing equipment in 13 meeting rooms of its new head office in Rome, which can be connected with the equipment installed on the premises of suppliers, partners, or other Terna offices;
  • implemented a plan to encourage the use of public transport by discounts for employees on yearly passes;
  • made the position of mobility manager official;
  • started up courses on eco-driving/safe driving, which have been taken by more than 160 employees;
  • begun to monitor how Company vehicles move around through georeferencing.

Highlights: The 10x10 project