Last update: Sustainability Report 2020

The implementation of circular business models geared towards preventing, reusing and recycling waste122 from industrial activities and the search for solutions to improve waste collection in passenger services is a priority for the FS Italiane Group.

Waste produced by type (Group) (1) Unit of measure 2020 2019 2018
Total waste produced t 352.005 391.310 324.818
Waste classified as urban waste t 5.870 7.358 7.127
- sorted waste t 1.766 2.535 2.326
Station waste classified as urban waste t 9.420 16.179 16.555
 - sorted waste t 2.950 5.433 4.012
Non-hazardous special waste t 275.545 303.185 255.492
Hazardous special waste t 61.171 64.588 45.644

(1) The amount of special waste produced is calculated based on the amounts reported in the waste identification formulations. The amounts related to waste classified as urban waste are based on the waste’s weight on a scale or the average weight of bags of waste produced.

Waste produced by type (work sites) (1) Unit of measure 2020 2019 2018
Total waste produced t 1.228.306 717.262 318.918 
Non-hazardous special waste t 1.202.465 711.186 318.874
Hazardous special waste t 25.841 6.076 44

 (1) Any changes from the data provided in previous reporting periods are due to the change in the sample of work sites considered and the actual stage of completion of the work. The data on active work sites surveyed in 2020. 

Waste sent for treatment (Group) (1) Unità 2020 2019 2018
Total waste sent for treatment t 336.066 365.090 300.893
Non-hazardous special waste sent for treatment t 274.974 300.643 255.374
- sent for recycling % 96 96 95
- sent for disposal % 4 4 5
Hazardous special waste sent for treatment t 61.092 64.447 45.518
- sent for recycling % 96 95 90
- sent for disposal % 4 5 10

(1) The Group companies manage waste in accordance with Legislative decree no. 152/06, transferring it to firms authorised to transport it or to entities authorised to dispose of/recycle waste or for the public collection service.

Waste sent for treatment (work sites) (1) Unità 2020 2019 2018
Total waste sent for treatment t 1.198.032  715.497 306.996 
Non-hazardous special waste sent for treatment t 1.172.206 711.186 306.965
-  sent for recycling % 90,5 81,9 99,9
- sent for disposal % 9,5 18,1 0,1
'Hazardous special waste sent for treatment t 25.862 4.311 31
-  sent for recycling % 1,4 1,1 22,5
-  sent for disposal % 98,6 98,9 77,5

(1) Any changes from the data provided in previous reporting periods are due to the change in the sample of work sites considered and the actual stage of completion of the work. The data on active work sites surveyed in 2020 cover roughly 90% of the total sample, up on 2019 (80%). This percentage was calculated as the weighted average of the work amounts, including variations.

Hazardous waste transported on behalf of third part (Basel convention) Unità 2020 2019 2018
Total hazardous waste (Basel convention) t 136.083 136.391 238.169
- sent for recycling t 57.263 54.662  103.625 
- sent for disposal t 78.820 81.729 134.544
Waste transported domestically Unità 2020 2019 2018
Non-hazardous waste t 136.039 142.035 25.519
-  transported on behalf of third parties % 100 100
100
Hazardous waste t 11.578 4.450 29.431
- transported on behalf of third parties % 100 100 100