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Take-back
Initiatives through which the producer and/or distributor of a product takes it back at the end of its life cycle or when the purchaser decides to no longer use it, for its subsequent reuse or to recycle the parts and materials that can be reused in a productive process.


Telephone poles
They are used to support aerial telecommunications lines. The poles used by Telecom Italia are made of wood (pine or chestnut) and fiberglass. The wooden ones are impregnated with chemical agents that protect them from biological agents (mold, etc.) that could jeopardize their integrity, especially of the underground portion. This impregnation (which could be of the CCA type, i.e. based on copper, chromium and arsenic salts, or of the CXS type, based on salts having a lower environmental impact) determines what end-of-life treatment they are subjected to. Generally they are subjected to recovery processes or reused, sometimes for purposes other than their original one.


Territory
Here it is intended both as a physical/chemical/biological structure (ecosystem) on which human activities act and interact (including its material, historical/cultural, monumental and scenic heritage) and as the local identity of the social structure through which local communities (societies) define themselves with respect to their environment and to the outside world (social production and reproduction, economic and human resources, labor, etc.).


Third sector

The group of social solidarity organizations that are not dependent upon the State and do not act for lucrative market purposes.


Transparency
The capacity to develop interactive and symmetric relational instruments that can guarantee equal access capacity to the different parties involved in the decision-making process.


Triple bottom line
Reporting that includes the company’s economic and financial, social and environmental performance.
The bottom line is the last line of a balance sheet. In a CSR and sustainability context, there are three lines: the company’s performance is measured according to the contributions or damage it has done to economic prosperity, to the environment and to the capital stock.
This expression is often accompanied by "triple P", where the letter P stands for people, planet, profit (human capital, the environment, economic wealth).


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UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply)
Electrical equipment that provides emergency power when the main power source fails