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Sustainability report

05/08/2017 - 09:00 AM

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The data contained in our sustainability report concern significant impacts, compared to economy, environment and society, of Telecom Italia on its stakeholders.

2016 marked an increase of our number of projects measured according to the TIM Shared Value Model, rising from 17 to 22 for a 14 billion euro overall shared value.
 However, looking beyond the figures, it is clear that this year the fundamental novelty lies in TIM's approach, i.e. the 22 projects measured have been correlated to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) -  in particular the 9 goals most relevant to TIM - approved by the 193 UN member States. These goals were identified through an analysis carried out in 2016 regarding the contribution the company may be able to make towards achieving the sustainable development goals through its own business. To this end, besides matters deemed a priority to TIM and the stakeholder, the Group’s materiality matrix also reflects the SDGs to which we are confident of being able to make a solid contribution.
SDGs represent common objectives in key areas to ensure the sustainable development of the planet, for example ending hunger and poverty, the protection and conservation of water resources, the production of clean energy, raising awareness about responsible and conscious consumption, promoting access to healthcare and education, and reducing economic and gender inequality.
This year as well, the materiality analysis process was conducted according to the Global Reporting Initiatives (GRI G4) requirements, in order to identify topics that are most relevant to the socio-environmental and economic impacts generated by business activities both inside and outside the organisation.
 In line with 2015, we organised a multi-stakeholder forum   that enabled us to take stock of the stakeholders’ expectations and priorities from different perspectives with respect to crucial topics of our strategy, which covers three areas, i.e. social innovation, digital culture and environmental protection. The event also represented an occasion to gather concrete proposals on actions that TIM could take with the aim of addressing these matters so as to create shared value.
The assignment of priorities among the topics emerged, led to the identification of the material issues to be disclosed.
2016 recorded another major element of novelty for the sustainability report. As a matter of fact, TIM decided to validate its CSV reporting and measurement system by subjecting the TIM Shared Value Model to assessment by PricewaterhouseCooper, the Group’s auditor.
Even this year, the Sustainability Report was drafted in compliance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4, "comprehensive" option, guidelines. The GRI Content Index Service formally confirmed that the relative drafting process was completed successfully, giving TIM the relevant organizational mark. In order to achieve this crucial result, TIM collected about 500 quality and quantity indicators (Key Performance Indicator – KPI) with the aim of measuring and reporting company's risks and performance.

Shared Value Generation

Sustainability Report 2016

Global Reporting Initiative

Founded in 1997 by CERES  (Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economy), the Global Reporting Initiative has been the leading global body in charge of defining the indicators and contents for reporting sustainability performance for many years now. In 2013, 82% of the Fortune Global 250 (G250 - the sample of 250 major companies/groups for turnover in the Fortune Global 500 ranking of 2013 in 14 economic sectors of 30 different countries) has drawn up the sustainability report in accordance with the GRI SR Guidelines.

Global Reporting Initiative
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