The possibility of obtaining important environmental certifications is the natural consequence of Autogrill's unfailing focus on the environment.
In 2013, the Italian Villoresi Est gas station obtained the ISO 14001 certification on the Environmental Management System, the EMAS certification, the Gold recognition of the use of the “LEED® New Constructions for RETAIL” protocol, importing this important standard for the first time in the Italian catering industry. This important target was also reached by fifteen LEED® certified locations on the Canadian highways (and precisely, eleven LEED® silver certifications: West Lorne, Dutton, Tilbury North & South, Trenton North & South, Morrisburg, Mallorytown North & South, Odessa & Napanee - and four LEED® Gold certifications: Bainsville, Port Hope, Ingleside and Woodstock) plus the LEED® Silver certified Delaware gas station on the Delaware Turnpike in the United States.
In Italy, in 2013 the ISO14001 certification for the Environmental Management System was renewed for the headquarters, the Brianza Sud store and the stores within the Turin Caselle airport. In addition, also the EMAS certification was also awarded to the headquarters and the Brianza Sud store.
The HMSHost stores inside the Tom Bradley International Terminal at the Los Angeles International Airport were built according to the standards established by the California Green Building Code - level I and the California Energy Standard - title 24, in order to make the airport the greenest airport in the world. The CALGreen Code requires that each new building in California reduce energy consumption by 15%, water consumption by 20% and that 50% of waste deriving from the building site be recovered or in any case not brought to landfills, and that less polluting materials be used. Level I contains additional voluntary measures and prerequisites in terms of bio-architecture. In the United States the building of the Bethesda headquarters is certified both Energy Star and LEED Gold.
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Within the Group, other countries also improved their management systems in order to obtain environmental certifications. In France, the Canaver store was HQE (High Environmental Quality) certified; the Ambrussum store, close to Montpellier, obtained both the HQE (High Environmental Quality) certification and the BBC (Low Energy Building); in Spain, the ISO 14001 certification for the Telefonica headquarters in Madrid is still valid.
Afuture Roadmap (2012-2015)