Integrated management system
The business model carried out by the Group is supported by an Integrated Management System for Quality, Occupational Health and Safety and Environment (IMS) implemented by 2i Rete Gas S.p.A. to underpin the Company ability to provide the “Management and Operation of the natural gas distribution service” on a regular, continuous and safe basis, in compliance with the applicable mandatory requirements and in accordance with the reference certification standards.
The management of the IMS implies the adoption of a continuous improvement-oriented system approach and reliance on Risk Management principles through which the most effective control actions of the activities are identified. It includes periodic and scheduled monitoring of the organisation ability to ensure that the natural gas distribution service is run in compliance with the applicable mandatory requirements and, consequently, ensures control over the activities provided by operational staff, in relation to the operation and maintenance of the gas network infrastructure and the surveillance of service providers and material suppliers. The IMS of 2i Rete Gas keeps in check the effectiveness of the implementation of processes that have an impact on the work environment, on the health and safety of workers, on the environment and on the community, both directly and indirectly as well as of main business processes and human resources with indicators signifying qualitative and quantitative improvements.
The IMS governs the processes and methods of service management while respecting the health and safety of clients, managing risks and opportunities related to the design, purchase (approval, control and certification), use and service (installation, operation and maintenance), disposal, reuse or recycling of products and services.
During 2021, 2i Rete Gas S.p.A. carried out an alignment of the reduction and metering facilities (locally known as REMI, IRI, GR) operation and maintenance processes, managed and certified according to the 9001:2015 standard, with the aim of guaranteeing compliance to the requirements set by the newer ISO 55001 “Asset Management” Standard.
2i Rete Gas S.p.A. considers its IMS as a fundamental tool for staff engagement and continuous improvement of its business activities. The Parent Company personnel share these principles, steadily aware that its own work matters in terms of meeting objectives and keeping the Company at the highest levels of corporate responsibility.