From the 55% reduction of emissions by 2030 to the commitment to reach zero climate impact by 2050: these are some of the objectives that institutions and companies are involved in the challenge towards the ecological transition. To achieve these objectives, at least 30% of all European programs must have sustainability, the promotion of the circular economy and technological innovation at the center. Themes at the center of the meeting “Towards the ecological transition” at the CSR and social innovation exhibition in progress in Milan. Meeting that is an opportunity to share the experiences of companies and other social actors. For Gonzalo Juarez De La Rasilla, Head of Sustainability Stakeholders Engagement Enel, the watchword for facing the transition is “collaboration”. “What is important to us is collaboration with all stakeholders – he explains – the Commission has launched the green deal and this has highlighted the importance of creating value for society and this cannot be done alone. It is not enough to invest but to work on the social part and on collaborative and inclusive forms. We need to work together. The transition must be positive, rapid, green and fair, and as a company this is what we try to do by creating value: whoever does not accept this concept risks disappearing ” . “On the one hand – he adds – the transition will create many jobs, as in the renewables sector, but others will be lost in the sectors related to fossil fuels and we are trying to face this transition by retraining our employees, this will be a challenge. important. Nobody should be left behind. ” Many Esselunga projects to face the transition challenge. “For us, sustainability starts from afar”, says Antonio Vaccari, Head of Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) of Esselunga, recalling that the ‘For those who love nature’ line dates back to ’95. There are many initiatives by Esselunga which acts bearing in mind the 5 pillars of its action, also summarized in the sustainability report: community, customers, suppliers, environment, people. Interventions ranging from energy efficiency to renewables, from CO2 reduction to certifications, and then packaging, design, circularity. The sharing of these projects with customers is central, especially when it comes to actions to combat climate change or food waste. A large complex reality like that of Saipem “plays a fundamental role, indeed several roles – says Chiara Petrella, Saipem Corporate Environmental Manager – defined as an ‘advanced engineering technological platform’ Saipem develops innovative projects and technologies that it makes available to the entire supply chain by enabling customers and all players in the supply chain to the ecological transition. This is our main business. When we design we always choose the technologies with the least impact and we are able to influence the customer in the choices we consider best “. Here too, the company focuses on multidisciplinary work groups and “everyone can be a promoter of change”. Large companies grappling with the transition, but also SMEs because, as Davide Bulgarelli, CEO Bulgarelli Production points out, “it is interesting to show how small and medium-sized enterprises can do a lot. We started this path about ten years ago with good practices, like in our paper converting department, which consumes a lot of paper, where we started recycling; we changed location by choosing a new class plant energy that would allow to have a lower impact in terms of consumption. For an SME initially there is a ‘literacy’ path to train from the point of view of the culture of sustainability but step by step we realized that carbon neutrality was a objective within our reach, just change internal habits and processes. Objective reached and exceeded and now we are climate positive ” there is a transition if it is not right: Valentina Grieco, Communication and Sustainability Expert Maire Tecnimont is convinced of this, explaining how “we are acting in the round on an industrial, system and energy transition, but which pays a lot of attention to social issues”. When it came to thinking about the transition, he explains, “we looked into our skills and how they could serve our customers: in the traditional hydrocarbon industry sectors, acting on the industrial process and looking for new solutions; green chemistry, understanding how these solutions can go in the direction of reducing environmental impacts, opening our skills also towards hydrogen as an alternative to hydrocarbons “.” An industrial effort that has activated a process not only environmental but also of rationalization, on climate change, circular economy, people, innovation, community to territories. We are making an effort to bring these elements into the structure through work tables that work synergistically and interdepartmentally on these issues and which serve, in this moment of transition, to bring forward new ideas. The objectives are clear for us: to reduce emissions “.