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On Campus Security

In February 2020 the company Control Risks carried out a security audit on the campus to evaluate existing measures, identifying several areas for improvement:

  • creation of a central Control Room;
  • use of a campus security service operating to deter and prevent problem situations;
  • start of a technological update plan for existing infrastructures and systems (video-surveillance, intrusion alarms, fire alarms);
  • design of a Security Plan to define security procedures and emergency response plans;
  • design of a specific Security awareness program for the entire community.

Reduction of plastic waste

Water Dispenser Column

In 2020 628,867 liters of water were dispensed free of charge from 54 columns installed on campus, corresponding to about 1.2 million half-liter water bottles (33.6 tons of plastic saved).

Smoke Free Campus

On 11/19/2020 the Municipality of Milan approved the “Air Quality Regulations” stating priorities and deadlines for a number of actions aimed at improving environmental quality in the city. In particular, starting on 1st January 2021 smoking outdoors is banned except in isolated areas, and it will also be banned within 10 meters of other persons.

A number of actions have been launched on the Bocconi Campus:

  • signage and posters;
  • 5 outdoor “Smoke Areas” identified and set up;
  • enforcement of the ban on smoking with a supervision service and itinerant checking.

Food & Healthy Lifestyle

VENDING MACHINE: older vending machines, with high energy consumption, were replaced with new low consumption models.

DISPOSABLE PLASTIC: the process of eliminating disposable plastic materials and products continues both with vending machines and at catering points.

JUNK FOOD: an ongoing project to eliminate the presence of “junk food” in favor of healthy products.

SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS: to pursue the 2025 strategic objectives, a project is being examined to offer food products that allow multicultural and religious inclusion, and to be mindful regarding both environmental sustainability and the exploitation of producers.

Initiatives for Sustainable Mobility

In 2020 areas were prepared for the secure parking of bicycles, to encourage a more sustainable mobility among the Bocconi community. In June 2021 there were nearly 400 bike parking spots on campus.

Promoting a Culture of Environmental Responsibility and Managing Direct Environmental Impacts

2020 was an unusual year also in terms of environmental aspects and the management of the Bocconi campus’s direct environmental impact. The main disclosures were not comparable with those of previous years owing to the reduced presence of students, faculty and staff both in the University itself and in residence halls.

Overall, Bocconi continued developing initiatives aimed at fostering a culture of environmental responsibility, reducing its impact through continuous efficiency improvement and the scheduled commissioning of additional electricity generation systems using renewable photovoltaic sources.

Energy Consumption (CJ)

Total Energy Consumption

2017

81.673

2020

53.409

 

Waste Production

Total Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Waste (t)

2017

10,2

2020

4,3

 

Reducing the Use of Paper

Number of Sheets of Paper Saved

2017

895.000

2020

1.842.000

 

Annual Savings of Paper (kg)

2017

4466

2020

9210

 

* The emission factor 1.885 kgCO2e/m3 was used to calculate Scope 1 emissions (Source: GHG Protocol tool for stationary combustion. Version 4.1). To calculate Scope 2, since January 2017 Bocconi has used electricity purchased from the 100% certified renewable grid, which means that Scope 2 emissions amount to zero, as do emissions determined by the use of geothermal energy.

** The 2020 figure, in contrast to the previous year, concerns "one-off" disposal operations of non-hazardous end-of-life equipment related to the planned modernization work on some Bocconi offices.

Certificazions

BIOSAFETY TRUST CERTIFICATION

BIOSAFETY TRUST CERTIFICATION IS AMONG THE SHORT-LIST FINALISTS FOR THE “RISK RESILIENCE INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR” OF THE EUROPEAN RISK MANAGEMENT AWARD.

In November 2020 we obtained the Biosafety Trust Certification. It is the first certification scheme created to provide a set of best practices to help minimize the risk of spreading epidemics in public and private gathering places. Our University successfully completed the process that verifies compliance with the system of requirements put in place by the certifying body RINA.

ISO 50001

January 2021: renewal of ISO 50001 Certification confirming the energy management improvement process in all Bocconi facilities. In addition to guaranteeing lower energy costs, ISO 50001 Certification has several advantages:

  • it is valid support of the organization and optimization of energy consumption;
  • it identifies best practices in energy management;
  • it is an instrument for improving energy management to reduce CO2 emissions.

LEED PLATINUM CERTIFICATION

Confirming the results in the sustainability process initiated by Bocconi University, the new Urban Campus has achieved LEED Platinum certification (which covers the entire life cycle of the building, from design to construction) for the new SDA Bocconi headquarters




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