Respect for the environment and the mountains is the first, fundamental rule that allows us all to enjoy the various opportunities that nature makes available to us. Every day at Vialattea reminds us that we must maximise our efforts for a more sustainable future.
For years, our focus has been on the continuous search for environmentally sustainable solutions. During the development of new projects, from the very first feasibility assessments, required, moreover, by the regulations in force, we have sought to favour solutions that minimise negative impacts and enhance positive impacts. We have adopted measures to limit possible impacts both during the construction phase and in the subsequent management and operational phase.
For example, environmental compensation and mitigation has enabled the optimisation of the incorporation of new projects in the territory and environment, with the aim, in part, of rebalancing any imbalances caused in the environment. Reforestation and naturalistic engineering works featuring the use of biological and ecological materials have guaranteed high environmental compatibility and a reasonable degree of biodiversity.
RENEWABLE RESOURCES TO REDUCE EMISSIONS
From 2022 onwards in particular, we can point to the fact that all the electricity we use is obtained from renewable sources such as water, sun, wind power and geothermal sources, as certified by the ‘guarantees of origin’ system of the energy services manager (GSE), complying with EU Directive 2009/28/EC. Thanks to the electricity obtained from these sources, the emissions in question are ‘zero’ impact, effectively reducing the emission into the atmosphere of approximately 2,500 tonnes of CO2 per year.
In addition, we embarked upon the renovation of the snowmaking system as early as 2020.
During the development of the system, we focused mainly on snowmaking on the Borgata slopes. We considered the management of water and energy resources and the containment of noise emissions to be fundamental.
The new generators, with low air and water consumption and a high degree of control over energy consumption, enable flexibility of use by adapting to any type of slope, guaranteeing not only a high snow capacity and high snow quality, but also considerable savings in resources and a reduced environmental impact.