Robust infrastructure is the lifeblood of strong economies and societies, playing a major role in industrial, agricultural, rural and urban development.
In particular, with two thirds of the world’s population expected to be living in cities by 2050, there is a pressing need to improve urban infrastructure across the globe.
This is reflected in the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted in 2015.
SDG 9 recognises the role of resilient infrastructure sector in achieving sustainable development, empowering communities and ultimately, improving lives.
We aim to help fulfil this role at an international level by developing high quality, reliable and durable infrastructure, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all. This also includes upgrading infrastructure and retrofitting industries, in line with the UN’s 2030 target, and facilitating sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries.
Our projects help to enhance accessibility and raise countries’ economic potential through energy and transport infrastructure. We also seek to improve public utility services via hydraulic engineering works, as well as civil and industrial buildings.
In designing and delivering our projects, we aim to minimise the environmental impacts of both the initial construction and the structure’s lifecycle over the long term, thereby helping to reduce carbon emissions and pollution. In addition, in the construction phase we adhere to environmental management systems certified to ISO 14001 standards. This helps us to address all the relevant issues (such as resource use, energy, emissions, water, waste, soil, noise and vibrations, biodiversity, traffic, restoration of projects’ areas) in an efficient, structured way.
“Infrastructure has always been fundamental to developing thriving economies and societies. Now, with two thirds of the global population expected to be living in cities by 2050, it is more crucial than ever. Indeed, the United Nation’s new Sustainable Development Goals, launched in 2015, highlight the growing importance of our industry’s role in achieving sustainable development. We intend to help lead our industry in embracing that responsibility and contributing to building a better world.”
Pietro Salini, CEO