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Health & Safety Italy 4/26/2023

Driver training at Monza

One of Liquigas’ sustainability goals is reducing emissions by 25% of CO2/KWh by 2025 from a 2016 baseline. Although 99% of our total emissions were classed as Scope 3, we knew we could take action on our Scope 1 and 2 emissions. In 2021, it was found that 71% of our Scope 1 and 2 emissions resulted from secondary bulk transport. In order to reduce this, Liquigas decided it was essential to ensure that LPG drivers are consciously safe and sustainable behind the wheel.

Progetto Vita

Thus, during the SHV Energy safety week, the ‘Progetto Vita’ was launched, an innovation project combining safety, sustainability, operations, logistics and human resources. Built over several stages throughout Italy, training on safe and sustainable driving was carried out, both to guarantee the safety of our drivers and to improve their transport and delivery performance, reducing both fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

Each stage was organised in two stages: the first was theoretical, conducted by the trainer Alessio Tavecchio, constituting a life coaching opportunity in which the personal story of Alessio (who became disabled after an accident at a young age) was highly emotional for our drivers. In this way, we wanted to reach the soul of our drivers with an emotionally impacting part of the course to reflect together on self-awareness and presence while driving.

Circuit driving

The second stage was practical and conducted within reserved racetracks, such as the famous Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, on safe and sustainable driving techniques. With the assistance of professional drivers, our drivers carried out starting manoeuvres, braking and driving styles, which, in addition to being safe, also allow for a more sustainable use of fuel and therefore lower emission levels.

Alongside the ‘Progetto Vita’, Liquigas has also equipped itself with a digital platform connected to a system of sensors/devices mounted on board each vehicle, making it possible to collect and monitor many KPIs and aggregate data such as acceleration and hard braking, the risk of overturning, excessive number of engine revolutions, speed and over speed, and, finally, fuel consumption for cold starts.

Based on this information, it is possible to evaluate improvements compared to the starting baseline and to define actions for continuous improvement, helping us reduce accidents, diesel consumption and CO2 emissions.