Environment-related expense and investments

Environment-related expense and investments

  ITALY ABROAD
TOTAL
  2009 2008 2007 2009 2008 2007 2009 2008 2007
Management of special waste 1,905 1,999 1,892 258 433 58 2,163 2,432 1,950
Current expenditure for plants management and employee training and awareness 46,604 41,216 37,541 6,623 9,051 6,214 53,227 50,268 43,755
Total 48,509 43,215 39,433 6,881 9,484 6,272 55,390 52,700 45,705

In its overall activities, the expense and investments by the Bank in safeguarding the environment represent the further strengthening of its commitment towards environmental sustainability.
In 2009, approximately 55 million euro were spent on environment protection. This figure includes costs for special waste management, systems maintenance (current only, excluding extraordinary maintenance), Environmental Management System and costs relating to energy saving certification, training and raising employee awareness about the subject.
In 2009, the Group received no significant penalties for non-compliance with environmental standards.