Dear readers,

this second Padana Tubi Sustainability Report, which refers to 2022, takes us another step towards reporting on our activities in a structured manner, in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards.

We are pleased to share with our stakeholders the main issues that have been a feature of the past few months, relating both to strictly economic-financial questions and to questions of particular importance to us, such as the protection of workplace health and safety, our environmental impact, and our commitment to sustainability, as part of a broad, forward-looking vision. In 2022, the international scenario saw the outbreak and continuation of the war in Ukraine, tensions over energy sources that led to exponential rises in gas and electricity prices, and unexpectedly far-reaching and long-lasting inflationary pressures, with the consequent decisions by central banks to raise interest rates. From a climatic point of view, increasingly extreme phenomena occurred in rapid succession all over the world: droughts, high temperatures, fires, hurricanes and torrential rain highlighted the urgent need to step up action to mitigate the environmental impact of human activities, and undertake protection projects in locations and settlements at greatest climatic risk.

Geo-political instability in many parts of the world, food shortages and economic crises drove more and more people to leave their home countries. Migration has been, and will continue to be, an important and sensitive issue confronting Italy and Europe.

In this global context, the world’s economic and financial systems – of which steel is a constituent part and primary driver – have shown signs of weakness, slowdowns in growth, and widespread discontinuity and volatility.

At the same time, precisely because of these dynamics, environmental, social and economic sustainability are issues of increasing importance in the business world due to growing awareness, especially among young people, and economic players.

Specifically, the demand for reduced environmental impact in ‘hard to abate’ industries like steel predates and anticipates both technologies and mandatory regulations. At Padana Tubi we have been firm believers, for over fifty years, in the social role, in a broad sense, of our business.

We are an economic entity that every day, thanks to the invaluable work of more than seven hundred employees, receives raw materials from all over the world and produces goods that are shipped to more than 60 countries.

Protecting the health and safety of workers is our primary concern, both through constant investment in production facilities and through daily training on safety and worker awareness and listening to their needs.

We are a company that operates entirely in the area of the town of Guastalla, which provides us with resources, opportunities, collaboration; we endeavour to respond with respectful, effective and timely initiatives, that are often unpublicised.

As you will read in the report, part of our commitment is to ensure compliance with national, industry and international environmental regulations, and, where possible, to do better and more. Increasing the generation capacity of photovoltaic plants, purchasing energy from renewable sources only, with Scope 2 emissions eliminated since 2020, and making energy and water consumption more efficient are just some of our initiatives.

Europe has clearly chosen the difficult and necessary path of climate neutrality, which can only be achieved if production chains act together in synergy.

That is why the involvement of all our stakeholders – workers, customers, suppliers, local communities, institutions – in this journey of sharing and transparency that we have undertaken will be increasingly necessary. With these remarks, we present our Sustainability Report, and welcome any contribution you may wish to make. 

The Alfieri Family

The path followed by Padana Tubi to establish a model for sustainable action is a profound change that requires the integration of sustainability into the company strategy and an appropriate and structured process of growth and awareness, which continued in 2022 with the voluntary decision to publish the Second Sustainability Report as an act of transparency and social responsibility.

The company’s choices, decisions, behaviour and performance are no longer assessed solely in terms of traditional results and objectives, they now also refer to the other sustainability pillars: from the focus on quality certification for products and the management system to the monitoring of specific emissions, the adoption of measures to optimise energy consumption and calculation of the company’s environmental footprint. Attention to the workforce and enhancement of skills are also important.

Padana Tubi maintains direct relations with all its stakeholders for the purpose of continuous collaboration.

Our Stakeholder

Directly generated and distributed economic value

Padana Tubi’s strong territorial identity, definitely atypical in a world increasingly oriented towards delocalisation, clearly shows the strength of the roots that bind it to the Emilia region and, at the same time, project it on to international markets, where its sales network serves more than 60 countries.

Albania, Algeria, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America.


The drafting of this Sustainability Report involved Padana Tubi’s management in a 6-step process of  wareness and identification of material topics, which dictated its reporting boundaries. The materiality analysis made it possible not only to identify the ESG topics considered of material importance for Padana Tubi, i.e., issues of significance to the company (x-axis) and input for the definition of the Company’s Strategy, annual objectives and priorities to be addressed, but also to survey the point of view of certain categories of stakeholders, in order to develop a sustainable business model aligned with their assessments and expectations (y-axis).

In order to survey external issues, a questionnaire was distributed to a selected sample of stakeholders. Through the questionnaire, each stakeholder had the opportunity to indicate the most relevant topics in relation to their needs and expectations of the company. The questionnaire was prepared in Italian and English, then sent to the following categories: suppliers, customers, public bodies.

All 19 topics presented in the questionnaire are included in the materiality matrix below, as they are representative of Padana Tubi’s sustainability vision.