UNICREDIT WILL ATTEND EARTH HOUR,
A GLOBAL WWF EVENT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
In accordance with its commitment to the field of sustainable development, UniCredit will participate, on March 26th, in the global mobilization event of the association by switching off the light in some of its buildings for an hour
UniCredit will attend again this year "Earth Hour", a global event of the WWF which will be held on March 26th with the objective of generating awareness amongst individuals, institutions and companies on the problem of climate change.
Forty seven UniCredit representative buildings in Europe will switch off their lights for 60 minutes, starting at 8.30 pm local time, in order to symbolically bear witness to the commitment of the Group in combating climate change and to highlight the importance of reducing greenhouse gasses emissions. UniCredit also promoted the Earth Hour message through its internal communication channels by calling over 161,000 employees to participate in the event.
This is one of the initiatives promoted in recent years in the environmental field, with activities ranging from measures for energy efficiency, the utilization of renewable energy sources within headquarters and branch offices, and the inventorying of Group emissions. In accordance with this policy, UniCredit has selected the WWF in order to generate "symbolic visibility" of its awareness of the responsibility which financial groups have with respect to major environmental themes and sustainable development.
"UniCredit is increasingly convinced of the strategic importance of combining economic growth with the rational use of natural resources", declared Paolo Fiorentino, UniCredit Chief Operating Officer. "Our relationship with WWF has been ongoing for more than two years and during this period we have worked to integrate sustainability within our business. We have jointly worked to create the first inventory of our Group's greenhouse gas emissions, with the objective of reducing them by 15% in 2012 and 30% in 2020".
Earth Hour, a global mobilization event against climate change organized by the WWF on Saturday March 26th, will cover 24 time zones (8.30 pm in Italy) with the lights of cities, symbolic monuments, institutions, companies, and houses across the world turned off. The objective for this year is to go "beyond the hour", committing citizens across the world to adopt responsible energy behaviors during day to day life in order to protect the planet against climate change.
Rome, March 25th 2011
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UniCredit buildings which will switch off their lights during "Earth Hour":
Italy Milano Bodio
Italy Milano Cologno Monzese
Italy Genova Via Dante 1
Italy Bologna Via del Lavoro
Italy Reggio Emilia Via Rivoluzione di ottobre 16
Italy Roma Via Tupini
Italy Roma Fochetti
Italy Palermo Magliocco
Italy Palermo Ruggero Settimo 42
Germany Munich Kardinal Faulhaber Strasse 1
Germany Munich HypoHochhaus Arabellastrasse 12
Germany Munich Kardinal Faulhaber Strasse 14
Germany Nuremberg Lorenzer Platz 21
Germany Hamburg Nagelsweg 49
Austria Vienna Lassallestrasse 1 (ZP1)
Austria Vienna Lassallestrasse 5 (ZP5)
Austria Vienna Julius Tandler Platz (TZ)
Austria Vienna Schottengasse 6 (SG6)
Austria Vienna Hohenstaufengasse 6 (HO6)
Austria Vienna Danube Tower 252 m (TD)
Serbia Belgrade Rajiceva 27-29 (city centre) - roof top logo
Slovakia Bratislava Šancová street 1/A in - logos and illuminationsBulgaria
Sofia Central building - 7, Sveta Nedelya square
Bulgaria Sofia Aksakov - 8, Aksakov steet
Bulgaria Sofia Ivan Vazov - 1, Ivan Vazov str.
Bulgaria Sofia Kaloyan - 3, Kaloyan str.
Bulgaria Ruse Ruse flagship - 5, Sveta troitza square
Bulgaria Varna Varna flagship - 1, Petko Karavelov str.
Bulgaria Burgas Burgas flagship - 22, Aleksandrovska str.
Bulgaria Stara Zagora Stara Zagora - 126, Simeon Veliki Bld.
Bulgaria Plovdiv Plovdiv flagship - 4, Ivan Vazov str.
Czech Rep. Prague Prague Náměstí republiky 3a
Hungary Budapest, Szabadság square 5-6.
Romania Bucharest Nicolae Caramfil Street, 25
Russia Moscow, Prechistenskaya emb., 9
Russia Moscow, Boutikovsky lane, 9
Russia Moscow, B.Dmitrovka street, 5/6
Russia Moscow, 1-st Kazachy lane, 9/1
Russia Moscow, Zubovsky blv, 29
Russia Moscow, B.Nikitskaya street, 15/1
Russia Moscow, Krasnaya Presnya street, 21
Russia Moscow, Podsosensky lane, 3
Russia Saint Petersburg, Fontanka emb., 2/48
Russia Samara, Chapayevskaya street, 178
Russia Volgograd, Novorossiyskaya street, 11
Russia Krasnodar, Krasnoarmeyskaya street, 64/1
Russia Novosibirsk, M.Gorkogo street, 53