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UniCredit will be switching off its lights for Earth Hour 2013

Once again UniCredit will be taking part in the WWF initiative

to improve awareness of climate change.


UniCredit will be participating in the event for the sixth year running and becoming even more involved. In fact, on Saturday 23 March, from 8.30 to 9.30 p.m. the lights of 76 UniCredit buildings, including many of the Group's most prominent locations, in 14 different European countries, will be going off for Earth Hour, the biggest worldwide WWF event aimed at making people more aware of the climate change which is seriously threatening our planet.


The UniCredit buildings taking part in "Earth Hour 2013" will be:


In Italy:

Milan      Garibaldi Porta Nuova - Italy's tallest building

            Milan                Bodio

            Milan                Cologno Monzese

            Milan                Sant'Elia

            Genoa             Via Dante 1

            Bologna           Via del Lavoro

            Reggio Emilia Via Rivoluzione di ottobre 16

            Rome              Via Tupini

            Rome              Fochetti

            Palermo          Magliocco

            Palermo          Ruggero Settimo 42

            Palermo          Via Roma 183

In Germany:

Munich             HypoHochhaus  Arabellastrasse 12

In Austria:

Vienna             Lassallestrasse 1 (ZP1)

Vienna             Lassallestrasse 5 (ZP5)

Vienna             Julius Tandler Platz (TZ)

Vienna             Schottengasse 6 (SG6)

Vienna             Hohenstaufengasse 6 (HO6)

Vienna             Danube Tower 252 m (TD)

In Serbia:

Belgrade          Airport City, Omladinskih brigada 88

In Slovakia:

Bratislava        Šancová street 1/A in

In Bulgaria:

Sofia                Central building - 7, Sveta Nedelya square

Sofia                new HO building 14, Gueshevo str.

Sofia                Aksakov - 8, Aksakov street

Sofia                Ivan Vazov - 1, Ivan Vazov str.

Sofia                Kaloyan - 3, Kaloyan str.

Ruse               5, Sveta troitza square

Varna               1, Petko Karavelov str.

Burgas            22, Aleksandrovska str.

Stara               Zagora  Stara Zagora - 126, Simeon Veliki Bld.

Plovdiv                         4, Ivan Vazov str.

In Czech Republic:

Prague                        Náměstí republiky 3a

Prague                        Želetavská 1

In Hungary:

Budapest                     Szabadság square 5-6.

In Romania:

Bucharest                   Blvd. Expozitiei 1F

In Bosnia and Herzegovina:     

Mostar                        UniCredit Bank Central building - Kardinala Stepinca bb

Sarajevo                     UniCredit Bank Central building - Zelenih beretki 24

In Russia:

Moscow                       Prechistenskaya embankment, 9

Moscow                       Boutikovsky lane, 9

Moscow                       1-st Kazachy lane, 9/1

Moscow                       Zubovsky boulevard, 29

Moscow                       1-st Tverskaya-Yamskaya street, 28/1

Moscow                       Krasnaya Presnya street, 21

Moscow                       Podsosensky lane, 3

Moscow                       Bolshaya Gruzinskaya street, 58/60

Moscow                       Komsomolsky avenue, 44

Moscow                       Leninsky avenue, 70/11

Moscow                       Ostozhenka street, 5

Saint Petersburg         Fontanka embankment, 2/48

Saint Petersburg         Moscovsky avenue, 192-194

Saint Petersburg         Slavy avenue, 52/1

Saint Petersburg         Novatorov avenue, 8

Saint Petersburg         Efimova street, 4A

Krasnodar                   Stavropolskaya street, 41

Magnitogorsk               Gertsena street, 6

Novosibirsk                 Maxima Gorkogo street, 53

Perm                           Sibirskaya street, 46

Samara                       Chapayevskaya street, 178

Sochi                           Gorkogo street, 26

Stavropol                     Dovatortsev street, 38A

Volgograd                    Novorossiyskaya street, 11

Rostov-on-Don           Kirovsky avenue, 35/113

Kaluga                         Pushkina street, 1/20

In the Ukraine:

Kiev                             Boryspolska str., 2 А

Kiev                             Solomyanska str., 23 а

Odessa                       Pushkіnska str., 77

Sevastopol                  Lenіna str., 15 - Crimea

Yalta                            Lenіna str., 3 - Crimea

Donetsk                       Rozi Luksemburg str., 63

Lviv                              Mitskevicha sq., 10

Chernіvtsі                    Mіtskevicha str., 2

Khmelnytskiy               Soborna str., 34

In Poland:

Żwirki i Wigury             Head Office at 31

Warsaw                      Giełdowa street

Warsaw                      53/57, Grzybowska street

In Latvia:       

Riga                             Elizabetes street 63


Climate change is one of the most serious crises that the world has ever had to face. Its effects in 2012 were particularly alarming: the massive reduction of the Arctic summer pack ice and the increase in drought, floods and extreme meteorological phenomena devastated the planet, posing an increasingly violent and imminent threat to ecosystems and to the lives of millions of people. According to forecasts, 2013 is at risk of being one of the hottest years of all time. The responsibility for this dramatic scenario is mainly human, with global emissions constantly on the increase and a concentration of atmospheric CO2 that reached the record figure of 395 parts per million in January 2013.


By supporting Earth Hour 2013 UniCredit intends to offer a "visible" sign of its determination in the face of the enormous environmental changes in progress. A topic of responsibility has been addressed not only by environmental organizations but also by eminent scientists and important international bodies such as the World Bank, the International Energy Agency, the World Economic Forum and, last but not least, the President of the United States, Barack Obama who has put the fight against global warming among the top priorities of his second term in office.


UniCredit's participation in Earth Hour is part of a wider strategy of eco-sustainability. The bank has set itself a target of reducing emissions of CO2 into the environment by 30% by the year 2020. A first step towards this goal has been the building of the new bank headquarters using technologies which will result in energy savings of 22.5%, a 37.3% reduction in the consumption of drinking water in the buildings, 100% re-utilization of rainwater, 93% recycling of building site waste, use of 20.5% recycled and 41% locally produced construction materials.


UniCredit will also be publicizing the other initiatives of the WWF launched for the Earth Hour event on its website ( These include the virtual platform "I will if you will", accessible from the website Here the general public, businesses and celebrities from all over the world will be able to take on or launch new    "sustainability challenges" to stimulate people to change their daily habits and at the same time achieve important benefits for the environment.




Milan, 22 March 2013