Sustainability

With You, throughout Italy



Rai Way for the Country

We are present throughout the entire country, providing a nationally-accessible service; we are aware, therefore, of our economic, social, and environmental responsibility. That’s why we are committed to contributing daily to the development of our country, broadcasting culture, information, and entertainment.

With more than 2,300 sites, 20 offices and more than 600 employees scattered across all regions of Italy, we supply our clients with a service which is always close at hand, creating value for the community. We manage a solid network of relationships with multiple stakeholders across Italy, including local entities and institutions, suppliers and companies, schools citizens, with whom we have developed and strengthened a transparent dialogue over the years and created important opportunities for reciprocal growth.





Making digital services more accessible

We work actively to increase accessibility to our digital services for citizens, to provide services which can create social benefits for the country.

In 2008, our network experienced an important technical leap with the switchover from analogue to digital terrestrial television (DTT), which allowed Rai to ensure a universality in our public services with coverage for MUX 1 (channels Rai 1, 2, and 3) to more than 99% of the population.

We are now the makers of another evolutionary change in television: the transition to the new digital TV with the adoption of the DVB-T2 technology envisaged by the refarming process.

Re-farming and Italy’s technological evolution

Re-farming, with the transition to a new transmission system using DVB-T2 technology, will benefit Italy’s technological evolution, with a number of advantages for both our clients and end-users. Particularly:

  • it will improve transmission quality;
  • it will enable high-definition, more interactive content;
  • it will reduce environmental impact;
  • it will allow for an extension in network coverage of RAI’s MUX, which will involve more than 1,000 Italian municipalities.




Respect for the Landscape

In accordance with specified regulations, we implement a control and mitigation plan for any aspects which could generate a negative impact on the local landscape. In particular, we operate widespread checks on:

  • the consumption of water resources;
  • the correct management of landscape impact;
  • the management of waste and water waste products;
  • maintenance efforts;
  • noise and electromagnetic radiation produced by our equipments.

Every activity carried out at our sites fully respects the surrounding environment, as well as the citizens which live nearby.

To confirm this, we adopted an Environmental Management System in 2008, which is certified according to ISO regulation 14001 which, through various internal procedures, facilitates the management of environmental impact deriving from operational activity.


School and university initiatives

As part of our dedication to social responsibility, we have consolidated, over the years, a relationship with schools and other academic entities. We promote the development of new digital skills, as well as the introduction of young people to the world of work. We support their development in an alternating work-school programme and an internship programme within the Company.




"Way to the Future" and recognition from the ELIS Consortium

Our relationship with schools and the academic world has grown from year to year. In 2020, the three-year ‘Way to the Future’ programme was initiated: an alternating school-work programme which involves all educational institutes in Italy. Thanks to the collaboration of committed teachers, thirty hours of training are provided each year to the most deserving students, who are offered a work experience in the form of a ‘Summer JOB’ or a ‘Summer CAMP’. This concept, along with the dedicated commitment required to execute it, has been recognised and rewarded by the ELIS Consortium.




Responsible Supply

We guarantee a responsibility in the management of our supply chain, achieved through the employment of various criteria selected based on the evaluation of our suppliers’ ESG profiles. In fact, during the supply process, we ensure a high level of morality and reliability, the utmost attention to quality and safety, as well as a respect for the environment. Our supply chain includes micro, small, and medium companies, favouring their involvement and avoiding the creation of barriers when defining admission requirements. Examples of this could be a limitation in their turnover.

In general, in-keeping with previous years, no negative social impact – either current or predicted – was identified in our 2021 supply chain.


We respect our country, and work to contribute to its development in a widespread, innovative, and inclusive way.