Sustainability is the prime mover in the competitive evolution of the infrastructure as a ‘system’, a fundamental force in triggering a new season of conception and construction of modern and efficient infrastructure networks.

The new vision for infrastructure development cannot be separated from the overall evaluation of the actual environmental, social and economic sustainability of the works it involves. Nowadays, an essential element in the decision-making process behind the designing of sustainable infrastructure is the identification of the ‘right’ project.

The transition towards an economic development model not solely based on profitability but also on social progress and protection of the environment - including through the creation of more efficient regeneration and reuse systems - is key to achieving the onset of a circular economy capable of maximising the usefulness and value over time of the designed infrastructure.

The road travelled by Italferr, marked by significant and factual milestones that have promoted and disseminated new approaches and methods for the design and construction of large transport infrastructure works based on sustainable development, places the Company among the pioneers of a kind of Sustainability that becomes essential in obtaining a new form of sustainable building, thereby creating value for future generations and new business opportunities.


Italferr has been committed for many years to researching methods and protocols for enhancing sustainable choices in the infrastructure projects it has developed. It has travelled an important path towards identifying effective solutions for transforming into facts the principles of sustainability when building structures of high engineering complexity. New Sustainability methods and protocols, in fact, are essential tools when working towards promoting an innovative concept of engineering that conceives each project as an opportunity to:

  • dialogue with the communities involved, focusing on the local needs of each territory and environmental context;
  • enhance the value of the territory of reference;
  • make known to the collectivity in a clear and transparent way the benefits induced by the building of the works;
  • create works that are useful for the community and for the development of the country in terms of competitiveness.