Differences in gender, religious beliefs, nationality, political or sexual orientation, social status, physical abilities, health conditions, family, age or any other aspect not relevant to us are not grounds for discrimination, but for enrichment.
Since 2021, we have launched the 'Every Person Makes a Difference' campaign, with concrete actions including training and awareness-raising, interventions to support parenthood and engagement on the gender pay gap. We have created mentors for inclusion and ambassadors to support the work of the internal committee, personnel policies on training, recruitment and pay. Again, we report annually on concrete and measurable objectives in the sustainability report first and now in the integrated budget.
We signed a trade union agreement on smart working, especially for frail persons and those returning from parental leave. Another important trade union agreement extended support tools for parents beyond the legal obligations. These include a supplementary sum paid by the company during parental leave, additional days for new fathers, smart working and flexible hours when returning from parental leave, and special leave for life-saving therapies.
To continue our commitment, we have started the process of obtaining Gender Equality Certification (UNI/PDR 125:2022).