Our employees are the leverage which ensures we achieve our corporate objectives. We want to make them proud of being part of our Group.

We know that a good people engagement strategy is based first and foremost on involvement and communication, and therefore we undertake to:

  • diffuse the knowledge of the principles and values of the Group and its strategic objectives;
  • promote a sense of belonging and participation;
  • maintain a good in-house atmosphere and improve staff performance.

In 2018, our communication was concerned mainly with spreading our pillars and strategic objectives set out in the Group Business Plan on connected topics, such as sustainability, the community, innovation, safety, engagement, welfare and solidarity.

As regards sustainability, the main internal communication intitatives we implemented were:

  • the launch of a campaign to raise awareness entitled SOSteniamoci – Noi per la Sostenibilità to encourage a culture of sustainability among our employees;
  • the organisation of an internal Conference on the subject of Sustainability and Energy Efficiency during the European event M’ILLUMINO DI MENO (I USE LESS LIGHT);
  • the installation for World Environment Day of a Water House and an Eco-Compactor at our head office with the objective of reducing the consumption of single-use plastic. Subsequently, other Companies in the Group also installed Water Houses in their offices;
  • the organisation of the event LA SETTIMANA CHE FA LA DIFFERENZA (THE WEEK THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE), designed to stimulate employees to become actively involved in recycling and to encourage a new cultural approach which understands waste as a resource.

The most effective communication tools we use to involve all company employees are the intragroup Social Collaboration platform JAMP and our direct streaming connections, which enable the main corporate events to be followed, especially those dedicated to sharing our strategic objectives and presenting the results we have achieved and our future prospects.

In 2018, we introduced two new sections: Smart People, entirely dedicated to the management of smart working, and Sustainability, which the company’s commitment to focusing on the analysis of materiality and on the objectives of the 2018-2022 Sustainability Plan.  

To increasingly involve our staff on company processes, we have created the Model of Execution, a people engagement tool aiming to develop initiatives of strategic importance by setting up transverse teams (Action Teams). These ensure people not only respond actively to concretely improving the operational and management processes, but also value the numerous competencies present in Acea. Since we began the model, we have had 5 help lines and collected over 130 ideas for improvement.