In our offices and in our facilities, these values and the development of innovative and smart environments are fundamental to providing our people with the best conditions in which to express themselves in the best possible way. Over 13,000 A2A employees work in 11 Italian regions, from Lombardy to Sicily.
Health and safety at work is a priority for the A2A Group: Every employee is entitled to a workspace and to carry out activities that do not pose a risk to their health, but also the duty to actively participate in training, to comply with the instructions given to them for carrying out their activities, including the use of protective devices, and to comply with all applicable laws.
The A2A Group considers the balance between private life and professional life of its employees to be of the utmost importance, so in 2016 the A2A smartWorking pilot project was launched: about 250 people are experimenting with working one day a week from home or from a place other than their office.
The Group has promoted the development of a great many initiatives, in order to create value and make the most of opportunities for growth and development, optimising diversity through the identification and overcoming of all stereotypes connected with gender, age, disability, ethnic origin, religious belief and sexual orientation.
To help employees reconcile work and private life, the Group has granted 303 part-time jobs (3% of total employees), of which 82% have gone to women. A total of 993 parental leaves have been agreed to 252 Group employees (50% more than 2015). 82% of the people granted parental leave in 2016 returned to work in the same year.
A2A ensures working rights for people with disabilities, as required by current legislation. 476 persons with disabilities were employed by the Group in 2016, of whom 22% women.
The offer in terms of company welfare comprises numerous services offered to employees
|A2A social policies|
|Work-life balance services||Mobility services:
again in 2016, beneficial tariffs were applied for the purchase by employees of subscriptions with local transport services; more specifically, in 2016, 936 subscriptions were taken out at beneficial rates in Milan and Brescia.
|Company daycare at the Lamarmora office in Brescia: in 2016, 24 children of employees were registered.|
|Personal services||Pension funds:
employees join or may elect to join supplementary pension schemes in compliance with their specific employment contracts. The main funds are Pegaso, Fonte, Fopen, Fondichim, Previambiente and Previndai and Mario Negri for managers.
|Insurance for non-professional injuries and supplementary medical insurance to the NHS (medical conventions, dental treatment, specialist visits, hospitalisations, glasses, nursing assistance, etc.)|
|Health and well-being services||Social-psychological assistance service:
offered in 14 A2A Group offices. In 2016, the service involved 779 employees for a total of 4,358 consultancy sessions.
As part of the Melograno project, the experimental project was started, MAAM U - Maternity As A Master - to optimise the training potential of the experience of maternity, transforming it into a gymnasium of skills also useful to the return to work.
Moreover, at end June, the pilot was run of the project SmartWorking, an innovative working method that involves, for one day a week, working from home or from a place other than the office, using the company’s equipment to perform work activities. The results of the experiment, verified by means of an intermediate and final survey, will enable assessment of the future scope of the project.
Moreover, for the SmartWorking project, a dedicated blog has been started in which the people involved in the pilot can interact and exchange experiences and suggestions