RESPECTING PEOPLE’S DIGNITY.
Full respect of fundamental human rights is at the basis of Sofidel’s approach. Transparency, moral integrity, reliability, sense of responsibility, professional behaviour, honesty, fairness, confidentiality, impartiality, loyalty, ethics, mutual respect, sharing… the values that must inspire the work of all the people working with companies within the Sofidel Group are summarised in its Code of Ethics.
Everyone, from the directors to the employees, from the suppliers to anyone coming into contact with the Group’s companies, must comply with the rules contained in this code.
Moreover, Sofidel promotes equal opportunities in its everyday business and considers diversity as a value that is to be developed. This is why it prepared a specific set of rules against discrimination at the workplace.
PROMOTING AN ETHICAL CONTROL OF THE SUPPLY CHAIN OF THE SUPPLIERS IT WORKS WITH.
This is why based on the principles established in its code of ethics, Sofidel drew up a specific supply chain management policy to involve suppliers in achieving its goals, also by examining their social and environmental performance. Read more on the Sofidel Suppliers Sustainability Award.
ENSURE THE SAFETY
Sofidel protects the Health and the Safety of its employees, suppliers and visitors, so as to reduce work-related injury and diseases.
The coordination and development of Health and Safety policies and objectives for the workplace is entrusted to a corporate structure made up of highly qualified personnel who also have access to advice from well-known consulting firms.
In compliance with regulation, the Health of employees is protected by constant monitoring of the workplace, ensuring that Safety standards at the machines and plants are implemented, organising training programmes and encouraging awareness.
In addition, after a risk assessment has been conducted, periodic Health checks and special Health risk protocols are carried out. A great deal of attention is also paid to personal protective equipment (PPE), constantly checking its efficiency and continually improving its efficacy to guarantee ever higher levels of protection and comfort.
Constant monitoring of accident rate trends highlights a situation of continuous improvement at Group level, both in terms of frequency and severity.
Sofidel is highly committed to conducting research into new technologies, plants and machines and to training employees to adopt a consistent approach towards the prevention and reduction of risks.
Regarding fire Safety, special emergency and evacuation plans have been put in place and each site has a fire prevention team trained to reduce the consequences of any event.
There is a consolidated internal procedure of holding regular meetings on Safety, also attended by trade union leaders with the aim of involving all social parties.
Health and Safety training programmes are organised in all the Group’s subsidiaries: each category of employee is trained to be aware of the risks and prevention and protection methods available and on the job training is provided for each specific job.
The quarterly magazine, “Working Safely Together”, which is available to all employees, was launched in September 2009. The magazine publishes articles on Health and Safety issues from various plants.
Dialogue and spreading of the Safety culture are developed and strengthened through the participation and involvement of all.
Sofidel has complied with OHSAS 18001:2007 certification in all its plants in Italy and abroad since 2008; undertaking to adopt a continued and programmed approach to improve the standard of Health and Safety.
RAISING AWARENESS AMONG ALL STAKEHOLDERS
Sofidel has placed a great deal of emphasis on training and raising awareness about sustainability issues among its stakeholders with internal and external communication instruments.
Moreover, since 2014 it has been taking part in the TenP platform created by the Global Compact Network Italia foundation (GCNI foundation) with the support of A2A, Acea, Ansaldo STS, Edison, Eni, Italcementi Group and Nestlé Italy.
It has been designed to support participating companies in collecting information about the sustainability performance of their suppliers, with the aim of using this information to identify common issues, the relative solutions and thereby improve sustainability across the supply chain.
Taking care of the world we live in by informing and raising awareness among people about the large issues of sustainable development is the only way we can think of handing over a liveable world to next generations, a world they will keep on taking care of too.