Diversity has become our competitive advantage, which allows us to grow, create synergies and better adapt to the challenges that are present in each country.
We promote respect among colleagues and an appreciation of the contribution made by every one of our people. In places where diversity is more apparent, we develop specific programs that encourages Inclusion and Equal Opportunity.
As for gender diversity, we are promoting a greater female presence within the Group even though the sector has traditionally been predominantly male. It is doing this not only for staff positions in administration but also technical ones on construction sites through training programs for young graduates.
Salini Impregilo also promotes gender diversity within the scope of corporate governance, such as Board of Directors, where women made up 26.6% of the members in 2017. This percentage is higher than the European Union average registered in 2016, a year in which the percentage of woman sitting on the boards of directors of the biggest publicly traded companies of all sectors in the region’s 28 member states was 23.3%.
In Australia, Salini Impregilo developed two policies (Equal Employment Opportunity, Harassment and Bullying) that set principles and objectives to guarantee a working environment that values every employee regardless of sex, race, age or background. It applies these policies to the projects it is developing in the country. It ensures that every hire receives induction training and is informed of the policies and procedures regarding diversity on the work site.