In planning its strategies, the IMA Group takes account of the economic, social and environmental impact of its operations, adhering to the principles of sustainable growth and of Corporate Social Responsibility.
2018 was another year of considerable satisfaction for the IMA Group: we achieved excellent results, thanks to the high quality of the solutions and services provided to our customers, while always maintaining respect for all our stakeholders. We strengthened our leadership thanks to a development policy that combined organic and external growth. This was bolstered by an industrial strategy based on responsible and prudent development in operational management and innovation, which led to the acquisition of new market shares.
IMA intends to take on more and more of a leading role in the world of industrial automation and digitisation, maintaining sustainability as a guiding light when making strategic decisions. The creation of economic value is led by a vision of future development based on sustainability, as a shared and essential value for coping with global challenges.
IMA’s strategy aims to create profit to remunerate its shareholders, but also economic value for all of its stakeholders. This is based on the primary objective of IMA’s business: end-user satisfaction.
Continuous investment in technology and constant improvement in the quality and reliability of products allowed IMA to open new foreign branches, create joint ventures with other industry players and partnerships in the academic and scientific field; in this way, IMA is able to serve its end-users more and more quickly and efficiently, obtaining a competitive advantage.
Professional growth, quality of the work environment and collective well-being are all part of industry’s responsibility towards society. IMA is committed to ensuring them through training, prevention and investment in the local territory.
Professional and human know-how and skills form a heritage that the Group intends to develop. Thanks to a management team that is sensitive to the problems of society and the development of culture, IMA also supports various local initiatives and international projects.
Underlying IMA’s sustainability policy is transparent governance, which the Group wants to apply when managing the impact of its decisions and activities.
Transparency is understood as being towards all stakeholders and should inspire socially responsible conduct that leads to sustainable development.
IMA was one of the first Italian companies in the industry to have a Code of Ethics. It defines the ethical and social responsibilities of stakeholders and the rules of conduct that those who work for the Group and on its behalf have to comply with.
The advanced mechanics and industrial automation cluster of Emilia-Romagna has strong roots: great passion and an in-depth understanding of packaging, automation and engineering in general has given rise in Emilia-Romagna to a network of companies dedicated to advanced engineering. Often they are born from one another, carving out their own specific niche and helping to forge a well-defined territorial identity, thanks to the exchange of ideas and transfer of draftsmen and engineers from one company to another. The existence of many specialist schools in the area also facilitates the generational renewal of technicians, assuring the continuity of skills.
IMA has established an internal control and risk management system to monitor the main risks and to ensure that the company is run in a way that is sound, fair and consistent with the goals that it has set itself.
IMA has management systems that have been certified by independent third parties. In particular, IMA SpA has ISO 14001 certification for its Environmental Management System. GIMA SpA and Corazza have OHSAS 18001 certification for their Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems, as confirmed by IMA SpA.