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.
in addition to profitability, the responsibilities of those who manage modern firms include a series of functions that the business must carry out in relation to its employees and society as a whole. This is why I am presenting our 2016/17 Sustainability Report, which describes the commitment of the IMA Group to all our stakeholders.
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, while Ilapak obtained ISO 9001 certification. Elsewhere around the world, other Group companies maintain their ISO 9001: 15 certification.