We would like to announce the start-up of “CAPO D“, Community of Companies for Equal opportunities, which has been joined by IMA and other important local companies, such as: Aeroporto Marconi di Bologna, Automobili Lamborghini, Bonfiglioli, Caab, Crif, Emil Banca, Philip Morris Manufacturing & Technology Bologna and Tper.
The announcement was made on 5 June at the headquarters of the Metropolitan City of Bologna in the presence of the mayor Virginio Merola and representatives of the various companies.
Maria Carla Schiavina, Director of IMA, and Massimo Ferioli, Director of the Group Organisation, attended the event on behalf of IMA.
IMA and the other member companies, being sensitive to the issue of equal opportunities at work, have created this new reality by signing a network contract (lasting 15 years, until 31 December 2034) with which they undertake to pursue the following strategic objectives:
All with the aim of creating a uniform system between companies for the training and cultural growth of male and female workers and for the dissemination of career growth opportunities for those who are traditionally penalised, especially in certain industrial sectors, favouring collaboration with local public institutions, in sharing strategic guidelines oriented towards sustainable development and equal opportunities.
CAPO D also envisages a shared endowment fund and a steering committee made up of one representative from each participant. It will be chaired by Maria Carla Schiavina, with Alessandro Bonfiglioli (director of CAAB) as Deputy Chairman.
“The goal is to pay attention to the merit, skills and value of everyone, no one excluded”, commented Maria Carla Schiavina. While Alessandro Bonfiglioli declared: “Companies where these practices are applied also have the best performances in financial terms”.
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