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Equal opportunities

IMA guarantees equal opportunities, protection and enhancement of the Company’s human resources; discrimination based on political or union allegiance, religion, race, nationality, age, gender, sexual orientation, health or whatever is not permitted.

IMA is attentive to the issue of equal opportunities, despite operating in a production and industrial environment that, by history and tradition, tends to employ much fewer women than men: women account for 17% of the total workforce; 93% of female staff works in white-collar positions, staff services and in the commercial areas. In terms of remuneration, the provisions laid down in national contracts and current legislation in force in the countries where the company operates are applied.

IMA’s workforce includes people in protected categories as required by current legislation: to this end, for example in Italy, the Company has entered into agreements with the relevant entities.

CapoD

IMA has joined the CapoD Network, a community of firms in the Bologna area which, in close cooperation with local public institutions, pursues the strategic objectives of equal opportunities, fight against discrimination and support for welfare and conciliation issues even in traditionally more complex sectors. CapoD focuses on the dissemination of good social responsibility practices also among small and medium-sized enterprises.

 

PROTECTED CATEGORIES OF EMPLOYEES (in 2019)

  NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES % OF THE TOTAL
Total 2017 115  2%
Total 2018 99 1.76 %
Total 2019 178 2.89%

 

DIVERSITY POLICY FOR THE COMPOSITION OF THE ADMINISTRATION, MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL BODIES

With reference to its administration and control bodies, the Parent Company IMA S.p.A. adopted the Diversity Policy for the composition of the administrative, management and control bodies. The Policy aims to ensure proper functioning of the corporate bodies by regulating their composition and laying down that their members should satisfy personal and professional requirements that determine a high degree of heterogeneity and skills.

The Policy promotes corporate social responsibility insofar as inclusion, integration and non-discrimination, aimed at enhancing diversity, can help remove the economic and social obstacles that restrict the freedom of the individual, in application of the principle of substantial equality and respect for individual dignity. In this sense, diversity is perceived as a strength, as it allows the formation of an administrative body and a control body with a variety of values, points of view, skills and ideas. This variety favours and enriches the debate, mitigating the risk of formulating an undifferentiated collective thought.

The diversity aspects considered by IMA for the composition of the administrative and control bodies are:

  • age diversity, understood as belonging to different age groups;
  • gender diversity, understood as a balanced representation of genders;
  • professional diversity, intended as the diversification of professional knowledge (for example, in terms of financial skills, concerning sectors that are relevant to the Company, international experience, leadership, risk management, planning and implementation of business strategies).

In the governance bodies of the Italian companies of IMA there are 166 members, 14 of whom are women.

The Board of Directors, in office up to the Shareholders’ Meeting called to approve the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2020, consists of 14 members, made up as follows:

• 10 out of 14 (71%) aged up to 60 years old; 4 out of 14 (29%) are aged over 60;

• 5 out of 14 (36%) are women; 9 out of 14 (64%) are men;

• different professions are represented, an expression of the Italian entrepreneurial, professional and academic world.

The Board of Statutory Auditors that, in its current composition, has been in office since April 2016, is composed of 6 members, 3 of whom are Alternate Auditors, broken down as follows:

• 5 out of 6 (83%) aged up to 60 years old; 1 out of 6 (17%) is aged over 60;

• 3 out of 6 (50%) are women; 3 out of 6 (50%) are men;

• different professional skills are represented, all of which are extremely relevant to IMA’s operations.

Dialogue with the Workers’ Representatives has led the Company to participate in various social projects for the territory in favour of disadvantaged people in the area and to create employment opportunities.

 

DIGIDOC S.R.L.: A START-UP FOR DIGITALIZATION

Founded in 2015 and 80% indirectly owned by IMA, DIGIDOC mainly provides document scanning services (invoices, shipping documents and other types of business documentation). As part of a project of inclusion and job placement, the company mainly uses hearing impaired staff, supported by LIS Certified Interpreters (experts in Italian Sign Language). DIGIDOC currently has 19 employees, split between the locations in Castenaso (Bologna, Italy) and Ozzano dell’Emilia (Bologna, Italy), with the support of 3 LIS interpreters.

 

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