In line with the Code of Ethics, IMA guarantees equal opportunities, protection and enhancement of the Company’s human resources, wherever they operate, recognizing that they are a primary factor in the Company’s success.
For the fifth consecutive year,IMA is certified Top Employer Italia, which underlines the Group’s pledge to ensure the well-being of its employees and collaborators with active welfare policies, and innovative projects, increasingly oriented towards digitalization and sustainability.
IMA continues its ongoing investment in Talent Acquisition, development and constant training, with over 510 new hires.
In addition to the number of new hires, the commitment of the IMA Group towards people is also translated in a continuous training activity with more than 137.655 hours of training. The investment in training is not limited to the initial phase, but it is spread over time, aiming to enhance professional growth and individual motivation.
The confirmation of the certification for 2023 allows us to stand out as an Employer of excellence, able to attract talents and maintain high levels of productivity and competitiveness thanks to policies that focus on quality of work.
The IMA Group is part of the Gender Label companies in the Metropolitan City of Bologna and in the Provinces of Modena and Ferrara, a project for the development of Social Responsibility, with a strong focus on gender policies, which envisages a “reward system” acknowledging, on the one hand, the commitment of responsible firms and, on the other, acting as a stimulus for replication over the area.
The following are the requirements for inclusion in the register: equal pay for equal work, equal access/non-discrimination, equal opportunities to keep one’s job during one’s life stages (early retirement, dropping out), capacity building opportunities/equal opportunities for career advancement to positions of responsibility and leadership, equal horizontal distribution (between areas) and vertical distribution (between job grades, all the way up to the governing bodies), work-life balance practices for men and women, transfer of good gender practices to other firms within the same territory.
The 2018 “Responsible Innovators” prize, pursuant to Art. 17 of Regional Law 14/2014 for the Promotion of Investment in Emilia Romagna, has the objective of fostering a culture of Corporate Social Responsibility and Responsible Innovation, supporting projects of local companies which aim to reach the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals) of the Agenda 2030 adopted by 193 nations in 2015.
The IMA Group won the first prize in the category of companies with more than 250 employees with “Breaking the glass ceiling”, a personalised team coaching path targeted at female employees in senior positions, aimed at increasing the presence of women with high level roles.
On the same day, IMA won the 2018 GED Award, the Gender Equality and Diversity Award, given to the best practice identified amongst the entities with an outstanding commitment to the promotion of positive action in favour of equal opportunities within their structure and organization.