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.
IMA wins, once again, the “Top Employer Italia’’ international award, which certifies the Group’s maximum commitment in ensuring the welfare of its employees and collaborators with proactive policies, training programs and over 200 new hires.
For the second consecutive year, IMA has obtained the prestigious certification issued by the Top Employer Institute: the global authority on recognizing excellence in HR practices.
Obtaining the awards in 2018, was a great achievement for the Group; an access ticket to an exclusive community made up of Top Employers Companies.
The 2019 certification confirmation allows us to stand out as an Employer of excellence, capable of attracting talents and keeping high levels of productivity and competitiveness thanks to policies that focus on quality of work.
As David Plink, CEO of Top Employers Institute, states: “We believe that the 2019 certified organizations demonstrate exceptional employee conditions and encourage the development of these practices by putting their people first. Such companies help enrich the world of work with their outstanding dedication to HR excellence and because of this, they are recognized as Employer of Choice.’’
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.