Prysmian Group believes in the value of individuals, backgrounds, leadership styles and attitudes because each person has the potential to generate value for the Company. Our global footprint enables our company to promote an inclusive environment, encouraging the development of our group culture and identity. Side by Side is the Prysmian Group’s project to promote Diversity and Inclusion at all levels of the organization. Side by Side was launched in 2016 as a global project with a Group’s Diversity Work Stream, global targets and guidelines. The execution of the plan is managed mainly by Regions locally.
"Three years ago, we started our Diversity&Inclusion journey. We wanted a program that would be able to engage the entire organization across the globe and we called it SidebySide. Since then, a lot of initiatives have been launched, globally and locally. Diversity&Inclusion has become one of the most strategic pillar of our Company culture." Fabrizio Rutschmann, Chief HR Officer Prysmian Group.
“We strongly believe that leveraging on gender, age and cultural diversities means creating more value and we are constantly building a work environment where all our employees can feel understood, respected and included just as they are.”
Chief HR Officer Prysmian Group
SIDE BY SIDE MEANS LEVERAGING ON UNIQUENESS
OUR GENDER BALANCE TARGETS BY 2022
Work-Life Balance: Best Practices from Milan HQ
Global Diversity Recruitment Policy
2. To establish specific guidelines for recruitment. Each recruiting action can create a more diverse organization.
3. To ensure that our marketing and advertising materials, job postings, website and annual report adhere to our Diversity & Inclusion Policy principles and relevant employment legislation.
4. To improve internal and external branding to attract and retain talent, diversify our employee population and expand our talent pool.
Global Maternity Policy
SIDE BY SIDE KEY ACTIVITIES
THE PROJECT IS DEVELOPED ALONG THREE MAIN PILLARS
A set of initiatives that have the goal to avoid the unconscious bias in selection and recruiting processes, while promoting talent, meritocracy and equal opportunities.
TRAINING & AWARENESS
Managers and Employees are involved in workshops and training initiatives that strengthen the awareness around diversity and support the development of a more inclusive leadership style.
INTERNAL & EXTERNAL COMMUNICATION
Each Side by Side action is being communicated both internally and externally, to create engagement, knowledge and view on the company’s commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion.
Our Global Diversity Workstream
Side by Side can leverage the contribution and the support of a global diversity workstream, that has the following main accountabilities
Promote Diversity within the Group through benchmarking, best practice sharing, and specific communication campaigns
Propose diversity objectives and definition of HR policies to achieve them;
Support HR and Organization in the design of specific training and development initiatives to support diversity within the Group
Monitor and discuss the progress to improve gender diversity within the Group;
Promote a cultural change to facilitate diversity enhancement across the Group.