Prysmian Group believes in the value of individuals, backgrounds, leadership styles, and attitudes because each person can generate value for the company. In addition, 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. Launched in 2016, Side by Side is 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.
"We started our Diversity & Inclusion journey because we wanted a program that would engage the entire organization across the globe and we called it SidebySide. Since then, many initiatives have been launched, globally and locally. Diversity & Inclusion has become one of the most strategic pillars of our Company culture."
- Fabrizio Rutschmann, CHRO Prysmian Group
“Together with our active role in energy transition, we want to promote a more equal, diverse, inclusive, and enriched working environment. We also want to continue to positively impact the development of the communities in which we operate. Our Investors are increasingly focused on the social aspects of ESG Sustainability. They support and encourage us in following the path towards achieving our Company's Social Ambition targets for 2030.”
Chief Sustainability Officer, Prysmian Group
SIDE BY SIDE MEANS LEVERAGING ON UNIQUENESS
SOCIAL AMBITION TARGETS FOR 2030
Diversity, Equality & Inclusion
50/50 split between women and men in new hires
Commitment to have women hold at least 30% of senior leadership roles
Zero Pay Gap (equality in pay across all roles)
Commitment to have at least 30% of executives from under-represented nationalities/ethnicities
Gender Equality: Women in STEM
Commitment to hiring more than 500 women in a dedicated science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) recruitment program. Prysmian Group has adopted the Women's Empowerment Principles and promotes gender equality across the business. In addition, the Group continues to improve work-life balance to open up new career opportunities.
Global Diversity Recruitment Policy
- To reinforce the recruiting process by providing a standardized methodology to ensure equal opportunities in every selection step.
- To establish specific guidelines for recruitment. Each recruiting action can create a more diverse organization.
- To ensure our marketing and advertising materials, job postings, website and annual report adhere to our Diversity & Inclusion Policy principles and relevant employment legislation.
- 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 ACTIVITIES
THE PROJECT IS DEVELOPED ALONG THREE MAIN PILLARS
Diversity Recruitment Policy implemented to avoid unconscious bias in selection and recruiting processes while promoting talent, meritocracy and equal opportunities.
TRAINING & AWARENESS
Managers and Employees participate in workshops and training initiatives to strengthen their awareness of diversity and to support the development of more inclusive leadership styles.
INTERNAL & EXTERNAL COMMUNICATION
All Side by Side initiatives are promoted internally and externally to ensure visibility and accountability.
Our Global Diversity Workstream
Side by Side can leverage the contribution and the support of a global diversity workstream that has the following principal 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.