Company Initiatives for the Internal Community

  • Services offered to the Internal Community can be broken down into the following four basic areas of action: healthcare, family,leisure time,workplace.

For some time now, the Group has been implementing a series of measures in various areas to support its employees, from healthcare to company discount arrangements with various entities, from social to leisure time activities and assistance for families and their children.
The company’s initiatives for the Internal Community have always varied from country to country, to respond to the specific needs that are typical of the various social contexts in which the affiliates operate. They are aimed at all employees, regardless of whether they are unlimited term, limited term or part-time employees.

A specific survey conducted in 2010 has shown that the work/professional services and private/family services offered to the Internal Community can be broken down into the following four basic areas of action:

  • healthcare;
  • family;
  • leisure time;
  • workplace (facility, training and group celebrations).

Although there is no standard policy for all countries, the Human Resources and Organisation Department issued a number of guidelines to Group affiliates in 2010. The aim was to concentrate the attention of the services offered on the broad concept of welfare for individuals and families, and thus including culture (libraries, tickets to stage performances, company discounts at book stores) and operating support (scholarships for children, reimbursements for certain book expenses or school fees).

Among the new initiatives taken in 2010, mention should be made of “Pirelli plus” and “Nasce una mamma” (A Mother is Born) realised for the Milan area at the Bicocca centre. “Pirelli plus” embraces the numerous services provided to Bicocca employees, including those tied to health at the Ambulatorio Polispecialistico (“Multi-specialty Health Clinic”), which typifies the company healthcare that has been offered for over 80 years and housed in a new home since 2010. “Nasce una mamma” targets future mothers and fathers, giving them a series of important administrative information (specific laws and regulations, required forms) and information about the benefits offered by the company to families (terms and procedures for the parent’s return to work, company discounts offered by day care centres, meetings of new mothers with a labour psychologist).

Open Days were organised as usual at various company facilities for celebrations with employees, their friends and families. Three important plant anniversaries were commemorated in 2010: the 100th anniversary of the Merlo factory in Argentina, the 50th anniversary of the steel cord plant at Figline Valdarno and the 50th anniversary of Pirelli operations in Turkey.

In the healthcare area, Pirelli has always offered infirmary services at its production plants that offer all employees with specialised health and medical services during working hours. These facilities provide first aid care, advice on health problems unrelated to work and health supervision for workers who might be exposed to specific hazards.
For example, the infirmaries at all Brazilian plants offered about 80 thousand healthcare services to a local staff of about 10,600 employees in 2010.

Health promotion and preventive health campaigns are also supported at the infirmaries, being developed in the form of local programmes. Once again in 2010, Pirelli offered all its employees the opportunity to be inoculated with the seasonal flu vaccine free of charge. “Health weeks” were also sponsored, especially in South America, where all employees were offered preventive care and health education.