Among the most significant reconciliation initiatives implemented by Intesa Sanpaolo were those for infants.
The first corporate crèche was opened in the centre of Milan at the end of 2005. The positive experience has led to the opening in Florence, in the new Novoli area, of a structure that is active since September 2010 and which also has a number of places reserved in part to the City of Florence under an agreement with the Municipality.
In September 2011 the nurseries were finally opened in Naples and Moncalieri (Turin) . In 2015 another crèche was opened in the New Executive Center in Turin.
The management of crèches which are open 11 months of the year is delegated to educators from Cooperatives affiliated with the Consorzio PAN. All crèches meet the requirements of the Consortium’s Quality manual, prepared by a Steering Committee, which covers all aspects of educational management and organisation of services.
Architectural rules and educational standards are combined with objectives in line with the environmental sustainability principles, privileging materials FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and PFEC (Certification of Forest Management) certified.
As a complement to the offer, Intesa Sanpaolo has signed several agreements with the Consorzio PAN under which places in crèches affiliated to the Consortium in the country are reserved for the children of Group employees.
With a view to making the most of the possibilities offered by inter-company agreements, a corporate crèche was opened jointly in Milan in 2013 for the benefit of Intesa Vita and Telecom Italia employees.
In September 2012, the experience has gone beyond the Italian borders of the Group: the Croatian Bank Privredna Banka Zagreb opened a corporate crèche in Radnicka, where the headquarters are situated. Privredna Banka Zagreb is the first Croatian Bank to activate such an initiative. Given the success of the initiative and the large increase in applications, in 2013 the crèche was refurbished in order to accommodate more children: in the school year 2015/2016 there were 95 children registered. The cost of the school fees can be co-financed by the Bank and, as of 2013, also by a contribution from the City of Zagreb, which varies according to household income. The Bank's commitment to facilitate its employees’ work-life balance was awarded again in 2015 with the title of "Mamforce Company": Mamforce Company is a Croatian company aiming at promoting those organisations who adopt family-friendly policies.