Inclusion and non-discrimination are the values characterizing projects and business tools put in place with a view to improving company performance, rewarding talent in women, and promoting work-life balance for all Intesa Sanpaolo employees. Ours is a conscious approach to the management of diversity within the organization whether it be cultural, ethnic, age or gender and different abilities.
In 2014, this commitment led to the signing of a protocol with the Trade Unions in favour of non-discrimination and equal opportunities policies, with a first agreement which acknowledges special paid leave for both civil and religious weddings, celebrated in Italy or abroad, even if not yet recognized by the Italian law, and provides for the common-law cohabitee the same treatment as a spouse in case of family members with disabilities.
Starting from constant, structured listening to employee needs, the diversity management issue is being carried out both through training initiatives aimed at developing inclusive leadership, that values differences, and through welfare policies with particular attention to the issue of balancing home life and working life of Intesa Sanpaolo employees, such as the regulatory framework provided by the national and Group collective bargaining offering solutions such as permits, leave, flexible working hours both morning and afternoon, part-time options, flexible working, etc..
Several projects have been developed on diversity and inclusion.
Intesa Sanpaolo is a supporting member of Valore D, the association of businesses to promote female diversity, talent and leadership for the growth of companies and the country.
In 2017 Valore D launched the Manifesto for Female Employment, a programmatic commitment shared by the associated companies, including Intesa Sanpaolo. The Partnership is a constant opportunity to spread and increase the inclusive culture, also through numerous training initiatives and dedicated development paths. Among the topics discussed: leadership, entrepreneurship, inclusive strategies, work-life balance.
In collaboration with Valore D, Intesa Sanpaolo supports Inspiring Girls Italy, an initiative dedicated to girls and boys of high schools, with the aim of strengthening self-confidence and support, girls in particular, to overcome gender stereotypes that can hinder dreams and ambitions
Intesa Sanpaolo, supporting equality and female entrepreneurship, promotes various initiatives and sponsors major awards. In particular, with the Marisa Bellisario Foundation, has set up in 2017 the "Women Value Company " award. The award, in 2018 at the second edition, is dedicated to small and medium-sized enterprises that have implemented concrete and innovative policies and strategies to guarantee men and women equal opportunities and career recognition. In Intesa Sanpaolo, women represent 54% of total company employees and in particular:
40% of management (middle management and executive management);