Integrating sustainability into the business
To ensure the effective implementation of these sustainability priorities at all levels of our organisation, Salini Impregilo has instituted an integrated framework of specific policies, management principles, and control systems that conform to major international standards and guidelines.
In 2014 Salini Impregilo successfully formulated a new comprehensive policy of sustainability (published in January 2015), by which all the major departments subscribe to ten core values of conduct which, along with the corporate Code of Ethics, provide a reference point for all individuals operating within the Group.
The Group is also a signatory to the UN Global Compact, the world’s largest strategic policy initiative for businesses committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles relating to human rights, labour, the environment, and anti-corruption.
In addition to the policies and procedures for human resources management, Salini Impregilo endorsed its commitment to human and labour rights through an International Framework Agreement signed with the Italian and International Construction Unions in 2014.
The Group has also voluntarily adopted an Integrated Management System in compliance with the ISO standards 9001 (for quality), 14001 (environment), and the OHSAS 18001 (for health and safety). This is implemented by all Group companies, and our conformance is verified by an independent external body.
In 2014 Salini Impregilo adopted an Anti-Corruption Compliance System, reinforcing the prevention and control structure ensured by company procedures and by Model 231, a specific compliance scheme provided for by the Italian law.
As for the Group’s commitment to transparency, our accountability is conveyed by means of this report, which has been drafted in accordance with the new Global Reporting Initiative GRI-G4 Guidelines. As part of its constant drive for transparency, wherever it has a presence the Group also routinely organises activities such as community meetings and information campaigns as a means of engaging local populations interactively.
In 2014 Salini Impregilo has also voluntary adhered to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), the global platform supported by over 800 institutional investors that allows for the measuring, comparing and sharing of environmental performance data provided by more than 2,000 companies worldwide.