Promoting human rights
Salini Impregilo made another important breakthrough in its commitment to worker’s rights.
In October 2014 the Group signed an International Framework Agreement with the Italian and International Construction Unions, under which the parties agreed to promote and respect, at all worksites where Salini Impregilo operates, fundamental human rights principles, as defined by the key international declarations of the United Nations, the International Labour Organisation, and the OECD.
Salini Impregilo is the only Italian company in the industry to sign such an agreement, a clear sign of our commitment towards workers' rights at all our worksites.
Indeed, the agreement acknowledges the importance of promoting and adopting open and democratic industrial relations in all countries in which the Group operates, in conjunction with transparent collective bargaining procedures with unions.
"By signing this agreement, in addition to confirming the Group's desire for transparent and constructive labour relations, also at an international level, it draws attention to and reaffirms Salini Impregilo's concern for people as a pivotal and indispensable element for creating value," points out Marco Ferrara, Head of Salini Impregilo Personnel Management and Industrial Relations.
The agreement strives to promote best practices such as non-discrimination, prohibition of child labour, adequate economic treatment, health and safety, respect for the environment, freedom of association and collective bargaining; moreover, it aims to become a yardstick for the improvement of working conditions in the countries in which the Group operates.
The BWI (Building and Wood Workers’ International) and the Italian labour unions are committed with us to monitor observance of the agreement and to verify its effectiveness, both in Italy and in all the other countries in which the Group operates.