Equal rights and opportunities

We aspire to promote multicultural work environments based on equal opportunity, and respecting and empowering individuals.

In line with our Code of Ethics, we advocate strict guidelines for protecting workers’ rights, and strive to prevent any form of discrimination toward individuals or groups engaged in Salini Impregilo’s projects.

In late 2014, the Group became the only Italian company in the infrastructure construction industry to have signed an International Framework Agreement with both the Italian and the International Construction Unions aimed at promoting the fundamental principles of human rights worldwide.

The tenets of the agreement are in line with declarations ratified by the United Nations, the International Labour Organisation, and the OECD. Overall, the agreement acknowledges the importance of promoting a positive approach to union activities and an open attitude towards unionisation in all countries in which the Group operates, in conjunction with fair collective bargaining procedures.

It promotes the implementation of best practices such as non-discrimination, prohibition of child and forced labour, fair pay, health and safety, respect for the environment, freedom of association and collective bargaining. Additionally, through this agreement, we aim to help improve working conditions in the countries where we operate.

We will monitor our performance jointly with the BWI (Building and Wood Workers’ International) and Italian labour unions. Workers at our sites will also have grievance mechanisms at their disposal, enabling them to communicate any concerns to managers.

Where applicable, minimum legal wages are rigorously respected in all countries in which Salini Impregilo operates.

 

Our healthcare system

>188,500
Healthcare interventions provided to direct and indirect employees

>17,700
Free consultations, check-ups and medical treatments provided to local people


The Group’s health service comprises a dedicated medical team at headquarters that plans and develops all activities related to health, including disease prevention and control procedures and health monitoring programmes. It also carries out information campaigns and inspections at our operating sites, in order to review workplaces and check compliance with occupational health regulations.

The team also coordinates the medical facilities at all our sites outside Italy, which provide 24-hour medical and ambulance services to both direct and indirect employees – as well as their family members and local people – for any acute or serious medical matters.

Doctors responsible for the operating sites regularly offer local employees training courses and provide information to local communities. Topics include improving hygiene and sanitation, promoting a healthy lifestyle, preventing the spread of endemic diseases (such as malaria), and sexually transmitted diseases (including HIV and hepatitis). In 2015, medical professionals delivered some 440 training sessions to more than 5,300 individuals.

Our site clinics are also in charge of monitoring hygiene in workers’ accommodation and canteens, as well as analysing drinking water, and providing pest-control services.

In 2015, Salini Impregilo employed some 220 medical staff worldwide. They completed more than 155,000 consultations, treated 148,000 cases, performed 6,600 medical check-ups and conducted 50,000 laboratory tests.

 

Caring for our employees on site

We pay particular attention to the provision of adequate living conditions for all our employees, as well as security for staff employed in remote areas or challenging socio-environmental contexts.

Our efforts involve designing and building suitable and secure camps to accommodate workers and their families. The camps are equipped with facilities including canteens, hospitals, fitness centres and athletics fields, markets, bars and telecommunication systems.

We also provide schools for employees’ children on major sites, in order to support their childcare needs and attract young people to our most challenging projects. Experienced teachers deliver lessons in a variety of languages, and these schools also typically receive official recognition from the local or international education authorities.

Our Village Chiefs, specifically hired to manage sites’ camps, are also in charge of arranging social activities for residents and guests, such as sportive, cultural and recreational events.

Security at our operating sites is managed in agreement with clients and the local authorities, and operated by a combination of in-house personnel, specialist external companies, and – where necessary – public security authorities. Our security managers are responsible for ensuring that all employees involved in surveillance activities are aware of and comply with the Group’s policy and ethical principles.