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Diversity and Inclusion Policy The Poste Italiane Group is committed to supporting the values of diversity and inclusion through the adoption of corporate, organisational and management processes based on respect for people’s rights and freedom.

The Group’s primary objective is to encourage the development of a business culture based on respect for and appreciation of diversity. 

The Poste Italiane Group is committed to supporting the values of diversity and inclusion through the adoption of corporate, organisational and management processes based on respect for people’s rights and freedom. To this end, the path taken aims to develop the ways in which diversity issues are addressed, moving from an approach designed to safeguard and integrate diversity, to a proactive strategy to overcome cultural stereotypes and to identify and address those factors that prevent inclusion in the workplace.

The company operates impartially and does not tolerate any form of direct or indirect. It also promotes conditions that enable the elimination of cultural, organisational and material barriers that limit people’s full participation and full potential within the organisation.
The Poste Italiane Group safeguards the value of its staff and promotes the protection of their psychophysical, moral and cultural integrity through working conditions that respect individual dignity and rules of conduct.
Within this framework, on 20 February 2020, the Board of Directors of Poste Italiane approved the Company Policy on Diversity and Inclusion. This document aims to set out a clear approach in terms of mission, strategies and active practices in order to foster a collaborative, inclusive working environment receptive to contributions from all employees and contractors in order to increase the confidence of staff, customers and civil society in general. The aim is to promote diversity in all its forms to make the most of its opportunities and to create value within the workplace, while also gaining a competitive business advantage.

In particular, the Policy defines the 4 aspects of diversity for Poste Italiane:
  • Gender. The Company values gender balance and the overcoming of any stereotype, discrimination or prejudice, in order to create the best conditions in which each person can express themselves. The Poste Group is committed to increasing the strengthening of awareness initiatives at all levels and promotes policies and actions aimed at promoting equal opportunities, work-life balance, the sharing of family responsibilities and the removal of potential obstacles, including those related to sexual orientation.
  • Generations. The Company recognises and values integrated strategies for the development and management of the needs of the different generations that work together within the organisation. From this point of view, in consideration of the demographic outlook and its impact on company turnover, policies aim at fostering dialogue and inter-generational discussion.
  • Disability. The Group recognises equal opportunities for all its people regardless of sensory, cognitive and motor disabilities. In this context, it is committed to implementing concrete measures to promote the integration and inclusion of people with disabilities, making full use of their talent and skills in the Company and thus contributing to the removal of cultural, sensory and physical barriers.
  • Interculturalism. The Company is committed to promoting and systematising the mix of different cultures within it through the promotion of an intercultural vision and open to multi-level discussion, based on organisational and social cooperation.

As confirmation of the attention paid to Diversity and inclusion issues, an ad hoc organisational function called “People Care and Diversity Management” was introduced in the Human Resources area in 2019, which, in coordination with the Group Risk Governance function, operates as an activator and promoter of cultural and organisational change.

This approach includes Poste Italiane Group’s Declaration, drawn up in accordance with the “Framework Agreement on Harassment and Violence in the Workplace”, in which the Company establishes its duty to cooperate in maintaining a working environment where everyone’s dignity is respected and interpersonal relations are encouraged, based on the principles of equality and mutual fairness, and all forms of harassment or violence in the workplace are condemned. Aware of the key role women play within and outside the Company, Poste Italiane has been at the forefront of women’s efforts to ensure equal opportunities and combat gender-based violence for years. 

As evidence of the primary importance the Group attributes to the issue of diversity, the Diversity Policy of Poste Italiane SpA’s administrative and supervisory bodies is the document in which the Parent Company states its commitment to adopt such approach. In addition to the requirements of professionalism, honourableness and independence and the incompatibility and/or forfeiture criteria provided for by law, regulatory provisions and the Company’s By-laws, the Policy addresses issues relating to age and seniority, gender, geographical origin and international experience.