The commitments entered into in the Code of Ethics were further developed in the Sustainability Policy approved by the Board of Directors at the beginning of 2018, which formalised principles, behavioural conducts, and objectives of the Group’s corporate culture.
The Sustainability Policy, which is inspired by the Sustainable Development Goals and principles of the Global Compact, commits the Company to the respect of:
• Human and labour rights;
• Environmental protection;
• Fairness and transparency towards consumers;
• Correct business practices with particular attention to lobbying and tax strategy practices;
• Equal opportunities;
• Integration of sustainability into business.
2016-2018 Plan Actions
2016-2018 Sustainability Plan
Percentage of 'ambassadors' among employees
Agent business climate index
Customers satisfaction index
Welfare coverage penetration
Overall incidence of environmental and social product premiums
Presence on major SRI indexes
Institutional memberships and commitments
Paris Pledge for Action
The process for the definition of a Group environmental strategy continued by joining the Paris Pledge for Action, a multi-stakeholder commitment to actively support the undertaking by national governments to contain the rise in temperature to less than 2°C above the pre-industrial period, making every possible effort to limit this increase to 1.5°C.
With this process, the Group intends to generate a real benefit for society and take on the real challenge: finding a way to innovate by creating inclusive and forward-looking sustainable wellbeing.
Visit the website “Paris Pledge for Action”.
Charter of Equal Opportunities
Each day we are dedicated to the creation of a working environment that ensures equal opportunities for all and the recognition of individual potential and skills. In order to build on this commitment, Unipol adopted the “Charter of Equal Opportunities and Workplace Equality”, which outlines the basic principles underlying the initiatives for workplace inclusiveness organised by Unipol with the involvement of the Corporate Equal Opportunity Commission, focusing particularly on gender equality. In addition to actively preventing discrimination, the promotion of diversity at Unipol also contributes to the competitiveness and success of the Company.
The Unipol Group signed the Principles for Responsible Investment, thus agreeing to include the social, environmental and governance criteria in its evaluation of investments. This is a United Nations initiative, which, through a combination of commitments, the sharing of best practices and learning, helps the Group understand the implications of responsible investment within the scope of its asset management activities.