Prysmian Group believes in the value of individuals, backgrounds, leadership styles and attitudes because each person has the potential to generate value to the Company. Our global footprint enables our company to promote an inclusive environment, encouraging the development of our group culture and identity. Side by Side is the Prysmian Group’s project to promote Diversity and Inclusion at all levels of the organization. Side by Side was launched in 2016 as a global project with a Group’s Diversity Work Stream, global targets and guidelines. The execution of the plan is managed mainly by Regions locally.
"Three years ago, we started our Diversity&Inclusion journey. We wanted a program that would be able to engage the entire organization across the globe and we called it SidebySide. Since then, a lot of initiatives have been launched, globally and locally. Diversity&Inclusion has become one of the most strategic pillar of our Company culture." Fabrizio Rutschmann, Chief HR Officer Prysmian Group.
Chief HR Officer Prysmian Group
Prysmian Group is committed to the development of an organization that prioritizes talent, abilities, diverse experiences, different cultural backgrounds, and, in general all forms of diversity: ethnic, race gender, language, age, sexual orientation, marital status, nationality, religion, political orientation, socio-economic status, physical and mental ability, experience, education and professional background.
In promoting such a diversified environment, Prysmian wants people to feel respected, appreciated and free to fully express their human potential, which means qualifying diversity and inclusion as one of the main pillars of the company culture. Accordingly, Prysmian has also adopted a Human Rights policy which supports internationally recognized human rights standards and regulates violations of those standards.
The Company is committed to support the adoption of the anti-harassment principles along its value chain and within the communities in which it is present.
Chief Human Resources Officer
A set of initiatives that have the goal to avoid the unconscious bias in selection and recruiting processes, while promoting talent, meritocracy and equal opportunities.
Managers and Employees are involved in workshops and training initiatives that strengthen the awareness around diversity and support the development of a more inclusive leadership style.
Each Side by Side actions is being communicated both internally and externally, in order to create engagement, knowledge and view on the company’s commitment in promoting diversity and inclusion.
Side by Side can leverage on the contribution and the support of a global diversity workstream, that has the following main accountabilities
Promote Diversity within the Group through benchmarking, best practice sharing, and specific communication campaigns;
Propose diversity objectives and definition of HR policies to achieve them;
Support HR and Organization in the design of specific training and development initiatives to support diversity within the Group;
Monitor and discuss the progress to improve gender diversity within the Group;
Promote a cultural change to facilitate diversity enhancement across the Group.