From Rina recognition of gender equality. General manager Cesandri: “The year could only end in the best possible way”
A hand extended against the high cost of living by the BCC of Rome, the largest Italian cooperative credit bank, for its 1,500 employees: everyone will receive a 1,000 euro voucher to spend on refueling or in supermarkets. This is the innovation approved by the Board of Directors on 20 December and which sees the bank implement an extraordinary measure of 1.5 million euros. All this comes at the same time as another important recognition, which is that of gender equality, certified by Rina Spa, a company that operates internationally, which takes care of accompanying companies on the growth path towards the valorization and inclusion of resources human resources and in achieving sustainability objectives.
A path, underlines the institute, started a year ago by Bcc di Roma which, in addition to having its own sustainability plan, has established a Steering Committee chaired by the General Director and assisted by colleagues from Human Resources, Sustainability and Organization, who worked on the development of the Strategic Plan for gender equality and governance policies. The institute underlines that this activity, at the end of a careful evaluation started in the spring of this year, obtained the Uni Pdr 125:2022 certification for gender equality from Rina. “This is, therefore, a further and concrete signal of Bcc Roma’s commitment to ESG strategies, in line with the objective of development and valorisation of people, values in which the Bank has always believed, as a reality of credit Cooperative” states the Bcc of Rome.
For General Manager Gilberto Cesandri “2023 could only end in the best possible way, with an important certification on gender equality, but above all with recognition of the daily commitment made by our 1,500 colleagues, protagonists of the growth of our bank in the territories of reference, to support families and small and medium-sized businesses”. Cesandri also recalled that, with regards to gender equality, “now in our Bank 46% of new hires, in addition to being young, represent the female gender, a figure which is very respectable in the banking sector”.
President Maurizio Longhi also observed how “this important path started by the bank, towards sustainability and respect for ESG issues, is fully interpreted by the Board of Directors where, out of a total of 11 Directors, 5 represent the female gender. Together to cooperation and mutualism, sustainability is also increasingly becoming a pillar on which to parameterize our credit and social activities in the reference territories”.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors – concluded Longhi – I want to thank our staff who have operated well in a very challenging market and regulatory context and to whom we felt we could give a concrete signal of recognition”.