Tuesday 10 April: the “Salone delle Fontane” in Rome was the venue for the presentation of the 2018 “Welfare Index PMI” report on corporate welfare.
Organised by Generali Italia with the collaboration of Confindustria, Confagricoltura, Confartigianato and Confprofessioni, the report analysed the welfare levels of 4014 small and medium-sized Italian businesses.
Only 38 companies achieved the top score of 5 W, and one of them was Fonderie di Montorso.
This is a major achievement for the company, whose philosophy has always been directed at valuing its human capital, focusing on individual welfare and promoting actions to achieve this.
The report covered 12 areas of corporate welfare: insurance, health and safety, the work-life balance, support for parents, training, supplementary healthcare, economic support, supplementary pensions, extended welfare for the community, integration and supporting the disadvantaged, welfare, cultural and leisure services, and children’s education.
Fonderie di Montorso’s investment in welfare covers all of these areas, through various actions.
In 2016 the company introduced an option for employees to convert their performance bonuses into goods and services including food vouchers, fuel vouchers, healthcare packages, and the reimbursement of medical, educational and training costs. This is a positive solution that gives the recipients more purchasing power thanks to special fiscal regulations. To make the management of these benefits simpler and more efficient, Fonderie di Montorso uses “Welfaremeet.it”, a website set up by Confindustria Vicenza for company welfare plans. By accessing the portal, employees can check their own situation and indicate which service best meets their needs, from the range on offer.
Fonderie di Montorso has embarked on many other initiatives to facilitate the work-life balance, and it is no coincidence that the company has also obtained the “Family and Work Audit” certification.
These initiatives include flexitime and smart working, the software program Original Skills to give employees more in-depth knowledge of their personal abilities as well as targeted training, and work experience programmes for children of employees.
“We are very proud of this recognition, which reflects Fonderie di Montorso’s commitment to valuing our people, who are the driving force and soul of the company” commented chairwoman Patrizia Comello, adding: “We will be taking other measures over the next few months, with a view to constantly improving the lives of our workers both inside and outside the company”.