- define the Group's sustainability orientations and promote corporate social responsibility projects;
- approve, monitor and evaluate sustainability objectives and priority areas for actions related to CSR;
- approve the materiality analysis, timing and media for the Non-financial statement and for CSR initiatives. The Sustainability Committee includes The Chairman, the CEO, the Executive Deputy Chairman and all first reporting lines to the CEO.
In 2018, the Sustainability Committee focused its work on defining new sustainability commitments, in line with the 2018-2022 Business Plan, and on approving the new materiality analysis for nonfinancial reporting. The committee also provided guidelines for sustainability reporting and for the preparation of the Non-financial statement (NFS).
Full transparency towards stakeholders and the breadth of already existing reporting made it possible to keep the document substantially unchanged, highlighting the coherence between the previous one and the current materiality analysis.
The Committee receives support from the Sustainability department, which is tasked with:
- collecting all the inputs coming from the lines, representing them in the Sustainability Report set up according to international benchmark standards;
- supporting the Committee in carrying out its tasks, in particular in monitoring, reporting and operationally implementing the goals (via the CSR Working Groups);
- operationally implementing the CSR-related orientations identified by the Sustainability Committee within the Group.
The CSR Working Groups involve all of the organisational units and are tasked with:
- identifying the reporting areas of the report;
- defining the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to represent the Group's activities and identifying new ones, if necessary;
- identifying initiatives and collecting requests from the main stakeholders, so that they are given the right importance, also in the Sustainability Report.
The Sustainability management system also includes: the Supervisory Body, established pursuant to Model 231 and set up in all of the Group's Italian companies with Ethic Committee duties; and the Human Capital Committee which, in addition to promoting the enhancement and development of ERG People, verifies any reports on possible violations of the Human Rights Policy.
In order to respond effectively to and make all our principles consistent with the changes in the people's common feelings, in 2018 we updated the Code of Ethics and Sustainability and created a new Group Human Rights Policy.
The Sustainability Policy, directs the Group's activities, combining the objective of creating sustainable value over time with environmental responsibility and attention to all stakeholders.
The Human Rights Policy implements the principles sanctioned for the first time in 1948 by the UN in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and subsequently included in the Declaration on Principles and Fundamental Rights of Labour issued by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and in the Ten Principles of the Global Compact. The Policy formally expresses an 80-year long approach that will allow us to request its application and compliance by all those who work with the ERG Group, both as employees and as suppliers, contractors or commercial partners.
We have put down on paper our commitment to respect human rights and equal opportunities: what has been a practice until now and has always been part of our DNA, has been formally confirmed and will become a further training topic within the company and drive all of our stakeholders towards socially responsible behaviour.