Annual report 2020

The
C.E.O.’s letter
to Stakeholders

A new change. Over the past year, the world has experienced one of the main epidemics in its modern history – the Covid-19 pandemic – an unprecedented event with a deep health, economic and social global impact. Our lives have changed dramatically, as has our relationship with spaces, from urban, shared and outdoor spaces to work and home. Today a new change is on the horizon, a new reconstruction of our future, a true sustainable development that has become even more urgent because of the pandemic.

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The future
to come

The health, social and economic emergency caused by Covid-19 has accelerated the change of urban contexts and the way we live in our homes, workplaces and public spaces.

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Rethinking
the project

In 2020, Politecnica’s People were confronted with a change that is leading to different needs in conceiving physical spaces and modes of use than we are traditionally used to.

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Our
SDGs projects

The Global Agenda for Sustainable Development (2030 Agenda), ratified during the UN summit in September 2015 by 193 countries, brings together the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), broken down into 169 targets. The SDGs are designed as a continuation of the Millennium Development Goals, which were defined in 2000 by the United Nations.
Politecnica wants to contribute to the achievement of 6 of these objectives, which have at their heart the well-being of the human community by designing people-friendly works.

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Our
2020

The year 2020 completes the three-year period of Politecnica’s 2018-2020 business plan, whose objectives have been fully achieved, and confirms the consolidation of our Company.

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Road
to 2030

We have chosen to contribute to the achievement of the goals of the UN 2030 Agenda and outlined a roadmap of specific initiatives to pursue sustainable development, drawing inspiration from all those issues that have a direct impact on people’s well-being and social development.

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Politecnica’s
values

Politecnica is a company founded on respect for people and the planet, values that have guided us since we established, acquiring renewed sense in today’s world.

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Highlights

Highlights
2020

Politecnica’s projects and initiatives towards the goals of the Global Agenda

Good health
and well-being

13

We design facilities that assure access to essential quality healthcare services.

13 hospital facilities designed in Italy and around the world in the last 3 years for the well-being of patients, with comfortable, functional environments and excellence technology to guarantee quality healthcare.

GOALS PROJECTS
National Intensive Care Hubs, Modena and Baggiovara
New “Felettino” Hospital, La Spezia

Quality
education

11

The functional and architectural characteristics of a project are the key to the success of educational activities.

11 teaching and education buildings designed in the last 3 years.
Our engineers and architects take into account the needs of students, disabilities and gender equality to design learning environments that are safe, non-violent and inclusive.

GOALS PROJECTS
New teaching pavilion, Engineering Campus “Enzo Ferrari” Modena
Didactic laboratories and Technology Centre, University of Verona

Gender
equality

47%

“Designing with humanity’ means putting the needs of the community in which the project is embedded at the centre.

47% of our people are women. . Each of our projects will be enjoyed by both men and women. We believe that having different points of view, shared, associated to a common factor, is a unique value in designing to give answers to the needs of all mankind.

GOALS PROJECTS
Support for AIW – Association for the Integration of Women
Launch of gender audit process

Affordable
and clean energy

8

Less energy, less emissions: designing works for a sustainable future.

8 energy-certified projects / in the process of being certified by international bodies among the projects carried out in the last 3 years. Designing for a sustainable future means thinking about the future, the next generations, the impact that the work will have on the surrounding environment and on people throughout its life cycle.

GOALS PROJECTS
Coop Reno Management Centre, Castelguelfo di Bologna
Palazzo degli Affari, Florence

Industry

15

The ultimate goal of an infrastructure is to connect peoples and communities.

15 infrastructures in Italy and in developing countries designed in the last 2 years where every choice made by our designers can have a significant social impact. It is necessary to understand the needs of those who will use the works and to listen to the communities. A value that goes beyond technology.

GOALS PROJECTS
New Bridge over the Arno, Fibbiana – Capraia e Limite
Lamborghini Automobili Paint Shop, Sant’Agata Bolognese

Cities

11

Co-design makes projects rooted in communities and more resilient in the long term.

11 co-design activities with more than 30 public and private stakeholders over the last 3 years. The definition of an action plan shared with the communities of the places where we operate is fundamental in urban regeneration initiatives. Collaborating with those who know the territorial opportunities and problems allows us to design while respecting their identity and enhancing their social and cultural aspects over time.

GOALS PROJECTS
Ex Montezemolo Barracks, Cuneo
Urban regeneration Darsena area, Ravenna

Building for Humans

Economic highlights

18,2 Mln €

Turnover

30%

Foreign market presence

18,8 Mln €

Acquired projects 2020

10 Mln €

Projects acquired by tender

8 Mln €

Projects acquired private market

41 Mln €

Order backlog compared to 2019

Sustainability highlights

CONSUMPTION

345t

amount of CO2 produced in 2020

1,43ml

amount of water used (megalitres)

3,7t

amount of paper used in 2020

CERTIFICATIONS

ISO
9001

Quality Management System: extension of certification to the use of BIM methods

ISO
14001

Environmental Management System for the Modena and Florence sites

ISO
45001

Occupational Health and Safety Management System for the Modena and Florence sites

PEOPLE

CEO

the President and CEO is a woman

2 out of 5 of

the Board members are women

1 in 4 of

the directors is a woman

47%

of staff are women

53%

of staff are men

TRAINING AND
TECHNOLOGY

2.309

training hours

5%

of 2020 turnover invested in new equipment

People
at the centre

Politecnica is a company made up of engineers, architects and technical experts, women and who create projects for people and share the vision of an integrated design of works respecting the communities: “Building for Humans”. Politecnica’s projects are at the service of people.

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