Road to 2030
Our commitment to the Global Agenda
We have chosen to contribute to the achievement of the objectives of the UN Agenda 2030 and outlined a roadmap of concrete initiatives to pursue sustainable development, drawing inspiration from all those issues that have a direct impact on people’s well-being and social development.
Our path towards 2030 continues and becomes a greater priority to face the challenges resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, in a scenario of discontinuity that sees us committed to consolidating our tangible contribution, guided by the values of responsibility and solidarity that distinguish us.
Politecnica is a woman
We are committed to increasing the value of women’s role in internal positions and functions, promoting their representation also within our sector.
Our goal is to achieve full numerical parity of our People by 2030, 50% split between women and men.
In 2019, 43% of our people are women, compared to 37% in the previous year, with full equality of remuneration.
A specific area of commitment is the reconciliation of women’s family life with work and professional life, which we facilitate by adopting a supplementary company agreement that provides for flexible entry and exit times, smart working and agile work for 20% of the work time. Politecnica has also accepted all the requests for part-time work from its members and employees.
In 2019 we also launched a training programme for our People, together with the competent trade Union “CGIL” and the association Gruppo Donne e Giustizia for “Women and Justice”, on the protocol against harassment and violence in the workplace, which was incorporated into the company’s supplementary agreement in 2018. We have adopted whistleblowing as harassment or violence reporting system in the workplace.
Exchange of expertise in developing countries
Through our projects abroad we contribute to the development of key professional roles in developing countries, by continuously transferring technical and technological skills to our local Partners and Clients.
On our path towards 2030 we aim to implement initiatives to share know-how and technical expertise with partners and customers of all projects in which we are involved worldwide, particularly in developing countries, bringing best practices and contributing to the development of professional knowledge through training sessions, exchange of expertise between designers and on-site training modules.
We provide knowledge transfer sections on the most innovative design topics.
As part of our professional activities, we propose specific initiatives aimed at sharing and transferring our know-how; closely cooperating with local professionals and workers, we contribute to technological development as well as to research and innovation in their countries.
In our projects in Belize and Guyana we have given the client the opportunity to participate in the field surveys we carried out in order to carry out an “interactive” knowledge transfer with road conditions survey sessions, topographic – geotechnical and road safety surveys.
In 2019, moreover, we organized 9 days of training to the engineers of the Ministry of Public Works of Belize on the use of a specific software for 3D design; in Guyana we are defining a program with the Ministry of Infrastructure, based on online training sessions.
The future is in the hands of young people
One of the strengths of our intergenerational firm is represented by the continuous inclusion of young professionals among our People.
We attach considerable attention to the development of the profession, being aware of its potential impact on the territory and the Italian professional scene.
We constantly collaborate with various vocational training schools, technical institutes and universities to contribute to the development of young people’s skills and experiences.
In 2019, we collaborated with the Universities of Florence, Genoa, Molise, Naples, Padua, Parma, Perugia, Pisa, Milan, Reggio Emilia, Bologna and Modena to implement 17 procedures, curricular and extra-curricular paths (postgraduate internships), 14 of which have actually turned into the working collaboration between Politecnica and the newly graduated/students.
By 2030 we intend to create the “Politecnica Academy” to promote initiatives for:
a) Contribute to the training of young resources in vocational school;
b) Develop vocational training through internships and direct experience on the international projects in which the company is involved;
c) Start collaborating with a leading Italian university to support the development of a PhD in BIM technology.