Engineering, the leading Italian tech company engaged in Digital Transformation on a global level, has once again won a place on the 2021 Financial Times Diversity Leaders rankings for its commitment and its policies towards its employees and their diversity, in the firm belief that people’s personal and professional qualities are essential elements in its growth and success.
The 2021 Diversity Leaders list, which joins the many accolades already achieved during the Group’s forty years of history, features Engineering as one of only 7 Italian companies in the "IT, Internet, Software and Services” sector (and 35 Italian companies in total) among the 850 companies recognised for their exceptional actions in promoting diversity of age, gender, ethnicity, disability and sexual orientation (LGBTQ).
“We are truly delighted to receive this recognition, which shows that employees perceive our company as a place where diversity and inclusion are not merely abstract concepts, but a tangible reality”, said Claudio Biestro, HR Director of Engineering. “We will continue to work on improving our policies to create an ever more inclusive work environment, so that all members of the Engineering family feel free to fulfil their professional and personal potential”.
Concetta Lattanzio, Communication and Corporate Social Responsibility Director of Engineering, added: “We are particularly proud to be among the very few Italian companies recognised once again this year for our focus on our employees. We have always believed that only in an environment which offers acceptance, respect and encouragement can people fully achieve their potential. This attitude has been expressed through major corporate welfare projects and through the implementation of policies on flexible time management and diverse work teams. Our sustainability objectives include, first and foremost, our responsibility towards our workers and fostering diversity as a huge asset for the company”.
This second edition of the Financial Times Diversity Leaders ranking assesses employees’ perception of companies’ inclusiveness, as well as efforts to promote various aspects of diversity. It comes at a time when the global pandemic has changed working practices, forcing millions of people to work remotely using new methods.
Once again, the Financial Times relied on the collaboration of Statista — a German company and international leader in market research — which, between April and August 2020, surveyed 100,000 employees from 15,000 European companies in 16 countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland, the UK, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. The 850 companies which received the highest scores made the final list of Diversity Leaders.