Engineering: leader della Digital Transformation
Engineering leading Sustainability 2023 together with top Italian companies
The study focused on the three macro areas of sustainability: environmental, social and corporate governance. This is an important recognition for our Group and a concrete step toward building an increasingly careful and conscious Corporate Social Responsibility.
Engineering adheres to the Foundation for Digital Sustainability
The Foundation is inspired by and recognizes itself in the Manifesto for Digital Sustainability , a vision on the role of technologies for a sustainable future, which defines the principles on the basis of which it proposes to guide technological development to contribute to satisfying the needs of the present generation without compromising the possibility of future generations to realize theirs.
"Today one of the most important challenges of the Digital Transition is to support and speed up the creation of a more equitable, green and inclusive social ecosystem. New technologies must not only generate efficiency but also enable the development of digital solutions aimed at achieving sustainability objectives. and the fight against climate change "stated our CEO Maximo Ibarra, at the time of signing, adding that" with this membership, Engineering strengthens its belief that the challenges of sustainability need to create virtuous synergies for create a new model of social design, able to bring, through the digital, a widespread well-being to all people ".
The space of life in the earth: from Brazil a show for ecology and inclusion
The dance and capoeira show, was born from the meeting between dance master, choreographer and creator of the show, Rodrigo Baima and Antonietta Defrancesco, a Sister of Providence missionary in Brazil. She is the founder of CEFEC, the socio-educational center in the Marcos Moura neighborhood, an area of very high violence in northeastern Brazil. Antoinette bets on Rodrigo, supports him, motivates him and pushes him to realize his dream. After the untimely death of Sister Antoinette, taking the reins of the project is Sister Sandra who, thanks to her contact with filmmaker and activist, Lia Beltrami, makes the dream come true.
The Amazon is the lungs of the earth, and by participating in this project Engineering Group confirms its commitment to the environment, social inclusion, and combating climate change through art, culture, and exchange among peoples.
Our furnishings in support of the third sector
In November 2022, our Assago office moved to Milan and also in this case, a large part of the interior fittings went to the benefit of third sector entities that needed it. The additional inventories were withdrawn by employees who requested them at the symbolic cost of one euro, saving still-functioning objects from the landfill.
Thus, after having assigned the furnishings of the Rome and Bologna offices to social projects, our Group confirms its commitment to local communities, the circular economy and sustainability models, which are more and more beacons in the performance of our activities.
Our fight against climate change: concrete and measurable goals
Confirming its growing commitment to environmental policies are ISO 14001:2015 certification on environmental management and ISO 14064-1:2018 on greenhouse gas emission monitoring. Not only that, in 2022 the company has set the first two quantitative targets: one for carbon footprint reduction on energy efficiency in the offices and one on the implementation of ibreid and electric vehicles in the company car fleet.
Because for Engineering digital transformation and environmental sustainability are two complementary levers in the social and economic development of the country.
The Engineering Team at Milano Solidale: a team building initiative that combines sports, fun and solidarity
Now in its 11th year, the tournament is organized by the CAF Association to raise funds for the project to take in and care for the 45 minors living in their residential communities.
The Association was founded in 1979 as the first center in Italy to take in minors who were victims of abuse and mistreatment, and since its founding it has taken in and cared for more than 1,000 minors, offering important support to many families.
Circular migration: the Y-Med project and a company internship for 5 Tunisian and Egyptian youths
Engineering, is among the 26 companies involved in Lazio and with the participation in this project strengthens its commitment to fostering innovation processes.
Training at a company abroad, learning on the job and acquiring soft skills represent a crucial moment of growth for young people at the beginning of their professional careers. The doors of our Rome office, will open, therefore, for five Tunisian and Egyptian boys and girls with degrees in STEM subjects who will be welcomed to the company for a six-month internship. Thanks to the IOM-sponsored program, the cross-cultural exchange will involve our technical teams, ensuring these young people a valuable path to professional growth.
Training and digital inclusion: the project of our Academy for the girls and boys of San Patrignano
The lessons will be taught by teachers of the IT & Management Academy of Engineering "Enrico Della Valle" and will focus on the acquisition and improvement of digital skills, to support the approach to the professions of the IT world and facilitate their entry into the labor market. The teaching, which will be organized into different modules and divided by level of IT skills, will range from the use and operation of PCs and smartphones to the use of the most popular digital tools, from the recognition and management of the dangers of surfing the Web to the new sharing platforms now central to working in Smart Working.
For Engineering Group, training means contributing to a fairer and more inclusive society. The realization of this project goes precisely in the direction of involving the students of San Patrignano so that they can learn about and benefit from the opportunities of a digital transformation that is changing the world.
Engineering among the most coveted companies where working for a good living
An answer comes from Italy's Best Employers, the survey carried out by Corriere della Sera in collaboration with Statista, a digital platform that collects and processes economic data. The ranking has lined up 400 companies, including medium-sized companies and multinationals, and a piece of the public sector (hospitals, universities, research centers).
Statista questioned tens of thousands of workers on a voluntary basis with questions about their company or other companies active in the same sector. The result was a grade in the school report card which allowed the construction of a general ranking and other twenty defined by dividing these 400 realities by economic categories. Engineering has been included in the "Internet, IT and Telecommunications" section.
Listening and Personal Wellness Desk
A new way of working such as smart working, in a particular period such as the pandemic one, can have a negative impact for some people.
For this reason the Company has tried to identify the best answer to this problem by activating the Help Desk for listening and for the well-being of the staff.
Characterizing itself as a safe and anonymous space, the counter allowed all employees to enjoy individual meetings with professional psychologists and psychotherapists also experienced in online communication and remote management.
Valuable support in times of difficulty, an opportunity to improve and discover new potential to be used inside and outside the office.
We joined the loop: corporate events to learn about and experience sustainability
Two days of sustainable team building, training orientation skills in the woods, gathering wild herbs, preparing a green aperitif, and above all, discussing sustainability issues in a fun and informal way. This is the experience lived by a group of Engineering employees organized by Faroo, the first innovative benefit startup that offers companies the opportunity to create a positive environmental and social impact.
Faroo calculated that during the two days, thanks to this initiative, 280 kg of CO2 were saved, 15 local products were enhanced, 11 local people were helped and 36,200 liters of water were saved.
Engineering strengthens its commitment to overcoming the gender gap and signs the Manifesto of Valore D
With this signature, our Group strengthens its commitment alongside Valore D, the first business association in Italy that for over ten years has been committed to overcoming the gender gap and promoting an inclusive culture in organizations and in our country.
For some time our company has been strongly oriented towards guaranteeing an inclusive environment for all its employees, also promoting work-life balance initiatives as a driving force for equal opportunities. Adherence to Valore D and participation in the proposed activities, which will see the participation of the entire company population in courses and discussions between companies for real gender equality in the workplace, confirm our commitment to an inclusive working environment, but also towards an innovative company organization, which overcomes the prejudices linked to gender and provides women with tools and knowledge useful for their professional growth.
Programming the Future: digital inclusion and social responsibility
Engineering is among the founding partners of "Programma il futuro" which won the first edition of the National Award for Digital Competencies, promoted by the Department for Digital Transformation of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers with Repubblica Digitale and with the support of Formez PA, in the category "Digital in education for schools", obtaining a special mention for the project most voted by the public with 1,820 votes, among the 22 projects for the development of digital skills selected by the jury from 120 initial proposals.
"Program the Future," which was inspired by a successful experience launched in the U.S. in 2013, was created to stimulate students to create a digital project focused on three goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: health and well-being (Goal 3), quality education (Goal 4), and decent work and economic growth (Goal 8).
Ukraine refugee assistance humanitarian mission
The Emergency Operations Group, national mobile column of the Civil Protection E.T.S. (R.O.E. CIVIL PROTECTION as acronym), is an operational organization of the Italian Civil Protection Service that operates during natural and anthropogenic emergencies, both in Italy and abroad.
The mobile column made up of 8 means of transport with 125 operators, health and medical devices for first aid and basic needs (food, cots, blankets, clothing) provides for the setting up and management of a camp with 600 beds in the town of Przemysl (Poland). In the first week of activity, the approximately 17,000 refugees (including 4,400 children) arriving from Ukraine were offered hospitality and first aid, as well as the census through interviews to define their destinations via humanitarian corridors.
With the Bambino Gesù Pediatric Hospital
The project guarantees assistance to the families of children hospitalized in long-term care (in 2020 the reception of 231 families was guaranteed for a total of 10,353 nights) and to children living in developing countries, affected by conflicts or severely disadvantaged.
In Cambodia, China, South Korea, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Jordan, Haiti, India, Central African Republic, Russia, Syria and Tanzania, the Foundation also offers training courses in 20 different pediatric specialties and highly specialized health services. Activities that in addition to treating children, provide independence in the care and assistance of the doctors and health professionals involved.
In 2020, the design of a multilingual platform dedicated in the technological structure and contents to developing countries and focused on all areas of pediatrics began.
The Garden of Wonders of the Venice Prison
Our collaboration with the social cooperative Rio Terà dei Pensieri started from the desire to combine the circular economy and social commitment with the recovery and transformation of our PVC advertising materials into bags and other objects. Our support was then extended to the purchase of ecological soaps produced in the cosmetics laboratory that will be used in the company's offices, and finally to the Garden of Wonders, a wonderful project that was immediately deemed worthy of attention and genuine help.
Engineering and EAV decorate Gianturco-Engineering station in Naples
Malala Yousafzai, Shamsia Hassani, Greta Thunberg and Liliana Segre: four symbolic figures are charging the train station with positive messages and energy and recall the contribution of female genius to sustainable social and environmental progress.
Thanks to the use of AirLite paint, based on innovative air purificationtechnology , the mural will help to reduce pollution.
Socially Made in Italy
Engineering joins the UN Global Compact
Through a "letter of commitment" to the Global Compact, sent to UN Secretary General António Guterres, the Group has formally pledged its adherence to the Ten Universal Principles relating to human rights, labour, the environment, and the fight against corruption, to promote the values of sustainability in the long term through political activities, corporate practices, as well as social and civic behaviour.
With this adhesion, our company is taking another important step towards the consolidation of its social responsibility, reaffirming its commitment to integrating the values of sustainability into its business.
Engineering for the Cure
The event which took place from October 7 to 10 saw the participation of about 300 colleagues and their families who took part in the walk around the Imperial Forums to support the fight against breast cancer. All colleagues and company accounts have shared their participation again, coloring the boards of our social networks pink.
The event offers women who have had to face or are facing the disease, a space to tell and share their experiences in a festive environment, but also for reflection. For years, our Group has supported the initiative of Susan G. Komen Italia, the organization based on voluntary work and at the forefront in the fight against breast cancer, founded in 2000 in Rome as the first European affiliate of Susan G. Komen of Dallas.
Engineering: CDP assessment for climate change
CDP's extensive questionnaire focuses on how organisations manage factors of crucial importance for climate change: from energy policies to control and reduce emissions, to the management of risks and opportunities, as well as the setting of targets and reporting of environmental impact metrics. CDP's questionnaire is thus also a tool that companies can use to devise their own climate strategy.
With our commitment to the CDP assessment, our recent membership of the UN Global Compact initiative, our business activities supporting digital sustainability, carbon footprint reporting, plus initiatives to protect the environment and promote reforestation, we at Engineering continue to participate with our stakeholders in the growing network of companies and other players involved in the sustainability challenge. It is our firm belief that only by acting together can we reverse the trend and decisively pursue the sustainability objectives of the 2030 Agenda.
The furnishings of our Academy at the "Biblioteca 23 Maggio", a confiscated good now a common good
Thanks to the collaboration with the association "The Smile of Mok Italia", we have contributed to the growth of a space that has become a place of study and meeting for many young people in a neighborhood heavily contaminated by the presence of the clan.
Today a common good, the headquarters is a place of redemption for an entire community to which Engineering is proud to make its own contribution also through its circular economy projects.
Engineering is a partner of Operazione Risorgimento Digitale
After the Master Classes, a new initiative that provides entrepreneurs and managers with training contents to improve digital skills and increase the competitiveness of the business.
On the PMI.it portal dedicated to the world of medium and small businesses, a new space has been created dedicated to in-depth information on the digital transition, available to professionals, business owners, managers and employees who want to acquire or enhance digital skills, developing models professional and increasingly innovative learning. New topics will be proposed every week and the managers of Engineering will once again be protagonists of this training challenge after having contributed in previous initiatives with insights on: Augmented & Virtual Reality, e-Commerce and Cybersecurity.
Inclusion, participation and circular economy: the BBS “Social Commitment” Award to Engineering
A recognition that confirms the value of Engineering in its choice to concretely contribute to the cultural and social growth of the country through its core business focused on digitization and innovation, but also through an approach of strong corporate responsibility that favors inclusion, participation and sustainability.
BBS - Social Report Library, is the collection point that enhances and makes it possible to consult the social, environmental and sustainability reports at national level. Each year it selects and enhances the contents of the sustainability reports published by Italian companies.
Engineering in 2018 received a mention in the social field and in 2019 the Special Stakeholder Award.
Engineering in the Open-es Community to support sustainability in industrial supply chains
In joining, Engineering wishes to continue playing a leading role in the growth of an industrial ecosystem based on sustainability, to support an energy transition and economic growth that respect the needs of our planet as well as its citizens and communities.
The aim of Open-es, which has already been joined by more than 1,600 companies in nearly 40 countries, is to create an inclusive and collaborative community of companies that are ready to embark upon a journey of sustainable growth and development, aiming for widespread awareness throughout the value chain.
Using an ESG data model, based on the core metrics defined in the WEF Stakeholder Capitalism Metrics initiative, Open-es will allow all participating companies to measure themselves, with a simple and flexible approach, on a path of growth and development in terms of sustainability, aiming for widespread awareness throughout the value chain.
The excellence of our green Data Centers
The Pont-Saint-Martin DC, a cutting-edge example, has been equipped since 2011 with a geothermal system to support the cooling systems. A project is underway to increase geothermal capacity which will eliminate the activity of refrigeration units, with a significant saving in electricity consumption. In addition, part of the heat contained in the water in the return circuit will be recovered to heat the offices. In 2020, the DC confirmed a PUE of 1.52.
Excellent environmental performance also for the Vicenza DC. TIER IV certified since 2017, it is completely redundant in terms of electrical, cooling and network circuits, with a high level of energy efficiency thanks to free cooling and structural solutions. It is planning to implement new air-water refrigeration units for a further reduction in water consumption compared to current water-water systems.
Agreements stipulated with electricity suppliers guarantee a 100% green supply for all the Group's DCs.
Carbon Footprint: we measure to improve
Direct emissions of Scope 1 derive from stationary combustion emissions of natural gas for office heating and diesel for emergency generators in Data Centers, and from mobile combustion generated by the car fleet.
Scope 2 emissions derive from the consumption of electricity in the Group's offices and in the 4 Data Centers.
Scope 3 emissions arise from business trips (by plane and train) and commuting from home to work.
In 2020, the total emissions of Engineering in the Italy Group recorded a reduction of 65% compared to 2019, a figure mainly attributable to the massive use of smart-working in the pandemic period, which contributed to reducing employee commuting and consumption. energy of the offices, the circulation of the company car fleet and the amount of business trips.
Earth Day 2021: Engineering support the zeroCO2 project for reforestation with a high social and environmental impact
The project involves the planting of 200 fruit trees in Sicily, in Partinico, within a fund confiscated from the mafia, in collaboration with the agricultural cooperative Valdibella and the social cooperative NoE (No Marginalization). The products of the Engineering Food Forest will support the work of people with fragility within the cooperative.
The project is part of Engineering's commitments for sustainability: social, creating an impact on youth employment in the area; environmental, allowing the regeneration of an area subject to desertification as well as compensating for the company's environmental impact.
Sowing seeds for bees: more flowers, more bees
The survival of bees, however, is threatened by chemical agents such as insecticides used in agriculture, and by climate change and the reduction of sources of sustenance. To help mitigate these dangers, this year the German subsidiary has renewed its “Sowing Seeds for Bees” campaign aimed at employees and customers, to whom the company sends flower seeds for planting in their flower pots and gardens.
The campaign to plant more flowers was very successful, thus supporting the survival of bees and other insects.
"What does prevention mean?"
Online event in collaboration with LILT
Thanks to the 10 recommendations for cancer prevention, developed by the World Cancer Research Fund, it was highlighted how, to reduce the risk of the disease, the great work on which one can focus individually is to improve one's lifestyle, starting from the knowledge of the principles of nutrition and correct diets.
Because health comes with eating!
Ingenio al Femminile: stories of women who leave their mark
The 2021 edition of the competition is aimed at recent graduates in the academic year 2019-2020 who have produced brilliant engineering theses on the theme "Sustainability in all engineering sectors to achieve the objectives of the 2030 Agenda".
Together with Engineering, many important companies and various organizations support the project:: Confindustria ANIMA, EDISU Piemonte, Federico II Polytechnic School and Basic Sciences University of Naples, World Federation of Engineering Organizations.
A second opportunity for the closets of the Engineering offices
So wardrobes, desks, and chairs of our offices, after having accompanied us in the daily work for the realization of our business projects, have had a second life at the service of young people and children in Italy and in the world.
After the closets in Rome which now furnish schools and associations in Italy and Africa, on the occasion of the renovation of the Bologna headquarters, some of the furniture went to support the educational projects of the Salesian Institute of the Beata Vergine di San Luca, while the furnishings from the Vicenza office accompany the children of the “Calvi” and “San Lazzaro” municipal nurseries.
It is one of the ways to confirm our commitment to local communities, the circular economy and sustainability models, which are becoming more and more beacons in the performance of our activities.
With Telefono Rosa and students against violence against women
The initiative was created to raise awareness among young people on gender-based violence and cyberbullying which, according to the most recent data, have seen an increase in the number of victims since the beginning of the pandemic.
The best videos made by young people on the themes: violence against women, witnessed violence, bullying / cyberbullying, discrimination and revenge porn were awarded.
The winners of the five categories won the Engineering bicycle and the students of the Russel high school donated the bike they won to the women of a shelter managed by Telefono Rosa.
Ethics and sustainability in the management of personal data
- ANORC: Diritti Digitali
- Privacy, arriva il decalogo per la gestione etica dei dati personali (dire.it)
Running with Telethon for research
Due to Covid, which prevented the traditional marathon at the Baths of Caracalla, in this edition (from 13 to 20 December) each participant ran, walked or cycled individually, with the bib of the 8x20 Relay, posting photos on social media and giving thus a concrete signal of participation in the event.
The Telethon Foundation has been involved since 1990 with guaranteeing resources to finance the best scientific research projects on muscular dystrophy and other genetic diseases and represents one of the largest fundraising projects in Europe.
The relocation of the headquarters in Rome: a project of circular economy and solidarity
Gaetano Marzotto Award: start-ups in competition
Cresci e post@ (Grow and post)
Let’s Block Bullying
2020 Diversity Leaders
STEMintheCity: women between art and science
2018 RoboCup International with Enrico-Carletto
Eng4Future: Coding into schools
The Red Devils of Varese Rugby
Engineering has been the official sponsor of this multi-ethnic team of asylum seekers since its formation and continues to support this initiative to reaffirm its attention to situations capable of making inclusion a point of strength and knowledge.
The Diavoli Rossi participate in the C2 federal championship, also clashing in friendly matches with the Tre Rose Nere (Three Black Roses) of Casal Monferrato, another multiethnic team which has been active since 2015.
JACK Contemporary Arts TV
UNAR - National Anti-Racial Discrimination Office
Covid vaccination centers
The nine Engineering offices (Assago, Bologna, Brescia, Florence, Naples, Padua, Pont-Saint-Martin, Rome and Turin) are ready to become vaccination points with the help of company doctors to respond to the need to increase the points of administration throughout Italy. When the Government, the Regions and the health authorities will launch the operation, the Engineering Group will be ready to give its contribution to the Nation.