For Poste Italiane, sustainability is an integral component of its activities, processes and strategy and represents a fundamental driver in the Group’s strategic and financial decisions.
In this regard, over the years, Poste Italiane has embarked on an important process of con- solidating its sustainability strategy aimed at creating shared value for its stakeholders and developing its reputation.
Poste Italiane’s sustainability path
ASSOCIATIONS OF WHICH POSTE ITALIANE IS PART
UN Global Compact: the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world. An appeal to companies to align their strategies and operations with universal principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption and to take actions that promote society’s objectives. It is a voluntary initiative to implement the principles of universal sustainability and adopt measures to support the objectives of the United Nations.
Principles for Responsible Investment: the PRIs are a set of six principles that set out the main actions to be taken by investors and provide specific tools (e.g. frameworks, guidelines) aimed at incorporating Environmntal, Social and Governance (ESG) factors within traditional investment policies.
Principles for Sustainable Insurance: the PSIs are a voluntary initiative, supported by the United Nations, aimed at addressing risks and opportunities relating to ESG issues in the insurance sector. Launched in 2012, the PSIs are aligned with and complement the principles of the UN Global Compact.
UN Women: is the UN entity dedicated to gender equality and empowerment of women. UN Women was established to accelerate progress in meeting their needs around the world. It supports UN member states as they define global standards to achieve gender equality and work with governments and civil society to design the laws, policies, programmes and services needed to ensure that the standards are effectively implemented and truly benefit women and girls around the world.
CSR Exhibition: is the most important event in Italy dedicated to sustainability. It is an opportunity to share ideas and find common paths through dozens of meetings, hundreds of speakers and thousands of visitors. The exhibition allows getting to know the companies that have made sustainability a strategic driver, meeting young people, helping build the future of CSR. The exhibition takes place for two days, which are intense thanks to a rich cultural programme, many stimulating appointments, many opportunities for networking.
Sodalitas: established in 1995 on the initiative of Assolombarda, this foundation was the first organisation to promote corporate sustainability in Italy, by contributing to the development of the role of companies as social as well as economic players, and putting the strengths of corporate culture at the service of civil society. A unique organisation in Italy, it brings together the commitment of more than 100 leading companies and a group of volunteer managers, and it is a reference point for companies that consider sustainability to be a vital strategic dimension. It has gained respect as a partner of European institutions for implementing the sustainability agenda in Italy, and stands out for its ability to implement multi-stakeholder initiatives for generating shared social value.
Anima per il Sociale: an association that brings together a group of managers and companies with the mis- sion of spreading the culture of corporate social responsibility and sustainability among local companies, at an economic, social and environmental level. The partnership enables the Group to access the association’s network – consisting of large companies, associations, non-profit organisations, bodies and authorities – in order to keep up to date through monitoring, communication and training activities and by participating in Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives and events.
CSR Manager: a network made up of professionals working in all kinds of organisations (companies, business foundations, trade bodies, the Public Administration, non-profit entities) who manage social, environmental and sustainability issues relating to business activities. This network of association provides the opportunity to participate in conferences held, access documents and studies prepared by the network and share best practices with the other members.
Valore D: founded in 2009, it is the first association of companies to promote women’s diversity, talent and leadership in support of greater gender balance within its 150 member organisations. This collaboration enables Poste Italiane, as a supporting member since 2012, to actively participate in programmes and workshops organised by the association, as well as to take part in benchmarks and the sharing of best practices regarding the issues of diversity management, achievement of work-life balance and welfare.
ASPHI: an organisation that has been promoting the integration of disabled people in schools, employment and companies via the use of ICT technology for over 30 years. The collaboration with Poste Italiane has Onlus been consolidated over several years, in relation to participation in programmes for the inclusion and enhancement of disabled people in corporate environments.
ESG Awards and Recognitions
Top Manager Reputation
|In 2020, the CEO of Poste Italiane, Matteo Del Fante, was confirmed in the “Top 15” of the Top Manager Reputation ranking, drawn up by the Reputation Science Permanent Observatory on the online reputation of the top management of companies operating in Italy. The CEO took seventh place in the ranking.|
Top Employer Italia 2021
|Poste Italiane is Top Employer Italia 2021, for the second consecutive year. The prestigious award was given to Poste Italiane by the Top Employers Institute, the global certification body for excellence in HR practices.|
Best performance in the
500 Top Brand Finance
|Poste Italiane is ranked 39th in the Global 500, advancing 12 places on the previous year. The analysis, conducted by Brand Finance, identifies the strongest brands in influencing consumer choices and also takes into account marketing management and returns in business performance.|
1st in the world’s Top 100 insurances companies
|In 2020, Poste Italiane ranked first in the world ranking for brand reputation drawn up by Brand Finance for the insurance sector. The Brand Strength Index (BSI) indicator – which measures the effectiveness of image and reputation, analyses management and investments that influence the brand, customer proximity, employee satisfaction and economic return – assigns Poste Italiane the overall top spot, with a score of 85.5 and a corresponding rating of AAA.|
SMAU Innovation Award
|Poste Italiane has been awarded in the financial and logistics sector for having identified, through an extensive process of scouting and analysis of companies and start-ups in Italy and abroad, some realities in which to invest, to integrate and develop its services.|
Punto Poste da Te, Salvadanaio digitale and PosteMobile Creami WeBack products of the year
|“Punto Poste Da Te”, “Salvadanaio digitale” and “PosteMobile Creami WeBack” are the Poste Italiane solutions that have won the “Elected Product of the Year” award, an important recognition of Poste Italiane’s ability for innovation, which has been able to create market-leading products that are central to customers’ lives.|
Leader in media
|Poste Italiane was awarded the special prize “Bic-Best in Media Communication” in the CSR (Corpo- rate Social Responsibility) section, an integrated system for measuring the quality of media commu- nication created by Eikon Strategic Consulting and Fortune Italia, for the communication effort during the health emergency.|
|In light of the “trust” research conducted by Lundquist, Poste Italiane was recognised as an example of excellence for communication to stakeholders during the Covid-19 pandemic and for the information platforms Postenews.it and TG Poste, obtaining the “Silver Class” badge.|
|As part of the 19th Italian edition of the “Webranking” research, conducted by Lundquist in collabora- tion with Comprend, on the quality and transparency of companies’ digital communication activities, Poste Italiane is placed in fourth position, advancing five steps compared to the 2019 ranking for the insurance sector, obtaining the “5 stars”.|
In particular, the 2020 edition assessed the reaction of companies to the crisis, the importance of direct dialogue with stakeholders and the analysis of the impact on business and the future of the company.
Top 10 Socially Devoted
|Poste Italiane was once again included in the Top 10 Italian companies in the services sector, drawn up by Social Bakers, a media marketing company that each year compiles a ranking of the best companies based on the degree of interaction with customers on social media, in particular: response times, percentage of posts that receive a response, number of responses given and the degree of satisfaction perceived by users.|
Poste Italiane at the top for young people
|Poste Italiane ranked first in the “Logistic & Supply Chain” sector and among the top 10 in the “Busi- ness” segment, within the classical Most Attractive Employers Italy, drawn up annually by Universum Global, a Swedish company leader in employer branding, which took into consideration the assessments of 11,736 young professionals and saw the participation of 145 companies.|
With reference to professional figures, Poste Italiane ranked third for “Law Young Professional” and 21st for “Professional Stem”.
Certificate of Excellence
|In 2020, Poste Italiane received the Certificate of Excellence from Universal Postal Union (UPU) for the results achieved in the sustainable development strategy and the reduction of polluting emissions. In particular, the UPU certification was given to reward Poste Italiane’s ability to provide complete and accurate data regarding the Company’s direct emissions.|
|Poste Italiane was awarded the Report Oscar for standing out within the “Large FTSE MIB Companies” category, presenting an Integrated Report with a high degree of maturity in terms of disclosure, quality of information and clarity of presentation. A factor that has contributed to winning the award is having prepared an online Integrated Report, in which the Group’s strategy is explained clearly and concisely through videos and highlights. The tool allows Poste Italiane to make its report available to all categories of stakeholders.|
Award “2020 CSR Coup de Coeur”
|In 2020, Poste Italiane received the “2020 CSR Coup de Coeur” award in the employee category from PostEurop, for its commitment in promoting employment inclusion programmes for women victims of violence.|
Best fund in Italy
|FondoPoste was awarded as the best fund in Italy in 2020. The award was presented by IPE – Invest- ment & Pensions Europe – an independent company and publisher of Europe’s leading publication for institutional investors and pension fund managers for 20 years.|
First Place in the Financial Innovation – Italian Award
|BancoPosta won first place in the “savings” category at the “Financial Innovation – Italian Award” promoted by the Italian Financial Innovation Association, thanks to the “Salvadanaio Digitale” (Digital Money Box) feature.|
Poste Vita awarded at Milano Finanza Insurance Awards
|The Poste Vita Company was awarded in the “Value Companies” category at the Insurance Awards by Milano Finanza, for achieving the best premiums in the life insurance sector and for the largest investments made in 2019.|
Awarded “Poste Vivere Protetti” by Poste Assicura
|In 2021, the Poste Vivere Protetti product of the Poste Assicura Group company was recognised with the “2021 Celent Model Insurer Award for Customer Experience Transformation” for its ability to offer customers a multi-channel offer that bundles all coverages in a single policy.|
Poste Italiane Group among the best empoyers for Women
|Following the analysis conducted by the German Quality Institute ITQF in collaboration with the media partner La Repubblica Affari&Finanza, Poste Italiane Group has been awarded “Italy’s Best Employers for Women 2021”, ranking as one of the 200 best employers for women in Italy.|
|In 2020, Poste Italiane confirmed its presence in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) and the more selective Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index.|
|Poste Italiane has been included for the second year running in the prestigious FTSE4Good sustainability indices. The FTSE4Good Europe and FTSE4Good Developed indices include companies that stand out for their transparent management and application of ESG criteria. The Company particularly distinguished itself in the categories: Human Rights & Community; Labour Standards; Corporate Governance and Anti-Corruption.|
|The company was placed in the “Leadership” band with an A- rating in the annual classification drawn up by CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project), distinguishing itself for its ability to report on emissions and initiatives introduced to reduce its environmental impact and to adopt appropriate strategic planning and management solutions for climate-related risks and opportunities, with reference to the entire value chain.|
|Poste Italiane is confirmed in third place at European level in the assessment of its ESG performance in the “Transports and Logistics” sector and ranks 47th worldwide. The valuation reaffirms Poste Italiane’s positioning in the Euronext Vigeo-Eiris World 120 index and the Euronext Vigeo Eurozone 120 and Europe 120 regional indices.|
|For the second year running, Poste Italiane is included in the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index (GEI), the world’s leading gender equality index. The Company entered the top five by scoring significantly higher than the average score of companies evaluated in the GEI, which considers 380 companies in 11 manufacturing sectors with a combined market capitalisation of $14 trillion based in 44 countries and regions.|
|In 2020 Poste Italiane entered the top five of the gender equality ranking of companies belonging to the FTSE MIB index of the Milan Stock Exchange, drawn up by Equileap.|
The Group was particularly recognised for its commitment to supporting paternity and maternity aspects and was rewarded for the transparency and quality of the information made public.
|Poste Italiane confirms its presence in the Sustainability Yearbook 2021, published by S&P Global, which assesses the sustainability performance of leading global companies. The Group was awarded Silver Class status for its excellent sustainability performance. The Company is the only Italian company in the financial and insurance sector to have obtained this recognition.|
|Also in 2020, Poste Italiane entered the Integrated Governance Index, ranking first in the general top ten and in the top five in ESG matters.|
|Poste Italiane Group confirmed its rating of 1, considered to be the highest possible, in the Environment and Social areas, assigned by Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS).|
|Poste Italiane has been awarded an “A” rating by MSCI, one of the leading agencies assessing performance related to ESG sustainability.|
The Group was awarded for its progress in the area of labour management, responsible management of its investments, its policies on privacy and information security and its climate strategy.