In 2021, Rai Way’s CEO signed the “Charter for equal opportunity and equality in the workplace” promoted by the Sodalitas Foundation. Its objective is to combat any form of workplace discrimination, and is committed to valuing diversity within an organisation.
The Value of Diversity and Inclusion
From the prevention and protection against all forms of discrimination to initiatives which value diversity and guarantee inclusion: these are the guidelines Rai Way follows.
Our Code of Ethics outlines the principal of non-discrimination against diversity, and assigns pre-determined roles the task of creating a work environment in which “personal characteristics cannot constitute any kind of discrimination against age, sex, race, language, nationality, political opinion or religious belief.”
In line with this principle, we have always ensured a respect for diversity and equal opportunity through procedures and systems of research and selection, training, remuneration, and employee management which guarantee a pluralism in professionality. These are based on merit and competency criteria.
The Sodalitas Foundation’s Charter of Equal Opportunity
Similarly, we promote an awareness and an importance of diversity across all levels of the company through our targeted training initiative plan, and through internal communication and information.
Diversity & Inclusion – Interview with Stefania Cinque, Chief Human Resources Officer
On the theme "Costruire ponti" launched by the European Commission, Stefania Cinque spoke on the occasion of European Diversity Month 2022, emphasizing the significance of the message for Rai Way, towards internal resources, in terms of inclusion, knowledge, and people's well-being, and towards the outside world, in terms of links to be activated with institutions, universities, schools, and associations.
Gender equality within our bodies of control and administration
Adhering to legal and regulatory requirements in terms of gender equality, women represent four of Rai Way’s nine board members; among its directors, three of the five members are female.
Composition of the Board of Directors
Female presence in managerial positions
As a testament to our commitment to diversity and inclusion, we have set an ambitious objective, outlined within our Sustainability Plan: in 2023, we intend to have 35% of our managerial positions filled by members of the less-represented gender, compared to 28% in 2019. Currently, women have managerial roles in both staff CEO and Human Resources.
Rai Way and Valore D
In 2020, we launched a collaboration with Valore D: an association committed to a balance in gender for cultural inclusivity within organisations and within the country. In particular, they work to promote company best practices, and implement dialogue courses with institutions.
In this vein, we adhered to the “Manifesto for Female Employment” promoted by the association, and work to support and value female employment within the Company. We do this with an awareness that gender diversity is a key resource in innovation, productivity, and growth.
Women in STEM Roles
Our Role Models
We participate in initiatives which aim to encourage young women in pursuing studies in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), developing projects linked to schools and creating a community of spokeswomen and representatives who promote our values. Within our ‘Role Model’ project, aimed at fourth- and fifth-year high school students across all educational levels, we have selected Rai Way’s professional female profiles with STEM training, which can be used to inspire female students. The initiative proposes a successful working model, and allows young women to discover hidden talents.
Our STEM Spokeswomen
Within our company, we work hard to value the skill and experience of women with STEM degrees, as exemplified by the stories of our female employees.
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