We are committed to creating a positive environment based on respect, where our employees feel fully engaged at work and in their private lives. Our people are our greatest asset: we invest in their professional development through dedicated training programmes and development paths as well as we promote diversity, equity and inclusion and a company-welfare that focuses on people caring.
As an example, given that gender diversity is a priority for the Group, we have delivered a Women in Leadership Programme aimed at allowing talented female First Vice Presidents maximise their potential and provide them with tools to empower fellow women across the organisation. Furthermore, to encourage female entrepreneurs, we have partnered with Valore D for the international and cross-company women’s mentoring programme, WeFly® with the goal to engage middle management women and support them in exploring more international careers.
With regard to social sustainability, we are also strongly committed to ensuring an equal opportunity workplace and a positive and inclusive environment for all our people, promoting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. In addition, the Group is investing €100m over the course of the 2024 Strategic Plan towards closing the gender pay gap.
To engage our colleagues and empower them to make a difference together, UniCredit has several Employee Networks on five diversity strands (Gender, Disability, LGBTQIA+, Ethnic & Cultural Diversity, Generations).. In addition, we encourage employee involvement in our local and Group level partnerships, such as with Teach For All, which is a foundational partnership across seven of our countries to advance education for children in Europe.
Sustainable bank and sustainable business
Moreover, as a sustainability driven company, we are proud to have been acknowledged with the Top Employers Institute certification for several years in a row, in recognition of our exceptional employee offerings. The certification identifies leading employers based on a thorough research process and a set of required standards.