Hera is not only top-of-the-range for policies to promote diversity and inclusion, but it also figures as the first multi-utility in the world. This is what emerges from the 2020 edition of Refinitiv's 'Diversity and inclusion Index', in which Hera ranks twelfth among the best companies in the world, as well as the first multi-utility company on the planet.
This year, a sample of over 9,000 globally listed companies was examined to draw up the ranking: Hera with a score of 77 points was the second company in Italy and the twelfth in the world, further improving its position (it was fourteenth in 2019).
The index is designed and created by the international financial information giant Refinitiv (the former Thomson Reuters), which analyses the performance of companies on the basis of multiple 'esg' (environmental, social and governance) factors and focuses mainly on the analysis of four areas: diversity, inclusion, people development and media exposure controversies. It is one of the main worldwide data collection and analysis activities relating to the commitment of companies on these issues.
This result comes just a few weeks after the entry of Hera's stock, already listed on the Ftse Mib since March 2019, in the Ftse4Good, the series of ethical indices created to encourage investments in companies that meet environmental, social and governance criteria.
"The commitment to the well-being and development of our employees is one of the pillars of our company policy; for this reason, ranking once again among the best companies concerning Diversity and Inclusion, is a stimulus for us to improve even more. We will continue to strive to put these values at the centre of the paths designed for our workers and transversally in our activities, as we strongly believe that spreading an inclusive culture within the company and among our employees can also produce benefits to the four million plus citizens we serve on a daily basis", says Tomaso Tommasi di Vignano, executive chairman of Hera.