Mondadori’s focus on its employees is also translated into the provision of benefits, services and activities for employees, both at and outside work, some of which were introduced following proposals from the staff themselves. The main ones are listed below; they can be used by each and every staff member, independently of their contract type, with the sole exception of supplementary healthcare benefits.

Flexible working hours

Flexitime offers flexibility in starting and finishing hours and the opportunity to work part-time. In 2017, part-time workers totalled 277 in Italy, 39 in France and 7 in the United States. Mondadori France staff can also take advantage of an agreement for the reduction of working hours (equal to 22 days a year, only for full-time staff), and additional days of leave according to seniority (including part-time staff).

Supplementary health insurance coverage

Supplementary health insurance coverage is an optional benefit offered to employees (of Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A. and Mondadori Pubblicità, with the exclusion of executive managers), who have completed their trial period and choose to pay the monthly contribution fee. The supplementary health and social fund (FISS) partially covers some expenses and also makes other contributions in particular situations. Coverage can also be extended to family members. As at 31 December 2017, 729 employees had joined FISS.

The Mondadori France supplementary health insurance plan covers the children of employees free of charge. With the payment of a voluntary contribution fee, coverage can also be extended to spouses (for full-time and part-time employees).

Health service

Personnel operating in the Milan area can make use of a health service provided in the company offices, including blood tests, medical check-ups, pap tests, and medical visits. In partnership with Avis, Mondadori has organised two blood donor days every year since 2006, at an Avis station at the Segrate head office.

Employees and contract workers at the Mondadori France head office also have a nursing and social welfare service. In 2016 a “well-being campaign” was launched with the activation of numerous workshops.

Shuttle service

The shuttle service connects the Segrate head office with strategic locations in Milan, which can easily be reached by the large number of passengers arriving from the various city districts and suburban areas around Milan by public transport (buses and trains).
Thanks to agreements in place with the bus operator ATM and the rail service provider Trenord, employees and contract workers can purchase annual bus or train passes at a discount, valid for the entire urban and suburban public transport network in the SITAM (Milan) area and the regional railway network (suburban and regional lines).
Company buses are reserved for employees, contract workers, suppliers, and guests of the company. Every ticket has a symbolic cost of 0.03 euro for employees and contract workers, while occasional visitors travel free of charge.

Tax assistance

In the last few years, a tax assistance service has been made available to employees for the filling out of their annual tax returns.

Subsidised products and commercial agreements

As well as the company bookshop at the Segrate head office, where it is possible to buy books and DVDs at a discount of between 30% and 50%, Mondadori employees can also take advantage of discounts in Group bookshops, on the e-commerce site, and on magazine subscriptions.
An outlet is also up and running at the Segrate head office, which sells basic food items as well as various other goods at discount prices, while offering s series of services.
A large number of other discount agreements have also been negotiated with other companies: the updated list is published on the company intranet.

Employees of Mondadori France similarly enjoy discounts and facilitations on subscriptions to magazines and on products sold on the company’s various marketplace and e-commerce websites.

Summer camps for the children of employees

Mondadori offers the possibility of organising two-week summer camps for children aged 5 to 13 years at camps in Castione della Presolana at discount rates. Packages include sports activities with instructors (tennis, horse-riding and rock climbing).

Company social club

Cral Mondadori is a non-profit association set up by the parent company in accordance with Article 18 of the Italian Constitution, Article 36, 37, and 38 of the Italian Civil Code and Article 11 of the Charter of Workers’ Rights.
All employees, former employees and their families can be members of Cral Mondadori. As at 31 December 2017, the club had 600 members, as certified by FITeL (the Italian Leisure Time Federation).
As established by the articles of association (regularly registered at the Milan Inland Revenue Agency), the association is democratically managed by a Management Board.
As well as its traditional activities, in 2017 Cral Mondadori supported a number of social initiatives, such as: the purchase of products for Christmas hampers from companies based in areas hit by earthquakes and donations to the National Cancer Institute for International Women’s Day 2017.

Mondadori France instead subsidises the work of the company committee for the organisation of cultural and social activities.

Involvement of employees and collaborators

Prepared by the company to guarantee maximum accessibility to all information regarding employees and collaborators, the company intranet Network is available to all those who, in the various locations, have a personal computer. It provides access to information and documents, procedures and data relating to the facilities described above, as well as to the proper performance of their duties.

The company intranet is also used to involve staff in socially relevant initiatives, such as blood donation or fundraising for scientific research associations.

In addition to the functions described above, the platform makes it possible to describe the progressive transformation of the company and to promote dialogue, the exchange of information and knowledge of the Group’s people and areas of activity.

Shuttle service

The shuttle service connects the Segrate offices with strategic locations in Milan in order to accommodate as many passengers as possible coming from various city districts and suburban areas around Milan, in connection with public transportation (ATM network, railways): Lambrate railway and line 2 underground station, Rogoredo line 3 underground stop and railway station, Segrate light railway station, and Linate airport.

For this reason, in addition to Mondadori’s agreement with ATM for the purchase of annual season tickets at reduced prices for its employees and members of staff to be used on the urban and suburban transport network of the entire SITAM (Sistema Integrato Tariffario dell’Area Milanese – Integrated Tariff System of the Milan Metropolitan Area) area, the company also signed an agreement with Trenord to offer discounted railway season tickets (Passante light railways and regional railway lines).

The company buses are reserved for employees, members of staff, suppliers and guests of the company. Every ticket has a symbolic cost of euro 0.03 for employees and members of staff, while occasional visitors travel free of charge.

Supplementary health insurance coverage

The supplementary health insurance coverage is a benefit offered as an option to employees (of Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A. and Mondadori Pubblicità, with the exclusion of executive managers), who have completed their trial period, and against payment of a monthly contribution: the supplementary health and social fund (FISS) partially covers some expenses and also makes other contributions in particular situations. Coverage can also be extended to family members.

The Mondadori France supplementary health insurance plan includes the children of employees free of charge. Against the payment of a voluntary contribution it is also possible to include spouses (for full-time and part-time employees).

Health service

The personnel operating in the Milan area can make use of a health service provided in the company offices, including blood tests, medical check-ups, pap tests and eye tests. In partnership with Avis, Mondadori has organised two blood donor days every year since 2006 at an Avis station at the Segrate offices; the following table shows the data concerning the healthcare service (excluding those of the two Avis blood donor days).

Employees and contract workers at the Mondadori France head office also have a nursing and social welfare service. In 2016 a “wellbeing campaign” was launched with the activation of numerous workshops.

Tax assistance

In the last few years, a tax assistance service has been made available to employees for the filling out of their annual tax returns.

Subsidised products and commercial agreements

As well as the company bookshop at the Segrate site, where it is possible to buy books and DVDs with discounts of between 30% and 50%, Mondadori employees can also take advantage of discounts in the Group bookshops, on the e-commerce site and on magazine subscriptions.

There are also various discount agreements in place for the purchase of products and services: the updated list is published on the company intranet.

Company social club

The Cral Mondadori social club is a not-for-profit association set up by the parent company in accordance with art. 18 of the Italian Constitution, art. 36 – 37 – 38 of the Civil Code and art. 11 of the Statute of Workers’ Rights.

All employees, former employees and their families can be members of Cral Mondadori. At 31 December 2016 the club had 460 members, as certified by FITeL (the Italian Leisure Time Federation).

As established by the articles of association (regularly registered at the Milan Inland Revenue Agency), the association is democratically managed through the Management Board.

As well as its traditional activities, in 2016 Cral Mondadori was also involved in a number of social initiatives, such as: the purchase of culinary products from companies in the areas affected by the earthquake; support for the CELIM Association, contributing to the distribution of humanitarian kits for a number of Syrian families resident in the refugee camps of Dbayeh in Lebanon; hosting social cooperative Opera in fiore, promoter of artisan workshops in prisons.