Employee health and safety in the workplace have always been key priorities for us. We fulfil all the periodic obligations envisaged by Italian Legislative Decree 81/08, focusing in particular on periodic safety meetings, office evacuation drills, fire marshal and first aider training and inspections of working environments in the presence of competent physicians selected by each company.

The risk assessment documents for each individual subsidiary and/or operating unit have been duly updated to include new aspects that have arisen during the year.

Since 2014, the Mondadori Group has used an IT system that manages health and safety in the workplace. This software monitors and manages all aspects relating to staff training, the management of employee health cards and the planning of visits for employees subject to health monitoring (by the appointed competent physicians), and also monitors compliance with the applicable laws.

In 2015, thanks to the IT system for the management of health and safety in the workplace, a new methodology was established for identifying employees exposed to specific risks and planning the relevant mandatory medical check-ups. The software, which is regularly updated, is used to comply with workplace safety and hygiene regulations; it also makes it possible to monitor and manage aspects related to staff training and the internal Supervisory Body to monitor the company’s compliance with regulations.

During 2016 the periodic activities established by the Consolidated Law on Workplace Safety were planned and monitored at all Mondadori Group sites: evacuation drills, periodic meetings and inspections of workspaces together with the appointed company doctors, activities that make it possible to define the improvement actions to take to improve company safety.

The various corporate acquisitions and divestments carried out in 2016 resulted in ongoing verification and monitoring actions, as well as activities to ensure compliance with the company’s safety standards; personnel transferred to the Mondadori sites were immediately informed of the new references and procedures to adopt in the event of emergencies. During the inspections carried out at the acquired premises, respect for the laws in force in the area of fire prevention and safety was verified, all necessary compliance measures were taken, and the managers of the prevention and protection service and the reference persons were appointed.

In order to respond in the best and most efficient way to the provisions of workplace safety legislation, in December 2016 the Group prevention and protection service was restructured: as well as confirming the centralised coordination of the service, its geographical structure was also reviewed, prioritising a local site supervision approach and uniting the references according to geographical distribution.

The list, detailed according to site, employers and all of the appointed or elected figures involved in the management of the Mondadori Group health and safety protection system, was inserted in the “Prevention and safety” area of the company intranet and is kept constantly up-to-date.

Although not a legal obligation, all employees at the Segrate site (even if not listed in the fire safety teams) had the chance, on a voluntary basis and only after completing a theory training session, to take part in a practical drill in which they put out a fire with an extinguisher, confirming the company’s prioritisation of the culture of safety.

Also at the head office, an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) was positioned close to the North Tower which can be used if needed by the nursing team or by volunteers with medical training that have made themselves available within the company.

Training on safety in the workplace (hours)

Training to executives2020
Training to middle managers653398
Training to office workers4701,0141,484
Training to journalists44
Training to workers3509512
Total training hours on safety & security2,118
% of total training hours provided17%

In 2016: (hours) women 47% – men 53%; (participants) women 50% – men 50%

In 2011, the PADL (Punto di Ascolto sul Disagio Lavorativo) was set up. This is an email address that staff can use to report incidences of work-related stress. The Internal Audit Department responds directly to the reports it receives after consulting the Legal Office and the head of personnel. After receiving a report, an initial analysis of the case is carried out followed by a preliminary investigation. There has been only one case since 2011 (in 2012).

Accidents in the workplace 2016

Number of accidents – Italy
Work-related accidents448
Commuting accidents11314
Total accidents22
Accident rate0.92

Number of accidents – France
Work-related accidents77
Commuting accidents52*7*
Total accidents14*
Accident rate1.60