Sustainability Report FY 2021

96 We manage as if we were guardians We preserve value through regeneration Methodological notes Annex We respect our history through sustainable innovation We grow by sharing The company’s success is a result of the work of the people who bring it to life. This certainty inspires Ruffino’s staff management: incentivizing relationships based on trust that last over time, encouraging a genuine sense of belonging to the company, and supporting the continuous development of employees and collaborators. In so doing, the personal growth of individuals and the strategic development of the Group are constantly and jointly pursued. Our people To this end, we are committed to the full promotion and protection of indi- vidual rights and we strive to respect the principles of diversity and inclu- sion, regardless of whether they are linked to gender, age, nationality or ci- tizenship, physical or mental disabili- ty, health conditions, marital status or any other group or category. Any conduct that violates these requi- rements during an employee’s wor- king life is not tolerated, from hiring to placement, salary and career advance- ment. Any discriminatory actions will be duly quashed and penalized. To encourage a stable and shared com- pany culture that revolves around the afore-stated values and approach, we retain that involving our people is fun- damental. To encourage continued exchange within the company community, we organize an event every four months called “Piazza Ruffino”, when projects aimed at implementing the Group’s strategy and results that have been achieved are shared. Product inno- vations and marketing plans, the su- stainable approach and the targets reached by the company are set out at the event, alongside motivational mes- sages by the Managing Director. Given the importance of these moments, during FY 2021 notwithstanding the Covid-19 pandemic, the decision was made to go ahead with the event, whi- ch took place remotely for the first time.