“Relations between employees are based on the values of civil coexistence and on respecting the rights and freedoms of the individual and the fundamental principles that affirm equal social dignity without discrimination on the grounds of nationality, language, gender, race, religious belief, political or union affiliation, or physical or mental conditions.”
Although the Group, by virtue of its business and geographical location, is not exposed to particularly significant risks related to human rights violations, there are areas within the Group in which, given the nature as a critical infrastructure nature and sensitive objectives, specific efforts are aimed at maintaining high standards of safety for employees (without sacrificing the need to protect the rights of the individual, in fulfilment of employer obligations established under Article 2087 of the Italian Civil Code). This applies both to the protection of the life and the safety of employees and of others who may occasionally find themselves on ENAV premises (in light of the “criminal risk” to be taken into account in the analytical considerations of Legislative Decree 81/2008, in which an employer must prevent, eliminate, or mitigate any risk that could hinder the constitutional values of human life and safety) and to the protection of employees of the Group who travel for work to potentially dangerous countries (such as due to political instability, the actions of terrorist groups, or particularly critical health and sanitation conditions).
The other particularly sensitive area concerns the handling of personal information and the safeguarding of the rights of confidentiality in the workplace in accordance with the framework of data protection policies established at the national and European levels, the founding principles of which are fully adopted and expressed in Group policies at the highest levels. Within this context, particular attention is placed on legislative compliance with the prohibition of direct or indirect monitoring of workers, as defined by Law 300/1970 (the “Workers’ Charter”), in particular with regard to the remote monitoring of workers by way of video surveillance and the use of security guards. For the former, this is achieved by way of broadbased, transparent dialogue with the trade unions and the use of the tools in a fair, transparent manner; for the latter, it is achieved with an express prohibition as an integral part of the special specifications that govern the procurement of the security services. Moreover, systems of computer protection, which can include forms of verification and monitoring, are consistent with the principles of Article 4 of Law 300/1970, as also stated under Article 23 of Legislative Decree 151/2015, with regard to which ample and transparent information is provided to employees and to the trade unions.
One important aspect is the coordination efforts carried out with the authorities. Indeed, because of the delicate nature of the role played by employees of the ENAV Group, there is a need to reinforce protection of workers from any external factors that could be considered a risk inherent in the job or in the workplace. In this regard, the systems of prevention and protection from criminal risk are supplemented by specific agreements with the Ministry of the Interior – Department of Public Safety and translated into special procedures aimed at the protection of life, safety and dignity of the worker, including in relation to any conflicts that may arise within the workplace.
With regard to specific safety risks to employees travelling abroad, there is a specific procedure that ensures the prior assessment of risk for this type of activity, supplemented by interaction with the Crisis Unit established within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
ENAV’s attention to the issue of human rights is evident, not only in the constant monitoring of the Human Resources unit, but also looking at the application of what is stated in the Code of Ethics, which expressly stipulates that “relations between employees are based on the values of civil coexistence and on respecting the rights and freedoms of the individual and the fundamental principles that affirm equal social dignity without discrimination on the grounds of nationality, language, gender, race, religious belief, political or union affiliation, or physical or mental conditions”.
With regard to Techno Sky, the protection of human rights is applied through some general principles (guaranteeing the freedom of association, equal opportunities, prohibiting behaviours that have discriminatory content in both internal and external relations, protecting the right to life both of its employees and of third parties, emphasising the protection of health and safety in the workplace, etc.), which are monitored carefully through constant and constructive interactions with employees.
IN 2018, THE RISKS ASSOCIATED
WITH HUMAN RIGHTS
WERE ASSESSED IN 100%
OF ENAV GROUP PROCESSES