CSR and Social Innovation Salon: Cattolica Assicurazioni presents its Sustainability Report
From core values to sustainable development: Cattolica’s commitment for the territory and the community
Verona, 14 May 2019.The “Consolidated Non-Financial Statement” (CNFS) for the Cattolica Assicurazioni Group has been presented as part of the eleventh stop on the “Giro d’Italia” CSR and Social Innovation Salon.
With its 2018 CNFS - generated in compliance with the “Global Reporting Initiative Sustainability Reporting Standards”, the most prevalent standards on an international level - Cattolica Group reaffirms its pledge to implement sustainability theory and best practices, folding them into its Corporate Social Responsibility programme. The aim is to increasingly involve the organization at all levels, and to spread awareness on sustainability and innovation that is ever more responsible, both towards its corporate stakeholders, and to the territory in which it operates. Once simply a part of the company's DNA and its “genetic vocation”, sustainability has now become - thanks to this new path for the company - a truly modern CSR pun into practice, a means of developing those elements of governance, and social/environmental responsibility brought to light in the document itself.
The CNFS, also known as a Sustainability Report, expands and improves the work begun with the first document published last year by Cattolica Assicurazioni. It provides greater detail and clarity on the initiatives taken, objectives delineated, and the progress seen. “We launched last year”, related Emanuela Vecchiet, Communications and Institutional Relations Director for Cattolica Assicurazioni, “with the objective of providing a transparent and exhaustive disclosure of the Group's sustainability operations. This CNFS is a tangible sign of the social contract we made with our stakeholders. Cattolica’s values, founded the Church’s Social-Welfare Doctrine, are the fertile ground in which all company operations take root, creating a solid connection to the territory in which we operate”.
The chapters within the CNFS tell the story of Cattolica, starting with the company's five core values– integrity, cohesion, the courage to do and to learn, merit-based advancement, a results-oriented approach – which sets the Company apart in terms of its method of existing and acting, and that includes CSR. This opens a narration that unfolds along macro categories, with a road map that is explained through analogies and superimpositions, shining a spotlight at various points toward ESG Investing, customer service, ties to the community and to the territory, human resources, financial earnings and the environment, with attention paid as well to Ca’ Tron, the largest single-parcel agricultural holding in the Region of Veneto.