Communication within the Group

We believe internal communication is fundamental to the value creation: it is the driver guiding information and engagement activities that are addressed to the Group employees, with the view of sharing and promoting transparency and synergies across geographical areas, business levels and professional skills.

In the last year great emphasis has been placed on direct communications with employees throughout the Group. Many initiatives have been launched to foster the development of digital communications and to promote meetings and dialogue with the Top Management.

July 2013 saw the launch of the new We, Generali Portal, which seeks to connect all of employees on a single digital platform for the first time. In just under ten months almost 70,000 people have been connected to the portal - from Portugal to Central- Eastern Europe, Japan to Argentina - providing them a channel of information in English that includes a global address book, news, organisation charts, policies, press reviews and other useful information for corporate life.

At the start of 2014 the first internal communications campaign was launched, involving all employees in the new cultural system of the Group (vision, mission and values) through the We, Generali concept. A structured campaign which - with dedicated meetings, specific activities on the digital media (We, Generali Portal, email, banners, wallpaper) and posters outlining the values in over 20 languages - will be developed throughout the year.

In addition, various initiatives designed to create a stronger and more direct dialogue with the Group Top Management were organised, including the creation of a dedicated email address for providing suggestions and recommending initiatives directly to the Group CEO.

Meetings between the Group CEO and employees at both the Head Office and the Group various sites across the world were also promoted and became more frequent. The following are organised at the Head Office:

  • the Strategy meetings, which seek to present and share the Generali Group strategy, focusing on the role played by the Head Office in its development;
  • Lunch with the Group CEO, an initiative promoted by the Group CEO to breed familiarity and encourage the exchange of opinions.

Both of these voluntary initiatives have proven to be very successful, involving over 600 Head Office employees.

So far around forty meetings have also been organised between the Group CEO and local employees during visits to Generali overseas sites.

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