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The Moncler Group regards the promotion of health and safety as a key priority of its way of doing business in order to protect employees, clients, contractors and all those who enter its sphere of influence.
The Moncler Group operates in full compliance with the requirements of specific regulations applicable in the countries in which it operates, with an approach aimed at continuous improvement.
At the Moncler and Stone Island headquarters, a team of specialised personnel (Health and Safety
Staff) is responsible, at global level, for ensuring workplaces that are safe and that comply with applicable legislation, setting health and safety guidelines, coordinating monitoring efforts and, where necessary, improving safety conditions, supervising the activities of designers and architects and maintaining relations with the safety representatives of Italian workers.
Every employee plays a key role. Spreading a culture of safety and individual responsibility, as well as creating risk awareness, are indeed pivotal to maintaining a safe working environment.
A great deal of attention is also paid to the safety of workers and contractors that work at Group sites. In Italy, all business relations with contractors require the signing of a document attesting the assessment of risks associated with conducting business at the company (interference risks) and the application of strict prevention in activities involving risks.In fact, sharing strict standards with contractors in the management of issues and risks associated with the health and safety of workers has a clear positive impact on external employees and on safeguarding their health.
Among the initiatives developed by the two Group brands for the protection and promotion of health and safety in the workplace is the implementation and application of an effective management system in compliance with the highest health and safety standards. In this regard, the Moncler Group’s commitment is detailed in the Occupational Health and Safety Management Policy, reviewed and approved by the Group’s Board of Directors and circulated to all employees worldwide. The Policy sets out the principles and guidelines to be applied in all the areas of activity and includes:
• a dynamic, preventive evaluation of activities, allowing risks to be eliminated at roots and, where this is not possible, to be reduced according to the best available techniques
• continuous improvement in all activities with a safety impact by defining and prioritising specific action plans
• enhancement of knowledge, competence and awareness of all employees through targeted training and practices.
The Group’s health and safety management system is overseen by the Chief Corporate & Supply Officer, who is responsible for its
implementation. In addition, the Group’s Board of Directors receives quarterly updates on the management of health and safety issues from the managers in charge.
In 2022, Moncler obtained the renewal of ISO 45001 health and safety management system certification at global level for all offices, directly operated stores, logistics hubs and production site in Romania. During the year Stone Island also obtained the ISO 45001 certification for all offices and stores in Italy and worldwide. In 2023 the Moncler and Stone Island certificates will be unified at Group level.
The Moncler Group devotes considerable attention and energy to managing occupational health and safety to limit accidents as much as possible.
Although there are no high-risk activities, the Group adopts a preventive approach. Before the opening of a new workplace, whether an office or store, a thorough health and safety risk assessment is carried out through specific inspections conducted with the support of specialised experts. Existing offices and stores are subject to various periodic compliance checks, through documentary analysis and inspections (verification of working environments and equipment). If necessary, an improvement plan is formulated, with actions prioritised to address the risks identified and the integration of the action plans with quantified objectives. Progresses made in the mitigation and prevention of health and safety issues and identified risks with regard to the goals of the improvement plan are periodically assessed and reported internally.
A specific, detailed emergency response plan with measures for preparedness and response to emergency situations is also provided for each Group site.
During 2022, occupational health and safety inspections continued at the Moncler and Stone Island corporate sites in Italy, the logistics hub in Castel San Giovanni (Piacenza) and the production site in Romania. These inspections were carried out by both internal and external staff.
All employees of the Moncler Group and service providers most exposed to workplace safety risk, such as security, cleaning, porterage and maintenance companies, are covered by the company health and safety management system, which involves audits conducted by internal functions and external bodies.
In Italy, the Group organises periodic safety meetings, in which representatives of the two Brands participate, along with the company physicians, the officers of the prevention and protection service and workers’ safety representatives.
During the meetings, analyses and results are shared with regard to risk assessment, accident rate, training and the personal protective equipment used.
Lastly, the Group’s health and safety management system also includes specific procedures for investigating accidents, occupational diseases, illness or accidents at work in order to identify the circumstances and possible causes and, if necessary, plan and prioritise actions and initiatives to prevent their recurrence in the future.
In 2022, various activities focused on health and safety prevention continued, including: careful management of workspaces, ongoing communication and awareness-raising activities, monitoring the correct application of improvement initiatives for employees and for those of the service provider that manages the logistics hub in Castel San Giovanni (Piacenza), and contractual sharing and adoption of high standards of health and safety management, in line with those set out in the Code of Ethics and the Group’s Supplier Code of Conduct, as well as in the relevant legislation, by partners and suppliers.
Moncler’s accident rate trend in the three-year period 2020-2022 is due to the partial operation that characterised many of the company functions with a higher accident risk profile in 2020 and 2021 due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. In 2022 these functions resumed full operation, with accident rate returning to levels similar to pre-pandemic ones.
In 2022 Moncler continued its commitment to monitoring accident rates for the employees of the service provider that manages the logistics hub in Castel San Giovanni (Piacenza), which in 2020 received the SA8000 certification with the aim of ensuring optimal working conditions. The severity rate at the logistics hub was 0.15 in 2020, 0.27 in 2021 and 0.12 in 202212, whereas the frequency rate was 9.17 in 2020, 8.41 in 2021 and 10.38 in 2022. In addition, monitoring was extended to other service providers deemed most at risk of safety for whom no accident was recorded,
with a total frequency rate for all monitored suppliers of 7.78 in 2020, 5.90 in 2021 and 7.90 in 2022.
No fatal incidents were recorded, either among employees or contractors.
In line with its efforts to continuously improve the management of health and safety, the Group is committed to reduce the incidence rate registered in 2022 at least by 5% in 2023.
Occupational diseases, i.e. diseases caused by a gradual and progressive harmful effect on the worker’s body, in a direct causal relationship with the work carried out, are monitored by the Group in order to identify the conditions of working environments that may have facilitated them, check for any residual risks and take the necessary corrective actions, in order to prevent them from recurring. In addition, in Italy, personnel exposed to specific risk factors continued to undergo periodic health checks through specific health protocols, formulated on the basis of risk, along with any additional specialist visits as needed.
All indicators relating to accident indicators are constantly monitored and assessed.
Moncler and Stone Island take an inclusive approach to employee well-being, focusing attention on work-related stress issues. In 2022 Moncler renewed its assessment of work-related stress at corporate sites in Milan: for all offices, the results of this assessment showed a low risk. Despite the “low” risk obtained, in 2023 the Company will continue to implement a series of actions aimed at implementing a process of continuous improvement: the stress assessment was used as a basis for the planning and implementation of organisational or management measures aimed at preventing or minimising stress-related harm on worker health.
This assessment was also carried out at Moncler production site in Romania and at the Stone Island sites in Milan and Ravarino (Modena), also found to have a “low” risk level.
People training is part of the prevention activity promoted by the Moncler Group.
During 2022 more than 27,000 hours of health and safety training were delivered. Specific training courses, dedicated and customised on the basis of the various professional profiles and risk levels, were launched in order to transfer the
appropriate knowledge, skills and values for “working safely”.
The majority of employees have received general workplace safety training in compliance with the law. For those at the Company who occupy positions of responsibility and coordination, additional training has been provided, specific to
officers, to facilitate the monitoring and compliance of workers with conduct in line with the legal and company’s health and safety rules.
In addition, a health and safety course with content specific to store employees continued to be provided to all Group stores.
The Moncler Group’s commitment to the promotion and protection of the health of its employees extends beyond the limits of its business activities and occupational risks. This is the meaning and purpose of the various initiatives relating to training and information on prevention organised during the year.
The Moncler Group is committed to sign agreements with local clinics to ensure employees have access to the best medical centres at the lowest rates. In 2022 a dedicated psychological consultation service was made available to employees at Moncler’s sites in Italy.
In addition, the Group participates in a supplementary health care fund for workers in the Italian fashion industry, which provides services supplementary to those of the Italian’s National Health System. During the year, 1,106 employees registered with the fund.
In 2022, the traditional company welfare initiatives continued at the production site in Romania. Moncler has always put in place various activities to promote the health and well-being of employees in Romania: from offering annual blood tests directly on site, to conducting free eye tests, to helping to purchase eyeglasses.
The evaluation on the ergonomics of some workstations in the ironing department, needed to formulate improvement plans to reduce staff fatigue and maximise productivity, was extended to the sewing department during the year. Lastly, new LED lighting systems, which are more environmentally efficient and contribute to improving working conditions, continued to be installed.
Another issue that Moncler and Stone Island regularly monitor is noise in workplaces, which can cause a range of health problems for workers. In particular, at all corporate offices and the production site in Romania, noise measurements are carried out annually to check compliance with the permitted limits in each area.
Air quality, temperature and humidity can also generate uncomfortable situations in the workplace, affecting both physical health and the psychological well-being of workers. Specifically, the Moncler Group, in order to ensure proper workplace ventilation at the corporate sites in Trebaseleghe (Padua) and Romania and at the Stone Island site in Ravarino (Modena),
where there are various micro-climatic conditions due to different processing phases, continued to carry out efficiency upgrade projects involving the installation of latest-generation ventilation systems, which are periodically checked.
The Moncler Group has an internal procedure for the management and communication of extraordinary events in stores, including theft and situations that could impact people’s safety; moreover, in flagship stores there is always a figure in charge of supervising the security aspects of the stores.
The Moncler Group’s commitment to the well-being of its employees includes various programmes that promote work flexibility and the best work-life balance. In this regard, the Group helps men and women to reconcile their professional and private lives by offering flexible working hours adaptable to personal needs. Moncler also allows employees to work from home for up to four days until their children reach three years of age, where compatible with the position. Pregnant employees can even work from home full time.
Moncler grants parental leave to all its employees in accordance with applicable laws and local regulations. In particular, for mothers working in Italy, the Group grants up to 44 weeks of parental leave (both compulsory and optional). Women can also benefit from paid leave hours for rest for breastfeeding.
In addition, from 2021 in Italy, all employees of the Moncler’s Italian companies who became fathers as from 1 January 2021 have been granted a total of 15 days’ paternity leave, i.e.,
five more than that established by law or the national collective labour agreement.
In addition to the parental leave policies, the Moncler Group also provides supplementary paid family or care leave programs for its employees in Italy; in particular, the Group makes additional permits available to care-givers to accompany their children to medical examinations or to stay close to their children during illness.
In 2022, 93 Moncler employees, accounting for 2.2% of the eligible female workforce and 0.2% of the eligible male workforce,
took some form of parental leave; also seven Stone Island employees took some form of parental leave.
Around 119% of Moncler employees returned to work after the leave period, including those who took parental leave starting in 2021. Of those who returned to work in 2021, 46% were still working for the Company 12 months later.
The Group also helps both men and women balance their professional and private lives by offering flexible working hours that can be tailored to personal needs.
12 Considering both commuting and workplace accidents, the severity rate was 0.91 in 2019, 0.93 in 2020, 0.50 in 2021 and 0.12 in 2022.
13 Incidence rate: (number of workplace accidents/total number of employees) x 1,000.
14 Severity rate: (number of days lost due to workplace accidents/total number of hours worked) x 1,000.
15 Frequency rate: (number of accidents/total number of hours worked) x 1,000,000.