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Moncler considers the promotion of health and safety as a key priority of its operations. For this reason, occupational health and safety issues are managed as an integral part of the Company’s business and daily activities, so as to protect employees, clients, contractors, and anyone in its sphere of influence.
Moncler operates in full compliance with the applicable laws in the countries in which it is present, with an approach always focused on continuous improvement. From the Group’s headquarters, a team of specialised professionals (the Health and Safety staff) is responsible for
ensuring that workplaces worldwide are safe and compliant with applicable laws, defining occupational health and safety guidelines, coordinating monitoring activities and, where necessary, interventions to improve safety conditions, supervising the activities of designers and architects, and ensuring an ongoing dialogue with Italian workers’ safety representatives. Every employee plays a fundamental role in safety. Making every effort to create and spread a culture of safety, individual responsibility and risk awareness is pivotal in ensuring a safe working environment.
A big emphasis is also placed on the safety of workers and contractors, who work within the perimeter of Moncler’s operations. In Italy, all business operations involving contractors require a signed risk assessment report identifying any interference risks associated with the work to be carried out on Company premises, as well as the implementation of strict prevention measures for any work considered high risk.
Among its initiatives to protect and promote health and safety in the workplace, Moncler implements an efficient management system in compliance with the highest health and safety standards. This commitment is clearly stated in the Occupational Health and Safety Management Policy, which was shared with all company employees worldwide in 2017 and updated in 2019. The Policy sets the health and safety principles and guidelines to be implemented in every sphere of activity
and provides for:
• the dynamic and preventive assessment of activities, so as to eliminate any root causes of risk or, should this not be feasible, control risks using the best available techniques;
• the continuous improvement of all activities that may impact safety;
• the enhancement of knowledge, competence, and awareness of all employees through targeted training and practice.
In 2019, after four years of progressive
extension, Moncler obtained OHSAS 18001 certification at global level in all its offices and stores worldwide (excluding shop-in-shops), and for its logistics and production sites. At the same time, the Company adapted its management system to the new ISO 45001 standard.
Moncler invests a lot of thought and considerable time and energy in the management of occupational health and safety, in an effort to minimise any risk of accidents.
Although the Company’s business is not high-risk, Moncler adopts a preventative approach. Before the opening of any new workplace – be it an office or a store – occupational health and safety risks are carefully evaluated through in-depth audits. While offices and stores already in operation are regularly subjected to compliance checks through document analyses and workplace inspections (verification of work environments and equipment), with improvement plans drawn up as necessary. This monitoring process, originally implemented in Italy alone, was extended to all workplaces worldwide in 2019. In 2019 on-site inspections to verify employee health and safety at the production site in Romania continued. These onsite inspections were conducted both by in-house staff and by external bodies and were required to renew OHSAS 18001 certification.
All Moncler employees and the service providers most exposed to workplace safety risks, such as security, cleaning, porterage and maintenance companies, are covered by the Company’s health and safety management system. In particular, the entire area 11 was subject to audits carried out by
internal functions and external bodies. In Italy, Moncler organises regular safety meetings with Company representatives, specialist physicians, prevention and protection officers and workers’ safety representatives. These meetings focus on risk assessment analyses and outcomes, injury rates, training and personal protection equipment. In 2019, workplace accidents of both its own employees and those of the cooperative that manages the logistics hub in Castel San Giovanni, Piacenza, were kept to a minimum through the careful management of work spaces, ongoing information and awareness initiatives centred on prevention, and the monitoring
of the proper implementation of improvement measures. In 2019, Moncler’s commitment to monitoring the accident rates of employees of the cooperative that manages the logistics hub of Castel San Giovanni, Piacenza continued and recorded a severity rate of 0.49 in 2017, 0.20 in 2018 and 0.91 in 2019 and a frequency rate of 43.26 in 2017, 11.67 in 2018 and 11.48 in 2019.
Furthermore, the monitoring was also extended to other service providers deemed to be more exposed to safety risk for whom no accidents were recorded; aggregating the data of all the service providers monitored, the frequency rate recorded in 2019 was 9.26.
No fatal accidents were reported during the year involving employees or contractors.
Occupational diseases are a direct consequence of work, caused by workers’ exposure to the gradual and progressive harmful effects of the activities they perform. Moncler monitors occupational diseases in order to identify any workplace conditions that may have contributed to their onset, assess any residual risks, and implement corrective measures as needed to prevent recurrence. In Italy, the Group continued to require personnel exposed to specific risk factors to undergo regular health checks, in application of specific health protocols defined on the basis of the risk, with supplementary specialist visits as needed.
All workplace accident indicators are continuously monitored and measured.
The Company also focuses on work-related stress as part of an inclusive approach to employee wellbeing. In 2019, the work-related stress assessment was carried out again at the corporate offices in Milan, revealing that all the offices were at low risk. That said, in 2019 the Company adopted nonetheless several actions to implement a continuous improvement pathway. Stress assessment was used as a basis for planning and implementing organisational or management measures aimed at avoiding or minimising harm to workers’ health related to stress risk factors. In 2021, this assessment will be repeated at the production site in Romania.
11Excludes the 15 shop-in-shops.
12Incidence rate: (number of workplace injuries/total employees) x 1,000.
13Severity rate: (number of days lost due to workplace injuries/total hours worked) x 1,000.
14Frequency rate: (number of injuries/total hours worked) x 1,000,000.
Training its people is part of the prevention initiatives promoted by Moncler.
During 2019, the Company provided over 22,000 hours of training on occupational health and safety were provided, of which over 21,000 at the production site in Romania. Specific training programmes were developed and customised based on different roles and risk levels, so as to transfer the knowledge, skills, and values
required to work safely.
The majority of employees attended a training programme on general safety in the workplace, in keeping with legal provisions. For people with positions of responsibility at the Company, additional training modules were specially designed, to improve monitoring and ensure that employees’ behaviours are in line with law provisions and Company regulations on occupational
health and safety. An online health and safety course with specific content for employees was also created and provided for all certified stores.
Moncler’s commitment to promoting and protecting the health of its employees goes beyond the workplace and occupational risks. This explains the meaning and purpose behind the various training and information initiatives on prevention organised by the Company.
In 2019, Moncler again collaborated with the Umberto Veronesi Foundation. In November, prevention month, male prevention sessions were organised involving more than 100 employees at the Milan and Trebaseleghe, Padua offices. During the sessions, free medical consultations with urologists from the Italian Society of Urology were offered.
At the corporate offices in Italy and in collaboration with the Veronesi Foundation, two information sessions were held on the topic of prevention and well-being with the apnea champion, doctor and teacher Mike Maric. As part of the meetings, around 330 people had the opportunity to explore the topic of stress management through proper breathing.
Alongside these initiatives, Moncler is committed to establishing agreements with local outpatient clinics, to ensure that employees have access to the best medical centres at the most affordable prices. Moreover, in 2018, Moncler joined a supplementary healthcare fund for workers in the fashion industry in Italy, which provides services complementary to those
of the Italian National Health System. In 2019, a total of 710 employees registered with the fund. In October, free flu vaccines were provided in New York, with the aim of extending the project to other locations and stores as well.During 2019, Moncler continued the numerous initiatives implemented to promote the health and wellbeing of employees at its production site in Romania, from the offer to carry out annual blood tests directly at the site, to free eye tests and contributions to the purchase of glasses. In addition, the ergonomics of some ironing department workstations was evaluated, and an improvement plan was defined to reduce staff fatigue and maximise productivity. The new LED lighting systems, in addition to being more eco-efficient, also contribute to improving the working conditions. The workstation ergonomics assessment was extended to the sewing department in 2019 and an improvement plan was defined. Another aspect regularly monitored by the Company is noise in the workplace, which can cause a number of problems to workers’ health. At the production site in Romania, noise measurements are carried out annually to verify compliance with the permitted limits in each area. Air quality, temperature and humidity can also cause discomfort in the workplace, affecting both the physical health and psychological wellbeing of
workers. Specifically, in order to ensure proper ventilation of workplaces at the production site in Romania, where there are several micro-climates due to the different stages of processing, Moncler has installed latest generation ventilation systems that are periodically checked. In 2018, two temperature monitoring systems were also installed at the logistics hub in Castel San Giovanni, Piacenza, to monitor the degree of heat inside and assess its suitability in view of the specific activities carried out and in relation to outdoor temperatures, and, in 2019, heating systems were installed.
Finally, Moncler believes that a flexible, collaborative and shared work environment can promote greater efficiency at work and therefore improve the balance between family and work life. In 2019, Moncler launched the pilot project dedicated to agile work for employees of its corporate offices in Italy.
In addition, in 2018, all employees of the Moncler’s Italian companies, who had become fathers as from 1 January 2018, received a total of five days’ paternity leave, i.e., one more than the number established by law or in national collective labour agreements.