A heart beating fast for sustainable development. An ideal that has grown ever more tangible over the years, with effective measures taken to integrate sustainability into our business model and in the shared feelings of all the people in the Unieuro world.
In a rapidly changing planet, respect for people and the environment is the lodestar that guides all our choices, now and in the future. Strategic vision and commitment, now incorporated in an extensive action plan, with targets and deadlines.
In the Sustainability Plan 2022-2026, Unieuro validates its strategic vision and translates its efforts into definite projects, targets and deadlines, involving the entire organisation at all levels, snowballing into continuous growth. From managers to employees, from customers to suppliers and all the other stakeholders: a passion called Sustainability.
THE GOALS WE HAVE AT HEART
31 actions, 4 areas, great commitment
Our Sustainability Plan includes 31 projects in the four ESG areas mentioned as high-level guidelines in the Strategic Plan “Our Omni-Journey to 2026”, bonding the two levels together in a real, organic way.
Most of such actions are known as «integrated» projects as they cut across multiple corporate departments.
OUR FOUR AREAS
Technology has always been in our genes. We are aware of its huge potentials as well as its limits.
That’s why every day we strive to make it more human, accessible, positive for young and old alike, for families and for the community.
Because the technology we love is not the one that just meets a need, it’s the one that triggers emotions.
Upgrading the fight against cyber-bullying in partnership with the State Police which have been working since 2016 to raise awareness in young people and parents
Senior Citizens Project
Developing specific initiatives for elderly people, to help them use technology and embrace the great benefits they can get from it
Prime Center Project
Partnership with the hospital Istituto Oncologico Romagnolo in the promotion of a healthy lifestyle among young people, not least to prevent oncological disorders
Feeling sustainability in our hearts and with our eyes means, first and foremost, nurturing a fertile ground so it can grow within the Company.
How? Through careful sustainability governance and effective monitoring tools.
Training in privacy
Raising the store assistants’ awareness of how to properly manage customers’ data to protect their privacy in the light of the increasing importance of such issue and the ever stricter regulations
Configuration, assessment and approval of a new plan for upgrading Unieuro’s IT security to protect the operation and data of the Company’s systems
Development and implementation of a corporate policy to formalise principles, targets and commitments and make the ESG themes truly pervasive in the everyday life of the Group
Being rated by a certification body to certify the soundness of the journey that Unieuro has undertaken, in environmental, social and governance matters
Fine-tuning the ESG metrics of the managers’ and employees’ remuneration and incentive schemes
Integrated Risk System
Implementation of a financial and non-financial risk mapping, assessment and continuous monitoring system, with an integrated, proactive approach
Upgrading non-financial reporting in the light of the current and long-term developments in the EU Taxonomy Regulation
Progressive integration of non-financial reporting at management and accounting levels, by taking proactive measures, even ahead of the applicable regulations
We have a passion for innovation and at the same time we also have the future of our planet at heart. Now, we can blend these two heartbeats together by making responsible choices, reducing emissions, optimising resources and promoting reuse and recycling.
A journey that not only abides by our principles but also makes us win any challenge the market throws at us, with consumers increasingly focussed on the social and environmental impact of their choices.
ESG Due Diligence
Implementing an assessment procedure, based on Unieuro’s Sustainability criteria across the value chain
Assessing new product suppliers based on social and environmental criteria, not just economic ones
Speeding up retail digitalisation by introducing electronic labels
Carbon Footprint & Carbon Neutrality
Developing a greenhouse gas measurement system to work out a progressive reduction process
Optimising in-store energy consumption by implementing increasingly smart lighting and air-conditioning solutions
Buying certified power from renewable sources
Initiatives to keep pallets and reuse them and introduction of recycled plastic pallets
Campaigns to recall some products to promote repairs and/or proper disposal
Progressive reduction of plastics in the packaging of Electroline and Teklio private-label products
Monitoring the Brand Reputation and Sustainability Reputation of the stores and online
Sustainability in the NPS
Adding Sustainability to the measurement of the Net Promoter Score to improve the profile of our supplies
People have always been at the heart of our strategy, and this Plan revolves around them too. Because it is people who translate words into actions, put theory into practice and turn principles into consistent behaviours.
Our mission is to engage the people of the entire Unieuro universe and trigger “a passion called Sustainability”.
Diversity & inclusion
Formalising the Company’s commitment to champion respect for diversity and to support inclusion
Implementing a management system that promotes and protects gender equality
Promoting engagement and community-building actions with the company’s people to share sustainable practices within the Company and collect feedback on how to improve its operational effectiveness
Training our future Store Managers
Providing training programmes in Sustainability to the members of the corporate Academy who are going to work as store managers
ESG training for the staff
Development of awareness-raising and training programmes in Sustainability for all of the Company’s staff
The eNPS project
Measuring the employees’ satisfaction through yearly employee climate surveys (Employee NPS)
New corporate portal
Launch of a new in-house corporate portal to strengthen the bond between the Company and its staff, not least from the perspective of widespread Working From Home
Upgrading measures to find the right balance between work life and personal life, such as the Futura project
Sharing strategic brand assets
Increasing the employees’ awareness of strategic brand assets, the embodiment of Unieuro’s heritage of values and distinctive features
An ambitious plan, bound to leave a mark on our growth, as a company and as people.
Now we are leading the way, and that’s where the big challenge begins: walking that way earnestly, every day, with a heart Beating. Fast. Forever. For a more sustainable future.