As part of the collaboration undertaken with the European Network of Family Friendly Municipalities, Comelit Group SPA has donated 40 LED monitors and an equal number of electronic thermometers to the Network from the renovation of its offices. “We would like to thank Comelit and its CEO Silvia Brasi, who has always been particularly sensitive to the issue of family well-being in the company and in the area. These actions capture the sense of the collaboration undertaken with the partner companies,” explains Regina Maroncelli, President of Elfac and coordinator of the Network. “Some of the monitors have been ‘turned over’ to ‘family’ associations in the area, and the others will go to the families of the Associazione Famiglie Numerose (ANFN).
Comelit Group is one of five pilot companies that have joined the European Network as partners. Three of them are from Bergamo: Comelit Group Spa, Rovetta (Bergamo), a manufacturer of video intercoms; Zanetti Spa, Lallio (Bergamo), a leader in Italy and worldwide in the production of Italian cheeses; Plastik Spa, Albano Sant’Alessandro (Bergamo), an international leader in the production of films and bags for the hygiene market. Also pilot companies are Wear me Srl, Castelfranco Veneto (Treviso), clothing for babies, children and mothers and Aurora Fellows S.c.s.a.r.l. ETS, Catania, which develops the skills of young people.
‘Falling birth rates and ageing are changing the face of cities, but companies are also suffering the consequences of the demographic crisis affecting Italy and Europe: young talent is leaving and it is increasingly difficult to find qualified, capable and young staff,’ recalls Maroncelli.
“The time has come to create an alliance between municipalities and companies to develop a family-friendly environment inside and outside companies,’ says Mariagrazia de Cobelli, Network consultant. ‘Work-life balance and gender equality measures can help create a better atmosphere in the workplace, increasing productivity and the well-being of employees. Municipalities and companies can develop synergies to support young people in realising their life plans.”
To become a partner of the Network, companies must fill in the form https://familycities.eu/partners/, indicating their ‘family friendly’ policies. Once they become partners in the project, companies will be able to participate in seminars and international events, receive training and information on family corporate policies, use the partnership logo in their communications and be present with their logos and references on the Network’s website and newsletter.