Social Ambition for Sustainable Development

Prysmian Group Social Ambitions

Prysmian recognizes that to drive sustainability truly, we must also enable people and communities to support it.
We aim to evolve as an employer and partner to our local communities. We strive to have an even more diverse and inclusive environment where people of all backgrounds feel valued. We are committed to empowering more women to pursue careers with Prysmian in technical and scientific roles.


Our 2030 Social Ambition targets focus on

  • Diversity, Equality & Inclusion
  • Empowering our communities
  • Employee engagement and upskilling
  • Digital inclusion

“At Prysmian we are committed to promoting the development of our employees, and making a positive impact on local communities across our global markets and to be courageous in addressing the economic, societal and environmental challenges which they face. The launch of our Social Ambition targets confirms and further strengthens Prysmian’s commitment to bold and necessary action.”

Valerio Battista

CEO of Prysmian Group

At Prysmian, we’re committed to fostering a culture that embraces and encourages diversity and inclusion.  We strive to create an environment of trust where people, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation, feel welcomed, valued, and respected.  We believe this makes us better people and a better company.  Some recent changes that have made an impact on our employees include:

  • Paid parental leave for all new parents in North America, regardless of gender or family structure
  • Actions and analyses that promote pay equity regardless of race or gender
  • Remote and flexible working arrangements for professionals
  • Scholarship for employees and/or their dependents, tuition reimbursement for employees, and scholarships for Women pursuing STEM education


Social Ambition Goals

  • A 50/50 split between male and female new hires

  • Commitment to at least 30% senior leadership roles to be held by women

  • Zero Pay Gap - with equality in pay across all roles

  • At least 30% of executives to be from under-represented nationalities/ethnicities

  • Local mentoring programs for 500 students coming from minorities


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Commitment to hiring more than 500 women in a dedicated science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) recruitment program. Prysmian Group has adopted the Women's Empowerment Principles and promotes gender equality across the business. In addition, the Group continues to improve work-life balance to open up new career opportunities, especially for women. Other measures include childcare and the return guarantee after parental leave as well as flexible working-time models and part-time work, including for managers.


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  • 40 hours per year of learning for all employees

  • More than 25% of employees involved in rotation/career growth experience every year

  • At least 50% of employees as stable shareholders through our share ownership plans

  • Higher than 80% response rate to the annual Engagement Survey

  • Leadership Impact Index improved to 70-80%

Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure to connect all employees through global digital platforms, ensuring significant progress in adoption levels.
  • Develop educational-training programs dedicated to local schools and communities with a focus on the most vulnerable and developing regions
  • Encouraging young children of all ages to explore and embrace a technical and scientific career, through knowledge-sharing programs which build on Prysmian Group’s extensive global expertise

Fully utilizing the global expertise of its people is an integral part of Prysmian’s long-term sustainability strategy. Prysmian is proactively developing as an organization that recognizes the need for diversity, inclusion, and gender equality at all levels, and is committed to empowering more women to pursue careers with Prysmian in technical and scientific roles.

Prysmian Group also believes in the power of supporting our local communities.

Learn more about the Company’s full Sustainability targets here.

“Just as we want to play an active role in the energy transition, we want to actively promote the transition towards a more equal, diverse, inclusive and enriched working environment and to positively impact on the development of the communities and societies in which we operate...”

Maria Cristina Bifulco

Chief Sustainability Officer