Our Business Model
Prysmian Group promotes a business model based on the concept of shared value through a strategic approach that considers the following elements to be key: listening to and actively involving all internal and external stakeholders, dedicating constant attention to the evolving global and industry context, and planning for the future in a responsible manner that considers the environment and society.
- We are a public company and, as such, it is fundamental to align the interests of the Group with those of our stakeholders. We have always maintained open and transparent dialogue with our shareholders, employees, customers and suppliers, the institutions and the communities in which we work. In order to ensure their confidence and support, we strive to maintain high governance standards and practices: for example, 67% of Board members are independent. As a public company, the shareholders’ meetings of the Prysmian Group provide an important opportunity for discussion, involvement and agreement among all shareholders.
- We strive to align the management objectives of the Group with the sustainability KPIs and, to this end, we have adopted a scorecard that enables us to manage social, economic and environmental matters as a part of our business activities. The Prysmian Group’s scorecard comprises 14 objectives with a business impact. These are clear and measurable objectives identified with reference to 3 parameters: the 17 Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 (SDGs) defined by the United Nations, requests from major International Sustainability Indexes and the needs and expectations of our stakeholders, which are mapped each year via the Group’s stakeholder engagement initiatives.
- The incentive scheme for all managers within the Prysmian Group is linked to the achievement of objectives for the improvement of our ESG parameters. The 2020 Remuneration Policy adopted by the Group includes a system of variable remuneration based partly on performance on sustainability matters and, in particular, on the positioning of the Group in the three main sustainability indexes - Dow Jones Sustainability Index, CDP Index, EcoVadis Index - and partly on the progress made on implementing the action plans for three matters of importance to the business: the level of gender diversity in management, the reduction of CO2 emissions and occupational health and safety.