2020 was a very busy year, and it was also filled with satisfaction from the sustainability viewpoint. We received a number of awards and recognitions that allow us to consolidate our best in class position on the sustainability themes in our segment and we are ranked in the highest ranks for our Environmental, Social and Governance activities (ESG) in important sustainability ratings.
Fincantieri held its position in the “Advanced” range - the highest - in the Vigeo Eiris classification. Vigeo Eiris is an agency that measures the integration of social, environmental and governance factors in the sustainability area. Fincantieri is ranked number one in its reference basket.
CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project)
It awarded Fincantieri an A- rating for the activities it carried out in the past year, up from the B rating assigned in 2019. The Group is now in the highest range of merit (on a scale of measurement from D, minimum, to A, maximum), which affirms its leadership also in the fight against climate change. CDP also gave Fincantieri the A rating, which makes it one of the leaders in the Supplier Engagement Rating (SER) ranking. This rating measures the effectiveness with which companies are involving their suppliers, again as regards climate change.
Gaïa Rating, a French sustainability rating company that assesses over 1,000 companies, part of the EthiFinance group, awarded Fincantieri an overall score of 85 points out of 100. Fincantieri ranked 2nd out of 512 companies evaluated.
Oscar for Financial Statements
The Company won the 2020 edition of the Oscar for Financial Statements, the award organised by Ferpi (Federazione Relazioni Pubbliche Italiana, the Italian public relations federation) and promoted together with Borsa Italiana and Bocconi University, which for more than 50 years has been recognising the companies most virtuous in their financial reporting and stakeholder relations. The reason given by the awarding commission recognises Fincantieri for having presented “a very complete Sustainability Report in its category,that of listed small and medium-size companies, in which the targeted objectives are identified with precision, with particular attention paid to the environment and social issues. The economic-financial information also provides an exhaustive picture of the company’s performance and of the main risks to which it is exposed.
Fincantieri won the national and global section of the Most Innovative Knowledge Enterprise (MIKE) Award. The main objective of the award is to single out the best practices that create incentives for the transformation of corporate knowledge into innovation. Fincantieri distinguished itself owing to its ability to strategically steer its actions toward the definition of a vision oriented at wining the recent sustainability and innovation challenges.
Green Star 2021
Fincantieri has been awarded as one of the most sustainable companies in Italy, obtaining the "Green Star 2021" Seal from the German Institute of Quality (ITQF) in collaboration with the Institute of Management and Economic Research (IMWF) of Hamburg, becoming one of Italy's 200 Green Stars and ranking first in the "Engineering, Construction and Infrastructure" sector, with a score of 100. The analysis was conducted through the methodology of "social listening", considering almost one million online contents concerning the green impact of companies in Italy.
The Green Stars are those companies that are more committed to green economy strategies, with the specific intent to minimize the impact in full respect of the environment and society.
Italy's Best Employers for Women
In its survey, the German Quality and Finance Institute included Fincantieri amongst the 200 best employers for women in Italy.
For the second year in a row Fincantieri won the Universum Most Attractive Employers award given by Universum Global, a leading Swedish company in employer branding. This award place Fincantieri in the overall ranking of the top 30 companies most attractive for university students and young professionals who took degrees in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) disciplines. The Company’s first place standing in the ranking of companies operating in the Manufacturing, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering segment was also confirmed.
In 2020, Fincantieri Marinette Marine won the “Excellence in Safety Award” and the “Improvement in Safety Award”, both recognized by the Shipbuilders Council of America.
The Board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy recognised Fincantieri with the Transatlantic Award for assigning the contract concerning the detailed design and construction of the flagship vessel of the “FFG(X)” programme for the new US Navy guided missile frigates.
The recognition is assigned to US and Italian companies that have distinguished themselves for having made significant investments along the transatlantic axis during the year.