We try to support and involve local communities and the territory through numerous initiatives aimed mainly at creating a network of strong, long-lasting relationships.
FINCARDIOGEN RESEARCH PROJECT
A research project that involves the University of Trieste, through the Department of Medical, Surgical and Health Sciences, the Cardiothoracic and Vascular Department A.S.U.I., the Cardiology Hub of Cattinara Hospital (Trieste). The research aims to develop customized cardiological medicine in order to optimize diagnoses and develop targeted therapies, with obvious benefits for patients.
PROMOTION OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMES
We also encourage employment and integration through the promotion of educational programmes in the territories in which we operate.
- Italy (City of Monfalcone): supporting an initiative aimed at helping all the children living in the area get proper education by covering some school fees and costs associated with taking school transport to reach the facilities.
- United States: support to various after-school educational programmes (e.g. workshops) and activities aimed at raising students' awareness of the manufacturing and shipbuilding industries and the opportunities for work and professional growth. These projects are carried out at numerous schools and associations in the area: Sturgeon Bay High School, Sevastopol High School, Southern Door High School, Gibraltar High School, TJ Walker Middle School, Saint John Bosco Elementary School, Boys and Girls Club in Sturgeon Bay.
ART AND INGENUITY THROUGH REUSE: RICREARTI
Ricrearti is a training and job placement project that involves unemployed or disadvantaged people, through which Fincantieri has created gadgets by reusing promotional materials that are no longer usable and are otherwise destined for disposal.
We, together with Ricrearti, wanted to combine art and ingenuity in social and environmental terms, in line with the Company's own sustainability policy.
This initiative produced:
- 500 keychains;
- 400 folders for documents;
- 200 pouches for documents.
The gadgets have been included in the 2018 Christmas gift catalogue and collaboration is ongoing in 2019.
FOOD BANK AGREEMENT
In 2018, Fincantieri signed a cooperation agreement with the Food Bank of Liguria and companies providing catering services in the canteens of the Sestri Ponente and Riva Trigoso (Genoa) shipyards to donate food surpluses for social solidarity purposes. The Food Bank redistributes foodstuffs to charities that support and help the poor and, more generally, people in need.
We intend to expand this charitable initiative to all our canteens in the near future.