Intesa Sanpaolo is the first bank in Europe, the second in the world, and the only Italian among the 100 most inclusive and diversity-conscious workplaces according to the Refinitiv Global Diversity and Inclusion Index, which evaluates more than 12 thousand international companies.

Intesa Sanpaolo's headquarters

The Intesa Sanpaolo Group ranked 16th, a significant improvement from its 50th position in 2021. The analysis is conducted exclusively on public data – financial statements, financial reports, press news, and websites – based on 24 parameters and four key categories: diversity, inclusion, people development, and dispute management.

As the bank explains in a press release, Intesa Sanpaolo has recently adopted several tools to promote diversity and inclusion within the company. 

Intesa Sanpaolo Group employees

The Group has launched programs to accelerate women’s careers and initiatives to support parenting. In 2020, it adopted the “Principles on Diversity & Inclusion”, which promote inclusion policies based on respect, meritocracy, and equal opportunity.

In 2021, Intesa Sanpaolo published the Rules for Combating Sexual Harassment, which complement the Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct in explicitly condemning all types of harassment and regulating the process of handling reports.

Carlo Messina, CEO of Intesa Sanpaolo
Carlo Messina, CEO of Intesa Sanpaolo

Finally, Intesa Sanpaolo was the first Italian bank and among the first in Europe to acquire the GEEIS – Diversity certification, aimed at assessing organizations’ commitment to diversity and inclusion. Also, Intesa reinforced its collaboration with Parks – Liberi e Uguali, to launch communication and awareness-raising initiatives to promote the full inclusion of LGBT+ people.

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