We believe in a social responsibility: together we can make a difference.
Our people are united in helping restore movement for patients: to restore the eMotion of Motion. They can only do this if their physical and psychological health come before anything else. We are committed to the utmost responsibility and duty towards our people’s well-being.
Being a diverse company means being accepting of different identities, genders, races, religions, sexual orientations, etc. Equity ensures that everyone has equal access to the same opportunities. Inclusion ensures that everyone is welcomed and is accepted as a member of the LimaCorporate family.
As a global orthopedics company, we have a responsibility to promote an inclusive work environment. DEI is embedded into our recruitment processes and we have strict diversity and non-discrimination policies. Everyone at LimaCorporate has been trained on DEI to ensure everyone works to the same ethical standards.
Women are still under-represented in our industry, but we’re actively working to increase the number of women at LimaCorporate, at all levels. For example, we work with universities to promote technology and science-related studies to the next generation. A number of our female engineers are part of the global network “Women in Additive Manufacturing”. In 2020, 34% of our employees were women, and female representation in our management team was 13%. We are passionately committed to continue improving these numbers.
Our Social Responsibility in numbers
of our employees are women. 13% female representation in the Management Team
hours of training in 2021.
blood van donated to Croce Rossa Italiana
LimaCorporate offers personalized training to all its employees, no matter the department or country. Throughout the year, we periodically assess employee engagement through dedicated initiatives. We monitor key performance indicators, including employee turnover.
For example, in 2019 more than 12,000 hours worldwide were dedicated to the training of our people.
We ensure the training is adjusted to reflect on priority skills required. For instance, in 2019 we concentrated on digital skills to boost our digital transformation. In 2020-21, we invested in the wellbeing of our people and gave them the necessary tools to face the new normality, times of uncertainty and sustain their productivity.
In-person courses and online training modules are provided through LimaGenius, the LimaCorporate eLearning platform we developed for employees. The LimaCulture days training program aims to fully immerse our teams into our corporate culture, by making people understand the importance of their work within the organization.
We are committed to creating a corporate culture that brings together both our employees and the local communities in which we operate. Every year we host the Open Factory event in Italy, an open-house day for our team members, their families, and the community of Friuli-Venezia Giulia. It represents a huge opportunity to show who we are and what we do.
The health and safety of our people is of critical importance, and we are committed to minimizing any injuries or accidents at work. The occupational injuries rate in our Italian plants is extremely low, well below industry benchmarks to our sector (according to statistics recorded in Italy by INAIL-Italian Workers' Compensation Authority).
Our commitment to health and safety in the workspace has allowed us to promptly set up a specific crisis management committee to deal with the COVID-19 situation.
In 2018, we introduced a smart working policy, along with the necessary tools and training, to ensure our people could take advantage of flexible working. This enabled us to act quickly during the COVID-19 crisis when we decided to significantly extend smart working to safeguard the health of our employees.
For our Italian employees, our welfare platform provides a set of initiatives, goods, and services that LimaCorporate can make available to its people. This includes health care and insurance, income support, education, and initiatives to support better work-life balance. These flexible benefits are specific to Italy, due to local market laws enabling tax-free goods and services.
The Health & Safety of patients is also our priority. We are committed to precision and quality and we test 100% of the implants coming out of our facilities.
Moreover, our Clinical Department collects and analyses data to help ensure that our products and services are developed on evidence-based clinical results. Trials help us understand our products better, improve patient care, and can spark inspiration for further research.
Since our foundation in 1945, our mission has been to be more than a business that produces orthopedic implants. We are aware of the social impact that our products have. We play a pivotal in ensuring people have a long and healthy life.
We recognize how fortunate we are, that’s why we support society through philanthropy.
We have supported Operation Walk, an all-volunteer medical humanitarian organization that provides the gift of mobility through life-changing joint replacement surgeries, donating implants at no cost for those in need globally. Every year, LimaCorporate also participates in the Telethon 24-hours relay-race to support scientific research against rare genetic diseases.
During the COVID-19 crisis, we implemented a variety of initiatives including support to the Red Cross through donations across different countries and support to the Italian Red Cross for the purchase of an emergency blood transportation vehicle. We also purchased digital devices for COVID-19 patients, allowing them to communicate with their families while in hospital, developed and donated transparent face shields to different hospitals around the world, as well as to “Mondo Charge” – a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to providing support to children with Charge syndrome.