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Sustainability Report

The CIR group’s first Sustainability Report, for the year 2015, is online on the website www.cirgroup.com. It was prepared in accordance with the “G4” guidelines published in May 2013 by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). The document gives a quantitative and qualitative account of the group’s activities in the economic, social and environmental spheres and of its commitment to creating sustainable value over time.

The main purpose of the CIR group’s Sustainability Report is to further consolidate the dialogue between the group and all its stakeholders with the disclosure of information of a non-financial nature. The document, which begins with a letter to the stakeholders from Chairman Rodolfo De Benedetti and Chief Executive Monica Mondardini, contains six chapters: a profile of the group, economic responsibility, responsibility towards customers, responsibility towards people, responsibility towards the community and environmental responsibility. 

In 2015 the CIR group reported consolidated revenues of over € 2.5 billion, EBITDA of € 218.2 million, and net income of € 42 million, with the distribution of a unit dividend of € 0.044. As far as economic sustainability is concerned, in 2015 the group generated net global economic worth of € 2.5 billion: the part distributed to personnel was approximately € 710 million. The group employs more than 14 thousand people worldwide (+2.9% on 2014), 8 thousand of whom are in Italy.

The parent company of the group CIR S.p.A., listed on the Milan Stock Exchange, has over 13,500 shareholders.

The data and information collecting process for the preparation of the Sustainability Report was managed in conjunction with the various departments of CIR and the companies comprising the group, particularly Gruppo Editoriale L’Espresso (media), Sogefi (automotive components) and KOS (healthcare). The Report was produced thanks also to the contribution of Deloitte.