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Energy · Bologna, Italy

Saves the time of its young employees

Born as a start- up, today Illumia not only supplies gas and electricity, but it also offers products and solutions for energy saving. The company boasts a turnover of almost a billion euros and with almost 200 employees with an average age of 32 it is the fifth most recognisable energy supplier in the national market.

In particular, the company has set up a shared welfare project that meets employees’ main needs, based on their suggestions and taking into account their average age.

Time-saving initiatives have therefore been set up. A company laundry is available to employees: the garments are pre-washed and washed by a dry cleaner at the company’s expense and the employees can conveniently schedule the delivery via an app. Among the different options, the company also offers an online platform allowing to have grocery shopping delivered directly at the workplace. A great deal of attention is paid to flexibility, with the overcoming of rigid working hours and the introduction of a reduced work schedule for working mothers, given that 51% of employees are women.

In addition, Illumia has built up a network of agreements in the fields of health, recreation, sports and culture, which are managed through a web platform developed on the company intranet.
Each employee has about 900 euros available every year, that he or she can spend in services such as education, mortgages, public transport, vouchers for leisure and cultural activities.

The company promotes health by providing electric bikes that employees can use for free during their lunch break, and by providing employees with check-ups and medical services, which are available on the flexible benefits platform.
Finally, the Academy occupies a whole company floor, granting the implementation of a real management development and coaching programme.

In 2019 and 2020 the company received the prestigious 5W rating within Generali’s Welfare Index PMI project.


welfare champion 2019