Community life at Acea
Some structures perform work of a social nature, directly involv- ing employees: the Company Recreational Club (CRC), the Gold Medal Association and the Association of Christian Italian Workers (ACIW). 4,450 members are enrolled in the Company Recrea- tional Club in 2021, including executives.
The CRC was responsible for managing the company’s crèche, open to children of employees and children of residents of Munici- pality I, and accommodating 20 children in the first half of 2021 and 25 in the second half.
The Club offers cultural, sport, tourism, economic, commercial in- itiatives and personal services, and its aim is to enhance the free time of its members, without losing sight of aspects of social in- terest. An important solidarity tool among employees is the Emergency Fund: an initiative in support of the relatives of deceased, in-service or retired employees. All employees can join by signing a form, which they must send to the Human Resources Function or to the CRC, in which they authorise the deduction from the payroll of a small contribution that is allocated to the Fund.
The Company Recreational Club enters into agreements for em- ployees and their families with institutions that offer health services, dental services, legal advice, etc. and active commercial agree- ments, sports ticket sales, theatre and music events, which can be viewed on a dedicated portal with constantly updated contents and accessible on the Intranet (www.cra-acea.it). It is also responsible for informing employees, by sending newsletters.
The Association of Christian Italian Workers (ACIW) is very active in Acea and promotes social initiatives, solidarity and support. Ex- amples of that support are the presence of the Chaplain from whom employees can seek guidance, and the organisation of meetings for families, also with the intention of creating a support network for employees. The association is also involved in providing services such as mortgage and loan advice, school assistance for children of employees attending lower and upper-secondary schools, and various other initiatives benefiting employees, such as the organisation of language courses and cultural and sports activities. The ACLI (Association of Christian Italian Workers) was very active in 2021 as well, in its support for initiatives of social value in the local area (Banco Alimentare [food bank], Caritas, etc.).