• Given by Fundación Másfamilia, this certificate makes Endesa the second company in the world to achieve this recognition.
• The certificate recognises the company as an international leader in job quality, flexibility, support of work-life balance, training and career development.
• The Fundación Másfamilia certificate requires Endesa to uphold and foster its commitment to work-life balance, quality and responsible people management by pursuing a family-friendly company management model.
• Endesa strives to be a company which offers its employees the best working conditions so they can achieve a healthy work-life balance
MADRID, 22-8-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Endesa he has obtained the Family-Friendly Company (FFC or EFR in Spanish) certificate at global level awarded by Fundación MásFamilia. To earn this certificate, all company policies must be aligned with the principles of quality employment, flexible working hours, support of the professional environment and equal opportunities. The policies must also receive the backing of senior management and be applied in all countries where the group operates. More than 370 organisations have received the FFC certificate, but only two in the world has received global certification. Endesa is now one of them.
The FFC certificate recognises quality of employment, flexibility in working hours and space, support of employees’ personal and professional lives, and the commitment to promote equal opportunities. The certificate is classified into four categories, which from best to worst are: Excellent company, Proactive company, Committed company and Sceptical company.
Endesa, in Spain was certified as an FFC for the first time in 2007. It has renewed this certificate every three years since. When Fundación MásFamilia extended the FFC model to Colombia and Brazil, our companies were certified in 2012 in Colombia and in 2013 in Chile.
The rest of the group companies in Latin America have followed the same fixed guidelines in the FFC model through their employee social responsibility plans (Senda Plan) with achieving a work-life balance one of its main objectives. At present, there are only international certifications in Portugal, Andorra, Chile, Colombia and Brazil.
Among other things, earning this certificate, which is based on a model of continuous improvement, enables companies to: attract and retain talent by encouraging and developing the potential of workers; become more competitive and attractive for investors, and improve the corporate reputation by projecting an image of commitment to employees and society.
FFC certification requires an external audit, which includes interviews with employees chosen randomly at different work centres to ascertain their awareness of, use of and satisfaction with the company’s work-life balance measures, as well as other aspects of the FFC model.
Endesa strives to be a company which offers its employees a flexible and healthy working environment where they can achieve a healthy balance between their private, work and professional lives. Endesa considers that trends in the values of society, the changing roles in the family, women’s inclusion in the job market, the difficulties attracting and retaining talent and the growing diversity of the labour force, among other factors, make work-life balance a core and strategic element for a company to be competitive.
Endesa has also been appointment member of a new consultative body launched by Fundación Másfamilia, the TOP 25 FFC (efrTOP25 in Spanish), comprising the 25 most committed and influential organisations in work-life balance. The objective of this new body is to help and advise on the consolidation and growth of the FFC initiative, providing a strategic vision of the social business context, particularly from the angle of HR Management.
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