In order to globally assess Hera Group’s social repercussions on Italy, however, we should also take into account the employment at our suppliers who supply goods, labour and services or support certain stages of the company process.
Lead-on employment can be estimated as the portion of the workforce of the suppliers which carries out activities on behalf of the Hera Group. In 2017, lead-on employment generated an estimated 6,502 jobs (+7.7% compared to 2016) of which over 3,811 in Emilia-Romagna, 744 in Triveneto and 116 in Marche and 1,831 in other unmanaged areas.
This figure was obtained by analysing the financial statements of the Group’s leading 365 suppliers which cover 80% of the volume purchased in 2017. In order to estimate the lead-on employment generated, the ratio between the value commissioned by Hera and the total sales turnover of the supplier was considered; this percentage was multiplied by the number of total employees declared in the suppliers’ financial statements.