96.8%
of employees hired on permanent contracts
3.3
million euro
used by employees in 8 areas
with Hextra in 2017
25%
of the variable remuneration
of managers was dependent
on achieving sustainability targets

Agreements with universities, business schools and research centres

The Hera Group has entered into several framework agreements over the past years with leading universities in the Emilia-Romagna area, such as the University of Bologna, the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, and the University of Ferrara, which include the assignment of six-monthly scholarships for final year students and for recent graduates. The Group also works actively with various business schools including the Bologna Business School (BBS), the Consorzio MIB School of Management in Trieste, ISTAO (Adriano Olivetti Institute), the MIP-Polytechnic in Milan and the SAFE Study and Research Centre; it is also a member of the Assoknowledge-Confindustria scientific committee – Innovative and Technological Services. Lastly, scientific cooperation with the University of Milan – Bicocca and CRISP (Inter-university Research Centre for Public Utility Services) continued, with the general aim of supporting the development and implementation of activities within the Group’s Corporate University.