We gave featured business leaders of the issue the final word in answering “What is your greatest success story of initiating change within your company?”
Euan Fenelon, Managing Director, Windhoist
“Windhoist was acquired two and a half years ago by private equity firm Star Capital Partnership, and in that time has gone through massive change. This involved huge changes in operations, the ethos within the business, and in the delivery of quality to the client, and I think it has paid massive benefits. Our health and safety record and our quality records have improved markedly over the last 12 to 18 months, and internally we’ve modernised our systems and processes. We now have a number of digitised IT systems in the business, such that we can be slicker, get better data, and work on the data that we have to analyse what we’re doing.”
Branko Zrnic, President, ATI Project
“We believe that the commitment of a company should not be confined exclusively to business-related choices, and that the best way of creating a positive impact and initiating change is committing to stimulating good practices, which is what we do through small but constant widespread actions.
“Our corporate culture is built around the themes of sustainability and the spirit of sharing, that are also the purpose and basis of these actions; and we always encourage our entire team to not only be part of them, but also to help us in individuating and initiating new ones.
“We turned these practices into our own series of ATI Initiatives – starting from ‘Plant Your Tree’ through which we contribute to the reforestation: so far more than 2,200 trees have been planted in Africa and Asia, on over 1.5 hectares and resulting in more than 605 tonnes of captured CO2; following with annual meetings of company volunteering and the ‘’Support a Child’’ initiative through which we have started long distance adoptions, contributing to children in disadvantaged areas of the world. This is also strongly related to our vision: ‘CreATIng a better reality’.”
Federico Benevolo, Group CEO, Imprima Group
“Our objective is to create a group capable of ensuring very high product standards for important production volumes. This is only possible thanks to the fact that each company offers its own history to the group, generating value and uniqueness together with production responsibility and excellence.”