The results of the Sofidel Group were contributed to by 6,327* people, of which 72.13% were blue collar, 22.35% white collar and 5.52% managers. The number of employees increased compared to the previous year, mainly due to the growth of the US plants.
The Group’s 6,327 employees work in 13 countries.
* The data for personnel and the relevant breakdown for 2017 and 2016 are at 30 November, while the data for 2018 are at 31 December. Furthermore, with reference to 2016, it is noted that the staff breakdown does not include the subsidiary Sofidel Hungary, for which this information could not be reported.
Breakdown of Sofidel Group staff by level
Breakdown of employees of Sofidel Group companies by level and geographical area – 2018
Breakdown of employees of Sofidel Group companies by level and geographical area – 2017
Breakdown of employees of Sofidel Group companies by level and geographical area – 2016
Breakdown of Sofidel Group employees by geographical area
The data highlights the preponderance, albeit very slight, of Italian staff in the Sofidel Group (20.19%), making up a majority of managers (32.09%) and white collar staff (27.17%), while the majority of blue collar staff are American (23.07%). The next biggest groups, at Group level, are employees in the USA (19.85%), United Kingdom (12.82%) and Germany (11.76%).
During 2018, in order to further improve its production efficiency and strengthen the competitiveness of its business in the United Kingdom, Sofidel continued the restructuring operation started in 2017 - after giving prior notice to the trade union representatives - involving the Intertissue converting plant in Horwich.
The operation, which will be completed by 31 March 2019 and includes the transfer of production capacity to other Group plants in the United Kingdom, has led to a reduction in site personnel in the United Kingdom.
The close connection between the company and the local area surrounding its operations was again confirmed in Sofidel favours the employment of workers from the local communities where it carries out its business, thus contributing to the growth in employment and income in the area and the achievement of a higher level of sustainability by reducing home to office travel. The company has always focussed on making the most of local resources, trying to find the best-qualified professionals; more than 95% of senior managers come from the relevant local community.