KIABI’s Vision 2030 clearly states the company’s purpose: “to simplify the lives of families by creating responsible fashion and sustainable solutions together”. We want to make this commitment a reality by connecting to our ecosystem, which we will have a positive impact on if we build on our values of humanity and solidarity.
The theme of KIABI’s social responsibility is expressed through KIABI Life, whose project is to act for a more inclusive world through employment, solidarity and education thanks to the involvement and commitment of Kiabers.
An open world with opportunities for all
Through the “Diversity Talk” action, the KIABI Italy team wanted to contribute to equal opportunities for all people, regardless of their gender, age, ethnic origin, sexual orientation or physical abilities, by allowing everyone to be themselves and express their talents and personality.
KIABI Italy’s HR department is involved in this by raising awareness and training teams on the theme of inclusion and by working with organisations, schools and associations to facilitate the placement of vulnerable people or people in precarious situations (with particular attention to young people and mothers in difficulty). Specifically, in March KIABI Italy started a collaboration with the Adecco Foundation, which was created in 2001 with the aim of promoting a culture of diversity to make the world of work more inclusive by providing disadvantaged people with the necessary tools to develop their talents and find a job.
As part of our partnership with the Adecco Foundation, we have set up an awareness-raising action in which 18 managers and co-leaders of KIABI shops have participated,” explains Massimiliano, KIABI Marcianise Leader. The aim is to familiarise them with the theme of inclusion and to prepare them to welcome increasingly diverse profiles into the shop, focusing on open-mindedness, respect and communication”.
Simona, Dalila, Ericka and Anna from the KIABI Rescaldina shop shared their professional experience and passed on their skills as customer assistants. “Congratulations and thanks to the participants for their commitment and enthusiasm”, insists Massimiliano. Simone and Elisa, from the HR department, organised mock interviews for the participants as well as a mini-training session on reading pay slips. “Our project is to allow more Kiabers to get involved in solidarity actions of this kind by putting their skills and talents at the service of our ecosystem. It is also about encouraging our shops to welcome young people involved in the Adecco Foundation’s programmes, which offer them a real opportunity for professional integration.