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6 April 2009

Post-earthquake commitment to the Dompé site in L’Aquila

The site in L’Aquila represents the driving force of Dompé insofar as it houses the company’s research and production facilities.
After the earthquake in April 2009, Dompé immediately took action to support its employees in a concrete manner and to quantify the enormous damage caused to the entire plant. In less than one month and as a result of a two-phase plan (the first aimed at the immediate recovery of critical activities, and the second designed to revamp the site), more than 70% of the production line had resumed operations, simultaneously making a significant contribution to satisfying the need of the company’s employees in L’Aquila to return towards normality. On 15 October 2009, a little more than six months after the earthquake, the site was fully operational, including the areas that had been most severely damaged.

Commitment to employees and their families

Just a few hours after the earthquake, Dompé established a series of measures in favour of its employees and their families in the form of a programme of economic support for the people whose homes had been lost or severely damaged, and a solidarity fund contributed to by the company’s employees in Milan, the partners in the Dompé Group, and the company itself. Furthermore, an offer was made of legal, fiscal, medical and psychological support.

What follows is a summary of the action taken during the emergency and afterwards:

  • free lunches and dinners for employees and their families;
  • solidarity fund contributed to by the company’s employees in Milan, the partners in the Dompé Group, and the company itself with the aim of giving the collected sums to the most severely affected families;
  • interest-free loans, repayable in 48 months;
  • guaranteed full retribution even for the periods of forced inactivity by means of paying the difference between social security payments and the salaries existing before the earthquake struck;
  • daily transportation to the site for the people forced to live on the Adriatic coast.