Emak obtains IDEM certification for gender equality

Emak has strengthened its social sustainability strategy by obtaining IDEM Gender Equality 2024 certification, taking another step towards its goal of achieving gender equality certification to UNI/PdR 125:2022 in the first half of 2025.

Bagnolo in Piano (RE), 7 May 2024 – Emak, European leader in the production and sale of power tools for gardening and the forestry sector, has obtained IDEM Gender Equality 2024 Certification, which is awarded to companies that have implemented policies and measures to promote work-life balance and ensure gender equality in the day-to-day running of the business.

IDEM is the innovative university start-up born out of a collaboration that brings academics and researchers at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia together with the Marco Biagi Foundation and the Job Pricing Observatory, with a view to accelerating the path of organisations that are committed to achieving gender equality. Its instrument for measuring and certifying gender equality in the workplace (IDEM index) is based on a rigorous scientific and data-driven method (i.e. using objective data) that takes into account four fundamental corporate dimensions: career, remuneration, organisation and culture.

“We are very proud to have obtained IDEM Gender Equality Certification, which represents the first proof of our ethical approach towards human resource management, a hallmark that has always set us apart and which we steadfastly pursue,” explained Luigi Bartoli, CEO of the Emak Group. “This recognition is a step forward in our strategy to promote female inclusion and empowerment, with the aim of achieving Gender Equality Certification according to UNI/PdR 125:2022 in the first half of 2025.”


“It is a significant achievement for Emak, which by obtaining the IDEM certification has demonstrated a tangible commitment towards gender equality,” said Nicole Boccardini, Operations Manager of IDEM – Mind the gap. “This recognition not only attests to Emak’s commitment to gender equity, but also represents an important step forward in promoting a corporate culture that is inclusive and respects diversity.”


Emak has already implemented corporate welfare measures aimed at ensuring its employees maintain a good work-life balance. These include individual smart working agreements and a flexitime system, in addition to part-time working options that enable parents of young children to look after their family’s needs. These measures contributed to Emak recently joining the list of “ITALY´S BEST EMPLOYERS FOR WOMEN 2024”, which recognises the top 225 employers for women in Italy, according to a survey carried out by the German Institute for Quality ITQF in conjunction with media partner La Repubblica Affari&Finanza.

Emak’s commitment to promoting a corporate culture that is more inclusive and respectful of women’s skills also includes support for local initiatives, such as its sponsorship of the event "La corsa delle donne, tra stress e libertà, elasticamente", an interview with journalist and author Claudia de Lillo, who was awarded the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic for having epitomised the difficulties of reconciling work and family life through her character Elasti.