The economic figures shown in this section – taken from the Consolidated Financial Statement – refer to the entire consolidation scope for the Group83 unless otherwise stated, whereas the information and figures of a social nature concern a more limited scope, which is specified time by time in the text.

Chart 26 – PERCENTAGE OF ADDED VALUE DISTRIBUTED
AMONG EMPLOYEES (2009)

Chart 26 – PERCENTAGE OF ADDED VALUE DISTRIBUTED AMONG EMPLOYEES (2009

Management of corporate processes concerning human resources – selection, training, capitalizing on human resources also through bonuses – is of fundamental strategic importance and, if governed correctly, can ensure high performances from human capital and consequently positively affect the quality of
corporate services. Acea states in the Quality Handbook that «human resources are the fundamental active element in this organization through which it operates and regenerates, which is essential to ensuring effectiveness and efficiency in situations such as the current one».
The percentage of added value distributed among employees in 2009 of 33.4% amounts to around 296 million euro (with respect to 256 million euro the year before), thereby increasing by 15.7% with respect to 2008.

83 See Table 5 on the consolidation scope in Corporate Identity.