Over the years, Coem has developed a robust social responsibility programme that analyses and manages the company's impacts on workers and communities, with the aim of positively benefiting the lives we touch throughout our business.

A socially responsible strategy starts with protecting and developing people, putting them at the centre of our decisions. We seek to ensure working environments in which human and labour rights are respected and promoted by developing programmes for identifying the needs and expectations of our employees.


We work with our suppliers, employees, trade unions and international bodies with the aim of developing a supply chain in which human rights are respected and promoted, in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and in compliance with international standards.

Our strategy aims to understand and meet the needs of workers not only in their working environment, but also by developing programmes that can create well-being in the communities to which they belong.

Gender, diversity and inclusion

Our aim is to provide working environments where every person can achieve their goals and develop their talents regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, age, religion or disability. We encourage values such as respect and inclusion, promote equal opportunities, collaboration and respect, and maintain a zero-tolerance policy towards all types of discrimination.

Training and skills development

A central element of Coem’s way of doing business is the training and professional updating of its staff, which is necessary to achieve improvement objectives at production, management and commercial level.
Our strategy aims to understand and meet the needs of workers not only in their working environment, but also by developing programmes that can foster personal growth. We collaborate with trade unions, international organisations and civil society, developing specific training courses and awareness programmes on issues such as sustainability, safety and design research.

Health and safety at work

Since 2015, the company has implemented, maintained and certified an integrated occupational health and safety management system that complies with the main international reference standards. We strive to ensure that workers are protected from existing risks to their safety, health and occupational well-being within our plants and offices. 

Friendly workspaces to motivate inventiveness and progress

We believe that motivating and empowering employees is necessary to achieve the company’s objectives and in particular its goals of sustainability.
Our focus is to provide working environments in which each person can develop their talents and we encourage values such as respect and dialogue. We believe that the creation of a friendly work space and supportive corporate welfare actions are factors that help the company to grow and stimulate the innovative ideas and resourcefulness of all employees.


For several years, Coem has forged relationships and carried out projects with schools and universities, promoting the growth of young people and the development of synergies between the business world and education.

Among the many initiatives is the organisation of guided tours inside the plants, aimed at middle and high school students from the Academy of Fine Arts and Cerform, with the aim of showing them the world of ceramics through all the stages of its production processes. The company has made its contribution to the new 2nd level master's degree course in Ceramic Enterprise and Technology, which came about through the collaboration between UNIMORE and UNIBO universities and the sector associations Confindustria Ceramica and Federchimica Ceramicolor. Coem is also a member of the Association for Industrial Design (ADI), in which it actively participates by hosting events at its headquarters.


We collaborate in community development, especially in our neighbourhoods, with the aim of promoting a more just and egalitarian society.
In 2020 we promoted and sponsored many initiatives for hospitals, associations and organisations of various kinds, following on from collaborations that had already begun over the years.  Alongside these stable programmes, there is a line of action geared towards humanitarian aid to address specific situations of hardship for people, such as disease and malnutrition, also resulting from natural disasters or armed conflicts.