YOOX NET-A-PORTER offers employees in Italy the opportunity to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in its workplaces

April 28, 2021

YOOX NET-A-PORTER remains at the forefront of the fight against the pandemic with the activation of a voluntary and free Covid-19 vaccination programme for its 1,700 Italian-based employees in their Milan and Bologna sites. 

With the health and well-being  of its employees a top priority, the Group has chosen to take up the opportunity outlined in the protocol set by the Ministry of Labour, the Ministry of Health and all unions to put in place vaccination centres within workplaces.

The initiative will support the protection of the national health system in the fight against COVID-19. The vaccination programme will be conducted at YOOX NET-A-PORTER offices and logistics centres during working hours, adhering to maximum levels of safety. It will be delivered by qualified medical personnel. 

The launch of the vaccination programme builds on actions, initiatives and safety measures YOOX NET-A-PORTER has taken since the start of the pandemic in March last year to ensure the safety of its employees.   Initiatives include the introduction of additional stringent security measures across all of its sites, going beyond government guidelines, including social distancing and entry temperature checks using advanced thermal technology. In addition, it has developed an internal Stay Safe app for all employees which provides comprehensive and timely information on global and local safety measures.

All these preventive measures have allowed the Group to keep its employees around the world safe, with no internal COVID-19 transmissions recorded to date.

Other initiatives include the Group’s participation in the Folding @ Home project in collaboration with the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, making its technological expertise  available to the scientific community for projects related to research on COVID-19, including the simulation of protein dynamics and the development of new therapies.