As at December 31, 2019, the total human resources of the group amounted to 2,763 employees (2,853 including temporary staff), down by 33 employees since the end of 2018 (-1.2%). Women represented 29% of employees, predominately concentrated in administrative and front-end roles, and distributed among total staff as follows: 4% executives-managers, 23% white-collar, and less than 2% blue-collar.

The predominance of men in manual roles is motivated by specific legislation on airport operations, which penalizes women over men.

SEA Group personnel by role classification and gender as at December 31 (No.)


The corporate policy in relation to occupational health and safety for its employees and third parties (operators, users and passengers) present in the workplace environment is based on a number of principles:

  • compliance with national, local and European legislation on occupational health and safety, and with SEA’s requirements for the achievement of company objectives, including voluntary models, where applicable;
  • the carrying out of prevention activities aimed at reducing workplace accidents, injuries and diseases, through the identification and elimination of hazards, the reduction of risks, the implementation of corrective measures and the management of potential emergencies, to the benefit of workers, third parties and the community in which SEA operates;
  • information for all those present in the corporate environment on individual risks and the relative prevention and protection regulations adopted, as well as details on the organization responsible for safety and emergency management;
  • employee development through information/training activities aimed at developing specific skills, which are key to making workers aware of their responsibilities and the need to operate in compliance with legislation and in-house operational regulations;
  • the constant involvement of employees in activities implemented by SEA and its corporate health and safety objectives, encouraging their consultation and participation, while also making use of the support of Workers’ Safety Representatives;
  • the availability of economic and financial resources to search for new technical, organizational and procedural solutions that reduce risks and allow for greater efficiency when managing prevention activities;
  • selection and monitoring of suppliers, also considering occupational health and safety aspects and promoting co-ordination activities for the management and resolution of any risk situations, with a view to mutual collaboration;
  • promotion by the management team of initiatives aimed at spreading a culture of health and safety throughout the company, with the aim of encouraging interaction and collaboration between various actors to make business processes more efficient and the SGSSL more effective. 

The SEA Group’s role as an airport manager involves also a particular commitment towards workplace safety, which has benefited all operators, bodies and handlers, which in various roles are present at the airport.

The analysis of employee accidents in 2019 highlights:

  • an increase in the number of events at work compared to the previous year (which was particularly positive) and a relative increase in missed days, which led to an overall increase in accident rates in 2019;
  • an accident record that can be broken down as follows: 27% commuter accidents 28% directly related to work operations 45% events that have little or nothing to do with work operations, being related mainly to the dynamics of walking (tripping, slipping, sprains, bumps, etc.).

Group accident indicators by gender and location

Group accident indicators by gender and location