Financial Impacts and Risks Due to Sick-Leaves at a Swiss Luxury Watchmaker Factory.

The CFO of a client of ours, a Swiss Luxury Watches company, called the other day in a panic. He told us: “I have heard from a guy who works in the World Health Organization in Geneva which deals with Health around the World that this year is going to be the year of a severe flu pandemic. I need help in evaluating potential financial impacts due to sick-leaves”. It was not to us to discuss whether the scenario of…

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Missing the “big picture consequences”

The Italian Ministry of Health received a study from the National Institute of Health.  The study is entitled “Sentieri”. It shows that in the city of Taranto, Italy, there was a 10% mortality increase in the period 2003-2008 with respect to the general Italian average rate. Taranto is heavily contaminated, in particular by a large foundry. The trend reportedly confirms previous analyses, covering the period of 1995-2002. Those revealed mortality profile of the resident populations in sites belonging to the national list of…

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