We are a company specialising in providing Facility Management services, operating in the domestic market since 1988.

We provide a “labour intensive” service. Thanks to the careful and well-planned organisation of our human resources and financial planning, we have created a path of consistent growth which has enabled the company to develop from a family business to a joint stock company. Today we are recognised as a leader in the sector in Italy.

We work with public and private sector customers, providing valuable support which enables them to focus on the management of their respective core businesses. We provide a wide range of both hard and soft services for customers in the healthcare, civil and industrial sectors. Our soft services include both cleaning and sanitisation expertise.

PFE believes that the future depends on environmental sustainablity and innovation. PFE has designed and patented a working method, ‘Clever Job’, based on the principles of Lean Management: the streamlined organisation of processes, aimed at minimising time wasted and optimising ( the efficiency and consistency) of our services. PFE believes in the constant training of employees, particularly in relation to the sustainability of our methodolgy, which supports our promotion of the Circular Economy.

We pay great attention to the well-being of our employees, and promote numerous projects aimed at corporate welfare. We also support a range of initiatives promoting social responsibility

PFE: The story of a resilient Company

PFE has proven itself to be one of the most resilient companies in Italy, with continuous and uninterrupted growth in the “last” thirty years.

PFE is the story of a family-run business founded in 1988, that has demonstrated perseverance, passion, commitment and self-sacrifice.
Its founders promote projects aimed at innovation and training and have implemented business management plans supervised by a professional BoD and Management Team.
Today it is among the main players in the Facility Management Sector in Italy.

The stages of growth:

  • In February 1988 Totò Navarra founded the first generation of the family-run business: La Puligienica.
  • La Puligienica experienced immediate success and continuous growth with the support of the second generation which allowed the company to become increasingly dynamic and structured.
    As PFE grew, it increased its presence in the public and private sectors, first becoming a S.r.l. and in 2009 a joint stock company: PFE S.p.A..
  • The reorganization of the Management Team and the BoD with the presence of external members, combined with the implementation of the business plan, has given PFE constant and uninterrupted growth in turnover.
    PFE is today one of the most important players in the industry nationally.


PFE is a company made up of people who strive to improve daily life for everyone (our clients, colleagues and communities). PFE looks towards an increasingly sustainable future based on our innovation and the improvement of our performance and business processes. This common objective motivates us every day to work together to the best of our abilities.



The governance system of PFE S.p.A. is led by the Board of Directors, made up of three members; each of whom holds a specific role. This  guarantees an expert company management structure.

The members of the Board of Directors are:

  • Salvatore Avola – President of the Board of Directors
  • Ada Rosa Balzan – Member of the Board of Directors
  • Rosario CarraraMember of the Board of Directors

Checks and balances
The control of company activities is entrusted to three bodies; each with a specific role and  specialisation.
The controlling bodies of PFE S.p.A are:

  • The Board of Statutory Auditors, made up of three permanent members and two alternate members, who are entrusted with the supervision of all administration and accounting activities, including participation in the meetings of the Board of Directors. The statutory auditing firm is KPMG S.p.A., a leading international operator in auditing activities, which supervises the auditing and certification of the financial statements.
  • The Supervisory Body, established pursuant to Legislative Decree 231/2001 to supervise the application of the Organisation, Management and Control Model adopted by PFE S.p.A. and on the Company Code of Ethics which is an integral part of the aforementioned Model. The Body is composed of three members who ensure multidisciplinary skills.


Devices pursuant to Legislative Decree 231/2001 and subsequent amendments

In compliance with the provisions of Legislative Decree 231/2001 and subsequent amendments, PFE S.p.A. has adopted an Organisation, Management and Control Model which defines the controls (general and specific) aimed at preventing the offenses envisaged by the aforementioned Legislative Decree 231/2001. The Model is aimed at all employees, service partners and stakeholders of the Company and is also supported by a Disciplinary System (attached to the Model) which sanctions any violations of the Model itself.

It is possible to view,and download here: the Organization, Management and Control Model of PFE S.p.A.

The Model includes among its fundamental annexes the Corporate Code of Ethics, which provides all those who operate and cooperate in any capacity with the Company appropriate ethical behavioral guidelines, which they must comply with in the execution of their daily activities.

It is possible to view, and download here: the Company Code of Ethics

The Supervisory Body, established by PFE S.p.A., of totally external collegial composition, supervises the correct application of the Organisation, Management and Control Model and of the Company Code of Ethics.

Anyone can contact the SB to report any violations of the Model and / or the Code of Ethics by sending an email to PFE SpA, Viale L. Monaco, n.26 – 93100, Caltanissetta, or by e-mail addressed to the dedicated email box:


Social Ethics of PFE S.p.A.

The ethics of PFE S.p.A. are characterised by the set of responsibilities that the Company promotes relating to its stakeholders, in order to encourage cooperation and the creation of value. PFE S.p.A. has adopted a system of rules with the aim of guaranteeing fairness in general working and pay conditions in order to prevent discrimination, physical abuse and other forms of pressure in the workplace, which in turn promotes freedom of association within the system and improves worker safety.

This policy has allowed the company to obtain the SA8000 certification, verifying the full transparency and ethical correctness of PFE in compliance with the following critical areas:

  • Child labour
  • Forced labour
  • Health & Safety
  • Freedom of association
  • Discrimination
  • Disciplinary practices
  • Working hours
  • Remuneration
  • Management systems

PFE S.p.A. understands that communication within the workplace is a fundamental point of social responsibility. PFE ensures that all workers have the right of representation whilst also complying with principles of SA8000.

The selection and management of personnel is an increasingly strategic role for our company; it includes a series of activities that aim to position the right people in the right place to develop a sense of belonging and encourage their sense of achievement of corporate objectives. For PFE S.p.A. the primary objective is to guarantee up to date information with continuous training which is complemented by the well-being of its employees.

Training is the tool that guarantees the client the professionalism they expect from a service company. Each individual operator is constantly involved in training activities aimed at developing each person’s skills and potential.



In 1998 PFE S.p.A. commenced the process of implementation of its Quality Management System and successfully obtained Quality Certification in 1999.

It is possible to view,and download here: the Quality, Environment, Safety and Health, Ethics Policy document

Today PFE is proud to hold the following accreditations:

  • ISO 9001: 2015 – Certified Quality System
  • ISO 14001: 2015 – Certified Environment System
  • ISO 45001: 2018 – Security system
  • SA 8000: 2014 – Certified Social Responsibility System
  • UNI EN 13549:2003 – Cleaning services: basic requirements and recommendations for quality measurement systems
  • UNI PdR 125: 2022 Management System for Gender Equality Measures to ensure gender equality in the workplace
  • ISO 30415:2021 – Human Resources Management – Diversity and Inclusion
  • UNI EN 16636:2015 – Certified Pest Management System
  • ANMDO-IQC standard for good cleaning and sanitisation practices in the healthcare environment
  • Sworn Safety Management System
  • Company Qualification Certification Reg. (EC) No. 303/2008
  • SOA Certification – Certificate of qualification for the execution of public works
  • Company qualification certificate pursuant to Regulation (EC) No. 842/2006 and Presidential Decree 43/2012
  • NADCA certification
  • Environmental Declaration*
  • EMAS registration certificate n. EN-001921
  • Ecolabel UE certification n. IT/052/024
  • Certificazione ISO 14067:2018 – Carbon Footprint di Prodotto (CFP Systematic Approach)

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PFE S.p.A. has a strong presence throughout Italy, with offices and operating centres based in Italy. Effective and efficient coordination with clients and sites where services are provided is achieved through using a wide range of methods including:

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