The certification “Social Value” is issued also to the artisanal gelato. In fact, Milk & Fruit srl. the company proprietor of the trademark Galatea, has obtained the specific certification issued by Icea – the first one in the field of gelato, but also the first one in the field of food transformation – demonstrating its commitment on various dimensions of Social Responsibility provided by the standard.
The initiative will be presented to the press – where Icea will also participate – on Sunday January 19th at the Sigep Fair of Rimini, International Exhibition for the Artisan Production of Gelato, Pastry, Confectionery and Bakery (hours 17.30, Diotallevi Room 1). Download the program-invitation.
Transparency towards customers, proper management of the labour relations, commitment to reducing its environmental impacts, participation in social and educational initiatives on the territory: these are the requisites guaranteed by the brand “Social Value” that appear on the packaging of semi-finished products for gelato Ethical line and “Libera” line produced by the company.
The standard Social Value also allows to enhance and ensure the application of best practices and virtuous approaches to production. Galatea Gelati stands out in particular for the commitment to the healthiness of its products for gelato production and pastry, especially with “LIBERA”, a line of products without artificial flavours and colourings, obtained by limiting to a minimum the use of additives, selected from among those milder boasting more direct natural origin. A commitment that the company intends to crown with a specific certification of product “without artificial flavours and colourings” and a new line of organic semi-finished products.
An innovative and virtuous path that goes in the opposite direction to what it normally occurs in the world of certification. With “Social Value”, the certification of the responsible company becomes the first preparatory step and the entrance door toward certifications that guarantee the quality of the products.
Social Value and Icea together for responsible companies
Social Value is a nonprofit association that has as its main goal to contribute to the definition, the diffusion and the implementation of a new culture of Corporate Social Responsibility.
It was created by different organizations of national importance that have decided to join forces on the issue of corporate responsibility: ActionAid, Acli Verona, Arci, Fondazione Banca Etica, Mani Tese, Movimento Consumatori and Oxfam.
Social Value Association has drafted the Social Value Standard, that is not just a technical tool, but also an indication of organizational culture, based on an extreme attention to people and the environment.
The certification activities are entrusted by the Association Social Value to the Ethical and Environmental Certification Institute (www.icea.info).
The certification Social Value is issued to those organizations that:
• adopt a Management System of Social Responsibility that integrates economic as well as the social and environmental aspects in accordance with Social Value Standard.
• promote in their sphere of influence, the respect, the consolidation and development of fundamental rights, social development, equal opportunities and the environmental protection.
• spread transparent information on social and environmental impact of their activities.
The certification application can be forwarded by any organization, public or private, profit or non-profit, operating within the framework of agriculture, industry, crafts, services or trade, by local governments and not, by associations and organizations.
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