Planetek Italia evolves into a "Benefit Company"

Planetek Italia evolves into a "Benefit Company"

Planetek Italia reinforces its commitment to promoting a generative business model pursuing higher standards of well-being for people and environmental protection, evolving into a "Benefit Company", and stating the purposes of common benefit in the corporate statute.

For Planetek Italia, it means to adopt a business model that aims to operate in a responsible, sustainable and transparent way towards people, communities, the environment, cultural and social assets and activities, organizations and associations, and other stakeholders.

The well-being of people and environmental protection have characterized Planetek Italia since its foundation in 1994. Our commitment formally started in 2008 with the introduction of an Environment Management System in conformity with ISO 14001 rules, and, in the same year, with the adoption of procedures and policies of the SA8000 standard for Social Responsibility. Now, these values ​​and our commitment are formalized through the status of a Benefit Company.

The main objectives of this status will materialize in activities such as:

  • The promotion of initiatives for the development of an entrepreneurial culture based on the principles of corporate social responsibility;
  • The construction of stable and lasting relationships with the community in which we operate to nurture a harmonious development of the territory;
  • The organization of free training events and workshops aimed at creating synergies with local companies, encouraging meetings with young talents, stimulating innovation and research activities, and supporting the creation of new business initiatives;
  • The active support to environmental awareness promotion activities.

"Evolving Planetek Italia into a Benefit Company aims at reinforcing our idea of ​​generative business, in which the well-being of people and environmental sustainability are the pillars of our decisions", says Giovanni Sylos Labini, CEO and founding partner of Planetek Italia.

"With this choice, we want to give a tangible meaning to the Corporate Social Responsibility concept, and find the right balance between economic sustainability, which is based on profit, and social and environmental sustainability", says Mariella Pappalepore, President of the Board of Directors and founding partner of Planetek Italia.

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ITALIAN: Mariella Pappalepore interviewed by Italian RAI TV - Buongiorno Regione Puglia on 20 April 2021 (visit RAI TV website)