Social Responsibility

Villa Erba: environmental and ethical concern

Since 2000, the CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) has entered the European Union's 2030 agenda as one of the strategic tools for creating a more competitive and socially cohesive society, and for modernizing and strengthening the European social model. Since then, the issue of Social Responsibility has become increasingly important in the context of strategic choices and operational decisions of companies.
Villa Erba exhibition and Convention Centre has chosen to endorse this strategy of collective growth, starting the development of environmental and social sustainability projects, with a will to engage always more in this direction.

Technology for the environment

The conference centre Le Serre di Villa Erba is equipped with a modern, renewable energy, air-conditioning system, which uses 6-7°C water taken directly from Lake Como, thus eliminating the need for thermodynamic-cycle motors.

This plant reduces CO2 and heat emissions into the atmosphere by 95%, and it considerably reduces electricity consumption. The absence of artificially air-cooled refrigerators also cancels the acoustic disturbance, eliminates refrigerant gases and reduces maintenance costs.

Food For Good

The recent challenge of Villa Erba conference centre is linked to social commitment, with the project FOOD FOR GOOD, managed by Federcongressi&eventi. The project provides for the recovery of food surpluses from the events, and redistributes them to charitable organizations, in collaboration with the non-profit associations Banco Alimentare ed Equoevento a enti caritatevoli.
The Association, with the help of Banco Alimentare and Equoevento, puts the managers of the catering companies in contact with non-profit organizations that provide for the recovery of excess food at the end of the events.
The recovered food is then delivered to charitable institutions such as homes, soup kitchens and refugee centres.

Governance

In its business management and organization, Villa Erba has voluntarily adopted standards of transparency, ethics, and sustainability.
Its management model is in constant evolution, and its values concretely respond to topical economic and social issues.


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