Serenissima Ristorazione S.p.A. considers social responsibility to be one of the keys to its success. Starting with respect for the environment and occupational safety and health, Serenissima Ristorazione S.p.A. intends to adopt all of the cardinal SA8000 principles as its own:
- No use or support of child labour (in accordance with the ILO 182, 177, and 138 conventions, the ILO 146 recommendation, and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child);
- No use or support of “forced labour” (in accordance with the ILO 29 and 105 conventions);
- Provide a safe and healthy workplace (in accordance with the ILO 155 convention and the ILO 164 recommendation);
- Respect the right to form and join trade unions (in accordance with the ILO 87 convention);
- No discrimination of any kind (in accordance with the ILO 100, 111, and 159 conventions and the United Nations convention to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women);
- No use or support of disciplinary practices; zero tolerance of corporal punishment, mental or physical abuse of personnel (in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and point 6 of the SA8000 standard);
- Compliance with national and local laws and industry standards with regard to working hours (guaranteeing, when more advantageous, the provisions of point 7 of the SA8000 standard);
- Pay workers in line with collective and enterprise bargaining agreements (in accordance with the ILO 98 convention).
To guarantee respect for the principles of SA8000 standard, Serenissima Ristorazione S.p.A. is updating its own management system to comply with the following guidelines:
- Maintain an active management system that monitors and observes the international regulations (ILO), the United Nations conventions and declarations, and national legislation pertaining to the requirements of the SA8000 standard;
- Ensure the dissemination of the ILO conventions and recommendations to all employees, identifying appropriate information channels;
- Ensure employee representation in upper management, providing evidence of free elections of employee representatives (in accordance with ILO 135 convention) and of the opportunity for these representatives to bring expectations and other communications to the attention of management;
- Transmit the concepts of social responsibility to all suppliers, describing the goals and requiring adherence to the principles of the standard, as well as launching a quality control plan for key suppliers (based on their origin, work carried out, and services provided);
- Ensure the efficient functioning of its own management system, in order to help achieve set social objectives, acknowledge and respond to all complaints and calls for action from interested parties, and project the idea of providing a socially responsible system to the world.
Whenever, with regard to social responsibility, there is disparity between the national legislation and the SA8000 standard, Serenissima Ristorazione S.p.A. commits to apply the most advantageous regulation for its employees.
In addition, Serenissima Ristorazione S.p.A. is committed to drawing up and updating its social report based on objective data that reflects the company’s commitment (both within the company and with regard to the outside world) to ethics in company dealings, and that provides an (internal) stimulus for improving working conditions for all employees.
OUR SOCIAL COMMITMENT
It has been almost a year since Serenissima Ristorazione began sponsoring the association “I Bambini delle Fate” (Children of the Fairies)..
Founded by Franco Antonello, an inspired father of an autistic son, the non-profit organisation focuses on financing social projects to support children with autism and disabilities. Among the various projects initiated by parent associations, hospitals and other healthcare facilities is the extremely important, “Chi semina raccoglie” (Those Who Plant, Harvest), run by Ca’ Leido.
Ca’ Leido is a day programme in Altivole, Treviso, founded in 1995 for minors with autistic spectrum disorders. Supported by a multi-disciplinary team of educators, psychologists, and volunteers, Ca’ Leido is a welcoming and friendly place where the children feel at home and are encouraged to develop interpersonal relationships through real-life experiences.