Social commitment is one of the most important objectives of Co.ind mission. Co.ind efforts are focused on consumer and environmental protection, on respect for workers’ rights, and on fair trade market developing.
Co.ind guarantees consumers controlling products and production processes that respect the environment. Co.ind has demonstrated particular sensitivity to the issue concerning packaging material reduction and in year 2000 was even awarded of the prestigious “Packaging Oscar” from Istituto Italiano Imballaggio.
Co.ind is a Fairtrade Partner because the company firmly believes into its principles guide:
1) Fairtrade guarantees that farmers and workers receive a fair price for their product. The fair price means that farmers can feed their families and that their children can go to school instead of working in the fields;
2) Fairtrade guarantees the chance to farmers to access fair financing resources so to avoid usury market;
3) Fairtrade guarantees commercial relations of long period, so to give to farmers the chance of a long period activity planning.
Nicaragua project: Co.ind, together with GVC (Civil Group of Voluntary Service), a not Governmental Organization, has made a project to increase the development of poor countries. That project intends to supply the farmers with knowledge and technologies that are useful for being more competitive into the global market.
Co.ind complies with the principles of the SA 8000 (Social Accountability), the international standard regarding the respect for worker’s rights which, among other things, prohibits child labour practices both by the company itself and its suppliers.